Men's Swimming and Diving Hands Out Yearly Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Ivy League Champion Harvard men's swimming and diving team recently handed out its end-of-year team awards at its annual banquet to close out the 2013-14 season.
Danny Crigler was honored with the Harold S. Ulen Trophy, given to the senior who best demonstrates those qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and team cooperation. Crigler, who was crucial as a fourth-year swimmer in the freestyle events, owned a top-5 team time in the 50 and 100 free, and was a First Team All-Ivy honoree thanks to his part in the 200 free relay during the Ivy Championships.
The Stowell Trophy was awarded to Chris Satterthwaite as the senior who, through perseverance, diligence and untiring self-sacrifice, has most improved during his collegiate career. Satterthwaite served as a co-captain of the 2013-14 squad, specializing in the freestyle events. The senior swept the 100 and 200 freestyles at the Ivy League Championships, while also earning First Team All-Ivy recognition for his part in the winning 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relays. After helping to break three Harvard relay records this season, Sattherthwaite will end his tenure in Cambridge with four Crimson records, including the 100 free, 400 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.
Griffin Schumacher received the Jorgensen Trophy, the award given to the most improved member of the junior class. Schumacher earned two First Team and one Second Team All-Ivy League honors at the conference championship meet, playing a role in the winning 200 free and 400 free relays and the 50 free. Schumacher made an appearance in the NCAA Championships this March, swimming in the 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relays for the Crimson.
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.
Oliver Lee, Mike Mosca, Joe Zarrella and Chris Satterthwaite shared the William J. Brooks Trophy this season, presented to the swimmer or diver who contributes the most to the success of the team. Lee, a co-captain along with Sattherthwaite, specialized in the short freestyle events, and earned First Team All-Ivy honors with his role in the 200 free and 400 free relays at the league championships. Mosca, who earns the Brooks Trophy for the third year in a row, was excellent on the boards for Harvard once again. The Tenefly, N.J., native was named the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet after sweeping both the one-meter and three-meter boards in the Ivy League Championships. After winning the three-meter dive at the NCAA Zone A Qualifiers, Mosca represented the Crimson at NCAAs, taking home All-America status with his 13th place finish in the three-meter dive, scoring 392.65. Zarrella, a senior competing for the Crimson on the boards, was integral in securing Harvard's dual meet and Ivy League championships this season. Zarrella captured third in both the one-meter and three-meter dives at the conference championships capturing his best six-dive performance on both boards this season, scoring 338.75 and 327.30, respectively.
Freshman Eric Ronda was given the Eugene B. Wyman Trophy, presented annually to the team member who scores the most points in dual meets. Ronda owned the lanes this season in the lanes this season in the breaststroke events, nearly toppling both the 100 and 200 breast program records on multiple occasions. After a successful regular season, Ronda captured All-Ivy First Team honors for his role in the 400 medley relay, while taking Second Team in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. The Greenwhich, Conn., native represented Harvard in the NCAA Championships in his rookie campaign, swimming in the 100 breast and 200 breast, as well as the 400 medley relay in Austin.