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Kelly O'Connor
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  03/07/2013

Kelly O'Connor
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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Swimmers Rider Athletes of Month

Kelly O'Connor and Julien Hensen of the swimming & diving teams were named the Rider Athletes of the Month for all competition in February.

O'Connor, a senior from Beverly, Mass. (Beverly) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships Swimmer of the Meet, winning three gold medals.

Hensen, a senior from Delafield, Wis. (Kettle Moraine), won three MAAC gold medals in relays and placed in the top eight in all of his individual events, leading the Broncs to the MAAC Team Championship.

Hensen swam on the MAAC record-setting 800 free relay as well as the winning 200 free relay and 400 free relay.

Hensen broke the Rider 200 breaststroke record, the oldest standing team record.

O'Connor won MAAC gold in the 200 individual medley, the 400 individual medley and the 200 butterfly, leading Rider to a team finish of second place.


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