KEVIN CONWAY AWARD
This award is named for Kevin Conway ‘84. Kevin was both a swimmer and
a diver on the BC team. He competed in his sophomore year. At the end of the
year while celebrating the finish of exams at Rockport, he was swept off the
jetties into the ocean and drowned. An award was established to ‘honor’
Kevin. In establishing the award we did not want to make Kevin into something
he was not.
“After not swimming his freshman year, Kevin joined as a sophomore and competed in both swimming & diving. He did not get serious with his training until the latter part of the season. He finished up with a great meet at the Big East - personal best in all events. His plan developed for ‘next year’ - all the right things: weights, practices, and most important the Christmas Training Trip that he missed this season. Kevin never had a next year - promises unfulfilled. For the award we decided to reward what Kevin planned to do.”
To relate the award to Kevin the following criteria was established for the Kevin Conway Award:
1. The award will be made to members of the sophomore class - male and female.
2. Both swimmers and divers are eligible.
3. The coach chooses the recipients based on ‘promises fulfilled’. The swimmer or diver that made the most of what was available to him or her.
Kevin Conway was also a photographer. The plaque with the names of the winners
of this award bears one of the photos that Kevin took of the Gasson Tower. There
is also a series of photos of Boston College hung in the housing office that
were taken by Kevin.
Timothy Jordan '10 - Alpharetta, Georgia
Tim Jordan continues to show his worth to the Boston College Swim
Program. Tim is a tireless worker who continues to be one of the Eagles top
performers in both the breaststroke events and the individual medley –
at least the 200 IM as the 400 IM is on the docket for next season. I am impressed
with how Tim utilizes not only his God given talent but that he uses all that
the program offers to its maximum both in and out of the pool. One place this
stands out to me is how well he uses the video of meets to study how he swims
and to then use that information to work on improving.
His two years of success as a Boston College swimmer not only warrants his receiving the Kevin Conway Award, but makes me look forward to his continued contribution during the next two seasons at BC.
List of All Boston College Kevin Conway Award Winners