Sixteen student-athletes were inducted at a celebratory dinner on April 5.
Katherine Ainley and Helen Smith will serve as co-captains for the women's program; Zachary Begnaud and Kurt Grunder will assume leadership roles for the men's program.
Sophomore Katie Fallon earns Luciani Award
The men’s team takes first place, while Katie Fallon sets three school records.
Ninety-seven Friar student-athletes earned their varsity jackets.
As a Junior: Was a member of the 200scm freestyle relay that placed fifth with a time of 1:46.56 at Iona on Oct. 10th…Placed fifth in the 100y butterfly (56.27) at Bryant University on Oct. 23rd…Was a member of the 200y medley relay that placed sixth with a time of 1:42.9 vs. U.S. Coast Guard Academy & Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Nov. 14th…At the Harold Anderson Invitational on Nov. 20, Grunder placed ninth in the 200y IM (2:01.08), fourth in the 400y IM (4:20.60), and was a member of the 400y medley relay that placed fourth with a time of 3:34.08…Placed fifth in both the 100scm butterfly (1:02.6) and the 200scm IM (2:19.7), and was a member of the 200scm medley relay that placed fourth with a time of 1:53.3 vs. Connecticut College on Jan.18th…Placed fourth in the 400scm IM (5:04.8) and was a member of the 400scm medley relay that placed fifth with a time of 4:07.6 vs. Boston College on Jan.29th…Placed seventh in the 100scm breaststroke (1:12.56) vs. Maine on Jan. 30th…Placed sixth in the 100y backstroke (56.46) at Georgetown on Feb. 13th…Qualified in the BIG EAST Championships in the 200y IM, 200y breaststroke and 400y IM…Competed in the BIG EAST Finals in the 200y breaststroke, placing fourteenth with a time of 2:12.4 on Feb.24th.
Before Providence: Earned five varsity letters for swimming at Chenango Valley High School ... Served as team captain his senior year ... Member of the Chenango Valley Swim Club for 10 years ... Five time recipient of All-Star Sports Award ... Press & Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Week (February 2011) ... All-Division & All-Conference Team Member (2009-2013) ... Helped Chenango Valley High School Men's swimming team capture their first undefeated season and become East Conference Division Champions in 2012-2013 ... National Honor Society Member ... Earned High Honor Roll with Distinction for four years ... Chenango Valley Swim Club coach.
Personal: Born April 09, 1995 ... Son of Peter and Gretchen Grunder ... Has one brother, Karl ... French and Physics major.
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