Former Warrior standout is shining in the pool at Assumption College
Published in the November 16, 2016 edition
WORCESTER — Assumption College sophomore Shannon Quirk, a former Warrior standout, of the Women’s Swimming & Diving team was named Northeast-10 Swimmer of the Week following her dominant performance against Sacred Heart on Saturday.
This is the second time this year Quirk has been honored by the NE-10.
Quirk swam her way to a pair of victories on Saturday against Division I Sacred Heart University. The sophomore won the 1,000 freestyle by over 30 seconds, finishing with a time of 10:49.61. She also claimed first in the 500 freestyle in 5:18.30. Quirk owns the top times in both events in the NE-10 this season.
The Greyhounds return to action on Friday, Nov. 18 when they travel to The University of Rhode Island for the URI Invitational at 3 p.m.
Quirk swims the freestyle, distance and individual medley events for the Greyhounds.
In 2015-16, Quirk Was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year for the season. She was named Northeast-10 Rookie of the week six times as a freshman and made the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll three times.
Quirk was a member of the 800 freestyle relay team that captured the Northeast-10 Relay Team of the Week on Jan. 18, 2016.
She set the Assumption College program record in the 500 freestyle (5:03.39) and 1,650 freestyle (17:19.08) at the Northeast-10 Championships. Quirk placed third in the 200 freestyle with a season-best time of 1:54.69.
She also set a school record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 10:36.14 at the URI Invitational last year and helped her team place second in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:41.81. During her 1,650 freestyle at the URI invitational where she finished second (17:22.60), she set the 1,000 freestyle record at 10:29.61.
Quirk competed for the Wakefield Memorial High School girls’ swim and also competed for the North Shore Sharks from the YMCA. She earned the Boston Herald and Boston Globe All Scholastic honors in 2015 and was named a league all-star in the Middlesex League. She was also a YMCA All-American and ran track for Wakefield.
She is the daughter of Richard and Margaret Quirk and has two sisters, Maureen (24) and Rebecca (22). Her sister Maureen swam and graduated from Assumption College as well.