National Rankings Highlight Spring Athletics

Swimmer Jeffrey Leckrone ’19 is a UMW standout.

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 was the 2018 D1AA national champion.

 

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