NCAA DII Champion Alexandra Marshall Diagnosed With Hodgkins Lymphoma

Photo Courtesy Queens University Athletics.

Photo Courtesy Queens University Athletics.

Queens University junior Alexandra Marshall was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer. Marshall was a member of Queen’s winning 4×100 freestyle relay at last year NCAA Championships and helped lead Queens to their first national team title as well.

“Alex (Alexandra) is a fighter and our team is united behind her in this battle. We look forward to celebrating her full recovery.” – Queens University Coach Jeff Dugdale

Hodkgins Lymphoma is a form of blood cancer that affects the lymph system.

Marshall earned All-American honors last year in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, 100 butterfly, 400 medley relay, and the 400 freestyle relay. She also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 100 freestyle.

SwimSwam sends our thoughts and prayers to Alexandra Marshall, her family, and Queens Swimming and Diving.

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Brad Flood

Sending positive energy and thoughts your way and asking for your full recovery in my prayers Alex.

BaldingEagle

Good luck! I know personally that the diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is scary, but, I also know that you’ll get through it. I was diagnosed in the Fall of 1999, and now, almost 16 years on, I’m glad to be around. I’ve completed 9 marathons, 2 half-iron distance triathlons, and 3 full ironman races, not to mention lots of masters swimming events, so you have a long life ahead of you!

Kevin Polansky

Keep rockin it Alex like the CHAMPION you are. Many prayer Angels are there for you. Hope to be announcing your name once again when you get back to competing.

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