GREENWOOD, Ind. – Senior Eli Dershwitz (men's fencing) and junior Dean Farris (men's swimming and diving) earned 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large honors. Dershwitz was named to the second team and is now a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Farris earned third team honors.
To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-America, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials, have reached their sophomore year and have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.
Dershwitz, a native of Sherborn, Mass., is a two-time NCAA champion and the top-ranked sabre fencer in the world. A CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in 2018, Dershwitz was the individual Ivy League champion in the sabre in 2019 for the fourth time. A four-time First-Team All-Ivy League selection, he posted a perfect 32-0 record this season with a plus-105 touch differential.
Farris, a native of Atlanta, Ga., is one of the greatest swimmers in Harvard history. He won the 100 free and 100 back at the 2019 NCAA Championships, and earned All-America honors in six events (50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley) and Honorable Mention accolades in the 400 free relay. He also set the NCAA and American record with his opening leg of the 800 free relay at the NCAA meet. The Ivy League High Point Swimmer of the Meet, Farris was named to the Ivy League first team in 21 events over his career (7 in each of his years at Harvard). He is the school-record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and 200 back, while swimming on the top Harvard relay in the 200 medley, 400 medley, 200 free, 400 free and 800 free.