The 2006 NEWMAC Women's Swimming Coach of the Year, Dawn Dillenters her eighth season as the head coach of MIT's men's andwomen's swimming and diving programs. Dill has guided the women'sprogram to four top-20 NCAA finishes in the last five years, over50 All-America performances, and seven runner-up NEWMAC teamfinishes.
Since Dill's arrival in 2003, the women's team has recorded a51-18 dual meet record and broken 24 of 25 MIT team records. Eachseason, multiple swimmers and divers have earned NEWMAC AcademicAll-Conference and CSCAA Scholar-Athlete awards. She was also namedthe NEWMAC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Dillhas been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the AmericanSwimming Coaches Association for the past seven years and was alsorecently promoted to Associate Professor in MIT's Department ofAthletics, Physical Education and Recreation.
Before her arrival at MIT, Dill coached at Vassar College from2001-03, one season as an assistant coach and one season as theinterim head coach. Under her tutelage, the Brewers broke 23 schoolrecords during the 2002-03 campaign. Prior to Vassar, Dill servedas a graduate assistant coach for the Smith College swimming anddiving program from 1999 to 2001. She was also an assistant coachfor the University of Massachusetts women's swimming and water poloteams in 1998-99.
Dill received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1996 andalso earned a Master's of Science in Exercise and Sport Studiesfrom her alma mater in 2001. A seven-time All-American in the 100and 200 breaststroke, she was named the New England Swimmer of theYear in 1996. Dill was a seven-time New England champion in the 50,100, and 200 breaststroke and an eight-time Seven Sisters champion.She was also honored as both an Academic All-America and ECACScholar Athlete.