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Women’s Swimming & Diving Host Defending D-II Champs in Opener Saturday

by | Sep 21, 2018 | Sports

The Wildcats are back in the pool on Saturday.

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Under the direction of head coach John Young, the Davidson women’s swimming and diving program will open their season Saturday, with an 11 a.m. dual against Queens University at Charles A. Cannon Pool.

Looking to build on last year’s Atlantic 10 Championship finish, the Wildcats welcome back a number of contributors from 2017-18.

Davidson looks to improve on its young roster from a year ago as the ‘Cats return A-10 finalist Isabella McElrath and 400 IM varsity record holder Sarah Helen Shepherd.

McElrath (200 Breast, 100 & 200 Butterfly, 200 & 400 IM) ranks among Davidson’s all-time leaders in five events, while Shepherd holds three Top-10 marks.

The Wildcats also return multiple Top-10 All-Time Performers in Anabelle Durham (100 & 200 Back), Frances Resweber (200 & 1650 Free), Alexis LeMone (100 & 200 Back), Maggie Farrell (50, 100 & 200 Free, 100 Butterfly) and Emily Yang (200 Butterfly, 200 & 400 IM).

Last season, the Royals captured their fourth straight NCAA Division II National Championship.

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Davidson will enjoy a two-week break from the pool before traveling to Washington, D.C., for a 12 p.m. meet with Georgetown on Oct. 6.

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