Kolwyck and Budzis named Triad Award Winners
Senior Kelsey Herbst breaks 27 year old 1,650 free record.
Pitt honors its 11 seniors in their final meet at Trees Pool
Freshman Jon Lierley set a school record in the 200 fly.
15 Panthers will compete in the finals on day three.
2012 - 2013: Placed third in the 1000 free, fourth in the 100 breast and fourth in the 500 free against St. Bonaventure...Swam in the 500 and 1000 freestyle as well as the 100 backstroke against Virginia...Placed fifth in the 1000 free, 200 breast and 100 breast against Cincinnati...Took part in the men's 1000 yard freestyle as well as the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke and 200 yard medley relay against Notre Dame...Advanced tothe championship final of the men's 400 IM at the Pitt Invitational as well as reaching the consolation final of the 100 yard breaststroke and 500 yard freestyle...Swam in the men's 100 and 500 yard freestyle races as well as placing fourth in both the 400 yard freestyle and 200 yard medley relays against West Virginia. Aided in the second place finish of both the 200 yard medley and 200 freestyle relay teams and placed third in the 200 IM at the Western PA Invitational.
2011 - 2012: Finished 10th in the 1,650 free at the Big East Championship...placed among the top 20 in the 400 IM and competed in the 500 free at the Big East Championship held at Trees Pool...took first in the 1,000 free and third in the 500 free against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...captured third in the 1000 free against West Virginia (Jan. 7)...placed third in the 1,000 free in Pitt's regular-season finale at Trees Pool (Feb. 4).
2010 - 2011: Qualified for the Big East Championship...placed among the League's top 25 in the 500 free...tallied Big East top-20 performance after winning the 1,000 free at the 2011 Senior Recognition meet...won his heat of the 1,650 free at the Frank Elm Invite and placed fourth overall ...finished second in the 1,000 free against St. Bonaventure.
2009-10: Earned his first-ever Big East Championship berth...named a Pitt Performer of the Meet after recording a season best in the 1,000 free against Notre Dame, finishing second...named the Most Improved Swimmer award at the season-ending banquet.
High School: Helped lead his high school team to four consecutive conference championships, including a ninth-place state finish in his junior and senior years...named a NISCA All-America in the 500 free and 400 free relay...was a NISCA Academic All-America...earned his first team all-conference honors...placed seventh in the 500 free, eighth with the 200 free relay and sixth with the 400 free relay at states his senior year...a member of the Mason Manta Rays for four years...club team won the Ohio Senior Meet his senior year...member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born January 24, 1991...son of Marty and Marie Kolwyck...has one brother, Justin...majoring in chemical engineering.
Pitt Swim & Dive Teams Dominate on Senior Day
Giordano, Sharp Sweep vs. Carnegie Mellon, Clarion
Swim and Dive Caps Regular Season at Home
Sharp Tabbed ACC Diver of the Week
Pitt Swimming and Diving Sweeps Denison
Swimming and Diving Continues Action vs. Denison