Five Generals claim All-America honors to wrap up NCAA Championships

Elle Chancey

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Washington and Lee junior Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington), along with the 400 freestyle relay, capped off the 2018-19 swiming season by earning All-America honors on the final day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.

Highlights from the meet:

-Hageboeck raced to a fifth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke to claim First Team All-America laurels, finishing the race in a school-record time of 2:15.80, breaking her own school record of 2:16.07 which she set at this season ODAC Championships.

-Junior Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary's Episcopal School), first-years Caroline Baber (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) and Claudia Barnett (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) and senior Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School) placed 10th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:26.05) to claim Honorable Mention All-America accolades, shattering their program record of 3:27.35, also set at the ODAC Championships this season.

-MacQueen raced in the 100 freestyle (51.72) preliminaries, but finished in 28th place.

Top finishes:

-Emily Hageboeck – 5th 200 breaststroke (2:15.80)
-MacQueen, Baber, Barnett, Chancey – 10th 400 freestyle relay (3:26.05)
-Ali MacQueen – 28th 100 freestyle (51.72)

Team standings (Final):

-W&L finished the NCAA Championships in 10th place with 121.5 points, the second Top 10 finish in program history (7th, 2017).

-Emory won the team National Championship after compiling 488 points, edging Kenyon by nine points for the top spot. Denison rounded out the top-three teams with 419 points.

Up next: 

This concludes the 2018-19 season for the W&L women's swimming team.