Olivia Dilorati ’16 was named the 2015-16 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Women’s Swimmer of the Year this spring based on exclusive voting by the league’s head coaches.
Dilorati, the first CC women’s swimmer to win the award, earned All-America honors at the 2016 NCAA national championships by finishing third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.83 – setting an SCAC open record in the process as well as a Colorado College record. She also posted a school record in the 100 free (52.10), and was 22nd in the 50 free (23.65), at the national meet.
At this year’s SCAC championship meet, Dilorati was a six-time conference champion (two individual wins and a member of four relay titles). Individually, she won the 50 free (23.54) and the 100 fly (55.22) – setting school records in both events and an SCAC record in the butterfly. In the relays, she led off the 200 medley relay with a 26.53 backstroke which propelled the Tigers to a SCAC-record time of 1:45.56 in the event.
Dilorati, from Braintree, Mass., also was part of a school record in the 200 free relay at the Royal Open following the SCAC meet, and now holds CC school records in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back and 200 back, as well as all five relays.
She served as team captain for the 2015-16 season when she was a three-time SCAC Swimmer of the Week.
During her career, Dilorati won eight SCAC individual event titles, which is tied for the fourth-most in league history among female swimmers. Her titles ranged from the 50 free to the 200 back and she was victorious in three different strokes. Dilorati has also been on a total of 11 SCAC winning relays.