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Women’s Swimming and Diving Garners 10 Individual and Four Relay All-Ivy Honors

Miki Dahlke (pictured) and Jing Leung are the only two Ivy qualifiers for this year's NCAA Championships (courtesy Aringo).
Miki Dahlke (pictured) and Jing Leung are the only two Ivy qualifiers for this year's NCAA Championships (courtesy Aringo).

PRINCETON, N.J. – On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, the Ivy League announced its all-conference honorees, as well as its individual award winners following the championship meet this past week at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center in Providence, R.I. Harvard was honored with five individual first team honors, as well as five individual and four relay second team awards.

The sophomore class highlighted all five of Harvard's first team honors. Brittany Usinger swept the 100 and 200 butterfly for the first two All-Ivy honors of her career. The Crimson also took the top recognition in both IM events for the second year in a row. Meagan Popp defended her title in the 200 IM, while Sonia Wang overcame a season-long injury to capture the 400 IM once again. Mikaela Thompson also defended her title on the one-meter board.

Popp also collected four second team honors in the 100 and 200 breaststroke individually, while also swimming on the 400 medley and 800 free relay squads.

Freshman Miki Dahlke led the way with six All-Ivy accolades as a member of all four of Harvard's four relay team that earned second team All-Ivy designation. Individually, the rookie finished as the runner-up in the 100 and 200 free.

Comprising Harvard's All-Ivy second team 200 and 400 free relay squads were Mei Lynn Colby, Jerrica Li, Gabby Sims and Dahlke. Joining Dahlke and Popp on the 800 free squad were Daniela Johnson and Geordie Enoch. Colby, Popp, Dahlke and Li made up the 400 medley quartet.

Junior Jing Leung, an All-American last season on the platform, earned second team all-conference honors on the three-meter board.

HIGH POINT SWIMMER OF THE MEET
Bella Hindley, Yale (So. – London, U.K.)
Cailley Silbert, Yale (Jr. – Short Hills, N.J.)

CAREER HIGH POINT SWIMMER
Kina Zhou, Yale (Sr. – Niskayuna, N.Y.)

RICK GILBERT HIGH POINT DIVER OF THE MEET
Lilybet MacRae, Yale (Sr. – Sherborn, Mass.)

RON KEENHOLD CAREER HIGH POINT DIVER
Lilybet MacRae, Yale (Sr. – Sherborn, Mass.)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Jim Henry, Yale

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
50-Yard Freestyle – Bella Hindley, Yale (So. – London, U.K.)
100-Yard Freestyle – Bella Hindley, Yale (So. – London, U.K.)
200-Yard Freestyle – Virginia Burns, Penn (Jr. – Brockton, Mass.)
500-Yard Freestyle – Virginia Burns, Penn (Jr. – Brockton, Mass.)
1,000-Yard Freestyle – Cailley Silbert, Yale (Jr. – Short Hills, N.J.)
1,650-Yard Freestyle – Cailley Silbert, Yale (Jr. – Short Hills, N.J.)
200-Yard Individual Medley – Meagan Popp, Harvard (So. – Newport Beach, Calif.)
400-Yard Individual Medley – Sonia Wang, Harvard (So. – Upland, Calif.)

100-Yard Backstroke – Heidi Vanderwel, Yale (Jr. – Monroe, Wash.)
200-Yard Backstroke – Heidi Vanderwel, Yale (Jr. – Monroe, Wash.)
100-Yard Butterfly – Brittany Usinger, Harvard (So. – Lafayette, Calif.)
200-Yard Butterfly – Brittany Usinger, Harvard (So. – Lafayette, Calif.)

100-Yard Breaststroke – Cha O'Leary, Yale (Fr. – Montclair, N.J.)
200-Yard Breaststroke – Cha O'Leary, Yale (Fr. – Montclair, N.J.)
One-Meter Diving – Mikaela Thompson, Harvard (So. – Weston, Mass.)
Three-Meter Diving – Lilybet MacRae, Yale (Sr. – Sherborn, Mass,)

200-Yard Freestyle Relay – Yale: Bella Hindley (So. – London, U.K.), Kate Rogers (Jr. – Ann Arbor, Mich.), Maddy Zimmerman (Jr. – Spring City, Pa.), Kina Zhou (Sr. – Niskayuna, N.Y.)

