PROVIDENCE, RI – Three Brown student-athletes - two seniors and one junior - have been selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team. On the men’s side, senior men’s lacrosse player Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) and senior fencer Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) earned First Team honors, while junior gymnast Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) was a First Team honoree on the Women’s At-Large team. All three will now advance to the Academic All-America national ballot.
For the At-Large process, schools may nominate up to three student-athletes for the men’s team and three for the women’s team with three of Brown’s six nominated students earning selection.
A four-year letterwinner and two-time captain of the men’s lacrosse team, Del Prince is a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. He helped lead the Bears to an 8-6 overall record, starting all 14 games. An Honorable Mention All-Ivy selection in 2012, Del Prince led the team in caused turnovers (27) and was third on the team in ground balls (38). The recipient of the Dom Starsia Coaches Award in 2012, Del Prince ranked 17th nationally this season with 1.93 caused turnovers per game after ranking 14th in the nation with 1.86 caused turnovers per game in 2012. Last season, he also played a key role in Brown’s man-down defense that ranked fifth in the country. The Human Biology concentrator and has a 3.88 GPA and has already been accepted into Medical School.
A four-year letterwinner on the fencing team, McGuire was 20-5 in Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition this season in the Epee. A two-time NCAA qualifier, McGuire finished 10th in the Epee at the 2013 NCAA Championship, earning All-America honors, after finishing third at the NCAA Regional event. McGuire was also a Second Team NFC All-Star in the Epee after helping Brown win the combined NFC Title. A 2013 Academic All-Ivy honoree, McGuire was 18th in the Epee at the 2012 NCAA Championships. He is concentrating in Neuroscience and has a 3.71 GPA.
The recipient of Brown’s RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year Award, Shnayder won the All-Around at the 2013 Ivy Classic and was second on vault and fifth on both beam and floor as Brown claimed the Ivy Classic Title, its first Ivy Classic title since 1990. She posted career-high scores of 38.850 in the all-around and 9.825 on vault, earning ECAC Gymnast of the Week honors for her efforts at the Classic. Shnayder also finished fourth in the All-Around at the 2013 ECAC Championships, earning Second Team All-ECAC for the second consecutive year. A three-time ECAC All-Academic honoree and 2013 Academic All-Ivy selection, Shnayder helped Brown to a fourth place finish at the 2013 USAG Collegiate Nationals. She is concentrating in Neuroscience and has a 3.88 GPA.