SALUTE TO CHAMPIONS: Women's Swimming & Diving

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Twice a week this summer, will feature a sport-by-sport look back at the 2014-15 season and championships. Check back each week for a review of each sport. Today's look back: Women's Swimming & Diving.


The University of Richmond took home the 2015 Atlantic 10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championship after four days of competition at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The title marks the Spiders’ fifth consecutive A-10 title and 13th in the last 14 years.

Davidson’s Elise Lankiewicz was named the Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet after recording first place finishes in the 100-yd freestyle (49.83), the 200-yd freestyle (1:48.20), the 500-yd freestyle (4:50.36) and being a member of the three gold medal winning relay squads (200-yd freestyle, 400-freestyle, and the 800-yd freestyle).

Richmond’s Annie Lane was named Most Outstanding Rookie after winning the 100-yd breaststroke (1:02.61). She also recorded a second place finish in the 200-yd freestyle and was a part of two second-place relay finishes (200-yd freestyle relay and the 200-yd medley relay).

Duquesne head coach Dave Sheets was named the A-10 Coach of the Year.

Richmond’s Irina Chiulli was honored as the Most Outstanding Diver after finishing first in the 3-meter dive with a score of 314.70. She also recorded a fifth place finish in the 1-meter dive with a score of 245.15.

Massachusetts’ Mandy Hixon was named the Diving Coach of the Year.

Massachusetts' Emma Roush, a freshman from Overland Park, Kan., recorded top 16 finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at the NCAA Zone A Diving meet held at the University of Buffalo Natatorium.

Richmond's Irina Chiuli and Laura Rokap also competed at the NCAA Zone Diving meet, finishing 25th and 46th respectively in the 1-meter.

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