W&L Women’s Swimming Captures 20th Conference Title

W&L Women’s Swimming Captures 20th Conference Title

RADFORD, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team wrapped up its 20th Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday evening.

The Generals won the three-day meet with 1,048 points for their third consecutive title, while also collecting numerous conference honors. Randolph-Macon finished in second with 602 points, while Sweet Briar (537), Bridgewater (265), Guilford (174), Emory & Henry (93.5) and Hollins (86) rounded-out the standings.

W&L broke two more school records on the day in the 400 free relay and 200 fly. The relay squad of seniors Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) and Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), and  first-years Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) and Megan Bock (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) set both a school and conference best time of 3:37.68 in the 400 free relay, while first-year Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) swam a time of 2:11.54 during prelims for the 200 fly en-route to setting the record.

The Generals claimed four more event victories on the day, including sweeping the top spots in two events. First-year Ann McCampbell (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady School) touched in first in the 1650 free (18:02.96), while Ross continued to swim strong in the 200 fly, taking first with a time of 2:12.12.

The top three spots in the 200 breast would go to W&L, with sophomore Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York) in first (2:28.97), senior Lynn Bazzel (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett) in second (2:29.78) and Bock in third (2:32.18).

The Blue and White would also take the top six spots in the 200 back, with sophomore Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) leading the charge, finishing in a time of 2:10.69. She was followed by junior Tess Hayden (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) touching in second with a time of 2:11.63 and sophomore Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) taking third with a time of 2:12.34. Rounding-out the W&L finish was sophomore Brielle Weinstein (Summerville, S.C./Pinewood Prep) in fourth (2:15.44), first-year Krista Camp (Media, Pa./Episcopal Academy) in fifth (2:15.46) and first-year Andrea Seffens (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge) in sixth (2:16.87).

Simpson was named the ODAC Swimmer of the Year and also the Atlantic States Swimmer of the Meet, while Ross was tabbed as ODAC Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Kami Gardner earned ODAC Coach of the Year accolades for the second consecutive season, and also received Atlantic States Coach of the Meet honors.

W&L will return to action at the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities next month.