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Women’s Swimming and Diving Garners 10 All-Ivy League Nods

Katy Hinkle collected three All-Ivy League second-team accolades (David Silverman).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
After recording a second-place finish at the 2011 Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team received 10 All-Ivy League nods for its performances at the meet. The Crimson saw five student-athletes garner first-team honors, up from one last year, and the 10 total athletes honored is two more than the team had in 2010.  

Senior Kate Mills led the Crimson with four total All-Ivy awards, including two first-team bids. Mills captured the 400 individual medley title for her initial first-team honor, and garnered a second as the anchor for the winning 800 freestyle relay team. She received second-team recognition in the 200 butterfly and as the anchor for the 400 free relay squad. Mills also received the Career High Point Swimmer award for her four years of strong results at the Ivy Championships.

Meghan Leddy joined Mills on the first team as the winner of the 200 backstroke and Sara Li, Catherine Zagroba and Laura Evans teamed with Mills to earn first-team accolades as the league champion 800 free relay squad. Katy Hinkle picked up three second-team nods, finishing second in the 50 free and helping the 200 and 400 free relay squads to runner-up finishes. Evans collected a second-team bid as the runner-up to Mills in the 400 IM and divers Jenny Reese (one-meter) and Brittany Powell (three-meter) were named to the second team with runner-up results.

Li also earned a second-team nod as part of the 200 free relay team, as did Ali Slack and Jenna Gregoire. Li and Slack rounded out the Crimson award winners with second-team accolades in the 400 free relay.

Harvard is back in action in NCAA competition as the Zone Diving Championships will take place March 11-12 and the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will take place March 17-20 in Austin, Texas.