Hall of Fame

Michael L. Zimmerman
Water polo

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Hall of Fame

Harvard Athletic Achievements

Not only is Michael Zimmerman the first men’s Water Polo inductee to the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame, but he is also Harvard’s first ever All-American in the sport for Harvard. The senior captain and four year letterwinner broke the single season scoring record as a sophomore with 101 goals and 21 assists and is the all-time career scoring leader in program history. Recognized as an Honorable Mention All-American in 1996 for his scoring prowess, he followed up his senior campaign with First Team All-American Honors in 1998, a feat almost unheard of in teams not qualifying for NCAA Championships.

Honored often for his abilities, Michael was named All-EWPA and All-Ivy as a freshman. In 1996 he was named First Team All-EWPA and All-Ivy, as well as Co-Ivy League Player of the Year. In his senior campaign, along with his All-American honors, he garnered Second Team All-Northern Division accolades.