Women's Swimming & Diving Hands Out Team Awards

May 25, 2006

Providence, RI - The Brown women's swimming and diving team celebrated the conclusion of the 2005-2006 season and handed out four awards, the Florence Filippo Award, the Coaches Award, the 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 2006 recipients were seniors Eileen Robinson (Harbour Grace, NF), who earned the award for the second straight year, and Jessica Larson (Wayland, MA).

The 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 2006 recipient was sophomore Dillon Delaney (West Barnstable, MA).

The Bears also handed out two new awards this season, the 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 2006 recipient is Jessica Larson. 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 2006 recipient is senior Katey Mirch (Reno, NV).