Harvard boasts the sixth-ranked men’s swimming and diving recruiting class in the country (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – CollegeSwimming.com released its annual men’s recruiting class rankings on Wednesday and the Website tabbed Harvard’s crop of nine incoming freshmen as the sixth-best class in the country.
“We are pleased with our incoming class, but what is most impressive to us is the character and values each holds,” stated Tim Murphy, the Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving. “They realize the value of a Harvard education and are passionate about their swimming. Each spoke to us about wanting the athletic and academic challenge our school offers. At the end of their career here, each will be satisfied that they have been pushed in the pool and classroom and worked toward reaching their potential in both. We look forward to their arrival this fall and to the contributions they can make.”
Harvard’s incoming class is made up of nine individuals including Christian Carbone, Steven Kekacs, Jacob Luna, Tyler Rocca and Christian Yeager who each competed at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials. During their respective high school careers the nine combined for four All-America honors, six state championships and six academic All-America nods. Other members of the class include Adejia Boutte, Robert Doles, Ryan Fortin and Ji Lim.
To view the complete CollegeSwimming.com rankings, click here.