Swimming & Diving Celebrates 2016-2017 Success

GW capped Colonials Weekend on Saturday with two wins over Boston College.
Oct. 23, 2017

George Washington swimming & diving stayed busy on Colonials Weekend, celebrating the past, present and future of the program.

The festivities began Friday afternoon with the GW women dropping a 156-144 decision to Marshall at Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The Colonials claimed eight of 16 events with Emily Zhang a double winner.

On Friday evening, GW held its annual awards banquet in the Colonials Club. Members of last season's Atlantic 10 men's title-winning squad received their championship rings.

A-10 Championship rings? ✔️

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At the banquet, the Colonials also handed out hardware recognizing their top student-athletes from a breakout season.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners:

Women's MVP: Abigail Fusco (Other Nominees: Jackie Torrez, Emily Zhang)
Men's MVP: Andrea Bolognesi (Other Nominees: Moritz Fath, Gustav Hokfelt)

Women's Diver of the Year: Miranda Simon (Other Nominees: Iman Lee, Gillian Chowske)
Men's Diver of the Year: Jake Ortiz

Women's Newcomer of the Year: Torrez (Other nominees: Gemma Atherley, Sydney Melnick)
Men's Newcomer of the Year: Fath (Other nominees: Max Forstenhaeusler, Emils Pone)

Women's Community Service Award: Lee (Other nominees: Hannah Kopydlowski, Lynn Zhang)
Men's Community Service Award: Ben Fitch (Other nominees: Clarke Indek, Pone)

Women's Most Improved Award: E. Zhang (Other nominees: Fusco, Isobel Walker)
Men's Most Improved Award: Hokfelt (Other nominees: Ortiz, Nicolas Reeves)

Women's Academic Excellence Award: Alli Lapps (Other nominees: Kopydlowski, Simon)
Men's Academic Excellence Award: Reeves (Other nominees: Fitch, Pone)

Women's Colonial of the Year: Lee (Other nominees: Fusco, E. Zhang)
Men's Colonial of the Year: Bolognesi (Other nominees: Pone, Reeves)

Before Saturday's meet against Boston College, GW unveiled new banners at its home pool recognizing the program's A-10 championship and NCAA appearances.

To cap a great weekend, both our men and women picked up wins over Boston College. The women won 15 of 16 events to beat the Eagles, 181-119. Jake Ortiz and Peter Nachtwey both set diving records to help the men to a 185-115 victory.

Check out a photo gallery of the action here.

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