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Brennan Novak
Brennan Novak
Year: Senior
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
High School: Gonzaga College HS
Position: Freestyle
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior - 2018-19
All-American in the 500 free and 800 free relay ... NCAA Championships qualifier in the 200 free, 500 free and 1,650 free ... First-team all-Ivy League in the 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free and 800 free relay ... Second-team all-Ivy League in the 400 free relay ... Named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team ... Named the Phil Moriarty Co-High Point Swimmer of the Meet for the Ivy League Championships (Dean Farris) ... Swam the opening leg of the 800 free relay at the NCAA meet that set the school record (6:11.73) ... Took the opening leg on the 800 free relay at the Ivy League Championships that ranks as the No. 2 all-time performance in school history (6:15.38) ... Owned the team's top 500 free (4:13.44), 1,000 free (8:47.78), 1,650 free (14:46.60), all accomplished at the Ivy meet ... Had the team's No. 2 time in the 200 free (1:35.32 - Ivy League Championships) ... Swam the 50 free (21.83) and 100 free (46.96) at Bryant.

Junior - 2017-18
All-America honorable mention in 500 free, and 800 free relay ... Member of the 800 free relay team that broke the program record at NCAAs with a time of 6:16.68 ... Named the Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Meet for the Ivy League Championships (sharing the honor with teammate Dean Farris) ... First-team All-Ivy in the 500 free (4:13.34), 1,000 free (8:46.99), 1,650 free (14:46.17), and 800 free relay ... Broke two Harvard program records (500 free (4:16.51) and 800 free relay (6:16.68)) ... Broke two Princeton pool records (500 free and 1000 free) …  Won the 1000 free against No. 10 Arizona State with a time of 9:03.25... Finished first in the 500 free at Columbia (Nov. 17) with a time of 4:24.4... Garnered a pair of first place finishes in the 200 free against Penn (Jan. 13) and against Cornell and Dartmouth (Nov. 11). 

Sophomore - 2016-17
Earned honorable mention All-America at NCAA Championships as first leg of 800 free relay team … Also competed in the 500 and 1,650 free events at NCAAs … First team All-Ivy in the 500 free and 800 free relay, second team in the 1,000 and 1,650 free … Runner-up in the 500 free, third in the 1,650 free and sixth in the 200 free versus Yale … Won the 200 free (1:39.14) and placed second in the 100 free against Boston College … Captured the top spot in the 1,000 free (9:13.09) and was second in the 500 free versus Brown and Penn … Won the 1,000 free (9:29.11) and finished third in the 500 free against Denver and Utah … Fourth in the 200 free at BYU … Victorious in the 1,000 free (9:11.96) and third in the 500 against Columbia.

Freshman - 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Finished third in the 200 free in 1:41.02 and second in the 500 free in 4:36.03 at tri-meet with Cornell and Dartmouth … Claimed second in the 1,000 free versus Columbia in 9:16.96 … Took 27th place in the Texas Invitational in the 500 free (4:29.65) which included a 26th place finish in the 200 free (1:38.49) … Ended up with 16th position in the 1650 free (15:41.74) to finish the Texas Invitational ... Placed third in the 1000 free (9:20.16) against conference rivals Brown and Penn with a 4:33.95 performance creating a third place finish in the 500 free ... Bested the field in the 200 free (1:39.07) and finished second in the 500 free (4:33.57) against UNLV and Air Force … Finished in fifth in the 1,000 free (9:01.90), sixth in the 1,650 free (15:10.47) and eighth in the 500 free (4:22.38) at the Ivy Championship Meet.

Before Harvard
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.

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