2014-15 Washington and Lee Women's Swimming News Releases

May 14, 2015
Four Generals Earn Capital One Academic All-District Laurels
Four Washington and Lee student-athletes have been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America All-District At-Large teams as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced on Thursday.

May 13, 2015
W&L Claims the 2015 ODAC Overall Sports Champion Cup
For the 13th-consecutive year, Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup, as announced by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on Wednesday. The Generals also claimed Women’s Commissioner’s Cup on their way to the overall title for the 2014-15 school year.

May 12, 2015
W&L Announces 2015 Athletic Department Awards
The Washington and Lee Department of Athletics held its annual athletics award ceremony at Lee Chapel on Tuesday evening. The event, made possible by the generosity of the Brookby Family, honors student-athletes and administrators who have made the 2014-15 school year a tremendous success.

April 23, 2015
Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 216 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

March 21, 2015
W&L's Rollo Completes Competition at NCAA Championships
Washington and Lee sophomore women’s swimmer Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) participated in the preliminaries of the 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Saturday.

March 19, 2015
Rollo Sets School Record at NCAA Championships
Washington and Lee sophomore women’s swimmer Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) broke the 400-yard individual medley school record with a time of 4:35.85 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Thursday.

March 18, 2015
Rollo Competes in Day One of the NCAA Championships
Sophomore women’s swimmer Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) participated in the 200-yard individual medley on Wednesday morning at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

March 3, 2015
18 Generals Garner All-Conference Accolades
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference swimming teams on Tuesday and the Washington and Lee women’s swim team was well-represented after claiming its eighth consecutive league title.

February 26, 2015
Rollo and Thetford Earn NCAA Championship Bids in Swimming
Two members of the Washington and Lee swimming team have been selected to compete at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships to be held on March 18-21 in Shenandoah, Texas.

February 24, 2015
W&L Men's and Women's Swimming Honored by CSCAA
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its All-Academic Team Awards for the 2014-15 school year and both Washington and Lee swimming squads were recognized.

February 21, 2015
W&L Women's Swimming Competes at Royals Invitational
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team’s 200-yard medley relay squad posted a NCAA ‘B’ cut time on the second day of the Royals Invitational at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C.

February 20, 2015
W&L's Tomenchok Competes at Royals Invitational
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team sent a select group of swimmers to the Royals Invitational at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday.

February 18, 2015
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Emily Rollo (2-18)
Sophomore women's swimmer Emily Rollo won five events and broke numerous records as she led the Generals to the ODAC Championship this past week. Her performance garnered her Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honors.

February 15, 2015
W&L Women's Swimming Captures Eighth Consecutive ODAC Championship
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team recorded 936 points over three days of competition to claim the 2015 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

February 14, 2015
W&L Women's Swimming Continues Record-Setting Trend at ODACs
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team remains in first place with 617 points after day two of competition at the ODAC Championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

February 13, 2015
W&L's Rollo Sets Records at ODAC Championship
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team sits in first place with 227 points after day one of competition at the ODAC Championships on Friday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

February 11, 2015
2015 ODAC Swimming Championship Preview
The Washington and Lee sports information office recently sat down with Head Coach Kami Gardner and members of the men’s and women’s teams to get their take on this weekend’s ODAC Swimming Championships.

February 5, 2015
Tapering and Preparing for ODAC's
In the final days of a long season, every practice carries with it a new sense of urgency. Goals stated as long ago as last February are finally taking shape. The feeling around the pool is restless, but ready. Every element of swimming becomes a measure of time during these closing weeks – one lap, one start, one stroke closer to the ultimate goal.

January 28, 2015
A Day in the Life of Noah Schammel
The Washington and Lee sports information department followed first-year swimmer Noah Schammel on January 27 to show what a day in the life of a student-athlete is like. Enjoy!

January 24, 2015
W&L Women's Swimming Sweeps Meet with VMI and Ferrum
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team claimed 10 events in its victories over VMI and Ferrum in a tri-meet held at Clark King Pool on Saturday afternoon. The Generals defeated the Keydets, 163-66, and took down the Panthers, 181-44.

January 22, 2015
Celebrating the Seniors with Smiles
It’s cliché to say that our Senior Meet was bittersweet, but I am here to tell you that bittersweet is exactly what it was – bitter to think that my time as a collegiate athlete is coming to a close, but sweet to be able to share those four years with an incredible team.

January 21, 2015
W&L Sports Weekly (1/21/15)
This week's guests include Head Men's Basketball Coach Adam Hutchinson, senior women's swimming captain Mary Gabe and junior women's basketball captain Wesleigh Vick.

January 20, 2015
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Kira Tomenchok (1-20)
First-year women's swimmer Kira Tomenchock set one individual pool record and was part of one relay which set a W&L pool record on Saturday against Catholic to earn Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honors.

January 19, 2015
Two W&L Swimmers Earn ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 18 and Washington and Lee had two swimmers honored.

January 17, 2015
W&L Women's Swimming Tops Catholic, 153-100
An impressive showing from first-year Kira Tomenchok (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) helped the Washington and Lee women’s swim team to a 153-100 victory over Catholic on Saturday afternoon at the Cy Twombly pool.

January 15, 2015
Five Student-Athletes to be Inducted into ODK
Several student-athletes will be among those inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa at Washington and Lee University's Founders Day-Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5:00 pm at the Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

January 14, 2015
Scenes from the Florida Training Trip
The Washington and Lee swimming team traveled to Miami over the break to train and prepare for its stretch run to the conference championships. The team made a video about their trip. We hope that you enjoy this look behind the scenes!

January 13, 2015
Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that a record 224 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50. The total contains 34 more athletes than any previous fall term and is 14 more than in any previous winter term.

January 12, 2015
Two W&L Swimmers Garner ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 11 and Washington and Lee had two swimmers honored.

