July 29, 2009
Eve Kinsella ('09) was named the most valuable player for the Boston University women's swimming team after a successful senior campaign that catapulted the Terriers to the top of the America East Conference with their first league championship in 14 years.
Kinsella, who graduates from BU as the individual school-record holder in the 200 IM and 200 free, claimed the top prize in the 200 IM at this year's America East Championship as she also broke the conference record in two minutes, 2.22 seconds. She touched the wall over two seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Later on in the weekend she finished second in the 100 free and third in the 200 free.
She was also a crucial component in 200-free relay that broke a school and conference record with a time of 1:33.94. As the last leg in the 400-free relay, she closed out the weekend with another record-breaking performance as the team shattered another mark with a time of 3:24.30.
At meet's end, she was honored with the Coaches Award - presented to an America East senior who collected the most points at the conference championships over a four-year period.