Boston College Swimming & Diving -  2007


Chris Wilson-Byrne Awarded an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship


Joins Liz Byron ’06 for Second Winner in Two Years for Eagles Swimming & Diving


Christopher Wilson-Byrne ’07, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, was named today as a recipient of an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship.  The NCAA took a look at Chris’s academic record and his athletic achievements and determined that that combination warrants the award.  Chris has been an exceptional student all four years at Boston College.  Chris is a member of  Boston Colleges Presidential Scholars Program.  He has excelled in that very demanding program.  Chris has been an eight time recipient of the BC Swimming and Diving’s James J Kane Award for Academic Excellence.  This means his semester GPA has been in the top five on the team every semester that Chris has been at the Heights.

However Chris did not win this award on just his academics.  While at BC Chris has won three of the swim programs awards (besides the Kane Award).  In his freshman season, Chris won the Mary Pawlak Award – Coaches Award.  In his second year he was given the Kevin Conway Award – for the Outstanding Sophomore.  This recognized a year in which Chris showed exceptional improvement.  Chris topped all of that here in his senior year when he was chosen a winner of the BC Swimming & Diving’s Most Valuable Performer.  In his senior year Chris lead the team in individual first place finishes – despite only two events per meet (while swimmers have three events).  Chris broke a twenty-one year old school record in the one meter diving – dual meet standard.  The old mark was set by Geoff Geis ’86 during his senior year over two decades ago.  Chris graduates as one of the top two divers to ever represent Boston College.

This is the second year in a row that the Eagle’s Swimming & Diving Program has had an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship recipient.  Last year, Elizabeth Byron ’06 was awarded the same.  Liz also was a team MVP.  She won a few other awards also.  Like Chris she was an eight time winner of the James J Kane Award for Academics.  She was a two time MVP and also a three time winner of the HM Groden Award for Outstanding Performance of the season (2005, 2004 and 2003).  Liz who came to BC from Dallas, Pennsylvania has spent this year at the University of Texas working on her graduate degree





Christopher Wilson-Byrne ’07 – Wellesley, Massachusetts



Elizabeth Byron ’07 – Dallas, Pennsylvania