Men's Swimming and Diving Hands Out Yearly Awards
Katis and Mosca shared the Brooks Trophy as the individuals who contribute the most to the team's success (Kevin Burns).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team, which was ranked 18th in the final CSCAA poll, recently handed out its team awards for the 2012-13 season.
Owen Wurzbacher was honored with the Harold S. Ulen Trophy, given to the senior who best demonstrates those qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and team cooperation. Wurzbacher was a co-captain of this year's squad and competed in the breast and IM events. He won the 100 breast in the team's dual meet with Brown and helped the Crimson 200 medley relay team to victory at the ECAC Championships.
The Stowell Trophy was awarded to Greg Roop as the senior who, through perseverance, diligence and untiring self-sacrifice, has most improved during his collegiate career. Roop was also co-captain of the 2012-13 squad specializing in the butterfly and distance freestyle events. Roop took third in the 500 free at HYP and competed in the 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free at the Ivy League Championships.
Chris Satterthwaite received the Jorgensen Trophy, the award given to the most improved member of the junior class. The Edina, Minn., native earned five first team and one second team All-Ivy League honors at the conference championship meet, winning the 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay. He broke his own school record in the 100 free at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 42.99 as the lead leg for the 400 free relay, and is also a member of the school record holding 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relay teams. Satterthwaite made his second straight appearance at the NCAA Championships competing in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay.
Oliver Lee was presented with the Eugene B. Wyman Trophy, awarded to the team member who scores the most points in dual meets. Lee was consistently in front of the pack in both the 50 and 100 free, setting school records in both events at the HYP meet, and also competed for the Crimson in all relay events. He helped Harvard to win the 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relay events at the Ivy League Championships and also garnered All-Ivy League second team honors in the 100 free and 200 medley relay. Lee capped his season off by competing at the NCAA Championships in the 50 free, 100 free, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay.
Chuck Katis and Mike Mosca shared the William J. Brooks Trophy for a second straight year, presented to the swimmer or diver who contributes the most to the success of the team. Katis set school records in both the 100 breast (52.49) and 200 breast (1:54.08) en route to NCAA 'A' cut times at the Georgia Invitational. At the Ivy League Championships, Katis won the 100 breast while also helping the 400 medley relay team to a victory, and picked up second team All-Ivy honors in the 200 medley relay. He wrapped up the year at the NCAA Championships competing in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay.
Mosca set school records on both the one- and three-meter diving boards this season, posting scores of 372.45 and 412.42 in the team's dual at Brown. Mosca was dominant in dual meets, finishing first in 17 of 18 dual events on the year. The sophomore was named the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet at the Ivy League Championships after winning the conference title on both boards, and then placed second and fourth, respectively, at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships to earn a trip to Nationals.