July 19, 2005
Providence, RI - The Brown men's swimming and diving team celebrated the conclusion of the 2004-2005 season and handed out two awards, the Joseph Watmough Most Valuable Swimmer Award and the Thomas R. Temple Award, to deserving members of the team.
The Joseph Watmough Most Valuable Swimmer Award is named to honor Joseph Watmough, Brown Swimming Coach from 1943-1972, and is given to a member of the men's swimming and diving team who has made outstanding contributions toward the team's effort throughout the entire season. Consistent high-level performances in pressure situations, in both dual meets and championship competition, should be taken into consideration. The coaching staff and swimmers vote to determine the recipient of this prestigious award. The 2005 recipients were senior Matt Del Mastro (Whitby, ONT) and junior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ).
The Thomas R. Temple Award is given to a member of the men's swimming and diving team who has demonstrated the qualities of dedication, personal self-improvement, and sportsmanship. There will always be student athletes at Brown who supplement their skill limitations with determination and hard work and thus earn the respect of their contemporaries. The coaching staff votes to determine the recipient of this prestigious award. The 2005 recipient was junior Matt Goracy (Pottersville, NJ).