An Ivy League title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament were just out of reach for the Crimson this season, but it’s not time for the Harvard women’s basketball team to hang up their jerseys just yet.
The Crimson will travel to New York to face the St. Johns Red Storm in their first-ever appearance in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). After finishing the regular season 19-9 (11-3, Ivy League), Harvard was selected as one of 48 teams to participate in the postseason tournament.
The Crimson’s first-round matchup was announced on Monday (March 16), just days after three Crimson players received All-Ivy League honors. Senior co-captain Emily Tay was named to the Ivy League first team, sophomore forward Emma Markley was named to the Ivy second team, and freshman Brogan Berry was an honorable mention honoree. Berry was also named the 2009 Ivy Rookie of the Year.
Harvard and the Red Storm will meet on Friday (March 20), and the winner will play Hartford, which received a first-round bye, on Monday (March 23).