Emory stands in first place after one day of action at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

Emory totaled 151.5 points during the first day, taking a 47.5 point lead against second-place Kenyon (104 points). Denison sits in third in the women's standings with 92 points.

The Emory women opened the first evening of competition with three all-America finishes in the 500-yard freestyle, as sophomore Megan Beach finished sixth after swimming a preliminary time of 4:53.62, junior Courtney McDermott claimed seventh (4:53.91 in the preliminaries) and freshman Mikayla Carnley claimed eighth (4:56.42 in the preliminaries). It was the first career all-America honor for both Beach and Carnley, while McDermott earned her third all-America certificate and second in the 500-yard freestyle. Sophomore McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg finished 12th in the event to earn her second career all-America honorable mention in the 500 free.

Three more Eagles earned all-America honors in the women's 200-yard individual medley, led by junior Sadie Nennig, who finished fifth in the event with a preliminary time of 2:02.88. It marked Nennig's 11th overall all-America honor, and third in the 200 IM. Senior Mia Michalak followed with a mark of 2:03.91 to finish sixth (her consecutive year with an all-America finish in the event), while junior Kylie McKenzie claimed seventh with a preliminary mark of 2:04.51, earning her first career all-America honor. Earning all-America honorable mentions in event were junior Brooke Woodward (ninth place, 2:05.06) and sophomore Nina Zook (tied for 13th place, 2:05.98).

In the women's 50-yard freestyle, senior Renee Rosenkranz finished sixth after swimming a preliminary time of 23.34 to earn her second career all-America honor in the event and sixth career certificate overall.  Sophomore Nancy Larson finished seventh with a preliminary time of 23.49, earning her first career individual all-America certificate.

Rounding out the first day for the women, Emory's 200-yard medley relay of Nennig, Rosenkranz and seniors Leslie Hackler and Anna Dobben finished in second place with a time of 1:42.99 to earn all-America honors.

After the first day, Emory swimmers totaled 10 individual and two relay all-America honors, while adding an addition five all-America honorable mention certificates.