July 24, 2019

Meet Olivia Haskell - Connecticut College Women's Swimming & Diving

Olivia Haskell, Connecticut College Courtesy of Connecticut College Sports Information

Olivia Haskell was named the winner of the 2019 Anita L. DeFrantz Award as Connecticut College's Female Athlete of the Year at its Senior Awards Banquet after helping the women’s swimming program continue its tradition of excellence on the national scene over the past four seasons. Specializing in the freestyle, she played a pivotal role in leading the Camels to a top-16 team finish at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships every year since her arrival on campus.

Haskell, who was selected to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Women's At-Large Academic All-America Third Team, ended her career as a six-time NCAA All-American and a nine-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention selection in two individual and all five relay events. She earned NCAA All-America laurels three times as a senior this past winter, finishing eighth in the 50 freestyle and anchoring the 800 and 400 freestyle relay squads that placed fifth and seventh, respectively. Additionally, she garnered honorable mention status by touching the wall in 10th-place in the 100 freestyle and anchoring the 13th-place 200 medley relay.

Out of the pool, Haskell was heavily involved with campus life as a member of the Student Activities Council (SAC), SafetyNet, Psi Chi Honor Society for Psychology, and the Womxn’s Empowerment Initiative (WEI). In addition, she was an intern with the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy (OSVPA) at Connecticut College this past year.

A team captain who was also the NESCAC Champion in the 100 freestyle during her senior season, Haskell has begun her professional career as a sales development representative for CB Insights in New York City.