NCAA champ Sarah Henry named MVP of Texas A&M swim team

Texas A&M closed out its 2014-2015 season over the weekend with the annual team banquet, where IMer Sarah Henry and divers Tyler Henschel and Madison Hudkins were named MVPs.

Henry, of course, was the NCAA champion in the women’s 400 IM this season, and also added top-4 finishes in the 500 and 1650 frees. That led the Aggie women to a 4th-place finish overall.

Henry, a senior, also won the Iron Woman Strength & Conditioning Award.

On the men’s side, the freshman Henschel was a point-scorer in all three diving events at SECs, and also qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships. Only an NCAA rookie, Henschel made the SEC championship final on platform and won the consolation final of both one-meter and three-meter.

Hudkins, meanwhile, was the women’s diving MVP after qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career as a sophomore.

Hudkins was named one of the team’s three captains for next season, along with rising seniors Claire Brandt and Katherine Huff. On the men’s side, Henschel and rising senior Mitch Glander will serve as captains.

From Texas A&M’s press release, here is the full list of award-winners:

Women’s Team Honors

Team MVP:

Sarah Henry (Garner, N.C.), swimmer

Madison Hudkins (Murrieta, Calif.), diver


Most Improved Award:

Laura Norman (Keller, Texas), swimmer

Destine’e O’Neal (Allen, Texas), diver


Aggie Heart Award:

Katherine Huff (Augusta, Ga.), swimmer


Jody Tanner-Hansen Optimist Award:

Claire Brandt (Dallas, Texas), swimmer


Iron Woman Strength & Conditioning Award:

Sarah Henry (Garner, N.C.), swimmer


2015-16 Team Captains:

Claire Brandt, Katherine Huff and Madison Hudkins


Men’s Team Honors:


Tyler Henschel (Sherwood Park, Alberta), diver


Most Improved Award:

Zachary Stockton (Houston, Texas), diver


Trey Heye Memorial Walk-on Award:

Jonathan Tybur (The Woodlands, Texas), swimmer


Aggie Heart Award:

Mitch Glander (Kingwood, Texas), swimmer


2015-16 Team Captains:

Mitch Glander and Tyler Henschel

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