Ronda will participate in the NCAA Championships after a solid freshman season in Cambridge. (Photo: Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Ivy League Champion Harvard men's swimming and diving team will have six representatives at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas, at the end of March. Freshman Eric Ronda will join junior Mike Mosca as the first selected from the Crimson, and both will be joined by a group of four swimmers to be determined who will compete in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and the 400 medley relays.
Ronda will compete in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events after a stellar freshman campaign for the Crimson. The Greenwich, Conn., native came up big for Harvard throughout the year, claiming 12 total victories, including eight individual crowns and three sweeps of the 100 and 200 events. Accustomed to swimming the second leg of the medley relay, Ronda was a part of four medley victories, including the Ancient Eight title-winning 400 medley that broke both the Ivy League meet and the Blodgett Pool record.
Ronda is officially joined by Mosca who claimed his spot on Tuesday with a first-place finish on the 1-meter board in the NCAA Zone A Qualification at Virginia Tech. Mosca, who is now a two-time Ivy League champion, will participate in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives at NCAAs for the second year in a row.
The four other Harvard swimmers who will participate in the relay events will soon be released here on GoCrimson.com