Generals Win ODAC Men's and Women's Swimming Titles

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Washington and Lee University completed its third straight sweep of the ODAC Swimming Championships on Sunday evening, capturing the men's and women's conference titles after three days of competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.  The Generals racked up 1,042 points to win their 10th consecutive and 27th overall women's championship and collected 1,047 points on the way to wrapping a third title in third season for men's swimming as an official conference championship sport.

Washington and Lee senior Emily Rollo put her name on the women's biggest award, claiming ODAC Women's Swimmer of the Year honors. Senior Robert Redenz did the same on the men's side, becoming the second athlete from Randolph-Macon College to secure the ODAC men's swimming top honor. W&L mentor Kami Gardner was tabbed the ODAC Women's Swimming Coach of the Year, while Hampden-Sydney College head coach Betsy Leonard earned ODAC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year laurels after leading the Tigers to a second place finish in the men's team standings.

The Generals added two more special honors to their championship haul with Ali MacQueen picking up ODAC Women's Rookie of the Year accolades and Tommy Thetford earning the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar Athlete Award for men's swimming. Emory & Henry College senior Michaela Nolte received the women's ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Awards from the league's sports information directors. Greensboro College earned its first ODAC special award since becoming an associate member of the conference as Reilly Geise picked up ODAC Men's Rookie of the Year honors.

Hollins University junior Dani Raymond took home the remaining special honor from the league's head coaches. Raymond earned the Bonnie Kestner Sportsmanship Award, which includes a traveling plaque featuring the names of each of the previous award winners.

Championship Results

Washington and Lee staked a claim to 31 of the 36 total events competed in three-day weekend affair. Generals' women stood atop the podium following 16 events, with Rollo and MacQueen winning three individual events apiece. E&H's Nolte won the remaining two women's events. W&L men secured 15 event titles with Thetford, Sammy Logue, and Jared Nickodem donning gold twice each. Redenz was responsible for two of R-MC's three event victories.

A total of 16 events saw meet and/or ODAC overall records snapped, some on more than one occasion. Eleven women's events feature new names and accounted for 20 broken records between preliminary and finals action. The five men's events with new record book inscriptions saw their standards snapped a total of 10 times.

Below are listings for all-conference awards, event winners, and records broken for both men and women from this weekend's ODAC Swimming Championships.  For more on ODAC Swimming, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at  Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook, or follow odacathletics on Twitter and Instagram.

ODAC Swimmer of the Year: Emily Rollo, Sr., Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Kami Gardner, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Ali MacQueen, Fr., Washington and Lee
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Michaela Nolte, Sr., Emory & Henry
Bonnie Kestner Sportsmanship Award: Dani Raymond, Jr., Hollins

All-ODAC First Team
Name Yr. School
Michaela Nolte Sr. Emory & Henry
Jessica Richardson Sr. Emory & Henry
Kelly Amar Fr. Washington and Lee
Laura Bruce Fr. Washington and Lee
Elle Chancey So. Washington and Lee
Katherine Degner Fr. Washington and Lee
Taylor Ecleberry Fr. Washington and Lee
Emily Hageboeck Fr. Washington and Lee
Elisabeth Holmes Sr. Washington and Lee
Ali MacQueen Fr. Washington and Lee
Haylee Rademann Sr. Washington and Lee
Emily Rollo Sr. Washington and Lee
Jordan Watson So. Washington and Lee
All-ODAC Second Team
Name Yr. School
Emma Daw Fr. Bridgewater
Kelley Hilliker So. Bridgewater
Brianna Chessock Jr. Emory & Henry
Lindsei Hamilton So. Randolph-Macon
Laney Sanchez Fr. Randolph-Macon
Taylor Allen Fr. Sweet Briar
Caroline Florence Fr. Washington and Lee
Cassidy Fuller Jr. Washington and Lee
Tori Hester Fr. Washington and Lee
Alison Murtagh So. Washington and Lee
Abigail Sterns Sr. Washington and Lee
Mara Tynan Jr. Washington and Lee
All-ODAC Third Team
Name Yr. School
Olivia Anson Fr. Emory & Henry
Jordan Greenburg Sr. Emory & Henry
Kelsey Jones Jr. Emory & Henry
Zoe Campbell Fr. Randolph-Macon
Abigail Crank Fr. Randolph-Macon
Megan Granger Jr. Randolph-Macon
Lauren McCoy Fr. Randolph-Macon
Haylie Moore So. Randolph-Macon
Savannah Pierce Jr. Randolph-Macon
Kacey Pool Fr. Randolph-Macon

50-Free: Ali MacQueen, W&L (0:23.88)
100-Free: Ali MacQueen, W&L (0:52.04)
200-Free: Elle Chancey, W&L (1:51.64)
500-Free: Elisabeth Holmes, W&L (5:04.48)
1650-Free: Taylor Ecleberry, W&L (17:39.93)
100-Back: Emily Rollo, W&L (0:56.14)
200-Back: Emily Rollo, W&L (2:01.90)
100-Fly: Ali MacQueen, W&L (0:55.09)
200-Fly: Laura Bruce, W&L (2:05.67)
100-Breast: Michaela Nolte, E&H (1:04.35)
200-Breast: Michaela Nolte, E&H (2:19.43)
200-IM: Emily Rollo, W&L (2:06.39)
400-IM: Taylor Ecleberry, W&L (4:36.02)
200-MR: Washington and Lee (1:44.03)
400-MR: Washington and Lee (3:49.01)
200-FR: Washington and Lee (1:34.74)
400-FR: Washington and Lee (3:26.83)
800-FR: Washington and Lee (7:47.72)

