Emory wins ninth straight straight DIII swimming title


Make it 9 in a row because the Emory ladies’s swimming and diving crew captured its ninth consecutive and 11th total crew nationwide championship Saturday evening on the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Eagles used six occasion titles and 32 All-America finishes over the four-day meet to win the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship by 103 factors over second-place Kenyon Faculty. Emory’s victory marks the 24th crew nationwide championship within the historical past of the division and joins former Ladies’s Swimming and Diving championship groups in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to deliver the walnut and bronze again to Atlanta.

Along with the six occasion champions (three particular person, three relay) and 32 All-America performances (28 particular person, 4 relay), the Eagles set 4 NCAA DIII data and recorded an extra 9 Honorable Point out All-America efforts.

Head coach Jon Howell was named the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Affiliation of America (CSCAA) Ladies’s Swimming Coach of the Yr after the meet for the seventh time in his profession and for the third consecutive yr.

Junior Fiona Muir claimed the primary of two nationwide titles for the Eagles on the ultimate day of competitors as she defended her 100 Freestyle crown. Muir led a contingent of 4 Emory swimmers within the championship ultimate, successful the occasion at 49.29. Classmate Meg Taylor completed third at 49.96 adopted by senior Ming Ong (seventh, 50.83) and Julia Wawer (eighth, 51.03).

The Eagles put an exclamation level on the meet as Muir, Taylor, Ong and senior Cindy Cheng registered the fourth NCAA Division III file of the meet, throwing down a time of three:18.46 to win the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Cheng added All-America honors within the 200 Backstroke, ending because the nationwide runner-up in a time of 1:58.37. Junior Ashley Daniels posted a fourth place effort within the 200 Breaststroke at 2:16.71 whereas senior Rebecca Upton completed fifth within the 1,650 Freestyle.

Sophomore Caroline Olson was one in every of 4 Eagles to earn honorable point out standing on the night, taking 10th within the 100 Freestyle at 50.94. Junior Hannah Lally added honorable point out honors within the 200 Breaststroke (15th, 2:22.07) as did senior Sia Beasley within the 200 Backstroke (16th, 2:03.04) and classmate Megan Campbell within the 200 Breaststroke (16th, 2:22.32).