GREENSBORO, N.C. – Washington and Lee junior women's swimmer Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) set a new school and ODAC record during the preliminary round of the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.37 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday.
Rollo finished sixth in the prelims of 100 back and then touched the wall in 55.44 to take sixth in the finals. With her sixth-place finish, Rollo earned First Team All-America accolades for the first time in her career.
She garnered Honorable Mention All-America laurels on Wednesday when she placed 15th overall in the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.44). Rollo is the first W&L women's swimmer to get All-America honors twice in the same year since Margaret Hoehl '99 in 1999.
The 800-yard freestyle relay squad that consisted of first-years Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School) and Jordan Watson (Fayetteville, Ga. / Whitewater), sophomore Cassidy Fuller (Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo) and junior Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton) set a new school and conference record with a time of 7:39.44. The team finished 18th overall in the event.
Fuller also competed in the 200-yard butterfly. She clocked in at 2:08.58 to finish 31st in the prelims.
Rollo and Chancey return to action on Saturday, with Rollo competing in the 200-yard backstroke and Chancey swimming the 100-yard freestyle. The duo will also participate in the 400-yard freestyle relay along with Fuller and Holmes. Prelims begin at 10:00 am.
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