James McNelis
James McNelis
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
High School: Grosse Pointe North
Position: Diving
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Pierson

2012-2013: Finished second in the 1m diving against Brown

Before Yale: Four-year letterman for diving… Captain of the team junior and senior year… All-American in diving…  All-state in diving junior and senior year… Academic All-American… Academic All-State… Scholar-athlete all four years of high school… Went to USA Diving Nationals as a junior… Attended Michigan Diving Academy for three years… Played football as a freshman… Was on the JV tennis team… Member of the National Honor Society… NCTE Achievement Award in Writing… AP Scholar with Distinction… U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete Award.

Personal: Member of Pierson College…  Works as a lifeguard over the summer at a local yacht club… Coached the Grosse Pointe Girl’s Diving Team during the school year… Enjoys snowboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, hiking and travelling.

Why I Chose Yale: “I like everything about my visits to Yale, including the students, the team, the campus, the way the colleges are set up, the atmosphere, etc.”