Hall of Fame

Michael Zimmerman

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Harvard Athletic Achievements

If you look up at the banners that hang in the Murr Center tennis courts, you’re going to see one name repeated quite often—Michael Zimmerman. A four-year letterwinner, Michael has etched his name in Harvard tennis history. He is a three-time First Team All-Ivy selection in singles play (1989, 1991, 1992) and a four-time First Team All-Ivy selection in doubles (1989-1992). Michael was named an ITA All-American in 1991 (doubles) and 1992 (doubles and singles). Michael was also the EITA/Ivy League Player of the Year twice in his career (1991, 1992). In 1989, he was tabbed EITA/Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Michael advanced to the NCAA Singles Championships three years in a row (1990-1992) and was a finalist in the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championships. A senior co-captain, Michael led his team to four consecutive Ivy League Championships (1989-1992). As a team, Harvard was consistently ranked inside the top-15 nationally for three years. In 1992, Michael was named the ITCA Region I Player of the Year and also finished as the ITA Northeast Regional Indoor champion. Teammate and fellow Hall of Fame inductee Andrew Rueb ’95 describes Michael as “a true all-around player. [He] was always the guy you wanted out on the court when the match was tied.”

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Remembering Harvard Athletics

Though I cherish the memories of many on court highlights, inevitably these accomplishments will fade in time. The lessons of fellowship, unity, selflessness and perseverance that I learned as a Harvard student athlete, however, will last far beyond my days. Hopefully these values will be passed on to my future children and many generations to come.