January 10, 2015
W&L Women's Swimming Downs Bridgewater, 134-60
Sophomore Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton) set a new Cy Twombly pool record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.23, as the Washington and Lee women’s swimming team defeated Bridgewater, 134-60, on Saturday afternoon.

December 10, 2014
Finals Are Upon Us
Here we are, less than a week from the start of exams. I have no idea where this semester went. I would like it back, please.

December 6, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Takes First Place at R-MC Invitational
The Washington and Lee women’s swim team took first place out of 10 teams at the Randolph-Macon Invitational on Saturday evening with 1126.5 points.

December 5, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Leads the Randolph-Macon Invitational
The Washington and Lee women’s swim team picked up 286.5 points on day one of the Randolph-Macon Invitational on Friday to sit in first place out of 10 teams.

December 3, 2014
The F&M Invitational
W&L swimming competed in the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Nov. 21-23 in Lancaster, Pa. The Generals completed a tremendous weekend as both the men and women finished in second place at the three-day event. Here are some highlights courtesy of the team.

November 24, 2014
Two W&L Athletes Earn ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending November 23 and Washington and Lee had two athletes honored.

November 23, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Places Second at F&M Invitational
The Washington and Lee women’s swim team completed competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Sunday evening. W&L earned 712 points to finish in second-place behind Stevens Institute of Technology (728).

November 22, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Sits In Second at F&M Invitational
Sophomore Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton) set a new school record on Saturday afternoon at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.37. The Washington and Lee women’s swim team currently sits in second with 424 points behind Stevens Institute of Technology (443).

November 21, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Completes Day One of F&M Invitational
The Washington and Lee women’s swim team picked up 126 points on day one of the Franklin & Marshall Invitational to sit in second behind Mount Saint Mary’s (132).

November 19, 2014
Thanksgiving Break is Fast Approaching
Hi Everyone! The end of the semester is rapidly approaching and our team has been putting in great work in practice and it has definitely shown up in our meets. The team is on their way to the Franklin & Marshall Invite this weekend where we are expecting even more great swims.

November 17, 2014
Three W&L Athletes Garner ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending November 16 and Washington and Lee had three athletes honored.

November 15, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Competes at the CMU Tri
Sophomore Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton) won three individual events and first-year Kira Tomenchok (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) won two as the Washington and Lee women’s swimming team went 1-1 in a tri-meet at Carnegie Mellon on Saturday.

November 12, 2014
The W&L Swimming Family
This weekend our men’s team competed against Hampden-Sydney and our women’s team against Sweet Briar. While both teams won their meets, for me this weekend was less about our swimming and more about our team.

November 7, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Defeats Sweet Briar, 137-63
The 200 meter medley relay set a new Prothro Natatorium pool record, as the Washington and Lee women’s swimming team defeated Sweet Briar, 137-63, on Friday evening.

November 5, 2014
W&L's Off Weekend
As the two social chairs of the Washington and Lee Swim Team, we were excited when were asked to write this blog. In the heart of the season it was a luxury to have a full weekend off to socialize, catch up on work, support fellow generals, and clear our heads before big upcoming meets.

October 31, 2014
W&L Swimming's Halloween Practice
Each year, the W&L swimming team holds a fun Halloween practice. We hope that you enjoy this video produced by the team about this year’s Halloween practice!

October 25, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Picks Up a 154-99 Win Over Randolph-Macon
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team claimed 10 event wins on its way to defeating Randolph-Macon, 154-99, on Saturday afternoon at Cy Twombly Pool.

October 23, 2014
Team Recruiting Visits
By definition, to “recruit” someone is to attempt to garner that person’s specific abilities or skills.

October 20, 2014
Holmes and Womack Garner ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 19 and Washington and Lee had two swimmers honored.

October 18, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Wins the ODAC Relays
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team hosted the ODAC Relays on Saturday and easily finished first out of nine teams at the event.

October 17, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Tops Mary Washington, 154-105
The 200-yard freestyle relay set a new Cy Twombly Pool record, as the Washington and Lee women’s swimming team defeated Mary Washington, 154-105, on Friday. The Generals claimed nine event wins on the way to the victory.

October 15, 2014
Road Trippin' to Louisville
“What do you mean there are no power outlets!” was the cry I heard in the girls locker room after I dropped my backpack off on the bus.

October 11, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Opens 2014-15 Season
The Washington and Lee women’s swim team opened its 2014-15 campaign by finishing first out of four teams in a meet with Centre, Sewanee and Birmingham Southern at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday afternoon.

October 9, 2014
W&L Women's Swimming Picked to Finish First in ODAC Preseason Poll
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2014-15 preseason women’s swimming poll on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to finish atop the standings.

October 8, 2014
2014-15 Washington and Lee Swimming Preview
Washington and Lee Head Swimming Coach Kami Gardner and Captains Caroline Hamp, Mary Gabe, Hannah Melkun, Alex Cram and Harris Prichard talk about the upcoming season in this season preview video.

September 29, 2014
W&L Introduces 2014-15 Swimming "The Season"
The Washington and Lee athletics department has announced that it will profile the 2014-15 swimming season through a blog entitled "The Season" much like it produced for volleyball, men's basketball and men's lacrosse last year.

August 11, 2014
W&L Announces Additional Assistant Coaching Hires
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Logan LaBerge and Reba Miller as staff members within the athletic department.

July 14, 2014
W&L Men's and Women's Swimming Honored by CSCAA
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams for the 2013-14 school year and both Washington and Lee swimming squads were recognized.

July 14, 2014
Three W&L Swimmers Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its 2014 Individual Scholar All-Americans for the 2013-14 school year and the Washington and Lee women’s swimming team had three student-athletes recognized.