Ellie Hong Earns Two All-American Honors

Ellie Hong Earns Two All-American Honors

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Ellie Hong earned her third and fourth career All-American awards with finishes of fourth and seventh at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships on Friday and Saturday.

Hong came home fourth in the 200-backstroke with a school record time of 1:58.77.  She also set a school record to place seventh in the 100-backstroke with a time of 55.71 seconds.

She joined teammate Orion Martin as an All-American at the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships (SEE RELATED STORY).

Hong tied a school record with four All-American awards with her fourth and seventh place national finishes this weekend.  Matt Smith held the previous swimming school record with four All-American awards before graduating in 2003.

Hong earned the 93rd and 94th All-American awards in Rose-Hulman history and the 12th and 13th for the swimming and diving program.  Her career highlights also include one CCIW individual championship, four individual and five relay school records, and eight career all-conference performances.

Hong now has national finishes of fourth in the 2016 200-backstroke; seventh in the 2016 100-backstroke; eighth in the 2014 200-backstroke; and eighth in the 2015 200-backstroke to earn All-American awards.

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