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May 21, 2012

Harp, Roth, and Nanda Collect CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolades

It was announced on Friday that a trio of University of Redlands student-athletes landed on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team for Men’s At-Large selections.  Equipped with stellar athletic and academic accomplishments, senior swimmer Tyler Harp (San Bernardino, CA), junior aquatics contributor Patrick Roth (Cottonwood Heights, UT), and junior tennis competitor Anish Nanda (Cerritos, CA) represent the Bulldogs on this prestigious list and are now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition.

To qualify for the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, the individual must own a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 while serving as a major contributor to his/her sports team.

Harp, the four-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Year, garners his second CoSIDA Academic All-District accolade after earning this award last year.  He helped the Bulldog swimming team to finish a program-high fifth place at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships by winning the 200 Free national title while amassing multiple All-America nods for top-eight performances.  Holder of seven school records, Harp recently qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 Free after swimming a career-best time of 51.18 in March.  In addition, Harp looks forward to graduating from Redlands later this month with a 3.43 cumulative GPA while majoring in Biology.    

Earning his second CoSIDA Academic All-District honor of his career, Roth boasts an impressive cumulative GPA of 3.90 as a Chemistry major.  This dual-sport student-athlete contributed to the Bulldogs’ second-place showing at the 2012 SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships by scoring points in the 200 Breast.  This three-time UR Scholar-Athlete also contributed to the Maroon and Gray’s recognition as a Collegiate Swim Coaches Association Team Scholar All-America program in 2010.  During the 2011 fall season, this Dean’s List member recorded 14 goals, 17 assists, 17 steals and 13 ejections drawn for the men’s water polo team.

A major contributor to the Bulldog tennis program that has finished nationally ranked in the top 20 for 21 consecutive seasons, Nanda possesses a 3.75 cumulative GPA as a Biology major.  Garnering his inaugural CoSIDA award, he has played as high as No. 1 in singles and doubles during his three years as a starter.  In 2010, he was a Second-Team All-SCIAC honoree as well as a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team.  Also a Dean’s List member every semester of his career, Nanda serves as the Academic Chair for his fraternity.

Due to the number of sports that is represented on the CoSIDA Academic At-Large teams, schools are limited to just three nominations per gender.   Of the 11 selections from Redlands’ district, the Bulldogs gained the most from a single institution with three.

For a complete list of the CoSIDA recipients, please visit www.cosida.com.