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Michael Giardi

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Harvard Athletic Achievements

Whether in Soldiers Field Stadium or on O’Donnell Field, Michael Giardi excelled on all accounts. As a four-year baseball player, Mike had a career average of .364 and accumulated 156 hits, 25 doubles, 3 triples, 11 home runs, and 95 runs batted in. He was named twice to the All Ivy League Team and All New England Team as a short stop in 1993 and 1994. And as team captain in 1994, he was honored as the Ivy League Player of the Year after batting .457 in league play. In addition to his successes on the diamond, Mike was a three-year starting quarterback for the Crimson girdlers. He was the two-time recipient of the team MVP award and graduated as the all-time leader in total yardage (5,059) and touchdowns scored (29). At the Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner in June of 1994, Mike was the co-recipient of the Bingham Award for Harvard’s top male athlete in 1994.

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Remembering Harvard Athletics

I would like to thank the Varsity Club and the Selection Committee for this honor. I would also like to congratulate the other inductees, particularly the ones who graduated with me.