Schumacher (pictured) and Gaudiani will serve as captains in 2014-15. (Photo: Harvard Swimming and Diving)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard men's swimming and diving team has announced that Michael Gaudiani and Griffin Schumacher will serve as captains for the 2014-15 season. The rising seniors were chosen by a vote of their teammates.
"Being named captain of Harvard men's swimming and diving is an incredible honor and a privilege," Gaudiani said. "I've been lucky in my past three years to have incredible role models in captains of the team, so the bar is set high, but I'm excited for the year."
"It's a huge honor. It's really great to see Mike's and my name on the plaque out there next to the guys I looked up to when I was a freshman, sophomore and junior. It's also a huge responsibility … you don't really realize what the captains do when you're an underclassman, but [I've started] to realize that they put in a lot of work. It's a big responsibility, but it's also really exciting."
The duo helped lead Harvard to the program's 23rd Ivy League title this year, while claiming the Ancient Eight dual meet title along the way with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference meets. Gaudiani and Schumacher have each displayed leadership on the team throughout this season to earn them the captainship nod. They'll lead Harvard into 2014-15 in search of back-to-back Ivy championships this fall.