Women’s Swimming’s Geyer Named Empire 8 Swimmer of the Year

4/4/2014

Junior Brittany Geyer of the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s swimming program was named the Empire 8 Swimmer of the Year, it was announced Thursday.

Geyer earned Co-Swimmer of the Year honors with Ithaca College freshman Grace Ayer.

Geyer qualified for Division III National Meet for the third time in three years, earning her eighth All-America honor in the process in addition to being tabbed honorable mention All-American in a different event.

Geyer’s All-America finish came when she placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.82. She touched 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.80) for her honorable mention All-America honor and took 24th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.68).

In late-February, Geyer was named the Swimmer of the Meet at the Empire 8 Championships as she led the Ducks to a second-place overall finish as Stevens earned more swimming points than any other school at the meet. Geyer won two individual events with NCAA B-cut times during the four-day meet, taking the 100-breaststroke (1:04.99) and 200-breaststroke (2:19.72), and placing second in the 400 individual-medley (4:33.58). 

“Brittany continues to set the standard for Stevens women’s swimming,” commented Head Coach Brad Thornton. “Her commitment in and out the season is what sets her apart from other swimmers, and why she is so deserving of this prestigious award. “

Geyer currently holds program-bests in the 100-breast (1:03.09), 200-breast (2:15.09), 200-IM (2:04.74) and 400-IM (4:24.02). She is also a member two record-holding relay teams.

Geyer has earned Empire 8 Swimmer of the Year honors three-straight years dating back to 2012 when she won the national title in the 200-yard breaststroke. A Duck has received the honor every year since 2011 when Laura Barito took home the honor after winning the 50-yard freestyle title at the national meet.