GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Ursinus women's swimming team captured its sixth consecutive conference crown on Sunday, continuing a reign of dominance rivaled only by the Gettysburg squads of the late 1990's, which captured seven in a row.
Freshman Sophie Lear was named the meet's Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer after winning gold in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 breast and contributing to four first-place relays. Lear joins senior teammate Peyten Lyons as the only two swimmers in CC history to garner both awards at the championship meet.
The margin of victory – 140.5 points – fell well short of last year's wide discrepancy, but the final numbers were no less staggering. The Bears won all five relays, rewriting the conference and championship meet record book in four of them. All told, eight of Ursinus' 14 gold medals over the four-day championship came with new conference records attached, and the program record books will need even more extensive editing at season's end.
- Ursinus, 816.5
- Swarthmore, 676
- Gettysburg, 596.5
- Franklin & Marshall, 408
- Dickinson, 397
- Washington College, 287
- McDaniel, 178
- Bryn Mawr, 155
Most Outstanding Performer: Sophie Lear, Ursinus
Most Outstanding Rookie: Sophie Lear, Ursinus