April 29, 2010
WASHINGTON - Greetings on behalf of H2OYAS, the Georgetown swimming & diving support club. Spring has arrived, and that means Georgetown swimming & diving has just finished another record-setting season. The team's accomplishments this season were substantial:
Sent a record 43 swimmers and divers to the 2010 BIG EAST Championships
Placed 7 swimmers in the top 16 in their individual events at the 2010 BIG EAST Championships
Women's team recorded its best dual-meet record in school history at 10-2
Men's team broke five school records, Women's team broke 9 school records
Sent two divers to NCAA Zone Championships
Not only did the team set records in the pool, they also had yet another banner year outside of the pool: both the Men's and Women's Team achieved CSCAA Academic All-American status in Fall 2009--for 33rd consecutive semester. This continues a proud tradition at Georgetown of not just athletic excellence, but academic excellence as well. Our H2OYA swimmers and divers epitomize what it means to be a "student-athlete," and we congratulate them on their outstanding achievements this season. The Georgetown swimming & diving coaching staff, including Head Coach Steve Cartwright, Assistant Coach Josh Wegrzyn, Diving Coach Emily Richmond and Volunteer Assistant Coach Norman Wright, also deserve our praise for helping achieve these outstanding results.
Last year was also the 60th Anniversary of swimming & diving at Georgetown. Over 80 alums spanning more than five decades came back to the Hilltop to celebrate what it means to be an H2OYA, and reaffirm their commitment to make sure future generations enjoy the same great opportunity to swim and dive at Georgetown that they experienced.
The 60th Anniversary Weekend, coupled with donations from alumni, parents, and friends of the program, brought in over $83,000 last year in support of our current swimmers and divers - also an H2OYAS record. A number of very generous donations also allowed Georgetown swimming and diving to purchase and install a new scoreboard at Yates so that the Team can continue to host dual-meets at Georgetown. Thank you to all of our loyal donors for your support last year.
For this fiscal year, we have an aggressive goal of $85,000. The University is looking to the athletic support clubs this year more than ever to help them cover the increasing costs of participating in 29 sports. Your support will directly fund almost one third of the team's total operating budget, help make the Georgetown swimming & diving experience possible for next year's student-athletes, and allow the program to reach even greater heights in the future.
We hope that you will continue your commitment to Georgetown swimming & diving and consider making a donation to the program before June 30, 2010, the end of the current fiscal year. To make a donation, please visit www.guhoyas.com/hoyasunlimited/ or contact the Hoyas Unlimited staff at (202) 687-7159.
Your H2OYAS Co-Presidents:
T.C. Roberge (C `96, L `99) Kevin Feder (F `02, L '07)