NCAA Champions

Williams won the first NCAA team championship
held in 1982 and repeated in 1983.

Through 2018

Individual Titles: 90

Relay Titles:  23

Total Titles:  113

On the first night of the 2018 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis first year Laura Westphal won the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:50.10. On Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA Championships first year Molly Craig captured the 400 IM in 4:18.56. The Eph 200 freestyle relay won in 1:32.48. Senior Emma Waddell defended her 100 butterfly title and won the race for the third time in her career with a time of 53.39. On the final night of the 2018 NCAA Championships first year Laura Westphal took top honors in the 1650 freestyle in a time of 16:35.20.

Junior Emma Waddell was named the NCAA Swimmer of the Meet in 2017 in Shenandoah, TX in helping the Ephs finish second. Waddell won the 50 freestyle in a meet record time of 22.69 and won the 100 butterfly in 53.48. Senior Megan Pierce swam a lifetime best4:15.71 in the 400 IM to win the event for the third time in her career. Senior Olivia Jackson tok home the title in the 200 backstroke in 1:55.83.

At the 2016 NCAA Chmpionships in Greensboro, N.C. junior Megan Pierce captured the 400 IM in a time of 4:20.77.

Day One at the 2015 NCAA Championships Sarah Thompson repeated as the 500 free in 4:45.13 and on Day Two freshman Emma Waddell won the 100 fly in 53.65.

On the first day of the 2014 NCAA Championships junior Sarah Thompson won the 500 free in 4:48.19 and on day two freshman Megan Pierce won the 400 IM in 4:19.94.

Day Three of the 2015 NCAA Championships Sarah Thompson anchored the Ephs' winning 800-Yard Free Relay when she finished her anchor leg three seconds faster than any other anchor. Lauren Jones led off the relay and was followed by Breanna Nguyen and Megan Pierce.

On the final night of the 2015 championships Sarah Thompson broke the NCAA record in the 1650 free by winning in 16:21.44. Megan Pierce was second to Thompson in 16:38.05.

Thompson broke the record set by her former teamamte Caroline Wilson who was timed in 16:25.21 in 2010. The win by Thompson was her third straight in the event.

In the 2015 200 backstroke final Olivia Jackson won by .01 over teammate Katie Bennett. Jackson finished is 1:57.24 and Bennett came home n 1:57.25.

At the conclusion of the 2015 NCAA Championships Sarah Thompson was named the Swimmer of the Meet. Thompson's Swimmer of the Meet award was sixth won by an Eph in the Kuster era.

Head coach Steve Kuster was named the Coach of the Meet for the fifth time in his career.

At the 2013 NCAA Championship meet senior Caroline Wilson won three indiviudal titles; 500 freestyle, 200 IM & 400 IM, raising her total of indiviudal titles to 11. The 11 titles ties Wilson with former teammate Logan Todhunter '12 and Patricia Abt (Kenyon) and Carla Ainsworth (Kenyon) for most individual title won in a career. Wilson won the 400 IM title all four years. Wilson won titles in four different events: 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 200 IM & 400 IM.

Wilson was named the 2013 NCAA Swimmer of the Meet.

Shortly after Wilson won the 400 IM sophomore Sarah Thompson repeated as the 200 freestyle champion. On the final day of competition Thompson snared her second indivudual title of the 2013 championships by winning the 1650 freestyle by over 15 seconds.

Winning the 100 and 200 butterfly at the 2012 championships, Logan Todhunter won both events four years in a row, making her one of eight swmmers all-time in NCAA Division III to win an event fours years in a row and one of only four to win two events all four years.

By winning the 2012 200 IM (for the third year in a row) Logan Todhunter raised her total of individual titles won to an Eph record (11), which tied the NCAA record set by Kenyon swimmers Patrica Abt and Carla Ainsworth.

By virtue of her three 2012 individual wins, which included a record time of 1:55.66 in the 200 butterfly and being a member of two Eph relays that set meet records  -- 400 medley relay (3:42.1) and the 800 freestyle (7:19.11), Todhunter earned her second NCAA Swimmer of the Meet honor. She previously won her first NCAA Swimmer of the Meet award in 2010.

Winning three individual events -- 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and the 400 IM at the 2012 NCAA Championships, including a meet record 4:13.14 in the 400 IM, lifted Wilson to 8 NCAA individual titles. Wilson is now tied with Lindsay Payne '06 for third place on the Eph list of NCAA individual champions.

Katherine Eckrich '85 won five events in 1982 to post the most individual wins at a single NCAA championship by an Eph. During her career at Williams, Eckrich accumulated 10 individual titles and swam on seven winning relay teams. Eckerich is the Eph leader in total NCAA titles: 17, 10 individual and 7 relay crowns.

