National Rankings Highlight Spring Athletics

Jeffrey Leckrone ’19 finished fourth in 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships in Greensboro, N.C., in March. He set a lifetime best and broke Capital Athletic Conference and UMW records with a time of 1:58.89. Leckrone also finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke and earned All-America honors in both events. Leckrone’s top performance was just one highlight of an impressive spring for UMW athletics. Also of note: Women’s lacrosse was ranked in the top 5 in the coaches’ poll all season, holding the No. 5 spot as the magazine went to press. Men’s and women’s tennis both stayed in the top 20 national rankings all season, holding the No. 16 (men’s) and No. 12 (women’s) spots at press time. Men’s and women’s swimming and UMW volleyball also were ranked or received votes in the coaches’ polls of their sports. UMW Rugby has signed to join the ranks of D1A by becoming an affiliate member of the Rugby East Conference starting this fall. UMW … [Read more...]