Morris Named MAAC Men's Swimmer Of The Week

Nov. 2, 2010

EDISON, N.J. - For the second time in three weeks, Loyola University Maryland sophomore Brennan Morris was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced today.

On Saturday, Morris won a pair of individual events to help the Greyhounds defeat Seton Hall, Drexel and Lafayette.

He swam a time of 9:21.53 in the 1,000-yard freestyle to win the event by almost 28 seconds ahead of Drexel's Austin Acheson. Morris' time was the second fastest in Loyola history, just off his school and MAAC record set last year.

Morris then clocked a time of 1:52.16 in the 200-yard backstroke to win the event by more than two seconds.

Two weeks ago, Morris earned the award after the Greyhounds opened the season against George Mason and the U.S. Naval Academy.

A 2010 Mid-Major All-American and the reigning MAAC Men's Swimmer of the Year, Morris has now earned five league swimmer of the week honors in his brief career.

Loyola returns to the pool this weekend when it hosts the men and women from Johns Hopkins and the women of Richmond and St. Francis (Pa.) in the Thomas Murphy Invitational, Friday and Saturday.