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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