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Emory & Henry Women’s Swimming Picked Fifth In ODAC Coaches Poll

Olivia Anson swims a freestyle race.
-photo courtesy of Sideline Media

FOREST, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Women's Swimming Team has been chosen repeat its fifth-place finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference this year according to the league's 13 head coaches, ODAC officials announced recently.

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For the first time in several years, the Wasps have a well-blended roster, combining veterans and newcomers. Back for the Wasps are Second-Team All-ODAC performer senior Olivia Anson (Apex, N.C.) and sophomore Cat Sweigart (Bridgewater, Va.), who was named to the all-league third team a year ago. Four other returners will be looked to for their leadership and experience while the team welcomes five newcomers from strong swimming backgrounds.

Washington and Lee University is once again the league favorite, earning 12 first-place votes. Roanoke College is second while Randolph-Macon College is just one point behind in third with the final first-place vote. Just ahead of Emory & Henry in fourth is Bridgewater College.

Emory & Henry will get the season started Friday afternoon at the King (Tenn.) Invitational. The two-day meet will take place at the Kingsport Aquatics Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.


(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Washington and Lee (12) 144 pts.
2. Roanoke 128 pts.
3. Randolph-Macon (1) 127 pts.
4. Bridgewater 105 pts.
5. Emory & Henry 97 pts.
6. Lynchburg 82 pts.
7. Hollins 70 pts.
8. Randolph 67 pts.
9. Virginia Wesleyan 57 pts.
10. Ferrum 52 pts.
11. Sweet Briar 43 pts.
12. Greensboro 23 pts.
13. Guilford 19 pts.