NORFOLK, Va. – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its 2018 Women's Scholar All-Americans on Wednesday and Washington and Lee had six swimmers named to the First Team.
The CSCAA selected a record 1,069 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The individuals honored are junior Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School), sophomore Caroline Florence (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy), senior Cassidy Fuller (Moraga, Calif./Campolindo) and sophomores Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington), Tori Hester (Cary, N.C./Saint Mary's School) and Ashley Johnston (Gainesville, Ga./North Hall).
Chancey, a business administration and environmental studies double-major, is now a three-time First Team All-ODAC swimmer and earned four Honorable Mention All-America citations in relay events at the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. Chancey won three individual titles at the ODAC Championships in the 50 free (23.87), 100 free (51.80) and 200 free and was part of four ODAC-Championship relays.
An economics and environmental studies double major, Florence earned her first All-America citation as she was part of the 14th-place 800 free relay (7:36.20) at the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. She was named a Second Team All-ODAC swimmer being on the winning 800 free relay (7:52.59) at the ODAC Championships.
Fuller, a business administration major, is a six-time All-American, including a two-time First Team All-American in 2017, and earned three Honorable Mentions in 2018 in the 200 free relay (1:36.22), 400 free relay (3:29.42) and 800 free relay (7:36.20) in 2018. She was tabbed a Second Team All-ODAC performer in 2018 for the second straight year and finished her career a four-time all-conference swimmer. Fuller was part of two title-winning relays at the 2018 ODAC Championships in addition to a pair of third-place individual finishes.
An accounting and business administration and computer science double major, Hageboeck has earned six All-America honors in her two seasons, including three individual laurels. She was named the ODAC Women's Swimmer of the Year and the ODAC Women's Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2018. Hageboeck holds three individual W&L records, and is a member of two W&L record-holding relays. She also garnered CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition in 2017.
Hester, an undeclared major, competed in the 200 free relay at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships and helped the team to a 16th-place finish in 1:36.22 for her first career Honorable Mention All-America laurel. She was a Third Team-All-ODAC swimmer in 2018 and was part of the championship 200 free relay (1:34.88) at the 2018 ODAC Championships.
A biochemistry major, Johnston claimed an individual title at the ODAC Championships in the 200 back (2:05.83) as well as a pair of relay titles in the 200 medley (1:44.39) and the 400 medley (3:48.18) to land on the All-ODAC first team, her first all-conference accolade. Johnston ended her season on the 16th-place 200 medley relay (1:45.12) at the NCAA Division III Championships for her first All-America citation, an Honorable Mention nod.
The Generals, as a team, finished the year with a 3.39 grade-point average to earn team Scholar All-America recognition from the CSCAA. In the pool, they claimed their 11th straight ODAC championship in 2018 and the 28th overall in program lore and concluded their season with a 21st-place performance out of 51 teams at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.
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