2004 Award Winners
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
had a great
season as his team made it to the Frozen Four.
I am sure this greatly enhanced his memorabilia collection. How many new t-shirts? (For
all those Hawaiian relatives that keep
appearing here in
why I coach here at
it is a
pleasure to give this award to Holly who fulfills all the criteria of
and all I look for in a swimmer. She
wanted to be here at BC. She works hard
at succeeding academically. She is there
at the pool every single day – I never have to wonder where she is. She pushes herself at every practice. She races hard. And
best of all she smiles every day. Holly
Boucher is why I coach here at
The Kevin Conway Award - Past Winners
2001 Nick Riolo
2000 Steven Hunter
Scott Cornick Mill Creek, Washington