Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns 15 All-Ivy Awards; Tyrrell Captures Second Straight Coach-of-the-Year Award

Harvard earned 15 all-Ivy League honors, including 12 first-team accolades (Photo Courtesy: Derik Hamilton).
Harvard earned 15 all-Ivy League honors, including 12 first-team accolades (Photo Courtesy: Derik Hamilton).

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.

Rounding out the list of Crimson award-winners were Daniel Tran and Jake Johnson, who picked up second-team accolades in the 200 back and 200 fly, respectively. 

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

200-Yard Freestyle Relay (Raphael Marcoux, Umitcan Gures, Grant Goddard, Dean Farris)

800-Yard Freestyle Relay (Brennan Novak, Mahlon Reihman, Corban Rawls, Dean Farris)

200-Yard Medley Relay (Dean Farris, Daniel Chang, Umitcan Gures, Raphael Marcoux)

400-Yard Medley Relay (Dean Farris, Daniel Chang, Umitcan Gures, Raphael Marcoux)

All-Ivy League Second Team

Daniel Tran – 200-Yard Backstroke

Jake Johnson – 200-Yard Butterfly

400-Yard Freestyle Relay (Raphael Marcoux, Mahlon Reihman, Umitcan Gures, Brennan Novak)

Ivy League Coach of the Year

Kevin Tyrrell