(M) - Meet Record   (O) - Overall Record

200 Free Relay --- old = 1:35.81 (M/O)
Washington and Lee – 1:34.74 (M/O) (Finals)
MacQueen, Fuller, Bruce, Chancey

200 IM --- old = 2:06.61 (M), 2:04.25 (O)
Emily Rollo, W&L – 2:06.39 (M) (Finals)

50 Free --- old = 23.90 (M/O)
Elle Chancey, W&L – 23.79 (M/O) (Prelims)

400 Medley Relay --- old = 3:52.40 (M), 3:48.19 (O)
Washington and Lee – 3:49.01 (M) (Finals)
Rollo, Hageboeck, MacQueen, Chancey

100 Butterfly --- old = 56.84 (M), 55.75 (O)
Ali MacQueen, W&L – 56.05 (M) (Prelims)
Ali MacQueen, W&L – 55.09 (M/O) (Finals)

200 Medley Relay --- old = 1:45.46 (M/O)
Washington and Lee – 1:44.03 (M/O) (Finals)
Rollo, Hageboeck, MacQueen, Fuller

200 Free --- old = 1:52.66 (M/O)
Elle Chancey, W&L – 1:51.64 (M/O) (Finals)

200 Butterfly --- old = 2:06.26 (M), 2:05.88 (O)
Laura Bruce, W&L – 2:04.28 (M/O) (Prelims)

200 Back --- old = 2:02.02 (M), 1:59.21 (O)
Emily Rollo, W&L – 2:01.90 (M) (Finals)

200 Breaststroke --- old = 2:20.07 (M), 2:19.96 (O)
Michaela Nolte, E&H – 2:19.43 (M/O)

400 Free Relay --- old = 3:28.49 (M/O)
Washington and Lee – 3:26.83 (M/O) (Finals)
MacQueen, Fuller, Holmes, Chancey


ODAC Swimmer of the Year: Robert Redenz, Sr., Randolph-Macon
ODAC Coach of the Year: Betsy Leonard, Hampden-Sydney
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Reilly Geise, Fr., Greensboro
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Tommy Thetford, Jr. Washington and Lee

All-ODAC First Team
Name Yr. School
Hudson Elmore So. Hampden-Sydney
Ivan Fadeyev Jr. Randolph-Macon
Ealon Mann Jr. Randolph-Macon
Robert Redenz Sr. Randolph-Macon
William Borst Fr. Washington and Lee
Ben Brown Fr. Washington and Lee
Ethan Fischer Fr. Washington and Lee
Patrick Lawrence So. Washington and Lee
Sammy Logue Fr. Washington and Lee
Jared Nickodem Fr. Washington and Lee
Noah Schammel Fr. Washington and Lee
Michael Struk Fr. Washington and Lee
Tommy Thetford Jr. Washington and Lee
All-ODAC Second Team
Name Yr. School
Reilly Geise Fr. Greensboro
Josh Carter Sr. Randolph-Macon
Bryan McCarthy Jr. Randolph-Macon
Connor Seif So. Randolph-Macon
Trent Babcock Sr. Washington and Lee
Thomas Caldwell Jr. Washington and Lee
Corey Connelly Jr. Washington and Lee
Thomas Ferguson Sr. Washington and Lee
Jamie Hayes Sr. Washington and Lee
Bancks Holmes So. Washington and Lee
Evan Kramer Fr. Washington and Lee
Brian Legarth Fr. Washington and Lee
All-ODAC Third Team
Name Yr. School
Taylor Darnell Fr. Ferrum
Anis Yahi Fr. Greensboro
Robert Brown So. Hampden-Sydney
Carter Cole Fr. Hampden-Sydney
Christopher Mercer Jr. Hampden-Sydney
Conor O’Heir Sr. Hampden-Sydney
Brady Updike So. Hampden-Sydney
Alex Daube Jr. Randolph-Macon
Sam Runner Fr. Randolph-Macon
Jake Burns Sr. Washington and Lee

50-Free: Sammy Logue, W&L (0:20.90)
100-Free: Tommy Thetford, W&L (0:45.72)
200-Free: Tommy Thetford, W&L (1:40.68)
500-Free: William Borst, W&L (4:37.62)
1650-Free: Ben Brown, W&L (16:26.03)
100-Back: Patrick Lawrence, W&L (0:53.15)
200-Back: Ivan Fadeyev, RMC (1:53.64)
100-Fly: Sammy Logue, W&L (0:50.10)
200-Fly: Noah Schammel, W&L (1:53.11)
100-Breast: Robert Redenz, RMC (0:57.11)
200-Breast: Robert Redenz, RMC (2:06.58)
200-IM: Jared Nickodem, W&L (1:53.73)
400-IM: Jared Nickodem, W&L (4:06.56)
200-MR: Washington and Lee (1:33.51)
400-MR: Washington and Lee (3:26.45)
200-FR: Washington and Lee (1:23.06)
400-FR: Washington and Lee (3:05.17)
800-FR: Washington and Lee (7:03.77)

(M) - Meet Record   (O) - Overall Record

500 Free --- old = 4:42.46 (M), 4:40.16 (O)
William Borst, W&L – 4:41.66 (M) (Prelims)
William Borst, W&L – 4:37.62 (M/O) (Finals)

100 Breaststroke --- old = 57.54 (M/O)
Robert Redenz, RMC – 57.11 (M/O) (Finals)

200 Butterfly --- old = 1:52.83 (M/O)
Jared Nickodem, W&L – 1:52.57 (M/O) (Prelims)

1650 Free --- old = 16:33.81 (M), 16:25.98 (O)
Ben Brown, W&L – 16:26.03 (M) (Finals)

200 Breaststroke --- old = 2:07.13 (M/O)
Robert Redenz, RMC – 2:06.58 (M/O) (Finals)