Trivino, Morris Earn MAAC Weekly Swimming Honors

Jan. 19, 2010

EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland swimmers Courtney Trivino and Brennan Morris were named the Women's and Men's Swimmers of the Week by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference following their standout performances last week.

Trivino, a sophomore from Caldwell, N.J., won five events during the week in a pair of MAAC meets, taking first place in three races on Wednesday versus Siena and two on Saturday at Rider.

She was the big point-scorer for the Greyhounds against Siena, and every one counted. Loyola edged the Saints by a single point. Trivino won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.45 and then took the top spot in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.97). She concluded her afternoon with a victory in the 400-yard individual medley.

On Saturday at Rider, Trivino touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.67) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:29.24).

Morris, a freshman from Lutherville, Md., set three Coppola Pool records at Rider on Saturday and shattered a Loyola school record, leading the Greyhounds to a MAAC victory over the Broncs.

He knocked nearly 10 seconds off the previous school best in the 1,000-yard freestyle on Saturday, winning the event in 9:24.99. He set the record while swimming out front on his own, as the second-place finisher was over 37 seconds behind. Morris then won two more individual events, the 200-yard backstroke (1:50.65) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:54.66).

Morris' times in the 1,000 freestyle and the 200 backstroke - as well as his 500-yard cut time during the 1,000 freestyle - were Coppola Pool records. He also helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a victory.

The award is the third of the season for Morris and the fourth total for the Loyola men. Trivino's honor is her first of the 2009-2010 campaign and the second of her career.

Loyola is back in the pool on Saturday when it travels to Towson for a tri-meet against the host Tigers and James Madison at 1 p.m.