NORFOLK, Va. – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its 2019 Women's Scholar All-Americans on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee had four swimmers named to the First Team.
The CSCAA selected a record 1,221 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 senior Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School), juniors Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington) and Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary's Episcopal School), and first-year Claudia Barnett (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg).
Chancey, a business administration and environmental studies double-major, helped the 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 800 free relay win ODAC titles this season, with the 200 and 400 free relays qualifying for the NCAA Championships. At the national meet, those two relays finished seventh and 10th, respectively, to earn All-America honors. Chancey finishes her career as part of the school record 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay teams.
An accounting and business administration and computer science double major, Hageboeck was honored as the ODAC Swimmer of the Year and the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. She added four All-America honors (three first team, one honorable mention) to her resume after a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:15.80), a seventh-place effort on the 200 medley relay (1:43.82), an eighth-place finish in the 400 medley relay (3:48.34) and a 10th-place showing in the 100 breast (1:03.50) at the NCAA Championships. At the ODAC Championships, she claimed conference titles in all four of those events, and added a win in the 400 IM in a conference-, meet- and school-record time of 4:27.95 to finish the meet with five ODAC championships. Hageboeck also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400 IM, where she placed 18th.
An art history and business administration double-major, MacQueen was also one of W&L's top swimmers during the 2018-19 campaign. She won the ODAC championship in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle individually, as well as aided the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay to wins at the ODAC Championships. She went on to compete in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, highlighted by a third-place tie in the 100 fly to earn First Team All-America honors. She claimed All-America citations in five of her seven events at the NCAA Championships.
Barnett caps off a strong first year at W&L with a First Team nod from the CSCAA. Barnett claimed a pair of runner-up finishes at the ODAC Championships, in the 50 and 100 freestyle, while helping the 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 800 free relay. She followed that up with First Team All-America honors in the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay, in addition to Honorable Mention All-America laurels in the 400 free relay at the NCAA Championships.
The Generals, as a team, finished the year with a 3.59 grade-point average to earn team Scholar All-America recognition from the CSCAA. In the pool, they claimed their 12th straight ODAC championship, the 28th overall in program lore, and concluded their season with a 10th-place performance at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, the second Top 10 finish at the national meet in program history (seventh, 2017).