400-Yard Freestyle Relay – Yale: Kina Zhou (Sr. – Niskayuna, N.Y.), Kate Rogers (Jr. – Ann Arbor, Mich.), Lili Margitai (Fr. – Edmonton, Canada), Bella Hindley (So. – London, U.K.)

800-Yard Freestyle Relay – Yale: Kina Zhou (Sr. – Niskayuna, N.Y.), Lili Margitai (Fr. – Edmonton, Canada), Olivia Jameson (Sr. – Bedford, Mass.), Bella Hindley (So. – London, U.K.)

200-Yard Medley Relay – Yale: Heidi Vanderwel (Jr. – Monroe, Wash.), Cha O'Leary (Fr. – Montclair, N.J.), Maddy Zimmerman (Jr. – Spring City, Pa.), Bella Hindley (So. – London, U.K.)

400-Yard Medley Relay – Yale: Heidi Vanderwel (Jr. – Monroe, Wash.), Cha O'Leary (Fr. – Montclair, N.J.), Maddy Zimmerman (Jr. – Spring City, Pa.), Kina Zhou (Sr. – Niskayuna, N.Y.)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
50-Yard Freestyle – Kina Zhou, Yale (Sr. – Niskayuna, N.Y.)
100-Yard Freestyle – Miki Dahlke, Harvard (Fr. – Mill Valley, Calif.)
200-Yard Freestyle – Miki Dahlke, Harvard (Fr. – Mill Valley, Calif.)

500-Yard Freestyle – Cailley Silbert, Yale (Jr. – Short Hills, N.J.)
1,000-Yard Freestyle – Grace Ferry, Penn (Fr. – Atlanta, Ga.)
1,650-Yard Freestyle – Grace Ferry, Penn (Fr. – Atlanta, Ga.)
200-Yard Individual Medley – Destiny Nelson, Yale (So. – Prosper, Texas)
400-Yard Individual Medley – Destiny Nelson, Yale (So. – Prosper, Texas)
100-Yard Backstroke – Bella Hindley, Yale (So. – London, U.K.)
200-Yard Backstroke – Olivia Jameson, Yale (Sr. – Bedford, Mass.)
100-Yard Butterfly – Maddy Zimmerman, Yale ( Jr. – Spring City, Pa.)
200-Yard Butterfly – Sydney Hirschi, Yale (Sr. – El Paso, Texas)
100-Yard Breaststroke – Meagan Popp, Harvard (So. – Newport Beach, Calif.)
200-Yard Breaststroke – Meagan Popp, Harvard (So. – Newport Beach, Calif.)

One-Meter Diving – Talbott Paulsen, Yale (So. – Woodside, Calif.)
Three-Meter Diving – Jing Leung, Harvard (Jr. – Orpington, U.K.)

200-Yard Freestyle Relay – Harvard: Mei Lynn Colby (Fr. – Dallas, Texas), Miki Dahlke (Fr. – Mill Valley, Calif.), Jerrica Li (Fr. – Longmeadow, Mass.), Gabby Sims (Jr. – Downers Grove, Ill.)

400-Yard Freestyle Relay – Harvard: Jerrica Li (Fr. – Longmeadow, Mass.), Mei Lynn Colby (Fr. – Dallas, Texas), Gabby Sims (Jr. – Downers Grove, Ill.), Miki Dahlke (Fr. – Mill Valley, Calif.)

800-Yard Freestyle Relay – Harvard: Miki Dalhke (Fr. – Mill Valley, Calif.), Geordie Enoch (Jr. – Odenton, Md.), Meagan Popp (So. – Newport Beach, Calif.), Daniela Johnson (Sr. – Miami, Fla.)

200-Yard Medley Relay – Brown: Jenna Zagoren (Jr. – Cherry Hill, N.J.), Ally Donahue (Jr. – Tampa, Fla.), Caroline Vexler (Sr. – Moreland Hills, Ohio), Maddie Salesky (So. – San Rafael, Calif.)

400-Yard Medley Relay – Harvard: Mei Lynn Colby (Fr. – Dallas, Texas), Meagan Popp (So. – Newport Beach, Calif.), Miki Dahlke (Fr. – Mill Valley, Calif.), Jerrica Li (Fr. – Longmeadow, Mass.)

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