Brown Women Add Eight Swimmers And One Diver

The Brown University Women’s Swimming and Diving program will welcome eight swimmers and one diver to the team this coming fall, as Head Coach Kate Kovenock begins her second season at the helm.

Below are brief biographies of each athlete.


Kendall Crawford

Greenwood Village, CO

Kent Denver School

University of Denver Hilltoppers


Top Times:

100 Breaststroke – 1:04.26

200 Breaststroke – 2:16.01

500 Freestyle – 4:59.01


Why did I choose Brown?  “Brown is such a wonderful school with an amazing team, fantastic coach, and state of the art athletic facilities. The world-class academics and tradition coupled with the up and coming swim program greatly influenced my decision.  From my first hour on campus during my recruiting trip, I knew that Brown was a truly special place.  Psyched to be part of the Brown community for the next four years!



Ally Donahue

Tampa, FL

University of Florida (transfer)

Greater Tampa Swimming Association


Top Times:

50 Freestyle – 23.60

100 Breaststroke – 1:01.97

200 Breaststroke – 2:21.16


Why did I choose Brown?Brown is one of the best universities in the country but with the unique flexibility of an open curriculum which will give me the chance to explore many different interests at the highest level, bringing me more balance between academics and athletics.  Not only will I be challenged in the classroom, I believe that Brown will help me grow into the best version of myself. Brown had a vibe that was so accepting and friendly, I felt at home. I know that just being around the other Brunonians will motivate me to be the best that I can be in all that I do. Coach Kovenock is unlike any coach I have ever met and I felt very connected to her from the first time I talked to her. With her help, I know I will reach my full potential, as will the rest of the team. I believe that Brown is on the rise and I want to be a part of the new era.


Jill Glasser

Jacksonville, FL

Bolles School


Top Scores:

1M Diving – 244.73 (6 Dives) / 315.85 (10 Dives) / 433.65 (11 Dives)

3M Diving – 345.80 (10 Dives)


Why did I choose Brown? I chose Brown not only for the university’s academic excellence, but because I fell in love with the coaches, the facility, and the team. I can’t wait to be in Providence this fall!  Go Bruno!”



Jackie Karpowicz

Wakefield, RI

South Kingstown High School

Shawmut Aquatic Club


Top Times:

100 Freestyle – 51.95

200 Freestyle – 1:53.18

100 Backstroke – 57.93

200 Backstroke – 2:03.55


Why did I choose Brown?I chose Brown because I fell in love with the campus on my recruiting trip and the swim team and coach made it feel like home. Brown’s incredible academics and world-class facilities are the perfect place for the next four years. The philosophy of the coaching staff, friendliness of the team, and high academic standards will help me grow as both an athlete and a person.”



Tatiana Prendella

Bernardsville, NJ

Bernards High School

Somerset Hills YMCA


Top Times:

100 Freestyle – 51.60

200 Freestyle – 1:50.44

500 Freestyle – 4:54.85

1000 Freestyle – 10:07.53

200 Backstroke – 2:04.49


Why did I choose Brown?  I chose Brown because it has a really positive and open-minded environment. I appreciate that Brown encourages hard academic work while recognizing that this is only one part of a learning community. I feel lucky that I was able to find and commit to a school that suits me academically while allowing me to further my swimming career with a supportive team and coach.



Charlotte Rosenberg

Chicago, IL

Latin School of Chicago

Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club


Top Times:

100 Freestyle – 51.77

200 Freestyle – 1:50.89

500 Freestyle – 4:57.52

100 Butterfly – 56.26

200 Butterfly – 2:05.75

200 IM – 2:04.84

400 IM – 4:28.27


Why did I choose Brown?   “I chose Brown because of the high standards it sets in academics and athletics.  As soon as I arrived on campus I knew it was where I wanted to go.  The combination of an incredible student body, new aquatic facilities, and great new coaches, sealed the deal.



Maddie Salesky

San Rafael, CA

Marin Pirates Swim Team

Marin Academy


Top Times:

50 Freestyle – 23.36

100 Freestyle – 50.87

200 Freestyle – 1:51.89


Why did I choose Brown?   “The combination of Brown University’s swim team, coaching staff, and academic curriculum was a perfect fit for me. I immediately felt at home on the Brown campus and with the Brown swim and dive team. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, so attending college in a completely different part of the country was really appealing. I am excited about Brown’s Open Curriculum, and can’t wait to study biology at Brown while exploring other interests.”



Emma Wittmer

Edina, MN

Edina High School

Aquajets Swim Team


Top Times:

50 Freestyle – 23.50

100 Freestyle – 51.41

200 Freestyle – 1:50.82

500 Freestyle – 5:03.66

100 Butterfly – 56.14

200 Butterfly – 2:05.34


Why did I choose Brown?  “I chose Brown because I felt it was the place where I could receive the best combination of academics and swimming.  After visiting campus, meeting the team and coaches, and sitting in on a few classes, I knew that Brown had the perfect atmosphere for me to thrive both academically and in the pool.



Tiffany Zhao

Beaverton, OR

Westview High School

Tualatin Hills Swim Club


Top Times:

50 Freestyle – 24.18

100 Freestyle – 52.57

100 Breaststroke – 1:03.67

200 Breaststroke – 2:18.95


Why did I choose Brown?  I chose Brown because it provides the perfect balance between athletics and academics. The team, coaching staff, and facilities create an environment in which I will be challenged to become a better swimmer. With the Open Curriculum, I can craft my own intellectual journey, attaining a high-tier education while satisfying my innate curiosities.”


Swimming news courtesy of Brown Swimming and Diving.

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6 years ago

This news report does not link to the IVY LEAGUE tab under COLLEGE

6 years ago

Go Charlotte Rosenberg!! So proud! What a champion!

6 years ago

Great job Kendall—your time drops are amazing. Can’t wait to see what you can do next year at Brown!

Bolles Swimmer
6 years ago

Go Jillian and go Brown!

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