CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior diver Mike Mosca of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team was recently awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, joining an elite group of 29 senior winter student-athletes across all three NCAA divisions earning the award.
"Mike Mosca is an outstanding young man who works hard in the classroom and in the pool each and every day," said Kevin Tyrrell, the Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving. "His commitment and passion for the sport of diving is only surpassed by his desire to take full advantage of the learning opportunities afforded him at Harvard. He understands better than anyone else that you can balance academics and athletics at the highest levels and be successful at both. He will be missed next year as an athlete, scholar and most importantly as a wonderful human being."
A record-holding diver at Harvard, Mosca was recently tabbed to the Capital One Division I Academic All-District first team, and was the ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014. The Tenafly, New Jersey, native became the first athlete in Ivy history to win a Ivy Championship single diving event four times (1-meter), and the third athlete in Ivy history to sweep both 1- and 3-meter events at Ivy Championships.
Mosca's 3.84 GPA as a History and Science concentrator has helped the Crimson to earn a top-5 national GPA ranking every semester he's been in Cambridge. A 2015 Rhodes Scholar finalist, Mosca will attend medical school following his graduation from Harvard this year.
For a complete list of honorees, click here.