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.
After first day at BIG EAST Championships the Friar women are in second, men are in fifth.
Katie Fallon takes three first place finishes in the Friars’ loss to the Pirates.
The Friars’ men and women both lose to Bryant, 163-94 and 151-111.
Ninety-seven Friar student-athletes earned their varsity jackets.
As a Junior: Placed first in the 400scm freestyle (4:14.80) and third in the 800scm freestyle (8:55.88) vs. Seton Hall University on Oct. 3rd… Placed second in the 1000y freestyle (10:02.43) at the New England Catholic Invitational on Oct. 17th… Placed first in the 200scm IM (2:15.86) vs. Seton Hall University on Oct. 31st… Placed first in the 500y freestyle (4:39.83), second in both the 200y freestyle (1:44.30) and 1650y freestyle(16:27.70), and was a member of the 400y freestyle relay that placed third with a time of 3:12.66 at the Harold Anderson Invitational on November 20th… Was a member of the 200scm medley relay that placed third with a time of 1:53.1 and a member of the 200scm freestyle relay that placed third with a time of 1:41.0 vs. Connecticut College on Jan. 18th… Was a member of the 400scm medley relay that placed third with a time of 4:06.4 vs. Boston College on Jan. 29th…Placed second in the 200scm freestyle (2:00.59) vs. Maine on Jan.30th… Placed second in the 100y freestyle (50.37) at Georgetown on Feb. 13th…Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 200y freestyle, 500y freestyle, 1650y freestyle, and was a member of the 400y freestyle relay and 800y freestyle relay…Competed in the BIG EAST Finals in the 500y freestyle, placing twelfth with a time of 4:42.9, and in the 1650y freestyle, placing ninth with a time of 16:28.7. Begnaud was also a member of the 400y freestyle relay that placed fifth with a time of 3:12.1 and the 800y freestyle relay that placed fifth with a time of 6:59.1 at the BIG EAST Finals.
Before Providence: Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Natchitoches Central High School ... Captain for one year (2012-13) ... State High School Champion in 100 yard backstroke, 500 yard freestyle, and 200 yard IM ... Central Louisiana Outstanding Male Swimmer in both 2012 and 2011 ... Natchitoches Central High School Outstanding Male Swimmer in 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 ... Earned Captain's Award in 2011 ... All-State Louisiana Swimming Short Course (2012) and Long Course (2011) Champion ... Assisted team in earning Louisiana High School Athletic Division 2 Swimming Championships in 2012 and 2011, and 2012 Red River Swim Conference Championships ... Member of the National Honors Society ... Recipient of Mayor's Award for Service and Leadership (2013).
Personal: Born March 1, 1995 ... Son of Mark and Susan Begnaud ... Marketing Major.
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