Senior Cindy Cheng and junior Thomas Gordon were honored by the University Athletic Association on Monday afternoon after helping the Emory Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving programs record their 20th consecutive conference titles over the weekend.
Cheng became just the third female in UAA history to be named the Swimmer of the Year for a third time following an impeccable performance for the Eagles. Cheng recorded event titles in all seven events she competed in during the meet while setting four UAA records. She earned individual titles in the 500 Freestyle (4:47.94 – UAA Record), 100 Backstroke (54.16 – UAA Record), 200 Backstroke (1:57.87 – UAA Record) and was part of four championship winning relays: 400 Medley (3:44.34), 200 Medley (1:42.06), 800 Freestyle Relay (7:25.44) and the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:21.53 – UAA Record).
Gordon was named the Swimmer of the Year after winning three individual events and helping the Eagles to a victory in the 800 Freestyle Relay, setting the UAA record at 6:40.56. Gordon recorded wins in the 500 Freestyle (4:28.65), 200 Freestyle (1:39.34) and 1,650 Freestyle (15:34.65).
The Eagles will be back in the pool this weekend with the Queens Invitational in Charlotte, NC before turning their attention towards the Division III National Championships later in March.