STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The Stony Brook swimming and diving program welcomed its newest member to the program on Thursday afternoon with the signing of 13-year-old Adrianna Oliva of Stony Brook, N.Y.
Oliva connected with the Seawolves’ program through Team IMPACT. She was diagnosed in 2006 with an Ependymoma Brain Tumor.
Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illness through the power of team bonding. The Boston-area national non-profit organization paired Oliva with Stony Brook’s program, making her an official member of the team. Oliva will attend team practices and games, as well as other team events throughout the season.
Stony Brook swimming a diving opens its 2017-18 season on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vermont. The University announced the return of Stony Brook’s Swimming and Diving program for the 2017-18 academic year on Sept. 4, 2016, following a five-year hiatus due to multi-million dollar renovations to its indoor pool facility.