13 Eph Women Earn All-NESCAC Swimming & Diving Honors

In Winning their 4th Straight NESCAC Title & 16th Overall Title the Ephs Won 19 of 24 Events at the 2017 NESCAC Championships
In Winning their 4th Straight NESCAC Title & 16th Overall Title the Ephs Won 19 of 24 Events at the 2017 NESCAC Championships

HADLEY, Mass. – The NESCAC has announced the 2016-17 Women's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team. The top three finishers in each event at the 2017 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships received All-Conference recognition.

Steve Kuster's Williams women's swimmiers & Kit Koch's Eph diver teamed up to win its fourth consecutive NESCAC title this past weekend at Bowdoin College.

Overall the Ephs have won the most NESCAC titles with their total now standing at 16.

Of the 24 events contested at the 2017 NESCAC Championships at Bowdoin the Ephs won 19, including all seven on the final night of competition.

Thirteen Ephs earned All-NESCAC honors this year and five Ephs were singled out for special NESCAC awards.

Williams junior Emma Waddell (Bangor, Maine) was named the Swimmer of the Year. Waddell won her third straight NESCAC titles in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. She was also part of four relay teams that took home first place. She swam the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay and was also part of the 200 and 400-yard medley relay squads that all set meet and pool records. She closed out the meet swimming the anchor leg in the 400-yard freestyle relay and helped the Ephs set a pool record in the event.

Williams senior Ariana Ross (New Canaan, Conn.) earned Diver of the Year honors for the third straight year. Ross is the first women's diver in NESCAC history to earn the honor three times. She won both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions for the third consecutive season and set a pool record with 526.30 points on the 3-meter board. Ross was also recognized as the Four Year High Point Diver.

Senior Megan Pierce (Wayland, Mass.) of Williams was recognized as the Four Year High Point Swimmer and is the 10th Eph to earn the honor since 2001. Pierce won the NESCAC title in the 400-yard individual medley for the fourth straight year and set a meet and pool record in the process. She also took first in the 1,650-yard freestyle for the second consecutive season. Pierce was also a member of the winning 800-freestyle relay team that posted a pool record.

Rookie of the Year honors went to Caroline White (Winter Park, Fla.) of Williams. In her first NESCAC Championship meet, she won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. She was also a member of the 200 and 400-medley relay teams that set meet and pool records during the weekend.

Swimmer of the Year: Emma Waddell, Williams

Diver of the Year: Ariana Ross, Williams

Four Year High Point Swimmer: Megan Pierce, Williams

Four Year High Point Diver: Ariana Ross, Williams

Rookie of the Year: Caroline White, Williams

2017 Eph All-NESCAC Honorees:

Caroline Conforti

200-yard Medley Relay

Maddie Downs

400-yard Freestyle Relay

Maia Hare

50-yard Butterfly

100-yard Butterfly

200-yard Medley Relay

Olivia Jackson

100-yard Backstroke

200-yard Backstroke

200-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Medley Relay

Lauren Jones

50-yard Freestyle

100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Freestyle

200-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Medley Relay

800-yard Freestyle Relay

Alison McNamara

500-yard Freestyle

800-yard Freestyle Relay

1,000-yard Freestyle

1,650-yard Freestyle

Megan Pierce

400-yard Individual Medley

800-yard Freestyle Relay

1,650-yard Freestyle

Ariana Ross

1-meter Diving

3-meter Diving

Delaney Smith

200-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Freestyle Relay

Emma Waddell

100-yard Butterfly

100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Individual Medley

200-yard Freestyle Relay

200-yard Medley Relay

400-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Medley Relay

Madeline Wessell

200-yard Freestyle

800-yard Freestyle Relay

Caroline White

100-yard Breaststroke

200-yard Breaststroke

200-yard Individual Medley

200-yard Medley Relay

400-yard Medley Relay

Veronica Wolff

200-yard Butterfly