Seven Camels Honored on All-NESCAC Squad

Seven Camels Honored on All-NESCAC Squad

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Seven Connecticut College Camels have been named to the 2017 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Swimming & Diving Team. 

Connecticut College scored 1268.5 points to place third out of 11 teams in the 2017 NESCAC Championship at Bowdoin this weekend. The team finished 15th at the 2016 NCAA Championship in Greensboro, N.C. with a program record 74 points.

Senior All-American Valerie Urban (Lancaster, Pa.) placed second in the 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:10.80. Urban provisionally qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championship in the 1,650 yard free style, posting a time of 17:09.43 en route to a third place finish for the Camels.  

Mary Erb (pictured, Readfield, Maine) garnered All-NESCAC accolades in the 50, 100 and 200 yard breaststroke. Erb posted a time of 29.59 seconds to place third in the 50 yard breast. In the 100 yard breaststroke, Erb placed second for the Camels, provisionally qualfifying for the NCAA Championship with a time of 1:03.27.  Erb placed second in the 200 yard breast, provisionally qualifying for the upcoming NCAA Championship with a time of 2:18.74.

Lily Gribbel (Pleasanton, Calif.) posted a time of 23.76 in the 50 yard freestyle, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship with her second place finish.  Gribbel placed third in the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 25.33 seconds. 
 
Sophomore All-American Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) garnered All-NESCAC honors in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, placing third and provisionally qualifying for nationals in both events with times of 23.79 seconds and 51.53 seconds for the Camels.
 
Sophomore Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) garnered All-NESCAC honors in the 50 yard backstroke, placing third for the Camels in 26.68 seconds.
 
The Camels garnered All-NESCAC honors in two relays at Bowdoin.  

In the 200 yard medley relay, the Camel quartet comprised of Wilber, Erb, Gribbel and Haskell, placed second for the Camels, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship in 1:42.90.

In the 800 yard freestyle relay, Urban, Julia Klier (Cohasset, Mass.), Katie Hammond (Sea Girt, N.J.) and Haskell placed third for the Camels, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship with a time of 7:36.05.

More information about the NCAA Championship in Shenandoah, Texas will be coming soon. 

For now, all of the action shifts to the NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championship that will be hosted by Wesleyan University this weekend.