W&L's Strachan, Roberson, Hayden, Miata Snag ODAC Awards

SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor’s School), freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill. / New Trier), senior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and junior Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) all were honored following the 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship Meet.

Strachan was named ODAC Swimmer of the Year, while Hayden was tabbed as the Rookie of the Year. Roberson earned the women's swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and Miata was the recipient of the Bonnie Kestner Sportsmanship Award.

Strachan was named Swimmer of the Year after finishing as the individual medalist in two events and competing on two winning relays. She won the 200 back with an NCAA "B" cut time of 2:08.90 and also finished first in the 100 back (1:00.05). Additionally, Strachan competed on both the winning 200 medley relay (1:52.42) and 400 medley relay (4:06.38) teams.

Hayden competed on four winning relays (200 free, 200 medley, 400 free, 800 free) and won three individual events. She took the gold in the 500 free (5:18.61), the 200 free (1:59.42) and the 1650 free (18:21.26).

Roberson was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-straight year. A psychology and sociology double major with a GPA in excess of 3.9, Roberson is a four-year letterwinner and a team captain. At the conference meet, she competed on three winning relays, the 400 free (3:42.38), 200 free (1:41.58) and 400 medley (4:06.38) and individually, she won the 100 fly (1:00.04).

Miata earned the Bonnie Kestner Sportsmanship Award after returning from two potential season-ending injuries to compete in the conference championship meet. Miata finished fifth in the 200 fly (2:29.13) and the 100 fly (1:03.40) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:20.53).

The Generals finished the regular season with a 13-6 overall record and a 7-0 ODAC mark. Strachan looks to improve on her "B" cut time when she competes at a Last Chance Meet on Saturday. The time and place have yet to be determined.