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Date: March 2, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Akida, Axt, Cobb, Holda, Moryan, Roberson, and Sauter Named First Team

Junior Kristine Holda

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team claimed its 12th straight ODAC Championship and had seven swimmers named to the All-ODAC First Team.

The seven selections were juniors Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln) and Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and freshmen Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina), Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), Colette Moryan (Westfield, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) and Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Macogdoches).

Holda claimed her third straight All-ODAC selection after winning the 50-yard (25.40), 100-yard (55.23), and 200-yard (2:00.53) freestyle events at the conference championship meet.

Sauter, who earned All-ODAC honors for the second consecutive season, captured the 200-yard breaststroke (2:29.83) and was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.88), while Cobb took first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.28) and second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:16.26).

Axt finished third in both the 500-yard (5:29.32) and 1650-yard (18:57.69) freestyles. Moryan placed second in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.65) and Akida, a two-time All-ODAC selection, was second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.09).

Akida, Cobb, Sauter and Holda were victorious in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.77), while Cobb, Sauter, Holda, and Roberson placed second in the 400-yard medley relay in a school-record time of 4:08.23.

W&L finished the season with an 8-6 overall record, a 5-0 mark in the ODAC and a No. 23 national ranking.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676