COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Harvard senior diver Mike Mosca wrapped up an impressive 2014 with a top-5 finish at the U.S. Diving Winter National Championships Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, in the men's 3 meter synchronized diving competition. Mosca teamed with Jack Nyquist of North Carolina to advance to the finals. The duo bettered their preliminary round score of 354.3 to achieve 378.51 points, a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifying score, to finish in fifth place.
Earlier in the week, Mosca – an All-American in 2013-14 – advanced to the semi-final competition in the individual 3-meter event and finished 15th overall with a combined two-round score of 712.95. He previously qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials in the event.
This fall, Mosca' s accomplishments in the pool, the classroom, and in the community garnered him the recognition of ECAC 2014 Scholar Athlete of the Year, as well as being named a Rhodes Scholar Finalist. Mosca and Harvard's next stop is a non-conference tri-meet with Duke and South Carolina on January 10 in Durham, North Carolina.