SHENANDOAH, TEXAS -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Ellie Hong became the first six-time All-American in the history of Fightin' Engineer swimming and diving with two All-American awards at the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championships on Friday and Saturday.
Hong earned All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the 100-backstroke with a time of 55.76 seconds. She added a second All-American award this weekend with a seventh place finish in the 200-backstroke with a mark of 2:00.33.
Hong became just the fourth student-athlete in Fightin' Engineer athletic history to earn six career All-American awards. Liz Evans (2013) holds the career school record with eight All-American awards, followed by Sutton Coleman (2012) with seven. Hong joins Andrew Schipper (2003) as a six-time All-American.
She captured the 97th overall All-American award in Rose-Hulman history and the 15th for the swimming and diving program. Hong is also the first Fightin' Engineer women's swimmer to qualify for four NCAA National meets in her career.
Her NCAA Division III All-American finishes include fourth in the 200-backstroke at the 2016 National Championships; sixth in the 2017 100-backstroke; seventh in the 2016 100-backstroke; seventh in the 2017 200-backstroke; eighth in the 2015 200-backstroke; and eighth in the 2014 200-backstroke.
Hong's career includes six All-American awards; one honorable mention All-American honor; three individual conference championships; 10 all-CCIW performances; five individual school records; and five shared relay school records.