Savannah Brennan Named 2021-22 SSC Woman of the Year

Oviedo Native is First Panther to Win Prestigious Honor

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Savannah Brennan has been honored as the 2021-22 Sunshine State Conference Woman of the Year. The First Team All-American and Academic All-American becomes the first Panther to win the award.

Candidates for Sunshine State Conference Woman of the Year were selected by athletic directors, senior woman administrators, athletic communication directors and faculty athletic representatives from each of the 11 Sunshine State Conference league members. They were scored based on the NCAA’s Woman of the Year guidelines.

Savannah Brennan

“Savannah has epitomized the goals we set for our athletes to become scholars, leaders and champions,” said Athletic Director Jamie Joss. “Just when you think she has reached the pinnacle of success, she finds another level to reach.

“We are very proud of all she has achieved during her career, and this honor validates all of the hard work she has put forth in the pool and in the classroom.”
In the pool, Brennan earned three CSCAA All-America honors in 2021-22 for her performances in the 400 Individual Medley, 1000 Free and 500 Free at the NCAA Division II championship. She placed ninth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:18.40 and 10th in the 500 Free with a time of 4:54.56. Her best finish came in the 1000 Free, where she finished fifth at 10:04.04. All three marks stand as Florida Tech records.

Brennan now holds six Panther records in individual events and four relay records with her teammates.

The Oviedo native recently became the first three-time winner of the SSC’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. She earned the distinction following First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. She was also tabbed Second Team Academic All-America in 2020-21, after completing a double major in genomics and molecular genetics and biomedical science with a 3.97 grade point average. Brennan, who is pursuing a Master’s degree in biotechnology, has earned every CSCAA Scholar All-American, SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and Dean’s List award she has been eligible for during her career. 

Brennan will represent the SSC and Florida Tech as a 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. She is the first scholar-athlete from Florida Tech to be nominated for the NCAA’s award by the league. 

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