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Former Harvard Crew Standouts Named to Oxford Blue Boat

Mike DiSanto and Sam O'Connor will join Malcolm Howard in the Oxford Blue Boat in the 160th edition of the Boat Race.
Mike DiSanto and Sam O'Connor will join Malcolm Howard in the Oxford Blue Boat in the 160th edition of the Boat Race.

LONDON – Harvard heavyweight crew alumni Mike DiSanto '12, Malcolm Howard '05 and Sam O'Connor '12 have been selected to Oxford Blue Boat for this year's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. DiSanto will sit in the No. 6 seat, in between Howard (5) and O'Connor (7).

The Boat Race is an annual contest between the rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities. The 2014 version – the 160th Boat Race – will be held Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. ET. The event can be seen on BBC and also online.

Howard and O'Connor will be competing in their second-straight Boat  Race, winning last year's edition by 1 1/3 lengths in a time of 17:28. This will be DiSanto's first race with Oxford.

While with the Crimson, Howard rowed in the 1V for three years and never lost a race. He helped the Crimson to three IRA titles. Howard also won gold at the Beijing Olympics and silver in London for Canada in the  men's eight.

DiSanto – a captain – and O'Connor also rowed for three years in the 1V boat, as DiSanto won Sprints twice and O'Connor once. Both finished their Harvard careers with a one-foot win in the Ladies Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta.  

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS