Emory Wins 9th Straight NCAA Division III Women’s Team Title

The Emory women’s team won their 9th consecutive NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving title, and their 11th overall title, scoring 603 points to Kenyon’s 500. Emory won its first national championship in 2005, then won again in 2006, and started their 9-win streak in 2010.

Emory is solidly in 2nd in total Division 3 titles earned, with their 11 coming in behind Kenyon’s 23 titles. Williams has won 2 titles, and Denison has won 1 title.

Longtime head coach Jon Howell won swimming coach of the year for the 3rd year in a row. He was helped by assistant coaches Cindy Fontana, Chris Marshall, John Petroff, and Bobby Hackett, and head diving coach Alex Kossenkov.

Emory won 6 events en route to their team title, breaking the NCAA Division III record in 4 of them:

  • 50 free – Fiona Muir, 22.72 (22.48 RECORD in prelims)
  • 100 free – Fiona Muir, 49.29
  • 200 free – Cindy Cheng, 1:46.89
  • 200 medley relay – Cindy Cheng, Hannah Lally, Meg Campbell, Meg Taylor – 1:40.12 (RECORD)
  • 400 free relay – Fiona Muir, Cindy Cheng, Ming-fen Ong, Meg Taylor – 3:18.46 (RECORD)
  • 800 free relay – Fiona Muir, Julia Wawer, Meg Taylor, Cindy Cheng – 7:13.51 (RECORD)

Congrats to the entire Emory Women’s roster on a terrific season:

Kike Afolabi-Brown Free Sr. 5-5 Macon, GA / Mount de Sales
Hannah Baratz Free, Back Jr. 5-7 Rochester, MN / Mayo Senior HS
Natalie Bauer Dive Sr. 5-4 Marietta, GA / Walton
Sia Beasley Free, Back Sr. 5-5 Pittsburgh, PA / Fox Chapel Area
Avery Botansky Dive Jr. 5-2 Los Angeles, CA / Palisades Charter HS
Alexandra Brown Free, Breast Sr. 5-8 Princeton, NJ / Lawrenceville
Megan Campbell Breast, Fly, IM Sr. 5-3 Novato, CA / San Marin
Cindy Cheng Back, Free Sr. 5-7 Orlando, FL / Dr. Phillips
Ashley Daniels Breast, IM Jr. 5-5 Chesterfield, MO / Marquette HS
Lucy Daro Free Fr. 5-8 Mill Valley, CA / San Francisco University HS
Julia Durmer Free/IM Jr. 5-7 Decatur, GA / St. Pius Catholic
Phoebe Edwards Free, IM, Fly Sr. 5-4 Lawrence, KS / Bishop Seabury
Shelby Frugé Free, Fly Sr. 5-7 Richmond, TX / Foster
Lara Gemar Breast Fr. 5-6 Phoenix, AZ / Phoenix Country Day
Amelia Hartje IM Jr. 5-6 Jacksonville, FL / The Bolles School
Isabella Issa Free Sr. 5-11 Atlanta, GA / The Westminster Schools
Camille Jablonski Breast, IM Fr. 5-7 Media, PA / Strath Haven
Anya Koné Free Jr. 5-6 Columbus, OH / Columbus Academy
Katie Kushner Dive Fr. 5-4 New Canaan, CT / New Canaan
Maria Kyle Fly So. 5-8 Gurnee, IL / Loyola Academy
Hannah Lally Breast, IM Jr. 5-10 Atlanta, GA / Providence Christian Academy
Madeline Lutwyche Dive So. 5-6 Reistertown, MD / The Hill School
Alison Mai Back, IM Sr. 5-4 Paris, France / American School of Paris
Katelyn Mitchell Free, Back, IM Jr. 5-5 Needham, MA / Newton Country Day School
Mia Morrell Fly, Back So. 5-9 Chapel Hill, NC / Carrboro
Fiona Muir Free, Back, Fly Jr. 6-0 Great Falls, VA / Langley
Caroline Olson Free, Back So. 6-0 Atlanta, GA / Druid Hills
Ming Ong Free, IM Sr. 5-5 Pymble, NSW, Australia / Pymble Ladies’ College
Gracie Paterson Breast Fr. 5-6 Spotsylvania, VA / Riverbend
Nadia Riverso Free So. 5-10 Scarsdale, NY / Edgemont
Ava Salmi Free, Back Jr. 5-10 San Rafael, CA / Bronson School
Bethany Seagraves Free, Back Fr. 5-3 Baton Rouge, LA / Saint Joseph’s Academy
Claudia Sherman Free Jr. 5-5 Carmel, IN / Carmel
Maly Shores Free Fr. 5-9 Hickory, NC / Hickory
Grace Snyder Back Fr. 5-3 Apple Valley, MN / Visitation School
Rachel Song Free Fr. 5-6 Buffalo Grove, IL / Adlai E. Stevenson
Meg Taylor Free Jr. 6-1 Greenville, IN / Floyd Central
Christy Taylor Free Fr. 5-6 Valencia, CA / Valencia
Maria Turcan Free So. 5-6 Hickory, NC / Saint Stephens
Rebecca Upton Free, Fly, IM Sr. 5-8 Grapevine, TX / Carroll Senior
Julia Wawer Free, Back Sr. 6-0 Vernon Hills, IL / Adlai E. Stevenson
Jessica Weiss Back Fr. 5-4 New York, NY / Columbia Grammar Prep

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6 years ago

Good for the girls!!!