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Harvard's Mosca, Brown's Shnayder Named Capital One Third-Team Academic All-America

Harvard's Mike Mosca
Harvard's Mike Mosca

CoSIDA Release

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -- Harvard diver Mike Mosca and Brown gymnast Michelle Shnayder have been named to the Capital One Division I Academic All-America first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) organization announced Thursday. 

A record-holding diver at Harvard, Mosca earned Honorable Mention All-America status for his 13th-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in March. The Tenefly, N.J., native finished his junior season as the Ivy League Champion in both the one- and three-meter dives and the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet.

Mosca's points on the boards for the Crimson helped Harvard claim the 2014 Ivy League Championship. Out of the pool Mosca and the Crimson owned the second-best grade point average among all NCAA swimming and diving teams in the country.

Through the fall semester, Mosca had a 3.80 grade point average in history and science. 

Shnayder, a neuroscience concentrator with a 3.90 GPA, co-captained the Bears to the most successful season in Brown gymnastics history, highlighted by a second-straight Ivy Classic Championship and the program's first ECAC Championship. A USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals First Team All-American and All-Ivy Classic First Team pick, Shnayder was named an ECAC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year and represented the Bears at the NCAA University Park Regional Championships.