Dolphin of the Year

At the end of each season, the Devenger coaches designate two swimmers as winners of the Dolphin of the Year award. The award is given typically (but not always) to one female and one male swimmer.

The Dolphins of the Year for 2016 are Ethan Carpenter and Ian Rodgers.

Selection of the award winners is entirely at the discretion of the coaches, but there are some ideals that the Dolphin of the Year embodies that may be considered criteria for the award. Specifically, the Dolphin of the Year demonstrates:

  • Dedication to the team as shown by a general attitude of helpfulness and supportiveness, cheering for and encouraging teammates in a variety of ways
  • Reliability through perfect meet attendance and regular attendance at practices and special events
  • A positive attitude at practice, at meets and at all times when representing the team
  • Motivation to improve as shown by consistently working hard in practice
  • Dedication to the sport as shown in a variety of ways, including mentoring younger team members and being respectful towards opponents; also shown by commitment to year-round swimming
  • Outstanding performance through regular improvement of personal best times throughout the season

The Dolphin of the Year is a role model for other members of the team to emulate. Below is a roster of all previous Dolphins of the Year.


PREVIOUS DOLPHINS OF THE YEAR
2016
Ian Rodgers
Ethan Carpenter
2015
Ayden Law
Shawn White
2014
Shelby Anderson
Ryan Smith
2013
Zaven Cook
Cal Mulvaney
2012
Mary Kramer
Nathan Fowler
2011
Amanda Hurt
Ryan Merrill
2010
Tory Nelson
Max Stewart
2009
Milly Treu
Morgan Shaw
2008
Kathleen McCord
Alex Vallance
2007
Augusta Fox
Greg Morgan
2006
Emily Tyler
Scott Fogleman
2005
Alli Anderson
Matthew Golob
Auston Poynter
2004
Mary Lewis
Jonathan Lassiter
2003
Natalie Vajta
Thomas Valikonis
2002
Danielle Poynter
Tyler Peck
2001
Jocie Ashworth
Willie Hunt
2000
Daniel Golob
Jonathan Jackson
1999
Rachael Poynter
Hamilton Terrell
1998
Katie McInerney
Tim Moxie
1997
Marissa Morse
Stephen Dowd
1996
Megan Reed
Sean Reed
1995
Eva Clark
Travis Zucker
1994
Heather Ashworth
Brian Coker
1993
Kathleen Ashford
Jason Condrasky
1992
Amy Jordan
Drew Leventis
1991
Jennifer Kahn
Chris Ruehlmann
1990
Kelly Witowski
Ryan Williamson
1989
Kelly Davis
Bruce Rowland
1988
Kathleen Ashford
Chris Ruehlmann
1987
Sarah Lyons
Ross Durham
1986
Sherry Rhodes
Craig Semans