April 20, 2010
Brown Swimming and Diving Hosts End of Year Awards Banquet
Providence, RI - The annual Brown Swimming and Diving awards banquet was held at Hotel Providence on Saturday, April 17th. This was the first year that both the men's and women's teams were celebrated together in one banquet. The accomplishments of the past season were recognized along with ten individual award winners from 2009-10.
April 8, 2010
Winter Academic All-Ivy Honorees Announced
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
March 6, 2010
Brown Wraps Up Ivy Championships in Seventh Place
Princeton, N.J. - The Bears concluded the third and final day of the Ivy League Championships in seventh place overall, wracking up 699 points over the course of the competition. Princeton, the defending league champion, won handily with a total of 1552.5 points, more than 300 ahead of second place Harvard.
March 5, 2010
Bears in Seventh Heading into Final Day of Ivy League Championship
Princeton, N.J. - Brown wrapped up the second day of competition at the Ivy League Championships in Princeton on Friday evening, racking up a total of 505 points through 14 events. The defending champion Tigers continue to lead, with 1027.5 points heading into the final day.
March 4, 2010
Bears in Seventh After First Day of Ivy Championships
Princeton, N.J. - Brown wrapped up the first day of competition at the Ivy League Championship Meet in seventh place overall, racking up 142 points to lead the Dartmouth Big Green, which had 116. Princeton, the defending champion, leads the pack with 423.5 points, as the Tigers look to sweep the Ivy swimming championships.
February 25, 2010
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams Honored by CSCAA
Providence, R.I. - The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced that both the Brown men's and women's swimming and diving squads had earned recognition as Scholar All-American Teams for the 2009 fall semester. To attain this award, a team must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the semester.
February 6, 2010
Cornell Knocks Off Bears 166-134
In their final dual meet before beginning postseason action next month, the Brown men's swim team (3-8, 2-5 Ivy) traveled to Ithaca to take on the Cornell Big Red (6-2, 4-2 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon, losing a tough 166-134 decision on the road despite a terrific day by junior Ryan Kikuchi, who took first in the 500 and 1000 free and 200 IM. With the dual season complete, the Bears will now take nearly a month off from competition before returning for the Ivy League Championships at Princeton.
February 3, 2010
Yale Edges Bears at UMass Dartmouth by 137-161 Margin
Junior Conor Carlucci had a hand in three victories for the Bears on Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Bulldogs, as Yale came away with a 161-137 victory over Brown on the campus of UMass Dartmouth. Carlucci swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay, and added individual wins in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, but Yale's depth won the day for the visitors.
January 29, 2010
Brown Takes 168-138 Win Over Columbia
The Bears took to their adopted home pool in Lowell for the first time on Friday afternoon, and settled in quickly against Columbia, taking a decisive 168-138 win over the Lions. Junior Conor Carlucci (New York, N.Y.) led the way for Brown, winning three individual events to help propel Bruno to victory.
January 25, 2010
Like Mother, Like Son
When Brown swimming and diving captain JD Pinto 10 had friends over to his house when he was growing up, they all wanted to see one thing: his mothers Olympic gold medals. Pintos mother, Donna de Varona, was the world record holder in the 400 individual medley at just 13 years of age, but the event was not contested at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. She did, however, qualify for the U.S. squad as a relay alternate, becoming the youngest member of the U.S. team.
January 22, 2010
Bears Drop 127-116 Heartbreaker to Harvard
The Bears resumed their Ivy League schedule on Friday afternoon, dropping a hard fought 127-116 meet against a tough Harvard squad, as the action came down to the final two events. Junior Conor Carlucci (New York, NY) was the story of the day for the Bears, as his 49.90 in the 100 fly was the 10th-fastest time in Brown program history, and won the event by nearly a full second.
January 16, 2010
Bears Edged by Boston University
In their first meet since returning from winter training, the Bears dropped a tough meet to a strong Boston University squad, as the Terriers defended their home pool with a 175-123 victory. Ryan Kikuchi and John Hug led the charge for Brown, combining for three individual wins and two additional second place finishes.
January 5, 2010
Brown Drops Heartbreaker to Quakers 143-137
Penn barely held off a final event comeback bid by the Bears on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quakers held on for a 143-137 victory that came down to the final two events. The teams competed in North Miami, Florida, where they were training during the holiday break. Senior Tucker Wetmore (Weston, MA) led the way for Brown, winning three individual events and a relay in nearly leading the Bears to the upset.
December 7, 2009
Brown Swims to Fourth Place at Bucknell Invitational
The Brown men's swimming and diving squad placed fourth at the highly competitive Bucknell Invitational over the weekend, compiling 1025 points over the three-day event as a number of swimmers turned in impressive performances. In an exceptionally close meet, four teams were separated by just 106 points, ranging from La Salle's fourth with 1019.5 to Columbia's second at 1125.5.
November 22, 2009
Brown Earns Split With Dartmouth and Navy
The mens swim team split against a pair of tough foes on Saturday, falling to Navy in a close 152-143 decision and knocking off Dartmouth by an impressive 180.50-117.50 margin to even their record at 2-2 in the early going. Junior Ryan Kikuchi led the way for Bruno, taking a first and second in individual events, and swimming as part of a winning relay.
November 16, 2009
Bears Take Second in Opening Meet
The mens swim team kicked off the 2009-10 season over the weekend with a three-team meet at UConn, losing 175-124 to the host Huskies and knocking off Laval by an impressive 172-115 margin. The Bears saw a number of impressive individual performances though, including first place finishes in the 1000 freestyle and 200 IM by junior Ryan Kikuchi. Kikuchi was also part of the second place 200 medley relay, which finished just three seconds off of last seasons best time.
August 28, 2009
Swimming and Diving Announces Class of 2013
Head Coach Peter Brown recently announced the addition of 18 newcomers to the swimming and diving squads, with nine women and nine men set to join the Bears in 2009-2010. The impressive list includes two All-Americans, four members of All-State teams, and the Maine Swimmer of the Year.
August 20, 2009
Ricketts Named Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American
Former mens swimming standout Dan Ricketts (Baltimore, MD) has been named an Honorable Mention CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-American for the 2008-09 school year. Ricketts was won of 109 mens swimming student-athletes across the country to earn this honor and one of just eight from the Ivy League to be recognized as an Honorable Mentions Scholar All-American.