Loyola College Scholarship Meet - The Thomas Murphy Invitational

Nov. 5, 2008

BALTIMORE - Loyola College's annual swim meet in memory of former Head Swim Coach Thomas Murphy will take place this Friday and Saturday. Murph, as many knew him, coached the Loyola Swim Team for over 25 years before becoming the assistant athletic director at the College. A mentor and friend, Murphy was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 1999.

The Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Scholarship Fund, therefore, was established in 1999 through the generosity of friends and family in memory of Tom Murphy (B.A. 1959 and M.Ed 1968). The scholarship was established to assist a student who is on the swimming and diving team and is to be awarded based upon their academic performance and financial need. The recipient is announced prior to the start of the final session.

Past winners of the award include:

2002 - Emily Dietrich
2003 - Chris Berger
2004 - Melissa Birkenmeier
2005 - Melissa Birkenmeier
2006 - Laura Hanlon
2007 - Patrick Hicks
2008 - Lindsay Comodore
2009 - Ozzy Torres
2010 - William Jackson