CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team earned 15 all-Ivy League honors, including 12 first-team accolades, the conference announced today. Kevin Tyrrell, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, meanwhile, was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.
Dean Farris captured first-team honors in three individual events (100 free, 200 free, 100 back) and an additional four in the relay races. The junior swam the anchor legs on the 200 and 800 free relays and the opening leg on the 200 and 400 medley relays.
Brennan Novak polished off his final Ivy campaign by also taking home a trio of first-team awards (500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free) and added two more accolades in the relays. The senior opened on the winning 800 free relay team and then anchored on the runner-up 400 free relay.
Raphael Marcoux collected five all-Ivy honors, with four coming in the relays. His first-team recognition came in the 50 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. The junior's lone second-team award came in the 400 free relay. Gures' honors list resembled Marcoux's with the lone exception being the individual event as the first-year won the 100 butterfly.
Harvard's other first-team honorees include Daniel Chang in the 200 and 400 medley relays, Grant Goddard in the 200 free relay and Mahlon Reihman in the 800 free relay. Reihman, meanwhile, was a second-team performer on the 400 free relay.
As for Tyrrell, the sixth-year head coach was named the league's coach of the year after guiding Harvard to its third straight Ivy League championship and fourth in the last six years. The back-to-back-to-back Ivy titles marks just the fourth time in school history in which the Crimson has captured at least three straight conference crowns.
All-Ivy League First Team
Dean Farris – 100-Yard Freestyle
Dean Farris – 200-Yard Freestyle
Dean Farris – 100-Yard Backstroke
Umitcan Gures – 100-Yard Butterfly
Raphael Marcoux – 50-Yard Freestyle
Brennan Novak – 500-Yard Freestyle
Brennan Novak – 1,000-Yard Freestyle
Brennan Novak – 1,650-Yard Freestyle
All-Ivy League Second Team
Daniel Tran – 200-Yard Backstroke
Jake Johnson – 200-Yard Butterfly
Ivy League Coach of the Year