Men's Swimming and Diving Adds Eight for 2014-15
CAMBRIGE, Mass. – Kevin Tyrrell, the Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, has announced that eight swimmers and divers will join the Crimson for the 2014-15 season; Jack Boyd, Kent Haeffner, Ed Kim, Shane McNamara, Koya Osada, David Pfeifer, Bobby Ross and Steven Tan.
The eight-member Class of 2018, which represents six States, will come in to continue the high expectations which the Crimson set with the Ivy League Dual Meet and Championship titles last season.
Class of 2018:
Jack Boyd | Buffalo, N.Y. | Freestyle
A four-year letterwinner at Canisius High School, specializing in the freestyle … Captain of the squad as a senior … Canisius Swimming Rookie of the Year (2011) … Swimmer of the Meet at the New York State Federation Meet (2013) … Buffalo News Prep Talk Player of the Year for Boys Swimming (2014) … Senior Student Athlete of the Year (2014) … Canisius Swimming MVP (2012, 2013, 2014) … Athlete of the Winter Season (2012, 2013, 2014) … Monsignor Martin Swimming League records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle Relay (also Canisius High School Records) … New York State Record Holder in the 200 freestyle … Five-time New York State Champion … Nine-time NISCA All American … Four-time Monsignor Martin Team Champion.
Kent Haeffner | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. | Freestyle
Swam varsity at Pine Crest School, serving as a senior captain … Three-time NISCA High School All-American … Miami Herald All-County (2012, 2013) … Sun-Sentinel All-County (2012, 2013) … Pine Crest School Male Athlete of the Year (2014) … Pine Crest School Most Valuable Swimmer Award (2013-14) … Pine Crest School Most Improved Award (2011-12) … Pine Crest School John Koury Spirit Award (2010-11) … State Champion, 500 freestyle, (2013); was the fifth-fastest time in 1A state meet history … Third place at State Championship, 200 freestyle (2013) … Six-time state finalist … Led to team to third place finish at State Meet as a senior … Part of State Runner-Up team as a Sophomore … Led team to two regional titles and two district titles … World Championship Trials Qualifier … 12th place finish in 500 free and 13th place finish in 1650 free at 2013 Winter Junior Nationals … National Merit Scholar (2014) … National AP Scholar with Distinction (2013-14) … Sun-Sentinel Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2014) … Robert Gross Citizenship Award
Ed Kim | Sammamish, Wash. | Freestyle
Four-year varsity swimmer at Eastlake High School … Eastlake Team MVP 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 … State champion in the 50 free (2011, 2013), 100 free (2011, 2014), 200 free (2012, 2014), 100 back (2012), 100 butterfly (2013) … Athlete of the Year 2012 and 2013 … Junior National A finalist in 100 freestyle… Olympic Trials Qualifier in 100 freestyle … Former National Age Group Record Holder 13-14 in 100 freestyle
Shane McNamara | Tappan, N.Y. | Breaststroke
Swam three varsity years at Don Bosco Prep … Three time First Team All-League. Two-time First Team All-County … Four-time Second Team All-County … New Jersey Male Swimmer of the Year … MVP for 2014 season … Undefeated in 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle in Bergen County senior year … Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … Selected for the 2014 National Club Swimming Association Junior National training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado … Metropolitan Swimming record holder in 100 and 200 yard breaststroke … Record holder in multiple events for all age groups on Empire Aquatics Swim Team … Record holder in multiple events for Don Bosco Preparatory High School … Bergen County record holder in 50 free and 100 breaststroke … 26th fastest 17-18 100 yard breaststroker and 29th fastest 17-18 200 yard breaststroker of all time for USA Swimming … Sixth-fastest USA Swimming 18-year-old in 100 and 200 yard breaststroke in 2014 … Multiple-time Speedo National, U.S. Open and Junior National qualifier since freshman year.
Koya Osada | Chapel Hill, N.C. | IM/Butterfly
Swam for four years at East Chapel Hill High School, captaining the squad as a junior and senior … East Chapel Hill High School Swimming Rookie of the Year (2011), Most Valuable Swimmer of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014) … Led team to conference and regional titles in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 … Pac-VI Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year 2014 … Set 200 IM, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, and 400 Freestyle Relay Regional Records in 2014 … NCHSAA 4A state champ in 200 IM, 100 back, 400 medley relay with All American Standards in 2014 … Five-time All-American … North Carolina Swimming All Star Swimmer (2005-14) … NC State Record Holder in 11 events (2008-14) … Club team record holder in multiple events (2006-14) … Invited to US Zone Select Camp (2010) and US National Select Camp (2011) … Scholastic All-America Team (2012, 2013, 2014) … Male High Point Award in multiple meets including NC Senior Championships and Senior Sectionals (2007-14) … Competed at Junior Nationals since 2011
David Pfeifer | Merrimack, N.H. | Diving
Four-year diver and senior captain at Bishop Guertin High School … Winner of Bishop Guertin Swimming and Diving MVP (2011 and 2013) and Coach's Award (2014) … Nashua Telegraph Swimmer/Diver of the Year (2013) … Nashua Telegraph All-State Team member (2011-14) … New Hampshire state record holder for six dives and 11 dives … Four-time state champion … Member of 2011 and 2012 High School State Championship teams … Member of the Charles River Diving (2011-14)
Bobby Ross | New Canaan, Conn. | Diving
Four-year varsity diver at New Canaan High School, captaining the squad as a senior … Three-time NISCA All America Diving (2012-14) … Three-time All FCIAC First Team (2012-14) … Two-time All CIAC Team (2012, 2014) … CIAC Achievement Award Winner (2014) … Two-time Jon Hahnfeldt Memorial Diving Award Winner (2013-14) … Two-time USA Diving Junior National Championship qualifier (2012, 2013) … Two-time FCIAC Diving Champion (2013, 2014) … Two-time CIAC State Class Diving Champion (2012, 2014) … Grandfather, Robert B Ross '46, was a member of the squash and tennis teams; father Robert Ross, Jr. '86, was a member of the squash team; aunt Elizabeth Ross '89, was a captain of the track and field team, while running cross country and playing tennis.\
Steven Tan | Aurora, Ill. | Butterfly
Swam varsity for three years, serving as captain junior and senior years at Illinois Math and Science Academy … AllState Athlete of Week (awarded by CSN Chicago news) … All-State team all four years … Received MVP award at conference (2014) … MVP at IMSA (2012-14) … IHSA 100 butterfly state champion (2014) … Seven-time IHSA medalist (six top-5 finishes) … 14th place team finish at State senior year … Qualified 200 medley relay to state (2012-14; only relay in school history to qualify for State) … Undefeated individual record senior year … Five-time individual sectional champion … USA Swimming top-10 times (16 year old, 100 fly and 100 back) … Holds 10 of 11 swimming high school records (IMSA)