Harvard men's swimming welcomes 10 freshmen to the class of 2019 (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team announced the addition of 10 newcomers for the 2015-16 season. A total of six states, Washington, D.C. and China comprise the hometowns of the class of 2019.
Harvard's rookies join a team that has gone 17-2 over the last two seasons and won the Ivy League Championships in 2013-14. Last season, the Crimson posted a 9-0 dual mark and finished as the runner-up at the conference championships.
Alan Lam | Freestyle/Breaststroke | Hong Kong, China | Deerfield Academy
Earned four varsity letters in swimming and three in water polo at Deerfield Academy … Served as the swim team captain in 2014-15 … Three-time NISCA Swimming All-America … Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America … Recipient of Deerfield's Noel J. Stace Challenge Cup … 2015 New England champion in 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay … 2015 runner-up in 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke … 2013 and 2015 New England Prep School swimming and diving team champion … Holds two school records … Also swam for the Terrapins Swim Team and Bernal's Gator Swim Club … National AP Scholar with Distinction … High Honor Roll 2012-15.
Schuyler Bailar | Breaststroke | Washington, D.C. | Georgetown Day School
Member of the varsity swim team for three years at Georgetown Day School … Two-time team captain … All-America in the 100 breaststroke in 2013 and 2014 … Academic All-America in 2013 … Three-time Georgetown Day Swimming MVP … Washington Post All-Met second team in 2014 and honorable mention in 2013 … Metropolitan Swim Championships breaststroke champ in 2013 and 2014 … Holds numerous Georgetown Day records … Also swam for the Nation's Capital Swim Club … Member of the NCAP national age group record 400 medley at 2013 USA Winter Nationals.
Grant Goddard | Freestyle/Backstroke | Cabin John, Md. | Georgetown Prep
Lettered for four years in swimming at Georgetown Prep … Gazette Swimmer of the Year 2015 … Four-time first team All-Gazette … Three-time first team All-Met … NICSA All-America selection … Scholastic All-America in 2014 and 2015 … Won the Metros team title in 2014 and 2015 … Also swam for the Nation's Capital Swim Club.
Logan Houck | Freestyle | Las Vegas, Nev. | Palo Verde
Four-year letterwinner in swimming at Palo Verde … Member of the national junior team as a junior and senior … Attended the national select camp at the Olympic training center as a sophomore and senior … National Age Group Award for first-place finish in the 800 freestyle and 1500 freestyle for three years … Sunset Region Swimmer of the Year sophomore year … Division 1 Swimming State Palo Verde Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Three-time Nevada All-State Academic Team … Scholastic All-American … Member of the Junior Pan Pacific championship team in the 10K open water national championship … Competed at the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships in the 5K … Helped Palo Verde extend its regional championship streak to 14 years … Sunset Region record holder in the 500-yard freestyle … Participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership program … Was a student government representative … Founded the volunteer organization Kehillah Club, which helps communities address issues in their area … Co-founded the Growing Up Green organization to teach children about sustainability.
Sebastian Lutz | Sprint Freestyle | Basking Ridge, N.J. | The Pingry School/The Peck School
Member of the varsity swimming team for four years and member of the water polo team for two years … Eight-time high school All-American at Pingry … Two-time New Jersey state champion in the 50 freestyle … YMCA national champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle in 2015 … 2016 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 50 freestyle … National Independent School record holder in the 50-meter short course freestyle … Pingry won four state title during his tenure and has won eight straight in total … 2015 Somerset County Scholar-Athlete Award … National Merit Commendation … 2014 Scholastic All-American … Four-time honor roll … Three-year volunteer at Saturdays in Motion … Wrote scientific research paper in The Journal of Infection and Drug Resistence, Clayworking Art Award at Pingry …. Won Juried Art Contest at Morristown Museum.
Luke Martinez | Diving | San Antonio, Texas | International School of the Americas
Competed on the dive team for four years at International School of Americas … High school All-America for two years … 2014-15 NEISD Diver of the Year … 2014-15 district champion … Also dove for San Antonio Divers for six years, competing on the national team for five … National Hispanic Merit Scholar … National Honor Society member … AP Scholar … Eagle Scout.
Brennan Novak | Freestyle | Potomac, Md. | Gonzaga College High School
Four-year swim team letterwinner at Gonzaga … Served as team captain senior year … First team All-Met 2015 … Second team All-Met 2014 … Earned the Gonzaga Rookie of the Year and MVP award … Helped Gonzaga win the National Catholic Swim Championships in 2011-12 … Metro champions 2011-13 … WMPSSCL champions for 2011-15 … National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member … First Honors Academic … Also enjoys golfing.
Gavin Springer | Freestyle | Chevy Chase, Md. | Sidwell Friends School
Awarded four varsity letters in swimming at Sidwell Friends … 2016 Olympic Trails qualifier in the 1500 freestyle … Member of the NCSA All-Star Team … Five-time NISCA High School All-America (2012-13 – 500 freestyle, 2013-14 – 200 and 500 free, 2014-15 – 200 and 500 free) … 2013-14 Washington Post first team All-Met … 2012-13 and 2014-15 All-Met second team … 2011-12 honorable mention All-Met … Three-time WMPSSDL All-League selection … Potomac Valley Short Course Distance Swimmer of the Year in 2012-13 … 2013 USA Swimming National Select Camp attendee … Placed 21st in the 1650 freestyle and 16th in the 500 free at the 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships … Placed 37th in the 1500 freestyle and 40th in the 800 free at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships … Three-time Sidwell Friends School Award winner … Four-time Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar-Athlete Award winner … USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team in 2013-14 … Also swam for the Nation's Capital Swim Club … Volunteered at the Rosemount Center and Bethesda YMCA … Grandfather, James Springer, attended Harvard College and law school; Aunt Cassie Springer attended the College; Aunt Maryann Thompson is a graduate and current professor in the Graduate School of Design.
Daniel Tran | Backstroke | Irvine, Calif. | University High School
Competed on the varsity swim team all four years at University High School … Received the All-American Award as a sophomore and junior in the 100 backstroke, while also earning the honor his junior season in the 200 individual medley and 200 medley relay … All-county swimmer as a sophomore and junior … Team record holder in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay … University finished first at the Pacific Coast League Championships three straight years … University claimed first at the CIF-SS his junior season where he finished third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 back … Sophomore year, University finished fourth at CIF-SS and Tran was the runner-up in the 100 back … Also swam for the Aquazot Swim Club … National Merit Finalist … Presidential Scholar candidate … AP Scholar with Distinction … Volunteer at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach … Sister, Annie, swims for Penn.
Justin Wu | Butterfly/Freestyle | Norman, Okla. | Norman North
Four-time letterwinner on the swim team at Norman North … Three-time Oklahoma Swimmer of the Year (2012-15) … Oklahoma Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014-15 … Jim Thorpe Player of the Year for swimming in 2014-15 … Seven-time individual high school All-American … 12-time Oklahoma state champion … Four state records … Eight school records … 22 Oklahoma age group state records … Five-time Region VIII Sectional champion … Led Norman North to three-straight team state titles including the first in school history in 2012-13 … Also swam for the Sooner Swim Club … Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … AP Scholar with Distinction … 2013 National Chemistry Olympiad State Honorable Mention … 2014 R. Daryl Fisher Writing Contest prize winner … Youth council member for city of Norman … Valedictorian … Interned at office of U.S. senator James Lankford.