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Date: March 22, 2002
Contact: Greg Murphy (540) 463-8674
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Six W&L Swimmers Earn All-ODAC Accolades

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's swimming team was released on Friday afternoon and Washington and Lee had six individuals honored.

Junior Blair Huffman (Roanoke, Va./North Cross) earned her third consecutive selection to the all-conference squad after leading the Generals to their ninth-straight ODAC/Atlantic States Championship. She was named the Atlantic States Swimmer of the Meet for the second-straight year after capturing three individual titles. Huffman's winning time of 4:43.62 in the 400 Individual Medley set meet and school records.

Junior Kelli Austin (Niles, Mich./Niles) also makes her third straight appearance on the All-ODAC squad after claiming two second-place finishes at the ODAC Championships. Austin was W&L's top sprint swimmer this season as she recorded team-best times in the 50 Free (25.85), 100 Free (56.20) and 200 Free (1:59.68).

Senior Laura Ingoldsby (McLean, Va./Holy Child) garnered All-ODAC honors for the third time in her career after recording two second place tallies at the conference championship meet. An All-ODAC performer in 1999 and 2000, Ingoldsby swam team-best times in the 500 Free (5:30.22), 1000 Free (11:26.85) and 1650 Free (19:08.97).

Sophomore Mandi Kimble (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) earned a repeat selection on the squad after claiming second place finishes in the 100 Back (1:04.68) and 200 Back (2:17.38) at the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships for the second consecutive season.

Freshmen Laura Westerman (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) and Eleanor Williams (Metairie, La./Isidore Newman) rounded out W&L's selections to the All-ODAC team. Westerman tallied a fourth place finish in the 200 Individual Medley with a personal-best time of 2:20.27 at the ODAC Championships, while Williams claimed third place finishes in the 100 Back (1:04.68) and 200 Back (2:20.49).

W&L concluded the 2001-02 campaign with an overall record of 8-5, 4-0 in the ODAC.




Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670