BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Hartwick College Hall of Fame member Bronwen Knox recently joined five-time Australia Olympian Nat Cook for the On My Day with Nat Cook – Tokyo 2020ne podcast.
Cook interviews Australia Olympians past, present and future on the date they participated in their event or for some, the date they were supposed to participate in their event. With Tokyo 2020 no longer happening, Cook sits down with some of Australia’s most talented athletes to check in with their current training schedules, what their futures look like and what the cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Games means for the future of Australian sport. A raw and honest insight into how our Australian athletes are coping with the current hurdles that life is throwing them and their hopes and dreams.
With Tokyo being her fourth Olympics, Knox talks about the struggles of training during the period of COVID-19 and what that does to a team. She shares her life goals outside of sport discussing her career of pursuing Law. With a strong visualization into what event day looks like, Knox shares her Olympic tattoo story and opens up about her future in the lead up to Tokyo 2021.
About Bronwen Knox: The captain of the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Australia Olympic Women’s Water Polo teams and a two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist (2008, 2012), Knox is the only player in the history of the Hartwick women’s water polo program to earn second team All-America honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). She helped guide the Hawks to a record of 56-20, two Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division titles, a CWPA Eastern crown and a sixth-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Division I Championship during her two seasons in Oneonta, N.Y.
Following her freshman campaign in 2005, she was the CWPA Northern and Eastern Championship Rookie of the Year, a first team CWPA Northern and Eastern selection, and was an ACWPC Honorable Mention All-America selection. In 2006, Knox led the country in scoring with 127 tallies and was later named Most Valuable Player of both the Northern Division and Eastern Championships. She also earned ACWPC All-Academic team honors and received second team All-America accolades.
A 2012 inductee to the Hartwick Hall of Fame, she totaled 229 goals, 57 assists, 286 points, 209 steals as a member of the Hawks, including program single-season record 127 goals and 117 steals in 2006.