|High School:||Atlantic City HS|
In her final two years of high school, Moira was the New Jersey state champion in the 100 backstroke. During her four years of high school, Moira broke nine swim team records and received the MVP award each year. She qualified for the New Jersey All-State First Team in her sophomore through senior years. She was captain of her high school team, Atlantic City High School, in her junior and senior years. Moira was a member of Atlantic City Aquatic Club and was the team's first National qualifier in 2001 for the 200 backstroke. Last year, Moira went undefeated in the Ivy League in the 200 backstroke and was Ivy Champion. She placed second in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 200 IM. She was also apart of the Yale record breaking 400 Medley relay that placed first at Ivy's in 2005. Backstroke excellence runs in the McCloskey family, as Moira's mother qualified for Olympic Trials in 1964 and 1968 in 100 backstroke, and was captain of the West Chester University Swim Team in their NAIA championship year. Moira also enjoys wakeboarding, kayaking, and surfing. She is a History of Medicine, History of Science major. Her reasons for choosing Yale are for its academic excellence and its rich tradition in swimming.