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Morris Earns Second Weekly Award After Recording NCAA Qualifying Time

Dec. 8, 2009

EDISON, N.J. - After making school history Saturday, freshman Brennan Morris garnered his second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week award, as announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Morris dominated Loyola's H2ounds Invitational at the Mangione Aquatic Center Saturday, becoming the first swimmer from Loyola to record an NCAA Championship `B' qualifying time with his win in the 400-yard individual medley. The local product out of Lutherville recorded a time of 3:55.14 to break the previous school record of 3:56.96 that he set earlier this season. His time ranks ninth in NCAA Division I this season, according to CollegeSwimming.com.

Morris set another school record in the 200 backstroke and swam the second-fastest time in school history in the 500 freestyle.

Overall, Morris won three individual events at the meet and helped the Loyola men to a second place finish behind Delaware.

Morris, a member of the 2009 U.S. World Championships Team, was previously named MAAC Swimmer of the Week November 10, after recording several victories at the Thomas Murphy Invitational in Baltimore.

This is the third weekly award for a Greyhound swimmer this season, as Brad Reeser earned the award November 3.