Splash on the AirwavesGAMBIER, Ohio (February 13, 2004)
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Kenyon's swimming glory lit up the nation's televisions on Monday, February 9, by way of Cold Pizza, ESPN2's lively morning show about sports, pop culture,and lifestyle trends. Monday's show featured an interview with legendary swim coach Jim Steen and one of his top swimmers, senior Marc Courtney-Brooks.
Cold Pizza airs live from New York City every weekday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., Eastern time.
Steen and Courtney-Brooks talked about Kenyon's "Drive for 25"--the quest by the men's swimming team for their 25th consecutive national championship. The Lords have won every National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III national title since 1980, making it the most successful program in the history of the NCAA, including all sports and all divisions.
Steen, Kenyon's head swimming coach since 1976, has directed the men's team to 22 of its 24 championships. The women's team has been almost as successful, winning 19 of the last 20 NCAA national titles, and Steen has coached the Ladies for 17 of those wins. Courtney-Brooks, from Columbus, Ohio, was named NCAA Division III Swimmer of the Year in both 2002 and 2003. He holds Division III national records in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, as well as several Kenyon records.
This year's Division III championship meet for the men takes place on March 18-20 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Missouri. A crowd of Kenyon swimming alumni will be on hand to cheer for the Lords. The St. Peters facility will also be the site for the women's championship meet, on March 11-13.