The UMW women’s swim team captured an unprecedented 28th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship on Feb. 25, while the men claimed their 18th straight conference title.
The women finished with 913 points at the four-day meet. UMW head coach Abby Brethauer was honored as the CAC coach of the year.
Claudia Keller ’21 was named the women’s rookie of the year after finishing first in the 1,650-yard and 500-yard freestyle and swimming in the winning 800-yard freestyle relay.
The UMW women are the only team in any Capital Athletic Conference sport to have won every championship since the advent of the CAC in 1991.
On the men’s side, the Eagles captured the 2018 title with 905.5 points. Brethauer was also named the men’s coach of the year in the league. The Eagles gained five first-place finishes at the championships.
Jeffrey Leckrone ’19 competed in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in breaststroke and individual medley.
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