Carolyn Boak Wins Ransom Arthur Award

By Phillip Whitten

SANTA CLARA, May 19. CAROLYN Ferris Boak, 56, was named the winner of the 2001 Ransom Arthur award today at the USMS Short Course Nationals. the announcement was made by USMS President, Nancy Ridout.

The award — the highest honor given by USMS — is named for Dr. Ransom Arthur, regarded as the father of Masters Swimming.

Boak, a member of Los Altos (Calif.) Masters, has been active in USMS for many years, holding a variety of national and LMSC offices. As a competitor, she has consistently been among the best in her age group, establishing national and world marks in the breaststroke and individual medley.

As Carolyn Ferris, she was a standout for the powerful Arden Hills Swim Club.

She is married to Tom Boak, a former USMS president.

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