Hoosiers Add Connor Brisson to Diving Corps
Feb. 23, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University head diving coach Jeff Huber announced today that Greenwich (Conn.) High School's Connor Brisson has signed an offer of admission to dive for the Hoosiers this fall.
Brisson is a three-time Connecticut State Open Championships participant, finishing seventh as a freshman, second as a sophomore and third as a junior. In 2009 as a sophomore Brisson was the Connecticut Class LL diving champion and finished second at the meet his freshman and junior years.
"Connor was recruited by a number of top programs in the country and we are very lucky and excited to have him joining the Indiana diving program next fall," Huber said. "We have a young, talented, and dedicated men's team and adding Connor to that group next fall will give us the chance to have possibly the best men's diving team in the country. I am looking forward to working with Connor and helping him reach his greatest potential as a student-athlete."
A three-time All-American, Brisson is currently undefeated in his high school dual meet season and set an Exeter Academy pool record and Greenwich High School team record with a six-dive score of 364 points on the 1-meter springboard.
Brisson has helped lead Greenwich to three-straight Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference and Class LL championships, as well as a first-place finish at the Connecticut State Open Championship in 2009. From 2008-10 Indiana All-American Jon Hahnfeldt coached Brisson at Greenwich.
In 2009 Brisson was the AAU Diving National Champion for the 16-year-old age group on the 1-meter with 407.9 points and took second on the 3-meter (452.05). That same year he also won 1-meter and 3-meter titles at the YMCA National Championships for the 16-21 age group. In 2010 Brisson took 22nd on the 3-meter at the USA Diving Junior National Championships.
Brisson hails from an accomplished athletic family. His mother, Dr. Jo Hannafin, is an accomplished rower, winning a silver medal at the 1984 World Rowing Championships as a member of the lightweight double and is a three-time gold medalist at the U.S. National Rowing Championships. She has been team physician to the U.S. Rowing Team since 1994. His older brother Andrew is a swimmer at Alfred University, and sister Caitlin rows at Brown University.
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