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(pictured above: Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew)
Student-athletes from Florida State, Duke and Virginia Tech also cited
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – A total of four Atlantic Coast Conference swimmers & divers from four separate conference institutions earned recognition in this week’s ACC Swimming & Diving Weekly Awards. Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew was named Female Swimmer of the Week, Duke’s Nick McCrory earned Male Diver of the Week, Florida State’s Christina Young was named Female Diver of the Week and Virginia Tech’s Jan Switkowski was cited as Male Swimmer of the Week.
The Cavaliers’ Bartholomew broke two ACC, Virginia, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion and Ohio State Invite records in the backstroke discipline at the Ohio State Invite. In the 100-yard backstroke, the sophomore from Holland, Mich., native, finished in 50.73, moving her into fifth place on the all-time performers list in the history of the event. In the 200-yard back, Bartholomew clocked 1:50.55, ninth on the all-time performers list in the history of the event. She also led off the 200 medley relay that finished 1:37.67, an automatic NCAA-qualifying time, and was part of the 400 freestyle relay that placed third in 3:18.61, an NCAA ‘B’ cut.
Duke’s McCrory earned his third Diver of the Week award and continued his undefeated stretch to begin the season after he recorded three NCAA zone standards at the Nike Cup. In the 3-meter, the Blue Devil senior recorded a 477.64, and in the 1-meter, McCrory recorded a 446.50. In his first platform dive of the year, McCrory posted a score of 460.30.
The Seminoles’ Young was solid throughout the Auburn Invite on all three boards, as she posted three NCAA zone standards. Overall, Young recorded three top-five finishes, including a win in the 1-meter event with a total of 309.80 against top-notch competition from Auburn and Georgia. Young was fifth on the 3-meter (327.65), before finishing out the meet in third on the platform (250.25).
The Hokies’ Switkowski, who earned three first-place finishes at the H2Okie Fall Invite, posted NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the 200 IM (1:45.95) and the 200 free (1:35.06) – fast enough for a school record. In the 800 free relay, Young was part of a team that posted a NCAA ‘A’ cut of 6:23.96 and notched a school record.