Lindsay Payne '06 was the first Eph swimmer to win the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Championships four times. Payne was also named the Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Championships in 2005 and 2006. In her career Payne won eight individual titles and four relays for a total of 12 NCAA titles.

Elizabeth Jex '83 won four events in 1982 and swam on three winning relay teams as the Ephs won their first of two consecutive NCAA titles. Her seven combined titles at the 1982 NCAA Championships tied her with teammate Katherine Eckrich for the Eph record for combined titles at one championship with seven. Eckrich also won her seven titles in 1982.

Jex ended her career with 14 NCAA titles with seven individual wins and seven relay victories. Eckrich tops the all-time Eph NCAA win list with 17; 10 of them individual victories.

Kristine Taylor '01 is the lone Eph diver to win the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events in the same year, completing the double in 1998.

* NCAA CHAMPIONS *

Year

Name

Event  Time/Points
2018 Laura Westphal 1650 Free 16:35.20
  Emma Waddell 100 Fly 53.39
  Molly Craig 400 IM 4:18.56
  Delaney Smith, Rollie Grinder, Laura Westphal & Emma Waddell 200 Free
Relay
1:32.48
  Laura Westphal 500 Free 4:50.10
2017 Olivia Jackson 200 Back 1:55.83
  Emma Waddell  100 Fly 53:48
  Megan Pierce 400 IM 4:15.71
  Emma Waddell  50 Free 22.69
2016 Megan Pierce 400 IM 4:20.77
2015 Olivia Jackson 200 Back 1:57.24
  Sarah Thompson 500 Free 4:45.13
  Sarah Thompson 1650 Free 16:21.44
  Emma Waddell 100 Fly :53.65
  Lauren Jones,  Breanna Nguyen,
Megan Pierce & Sarah Thompson
800 Free
Relay
7:18.25
       
2014 Megan Pierce 400 IM 4:19.94
  Sarah Thompson 500 Free 4:48.19
  Sarah Thompson 1650 Free 16:31.17
2013 Sarah Thompson 1650 Free 16:31.50
  Sarah Thompson 200 Free 1:48.50
  Caroline Wilson 400 IM 4:14.27
  Caroline Wilson 200 IM 1:59.43
  Caroline Wilson 500 Free 4:47.16
       
2012 Sarah Thompson, Logan Todhunter,
Carolyn Geller & Caroline Wilson
800 Free Relay 7:19.11
  Carolyn Geller, Sarah Thompson,
Logan Todhunter & Caroline Wilson
400 Medley Relay 3:42.21
  Sarah Thompson 200 Free 1:50.27
  Logan Todhunter 200 Butterfly 1:55.66
  Logan Todhunter 100 Butterfly 53.04
  Logan Todhunter 200 IM 2:00.58
  Caroline Wilson 400 IM 4:13.14
  Caroline Wilson 500 Free 4:45.45
  Caroline Wilson 1650 Free 16:40.42
       
2011 Caroline Wilson 1650 Free 16:31.34

Caroline Wilson 400 IM 4:13.90

Logan Todhunter 200 Butterfly 1:57.61
  Logan Todhunter 100 Butterfly :52.84

Logan Todhunter 200 IM 2:01.71
       
2010 Logan Todhunter 200 IM 2:02.57
  Logan Todhunter 100 Butterfly :52.94
  Logan Todhunter 200 Butterfly 1:57.46
  Caroline Wilson 500 Free 4:45.47
  Caroline Wilson 400 IM 4:17.85
  Caroline Wilson 1650 Free 16:25.21
       
2009 Logan Todhunter 100 Fly :53.54
  Logan Todhunter 200 Fly 1:57.71
       
2008 Amanda Nicholson 400 IM 4:20.31
       
2006 Lindsay Payne 100 Breast 1:01.41 
  Lindsay Payne  200 Breast 2:14.20 
  Lindsay Payne  200 IM 2:03.14 
  Lauren Edmondson, Laura McCarthy,
Robin Kim, Lindsay Payne 
400 Free Relay  3:29.05 
  Meghan Fraughan, Lindsay Payne,
Chrissy Haley, Lauren Edmondson 
400 Medley Relay  3:49.81 
       
2005 Lindsay Payne 100 Breast 1:02.88 
  Lindsay Payne  200 Breast 2:16.45 
  Jessica Yankura, Lindsay Payne, Mary Stranghoener, Katie O'Brien  200 Medley Relay  1:46.00 
  Jessica Yankura, Lindsay Payne, Mary Stranghoener, Katie O'Brien  400 Medley Relay  3:38.75 
       
