ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Brennan Novak
Brennan Novak
Year: Junior
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
High School: Gonzaga College HS
Position: Freestyle
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

Junior 2017-18
All-America honorable mention in 500 free, and 800 free relay ... Member of the 800 free relay team that broke the program record at NCAAs with a time of 6:16.68 ... Named the Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Meet for the Ivy League Championships (sharing the honor with teammate Dean Farris) ... First team All-Ivy in the 500 free (4:13.34), 1,000 free (8:46.99), 1,650 free (14:46.17), and 800 free relay ... Broke two Harvard program records (500 free (4:16.51) and 800 free relay (6:16.68)) ... Broke two Princeton pool records (500 free and 1000 free) …  Won the 1000 free against No. 10 Arizona State with a time of 9:03.25... Finished first in the 500 free at Columbia (Nov. 17) with a time of 4:24.4... Garnered a pair of first place finishes in the 200 free against Penn (Jan. 13) and against Cornell and Dartmouth (Nov. 11). 

Sophomore 2016-17
Earned honorable mention All-America at NCAA Championships as first leg of 800 free relay team … Also competed in the 500 and 1,650 free events at NCAAs … First team All-Ivy in the 500 free and 800 free relay, second team in the 1,000 and 1,650 free … Runner-up in the 500 free, third in the 1,650 free and sixth in the 200 free versus Yale … Won the 200 free (1:39.14) and placed second in the 100 free against Boston College … Captured the top spot in the 1,000 free (9:13.09) and was second in the 500 free versus Brown and Penn … Won the 1,000 free (9:29.11) and finished third in the 500 free against Denver and Utah … Fourth in the 200 free at BYU … Victorious in the 1,000 free (9:11.96) and third in the 500 against Columbia.

Freshman 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Finished third in the 200 free in 1:41.02 and second in the 500 free in 4:36.03 at tri-meet with Cornell and Dartmouth … Claimed second in the 1,000 free versus Columbia in 9:16.96 … Took 27th place in the Texas Invitational in the 500 free (4:29.65) which included a 26th place finish in the 200 free (1:38.49) … Ended up with 16th position in the 1650 free (15:41.74) to finish the Texas Invitational ... Placed third in the 1000 free (9:20.16) against conference rivals Brown and Penn with a 4:33.95 performance creating a third place finish in the 500 free ... Bested the field in the 200 free (1:39.07) and finished second in the 500 free (4:33.57) against UNLV and Air Force … Finished in fifth in the 1,000 free (9:01.90), sixth in the 1,650 free (15:10.47) and eighth in the 500 free (4:22.38) at the Ivy Championship Meet.

Before Harvard
Four-year swim team letterwinner at Gonzaga … Served as team captain senior year … First team All-Met 2015 … Second team All-Met 2014 … Earned the Gonzaga Rookie of the Year and MVP award … Helped Gonzaga win the National Catholic Swim Championships in 2011-12 … Metro champions 2011-13 … WMPSSCL champions for 2011-15 … National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member … First Honors Academic … Also enjoys golfing.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS