Three Crimson made their way to Scholar All-America status this season for combined performance in and out of the pool. (Photo: Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After earning All-Scholar Team accolades, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team learned that three Crimson have been named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America First Team Scholar All-American squad, the CSCAA announced Monday.
The Crimson's team GPA totaled 3.44 for its fourth straight year in the top-5 nationally, led by first team honorees, Danny Crigler, Jack Manchester and Mike Mosca, who all represented the Crimson in the 2014 NCAA Championships.
To be named to the Scholar All-America list, student-athletes must have a semester or cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. First team honorees must qualify for the national championship meet, while honorable mention selections have to achieve a 'B' time standard.
A senior, Crigler was a part of the Ivy League Champion 200 freestyle relay, and swam in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays at NCAA's, finishing 25th and 27th, respectively. Manchester enjoyed a successful freshman campaign, becoming an Ivy League champion in the 200 backstroke, the 400 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay. Along with Crigler, Manchester swam as a part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the NCAA Championships.
Mosca, already named a Third Team Capital One All-American, adds to his academic accolades with the Scholar All-America status. Mosca was the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet at the Ivy League Championships for the second year in a row, before earning All-America Honorable Mention status for his 13th place finish on the boards at NCAA's.