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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Johns Hopkins University’s Jayden Kunwar (Woodside, Calif./Menlo) was named to the 2022 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Third Team.

The 2022 Academic All-America® Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA.

The At-Large Program includes athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

An All-District 2 (comprised of all Division III teams in Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia) First Team selection, Kunwar earns his second Academic All-America accolade after claiming Third Team status in 2021.

All current dues-paying group and individual members of CoSIDA have the opportunity to vote on the Academic All-America® teams within their division (NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA). Members of the Academic All-America® Core Committee, the CoSIDA Board of Directors and CoSIDA staff members vote for teams in every division.

To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games to be eligible. In addition, no student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

Historically, the Blue Jays’ water polo program has produced nine CoSIDA Academic All-District® and seven Academic All-America® selections. Kunwar follows Kevin Yee (Third Team, 2016), Thomas de Lyon (First Team, 2010), Jeremy Selbst (First Team, 2011; Third Team, 2010) and Zaman Mirzahah (First Team, 2001) in garnering Academic All-America status.  He joins Selbst in rating as the lone Blue Jays to earn multiple honors.

Kunwar, who graduate last month with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, ranks in the top-20 in school history in goals (12th / 193), assists (T-18th / 60) and points (16th / 253). He led Johns Hopkins to second (2021) and fourth (2019) place finishes at both USA Water Polo Division III National Championships.

This season, he led the Blue Jays in points (88) and drawn ejections (41), ranked second in goals (60) and assists (28) and was tied for fourth in steals (24). Kunwar totaled 11 hat tricks and had at least one in point in 25 of his 26 games in 2021. He also scored 14 five-meter goals and has 45 in his career.

Kunwar worked as a summer analyst at General Atlantic and SoftBank Investment Advisors the last two summers. For the last two years, he was a managing partner of A-Level Capital, leading a team of more than 20 undergraduates at a student-run VC firm. In addition, he worked as a research and development engineer at Benvenue Medical in the summer of 2019.

Overall, Kunwar is one of three water polo athletes to claim men’s CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® recognition.  He is joined in earning Division III honors by 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team member of the Year/First Team selection Kellan Grant of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.  The United States Naval Academy’s Peter Hillen was recognized with Division I Third Team accolades.

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