Coach Babin Named Men's GNAC Coach of the Year; Two Eagles on Sportsmanship Team

Coach Babin Named Men's GNAC Coach of the Year; Two Eagles on Sportsmanship Team

WINTHROP, Mass. -  The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to unveil its 2020 GNAC Swimming & Diving major award winners, as announced by the league office on Monday. The top-three finishers from each championship event back in early February automatically received All-Conference recognition.

Longtime Husson University head coach Butch Babin was selected for his first time by his peers as the GNAC Men's Coach of the Year as he guided the Eagles to a runner-up finish with 192 points at the GNAC Championship.

Both Abbie Howe and Steven Johnston were named to the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team for the Eagles.

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WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Megan Duffy, Norwich
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Jacob Wyse, St. Joseph (CT)
WOMEN'S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Nicole Ansley, Norwich
MEN'S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Robert Wood, Regis
WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR – Mindy Williams, Simmons
MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR –
 Butch Babin, Husson
WOMEN'S INSTITUTIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD –
 St. Joseph (Conn.)
MEN'S INSTITUTIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD –
 St. Joseph (Conn.)

ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM
Joselyn Streeto, Albertus Magnus
Kelsey Brown & Tim Gablosky, Colby-Sawyer
Sarah Cotto & Ryan Nodell, Elms
Abbie Howe & Steven Johnston, Husson
Keely Purington & Jack Brennan, Norwich
Thalia Bowie & Grant Kollien, Regis
Mackenzie Stotler & Jack Monroe, St. Joseph (Conn.)    
Madison Mills & Joe Nichols, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Olivia Walz, Simmons