Thomas D'Anieri, Wilson Ives Earn Academic All-District Honors
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Seniors Thomas D'Anieri and Wilson Ives were both chosen to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Men's Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-District 8 team in a vote of the district's sports information directors.
D'Anieri and Ives were part of both the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country and track and field teams throughout their careers. The duo helped the Stags to a SCIAC cross country title in the fall, as well as a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, and they were working towards defending the Stags' track and field championship when spring sports were suspended in March.
D'Anieri had a strong comeback story this season, bouncing back from missing his junior campaign with an achilles injury to earn a third-place finish at nationals. D'Anieri won the SCIAC individual championship, which was pivotal in the Stags earning a tiebreaker with Pomona-Pitzer for the team championship, and then went on to finish third at nationals, the second-highest finish for a CMS runner in program history. In track and field, he graduated as the program's record-holder in the 5000 meters, as well as ranking second in CMS annals in the steeplechase.
In the classroom, D'Anieri was a SCIAC All-Academic team selection and a USTFCCCA Academic Team selection during his career. He carried a 3.81 grade point average at Claremont McKenna in philosophy, politics and economics through the fall semester.
Ives earned All-SCIAC and All-West Region honors during cross country season this fall. A year ago, he was an All-SCIAC and All-West Region selection in the 1500 meters after finishing third at the league championships to help the Stags to a conference title. He also moved into the top 10 in CMS history as a junior as well with a time of 3:54.05 and won the 1500 at his final collegiate meet, a five-team SCIAC Multi-Dual hosted by Whittier.
Ives majored in engineering at Harvey Mudd and carried a 3.93 cumulative grade point average through the fall semester. He was a SCIAC All-Academic Team and a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection during his career.
By earning a spot on one of the eight Academic All-District teams, both D'Anieri and Ives will be among the candidates for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced later this month.