NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's swimming team, which is ranked 24th nationally and eighth in its region, will trek to Wesleyan University to compete at the NESCAC Championships this weekend. The four-day event will take place from Thursday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 17.
The Camels, who finished third at the last two championship events, are the sixth-highest ranked team in the latest CSCAA regional and national polls heading into this year's annual championship event.
Senior captain Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) and sophomore Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) headline a squad which is also coming off a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships and will rely on a blend of veterans and youth to achieve success. Wilber, who holds school records in the 50 and 100-yard backstroke, is seeded third in both events and is also seeded eighth in the 200 back. Ford, meanwhile, excels in sprint freestyle events and enters the weekend ranked fifth in the 50, second in the 100 and fourth in the 200.
Other notable contributors include senior captain Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) and freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.). Both student-athletes add depth in the freestyle and are a major reason why the Camels are seeded third in multiple freestyle relays.
The four-day championship event begins Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with the 800 free relay and will conclude on Sunday night. Live stats and a webcast will also be provided for fans who can't make it to the meet in person.