Immediate Release: May 14, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
Binghamton University Swimming Announces End of Season Awards
VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University men's and women's swimming
and diving programs handed out its annual end-of-season team
awards last week.
Senior David Holmes (Doncaster, England)
was voted Most Outstanding Swimmer. Holmes capped a brilliant
career by becoming the first mens swimmer both at Binghamton
and in the America East Conference to qualify for the NCAA Championship.
He finished among the nations top-30 in three events and
during his career, won an incredible 18 America East titles and
15 ECAC crowns. Holmes is a two-time ECAC Swimmer of the Meet
and was BUs co-Male Athlete of the Year last year. In addition,
he was an Academic All-American.
Fellow senior Brian Koizim (White Plains,
N.Y.) received the Most Improved award. The senior recorded his
first ever America East Championship victories in both the 200
I.M. and 200 backstroke, the latter in which he established a
conference record. In addition to being named to the academic
all-conference team, Koizim was also awarded the America East
Coaches Award for highest career-point scoring at championship
Freshman Allyce Brand (Highland Park,
Ill.) was voted as the women's MVP. Brand was the highest-placing
Bearcat at the America East Championships, where she finished
sixth in the 100 breast - missing a school record by a tenth
of a second. She was also the team's only individual point scorer
at the ECAC meet.
Junior Nicole Sweeney (Commack, N.Y.)
was tabbed as the most improved swimmer on the women's side.
Sweeney improved nine spots moving from 16th to 7th place by
dropping 40 seconds in the 1650 at the conference meet. She also
knocked six seconds off her time in the 200 fly.
Sophomores Sean Lorenz (Norwich, N.Y.)
and Kelly Harris (Farmingdale, N.Y.)
were recognized with the Hard to Outdo Award, presented to team
members whose education, determination, and team spirit is unparalleled.
On the boards, sophomore Ryan Graham
(Vestal, N.Y.) was named the team's most valuable diver while
freshman Kristin Maney (New Paltz, N.Y.)
earned most improved honors. Graham followed up a strong freshman
campaign by placing fourth on both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions
at this year's America East Championships. He also took fifth
on both boards at the ECAC meet. Maney showed terrific improvement,
upping her top score on both diving boards by more than 30 points
by season's end.
The 2007 team captains were also announced. Leading the Bearcat
men next fall will be the senior trio of Michael
Britvan, Dylan Hobe, and Bryan
Kwiatkowski. Seniors Bridget Dormer
and Nicole Sweeney, along with junior
Amanda Decker will lead an improved
Bearcat women's squad.
Most Improved: Nicole Sweeney ('08)
Hard to Outdo Award: Kelly Harris ('09)
Most Improved: Brian Koizim ('07)
Hard to Outdo: Sean Lorenz ('09)
Most Valuable Diver: Ryan Graham ('09)
Most Improved Diver: Kristin Maney ('09)
2007-08 Team Captains:
Men: Seniors Michael Britvan, Dylan Hobe, and Bryan Kwiatkowski
Women: Seniors Bridget Dormer and Nicole Sweeney and junior