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Brogan Berry



Berry is a psychology concentrator at Harvard. She intends to pursue a career in professional basketball following her graduation in May and one day hopes to work her way into the front office of a professional sports organization.


Berry’s tremendous leadership qualities have extended beyond the court as she has taken an active role in service initiatives designed to better the student-athlete experience at Harvard as well as better the community in which she lives. Berry has held a position on the university’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for three years and served as the committee’s community service co-chair during the 2009-10 academic year. In that role she was responsible for organizing the event Bench Press for Breast Cancer which raised over $1,700 for breast cancer research. Berry is also a member of Athletes in Action, an organization that works with athletes and coaches to use the unique platform of sport to help people around the world with questions of faith, and is a member of the Isis Club at Harvard, an organization which seeks to enrich the lives of its members by bringing together a diverse group of Harvard women for the purpose of building friendships and a strong system of support on campus and in the world beyond. Berry will serve as a co-captain of Harvard’s women’s basketball team in 2011-12.


Berry involves herself in several community service projects centered around the Cambridge community. This January, Berry and fellow co-captain Lindsay Louie took part in a question and answer session for Stand Strong, a character education program for Boston youth run through The Sports Museum, in which they answered questions regarding teamwork, determination, courage, fairness and responsibility. During the 2010-11 season she and her teammates volunteered at the Playworks’ Night Court Basketball League, serving as honorary assistant coaches, referees, and “cheer” leaders with the friends and family in the stands during the 3 games that evening. Berry also went to the Mission Hill After School Program to tutor residents of the Alice Taylor housing complex, a low income section of Roxbury. Earlier in the year Berry and her teammates hosted 60 middle schoolers from the area community for a Q&A session and shooting competitions the night before their home opener. For the last two years, Berry has volunteered at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk where she has helped to package over 20,000 snack bags for racers each year.


Berry will graduate in May as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history. She was named First Team All-Ivy League in 2010-11, was a second team selection in 2009-10, and as a freshman was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, to the Ivy League All-Rookie Team and was an All-Ivy League Honorable Mention honoree. She has also been tabbed as the team’s MVP in each of the last two seasons. Berry currently ranks 11th in program history with 1,219 career points, nine shy of entering the top 10, and is fourth in Harvard history and ninth in Ivy League annals with 456 career assists. She has led the Ivy League in assists each of the last two years and has earned 10 weekly awards from the conference.

Berry has led the Crimson to a 6-6 record this season, averaging 12.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 4.9 apg. She currently leads the Ivy League in both assists and assists-to-turnover ratio (2.2), and ranks eighth in the conference in scoring. The Beavercreek, Ohio native registered her first career double-double on Jan. 3 at UMass, scoring 12 points and dishing out 10 assists in an 68-47 Harvard win. As of Jan. 1 she ranked 72nd in the NCAA in assists, was 38th in assist-to-turnover ratio and held the 46th-best free-throw percentage in the country at 86.0 percent. Berry was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Dec. 12, has twice been named to the Ivy League Honor Roll and was also selected to the Best Buy Classic All-Tournament Team.