March 16, 2009

W&L Swimming Recognized in Final Division III Polls

SOMERS, Wisc. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were recognized in CollegeSwimming.com’s final Division III polls. The W&L men finished 16th with 155 total points, while the women were among those receiving votes (23) for the Top 25.

Kenyon topped atop the men’s poll with 19 first-place votes and 571 points. Denison was second with four first-place votes and 554 points, while Emory (450), The College of New Jersey (414), Johns Hopkins (400) Grove City (381), St. Olaf (349), Hope (340), Amherst (336) and Washington University (322) complete the Top 10.

In the women’s poll, Kenyon led the way with 15 first-place votes and 494 points, while Denison followed with five first-place votes and 484 points. Emory (446), Williams (440), Amherst (418), Johns Hopkins (345), UW-Lacrosse (295), Calvin (290), UW-Stevens Point (251) and Hope (241) round out the Top 10.

Both the W&L men’s and women’s swim teams will be represented at this week’s NCAA Division III National Championships as the men’s team has five swimmers competing and the women’s team has one. The championship meet is hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota and is set to begin on Wednesday.


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