April 24, 2007

Swimmers Recognized at Year-End Banquet

April 24, 2007

The Brown women's swimming and diving team celebrated the conclusion of the 2006-2007 season and handed out four awards, the Florence Filippo MVP Award, the Dave Roach Coaches Award, the Martha Juokowsky Scholar-Athlete Award, and the Service Award, to deserving members of the team.

The Florence Filippo Award is given to the member of the women's swimming and diving team who contributed the most to the success of the team during that season. The team members and coaches vote to determine the winner of this highly prestigious award. The 2007 recipient was junior Ally Wyatt (Ypsilanti, MI)

The Dave Roach Coaches Award is an annual award given to a member of the women's swimming and diving team who has demonstrated the qualities of dedication, personal self-improvement, and sportsmanship. This student athlete has shown true determination, and hard work thus earning the respect of her contemporaries and proving her worth to the team in a number of ways. The coaching staff votes to determine the recipient of this prestigious award. The 2007 recipient was junior Dillon Delaney (West Barnstable, MA), who earned the honor for the second straight season.

The Bears also handed out two awards, new last year, this season, the Martha Juokowsky Scholar-Athlete Award and the Service Award. The Scholar-Athlete Award is given to a member of the women's swimming and diving team who, through dedication in the classroom and in the pool, exemplifies the true meaning of a scholar-athlete. The 2007 recipients were seniors Sarah Demers (Andover, MA) and Lindsay McKenna (Voorheesville, KY) The Service Award is given to a member of the women's swimming and diving team who exemplifies unselfishness through commitment and hard work in the pool, in the community, and for the team. The 2007 recipient was senior Emily Brush (Duxbury, MA).

Brown also recognized its varsity letterwinners for the season in four different levels; First letter, two-time letterwinner, three-time letterwinner, and four-time letterwinner. Brush and seniors Meredith Cocco (Lafayette Hill, PA), Becky Kowalsky (Ft Myers, FL), Ami Latinen (Fenton, MI), Julia Lippe-Klein (Palo, Alto, CA), and Ashley Wallace (Chatham, NJ) all earned a letter for the fourth season, while Delaney, Wyatt, and senior Dana Meadow (Chicago, IL) earned their third letter. Senior Lauren Harlow (Andover, MA) and sophomores Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) and Ainsley McFadgen (Glace Bay, NS) all earned their second letter, while Demers, senior Kathleyn Brandstetter (Riverside, CT), sophomore Jessica Williams (McLean, VA), and freshmen Anna Gleyzer (Marietta, GA), Bailey Langner (Martinez, CA), and Katie Olko (Harrison, NY) all earned their first letters.