May 28, 2008

Swimmers Recognized at Year-End Banquet

May 28, 2008

The Brown men's swimming and diving team celebrated the conclusion of the 2007-2008 season and handed out five awards, the Joseph Watmough Most Valuable Swimmer Award, the Thomas R. Temple Award, the Ken Miller Scholar-Athlete Award, the Win Wilson Service Award, and the David Sias Outstanding Diver Award to deserving members of the team.

The Joseph Watmough Most Valuable Swimmer Award is named to honor Joseph Watmough, Brown Swimming Coach from 1943-1972, and is given to a member of the men's swimming and diving team who has made outstanding contributions toward the team's effort throughout the entire season. Consistent high-level performances in pressure situations, in both dual meets and championship competition, should be taken into consideration. The coaching staff and swimmers vote to determine the recipient of this prestigious award. The 2008 recipient was junior Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD).

The Thomas R. Temple Award is given to a member of the men's swimming and diving team who has demonstrated the qualities of dedication, personal self-improvement, and sportsmanship. There will always be student athletes at Brown who supplement their skill limitations with determination and hard work and thus earn the respect of their contemporaries. The coaching staff votes to determine the recipient of this prestigious award. The 2008 recipient was senior Brian Kelly (Weston, MA), who also earned the Ken Miller Scholar-Athlete Award, given to a member of the men's swimming and diving team who, through dedication in the classroom and in the pool, exemplifies the true meaning of a scholar-athlete.

The Win Wilson Service Award is given to a member of the men's swimming and diving team who exemplifies unselfishness through commitment and hard work in the pool, in the community, and for the team. The 2008 recipient is senior Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA). The David Sias Outstanding Diver Award went to freshman Jonathan Speed (Jupiter, FL)

Brown also recognized its varsity letterwinners for the season in four different levels; First letter, two-time letterwinner, three-time letterwinner, and four-time letterwinner. Volosin earned a letter for the fourth season, while junior Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), senior Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), Kelly, and Ricketts each earned their third letter. Sophomores CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) and Trent Huxley (Bellevue, WA) both earned a second letter, while seniors Grant Garcia (Mercer Island, WA) and Rob Glenn (Haddonfield, NJ), juniors Arkady Rasin (Brookline, MA) and Benjamin Zlotoff (Woodbridge, CT), sophomore Tucker Wetmore (Weston, MA), and freshmen John Bailey (Meadville, PA), Conor Carlucci (New City, NY), Ryunosuke Kikuchi (Temecula, CA), and Speed all earned their first letters.