The Leo S. Jansson Award – Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) – Men's Swimming & Diving
Presented to the sophomore male athlete who best exemplifies the high standards expressed in "The WPI Athlete". The WPI Athlete is someone who, through hard work and positive attitude, achieves success above and beyond ability wile representing the University with distinction.
Jack Bauer, the 2017 NEWMAC Co-Swimmer of the Year, won the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke titles and was a three-time runner up. He made the trip to the NCAAs where he earned All-America honors in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay to go with an honorable mention AA in the 400-yard medley relay. As the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year in 2016, Jack Bauer was a member of the NEWMAC Champion 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays, and runner up 400-yard medley and freestyle relays. The repeat department award winner set four records at the national event and one at the conference championships for a total of five.