Devon Morris and Shintaro Noguchi Named 2011-12 Men's Swimming Co-MVPs
May 3, 2012
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As the 2011-12 season begins to wind down, the Fordham University Athletic Department held its 78th annual Block F Awards Dinner at the Villa Barone Manor on May 2nd to honor Fordham University's student-athletes for their accomplishments during the academic year.
Morris, a junior Business Administration major who was named a Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-American and to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team, also had a very successful junior campaign, becoming the Atlantic 10 Champion in the 50-yard freestyle event and setting the conference and school record at 20.28 seconds. He also earned Atlantic 10 Champion status with the 200 freestyle relay that won the event in a school record time of 1:21.68.
Morris earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors as well at this year's Atlantic 10 Championship, placing second in the 100 freestyle in a school-record time of 44.84 seconds, while grabbing sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.78 seconds.
Noguchi, a sophomore, was the Atlantic 10 champion in the 100-yard butterfly, winning the event in a school record time of 48.86 seconds. He broke the old mark of 49.52, set by Akira Kosugi in 1996. He also earned First Team All-A-10 honors on the 200-yard freestyle relay with Morris, setting school records in both events.
Noguchi also garnered Second Team All-Conference honors with a second place finish in the 200 butterfly and was a member of the 800 freestyle relay that placed sixth in a school record time of 6:48.83. The time broke of the oldest record on file for the men's team of 6:49.90, which was set back in 1976 by Devon Reiff, Frank May, Chuck Felice, and Larry Cichanowicz.