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Top 10 Stories of 2018-19 - #10 Luciano and Zambelli Named Google Cloud Academic All-Americans

Top 10 Stories of 2018-19 - #10 Jordan Luciano and Nick Zambelli Named Google Cloud Academic All-Americans.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Moravian College is continuing its look back at its 2018-19 athletic campaign. The first entry in our second countdown of the summer – the Top 10 Stories of the Year selected by the athletic administration – is our No. 10 highlight – seniors Jordan Luciano and Nick Zambelli being named Google Cloud Academic All-Americans selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.30 grade-point average, be a sophomore, junior or senior and be a starter or significant reserve. To make the national ballot, each honoree must be on the Academic All-District Team, and District IV is NCAA Division III schools from Pennsylvania. Zambelli became the school's 51st Google Cloud Academic All-American in the fall by making the Division III Football First Team for the second straight year while Luciano earned the 52nd honor for Moravian with a spot on the Division III Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Third Team.

Zambelli majored in Economics and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at Moravian, and he finished his career with a 4.00 GPA. Last fall, Zambelli moved to a hybrid defensive back/linebacker position from safety the last three years and finished fifth on the squad with 54 tackles including 28 solo stops and one and a half tackles for loss despite missing a game with an injury. He also had two passes defended including one interception and a forced fumble. Zambelli, who served as a two-year captain and four-year starter at Moravian, contributed 218 tackles with 134 solo stops, eight interceptions, 19 passes defended, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two and a half tackles for loss and one sack in 40 career games. He was also selected to the 2017 Centennial All-Conference Second Team.

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Luciano completed her degree in computer science at Moravian in May and graduated with a 4.00 GPA. This year, she was a member of Moravian's winning 4x100-meter relay team as the Greyhounds won their 12th straight Landmark Conference outdoor championship, and Luciano also earned Landmark All-Conference Second Team honors for runner-up finishes in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and long jump outdoors. Indoors back in February, Luciano was the runner-up in the 200-meter dash and long jump for Second Team accolades. She won the Landmark Conference Championship in the long jump both indoors and outdoors in 2018, and Luciano picked up a title in the 4x100-meter relay in 2018 as well as she helped the Hounds win four conference titles, two indoors and two outdoors, in her two seasons in Bethlehem.

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The number nine story in the countdown will be released on Wednesday, July 10.