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Virginia enters championships as six-time defending champion
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving and Men’s Diving Championships begin Wednesday, February 18, and continue through Saturday, February 21, at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Virginia enters the Championship ranked No. 8 in the poll with a conference record of 2-1. The Cavaliers, under the direction of second-year head coach Augie Busch, are fresh off capturing the program’s seventh straight ACC Championship and its 12th overall in 2014.
The North Carolina (5-0) women finished atop the regular season standings with a perfect conference record. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 9, are looking for their first conference title since 2007.
No. 13 NC State finished fifth in the regular season standings with a 2-2 record in ACC competition. The Wolfpack, who won the league’s first two titles in 1979 and 1980, are led by head coach Braden Holloway.
The newcomers to the league, the Cardinals of Louisville, check in a No. 20 in the CSCAA poll and are coached by Arthur Albiero. The Seminoles of Florida State, who were receiving votes the past few polls, enter the meet with second-year head coach Frank Bradley.
A live video stream of event finals will be available on ESPN3 on Thursday through Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with Dean Linke handling play-by-play and Tricia Adams adding analysis.
There is no charge for admission to the 2015 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Parking is available for $15 Single Day Cash, $10 (plus service charge) Single Day Click and Park or $36 (plus service charge) Four Day Click and Park. Link to Click and Park: https://gatech.clickandpark.com/event.
All championship information, including a full event schedule and live results, can be found at the official championship website http://theacc.co/SDchamps. Fans can also get updates by following along on Twitter using #ACCMSD, #ACCWSD and @ACCSwimDive.
The Men’s Swimming Championship will be held one week later from February 25 through February 28.