Award Winners - 2007

MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER AWARD

This Award has been around since the first season back in 1973. The winner is determined by votes by the team members and the criteria is “who do you feel was most valuable to the team in 2007.”


Caroline Byron ’09– Dallas, Pennsylvania

Caroline Byron

Caroline Byron ’09 – Dallas, Pennsylvania

Caroline informed me at one point during the season that this was officially her best season of swimming ever. Of course she then definitively explained to me “why”. I don’t actually remember the criteria but I do know that I am certainly impressed with the final results. I don’t mean necessarily the three new school records – the 100 freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay – what impresses me is how much she loves to race. I watch her compete and see just how much she wants to be the first to the wall – be it the 50, the 500 or something like an IM. As a person who has always loved competing, I am always impressed with how aware she is of the race in the pool. With her focus being on the race rather than the time, it seems like she is seldom disappointed because the effort is always there. In a season where the women’s team had so many meets come down to the final two events (four relay wins and three others decided with the IM), having a swimmer like Caroline helped us to an excellent dual meet season. She was chosen as either the Outstanding Performer or Outstanding Performance in eight of our fourteen dual meets. CBy was also chosen as our Outstanding Performer at both the Terrier Invitational and the ACC Championship.
Caroline also added a little levity by showing up at the Rhode Island meet as Baldwin. She brings more than fast swims to both the team and to Boston College. She is at BC to be a student-athlete and she succeeds on both halves of the equation. She also wants to enjoy all that the school and the environment offers – she, like her sister before her, is perfect for this program. So congratulations on the 51.40 school record in the 100 freestyle and the impressive 1:51.78 in the 200 freestyle. Also congrats in joining with Kim, Kelly and Libby for the new 800 freestyle record. It was a great year with some excellent performances. Now I can’t wait until some time next season when you once again inform me that, “This is now officially my best season ever”. Congratulations and thanks.

 

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