Emory women win swimming and diving title


Emory women win swimming and diving title

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A sweep: Emory's Elizabeth Aronoff (right), Megan Beach (second from right) and Annelise Kowalsky (third from right) finished one-two-three in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Emory University won its fifth consecutive NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship and the seventh overall in the program’s history in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday night.

The Emory women won the four-day championship meet with a final score of 595.5 points.  Kenyon College placed second with 456.5 points, while Johns Hopkins University finished in third with 387 points.

Emory has claimed seven NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships and 16 overall.  Women's tennis has recorded five team titles, while men's tennis has won three, and volleyball one.

The Eagles were paced on the final day by sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff, who won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.37, breaking the school record of 2:14.62, set by April Whitley at the 2011 NCAA Championships.  It was the 26th individual national championship by an Eagle (to go along with 13 relay national titles), and the first since senior Sadie Nennig won the 200-yard backstroke in 2012.  Aronoff joins Whitley (2011) and former Eagle Julie Hogan (1985) as the only Emory women’s swimmers to win the event.

All together, the Emory women earned nine individual all-America certificates, one relay all-America honor, and two honorable mentions, finishing the meet with a total of 23 individual all-America honors, 17 individual honorable mentions, and all-America certificates in all five relays.

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