W&L Women's Swimming Finishes Seventh at NCAA Championships

W&L Women's Swimming Finishes Seventh at NCAA Championships

SHENANDOAH, Texas –The Washington and Lee women's swimming team tallied 140 total points to finish seventh out of 56 teams at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Saturday.

The Generals seventh-place finish is the best finish in program history at the NCAA Championships.  Emory University took the team title with 645.5 points.

W&L's 400 free relay squad made up of senior Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton), junior Cassidy Fuller (Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo), sophomore Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School) and first-year Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn. / St. Mary's Episcopal School) took fifth in the finals with a school-record time of 3:24.96. The quartet earned First Team All-America honors with their fifth-place finish.

First-year Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W. Va. / George Washington) gave W&L another First Team All-America performance when she finished eighth in the finals of the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.48.  She set the W&L record in the prelims of the 200 breast with a time of 2:17.89 this morning.

Senior Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors after placing 10th in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.25.

In the 100 free prelims, Chancey finished 22nd and set a new school record with a time of 51.52, while MacQueen placed 35th with a time of 52.23.

The concludes W&L's performance at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships and ends the historic 2016-17 women's swimming season.

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