Happy But Never Satisfied: Balancing Academics and Athletics (Video)

Dan Creighton, a senior from Geneva, Ill., was the Boston College team captain for the 2017-18 season. He ranks as the program’s third fastest all-time performer in the 100 (49.72) and 200 yard backstroke (1:48.80), and owns the eighth fastest swim in the 200 yard butterfly (1:52.70).

Dan is a Boston College presidential scholar, a four-time recipient of the athletic director’s award for academic achievement, an ACC postgraduate scholarship recipient, and a two-time Boston College scholar-athlete of the year.

The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

Courtesy of Boston College Athletics. Video courtesy of John Walsh, Boston College Office of University Communications.

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Parent of Student Athlete
2 years ago

Wow that video was emotional to watch! So appreciative to all of the wonderful coaches and
educators. Thank you for all that you do to help
mold our children in athletics and academics.

olde coach
Reply to  Parent of Student Athlete
2 years ago

This is what it is all about………taking the life lessons/skilss from our sport and bringing them to the real world. BC has a rich tradition of preparing their student athletes for life after swimming. Hat’s of to Coach Groden who established this tradition and to Mike Stephens and his staff for keeping it going.

2 years ago

Great video of Dan and all that he’s accomplished! However, still interesting to note that there was no mention of Matthew Denave’s 200 fly in this video. Upsetting to say the least.

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