GREENWOOD, Ind. – Senior Emily Duarte of field hockey, senior Eli Dershwitz of men's fencing and both junior Dean Farris and senior Brennan Novak of men's swimming and diving earned Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team honors, as selected by CoSIDA.
Duarte, a native of Rye, N.Y., earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors and was named a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholar of Distinction after an outstanding year on the field and in the classroom. An All-Ivy League Honorable Mention selection, Duarte enjoyed a breakout year on offense as the stopper on Harvard's penalty corner unit, recording a goal and eight assists for a career high 10 points. She was a key part of Harvard's strong defensive unit (No. 2 NCAA), allowing .74 goals per game, with 10 shutouts, helping the Crimson to a 17-2 record and an Ivy championship.
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.
Novak, a native of Potomac, Md., earned All-America honors in the 500 free and 800 free relay and qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of his final three seasons. He shared the Ivy League's career high point swimmer award this season and was a two-time recipient of the league's high point swimmer of the meet honor. Novak owns the school record in the 500 free and 1,000 free, and swam a leg on the school-record-setting 800 free relay.
The Academic All-America program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. To garner Academic All-District recognition, members of CoSIDA nominate and vote for the athletes who maintain a GPA of 3.30 or higher in combination with their athletic ability. Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. First, second, and third team (if applicable) Academic All-America honorees will be announced in June.