Wildcat Swimmers Earn A10 Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – Davidson’s Crossan Cooper and Isabella McElrath have swept the first Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Swimming Performer of the Week awards of 2018-19, the conference announced Tuesday.
The juniors earned the recognition based on their performances against Queens University Sept. 21-22.
“I’m proud of Crossan and Isabella for racing hard against a very good team,” Davidson coach John Young said. “They’ve been training with intensity, and last weekend’s results indicate that we’re getting into shape. Leadership from both of them is critical to our success this season, and I’m thrilled that their performances have brought credit to them and to Davidson.”
Crossan, of Scottsboro, Ala., turned in a pair of first-place finishes against the four-time Division II national champions. He won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:36.73 and the 200 individual medley in 1:55.48. He also placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:08.32) and contributed 22 of the Wildcats’ 96 points.
McElrath, who hails from Baltimore, Md., had two second-place performances against the Royals. She swam the 200 butterfly in 2:11.03 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:28.05. McElrath also placed third in the 200 IM (2:13.53).
Davidson returns to the water Saturday in Washington, D.C., with a 1 p.m. meet at Georgetown.