2003 Lindsay Payne 100 Breast 1:04.30 
  Caroline Crocker  3-Meter Dive  456.50 
       
2002 Lindsay Payne 100 Breast 1:04.46 
  Rachel Gealy 3-Meter Dive 446.30 
       
2001 Meredith Olson  400 IM 4:28.68 
  Rachel Gealy  1-Meter Dive  394.60 
       
1999 Erin Anderson  100 Breast 1:03.83 
  Erin Anderson  200 Breast 2:19.19 
  Jessica Stokes  200  IM 2:04.99 
       
1998 Erin Anderson  100 Breast 1:04.71 
  Erin Anderson  200 Breast 2:19.91 
  Marla Robertson  200 Butterfly  2:06.20 
  Jessica Stokes  200 IM 2:06.31 
  Kristine Taylor  1-Meter Dive  383.45 
  Kristine Taylor  3-Meter Dive  430.80 
       
1997 Erin Anderson  100 Breast 1:03.60 
  Erin Anderson  200 Breast 2:19.78 
  Jessica Stokes 200 Free 1:51.77 
  Sabrina Oei  3-Meter Dive 427.55 
  Sarah Watts, Marla Robertson, Erin Anderson, Jessica Stokes  400 Free Relay  3:28.92 
       
1996  Marla Robertson  200 Butterfly  2:06.31 
       
1995 Robin Truelove, Deborah Palmer, Marla Robertson, Gretchen Von Oesen  400 Medley Relay  3:56.79 
       
1992  Kari Andersson  100 Back  57.72 
  Kari Andersson  200 Back 2:05.42 
  Patricia Althoff  3-Meter Dive  444.85 
       
1991 Patricia Althoff  1-Meter Dive  351.95 
       
1985 Jody Skidd, Katherine Eckrich,
Joan Horgan, Kathryn Kirmayer
200 Medley Relay  1:51.12 
       
1984 Joan Horgan 100 Back 1:00.38 
  Joan Horgan 200 Back 2:11.27 
  Katherine Eckrich  100 Breast 1:06.92 
  Katherine Eckrich  200 Breast 2:26.44 
  Kathryn Kirmayer, Cecelia Ciepeila, Katherine Eckrich, Joan Horgan  200 Medley Relay  1:51.66
  Joan Horgan, Katherine Eckrich, Cecelia
Ciepeila, Susan Knapp 
400 Medley Relay  4:03.37 
       
1983 Elizabeth Jex  100 Free 52.98 
  Elizabeth Jex 50 Free 24.44 
  Elizabeth Jex 100 IM 1:01.16
  Katherine Eckrich 50 Breast 31.14
  Katherine Eckrich  100 Breast 1:08.70 
  Katherine Eckrich  200 Breast 2:27.36 
  Susan Knapp, Katherine Hudner, Kathryn Kirmayer, Elizabeth Jex 200 Free Relay 1:38.82
  Susan Knapp, Rachel Stauffer, Katherine Hudner, Elizabeth Jex  400 Free Relay  3:37.61
  Susan Knapp, Rachel Stauffer, Katherine
Hudner, Elizabeth Jex 
800 Free Relay  7:54.68 
  Kathryn Kirmayer, Katherine Eckrich,
Margaret Thoman, Katherine Hudner 
200 Medley Relay  1:51.67
  Kathryn Kirmayer, Katherine Eckrich,
Elizabeth Jex, Katherine Hudner 
400 Medley Relay  4:04.89 
       
1982 Elizabeth Jex 50 Free 24.76
  Elizabeth Jex 100 Free 53.85
  Elizabeth Jex 200 Free 1:57.39 
  Elizabeth Jex  100 Butterfly  1:00.67 
  Katherine Eckrich 50 Breast 31.09 
  Katherine Eckrich 100 Breast 1:06.90 
  Katherine Eckrich 200 Breast 2:26.05 
  Katherine Eckrich 100 IM 1:01.0
  Katherine Eckrich 200 IM  2:11.12 
  Susan Knapp, Margaret Thoman,
Katherine Hudner, Elizabeth Jex
200 Free Relay 1:40.85 
  Susan Knapp, Catherine Hartley,
Katherine Hudner, Elizabeth Jex
400 Free Relay 3:38.50 
  Jonna Kurucz, Catherine Hartley,
Susan Knapp, Katherine Hudner
800 Free Relay 8:03.54 
  Katherine Hudner, Katherine Eckrich,
Catherine Hartley, Elizabeth Jex
200 Medley Relay 1:52.47 
  Cecelia Ciepeila, Katherine Eckrich,
Catherine Hartley, Katherine Hudner
400 Medley Relay 4:07.02

 

ALL-TIME NCAA WINS LIST
(Minimim 10 total titles)

Name Individual Relay Total
Katherine Eckrich '84 10 7 17
Liz Jex '83 7 7 14
Logan Todhunter '12 11* 2 13
Caroline Wilson '13 11* 2 13
Lindsay Payne '06 8 4 12
Sarah Thompson '15 7 3 10
*Most Individual Wins
in NCAA DIII