NORFOLK, Va. – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its 2017 Women's Scholar All-America teams and individuals and Washington and Lee was well represented.
The Generals were one of 174 NCAA Division III women's swimming programs cited for having a team grade-point average of 3.00 or higher during the spring semester. Connecticut College claimed the highest women's team GPA with a 3.78, while W&L notched a 3.39 team GPA.
Individually, seniors Emily Rollo (Haddonfield N.J. / Haddonfied Memorial), and Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton), junior Cassidy Fuller (Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo), sophomore Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School), and first-years Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W. Va. / George Washington) and Laura Bruce (New Orleans, La. / Academy of the Sacred Heart) were among the 246 Division III women named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America squad for recording a GPA of 3.50 or higher and competing in the NCAA National Championship. They were all first team selections.
An economics major, Rollo competed in five events at the NCAA Division III Championship and garnered four All-America nods. Rollo placed fifth in the 100 back with a time of 55.53 to earn First Team All-America honors and finished 10th in the 200 back in a time of 2:00.25 to garner Honorable Mention All-America honors. She was also a member of the school record-setting 200 and 400 medley relays, that both earned First Team All-America honors. The 200 medley relay finished seventh with a time of 1:43.36, while the 400 medley relay placed fourth with a time of 3:44.72. The four-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and two-time ODAC Swimmer of the Year graduated holding three individual school records and was part of two record-setting relays.
A four-time First Team All-ODAC honoree, Holmes swam on two record-setting relays at the NCAA Championship. Holmes was part of the 400 free relay squad that earned First Team All-America honors after finishing fifth with a time of 3:24.96, while the 800 free relay earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades after finishing 10th with a time of 7:31.15. The neuroscience major graduated holding the record in the 500 free (5:03.28), while also being part of the school record 400 and 800 free relays.
A two-time First Team Scholar All-American, Fuller competed in five events at the NCAA Championship. She was a member of the record-setting 400 and 800 free relays, as well as the 200 medley relay, which all earned All-America honors. Fuller was also part of the 200 free relay squad that finished 18th with a time of 1:35.27 and placed 34th in the 200 free (1:53.32). A three-time All-ODAC honoree and business administration major, Fuller is part of four school record-setting relays.
A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection, Chancey competed in seven events at the NCAA Championship. She earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 200 free after placing 14th with a time of 1:51.21. She finished 22nd in the 100 free with a time of 51.52 and placed 48th in the 50 free with a time of 24.20. Fuller also competed on the 200, 400 and 800 free relays, as well as the 400 medley relay. The two-time First Team Scholar All-American currently holds the school record in the 50 free (23.79) and 200 free (1:50.74), and is a member of four school record-setting relay teams.
An undeclared major, Hageboeck competed at the NCAA Championship in the 100 and 200 breast, along with competing on the 200 and 400 medley relay teams. She earned First Team All-America honors after finishing eighth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.48. Hageboeck placed 30th in the 100 breast (1:05.12) and 32nd in the 400 IM (4:37.31). She was also a member of the school record-setting 200 and 400 medley relays. The First Team All-ODAC honoree holds the school record in the 100 (1:04.64) and 200 (1:59.21) breast, and 400 IM (4:31.00) and is a member of two school record-setting relay squads.
Bruce competed in two individual events and on the 200 free relay squad at the NCAA Championship. She placed 23rd in the 100 fly with a time of 56.50 and finished 19th in the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.31. A First Team All-ODAC selection, Bruce holds the school record in the 200 fly (2:04.28) and is part of the school record-setting 200 free relay (1:34.63) squad.
W&L had one of its finest seasons in program history after finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships and recording nine All-America swims. The Generals captured their 10th-straight ODAC title and recorded a perfect 7-0 mark in dual meets.
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