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Duke’s McCrory and Virginia’s Warburg also receive honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The NC State swimming and diving program earned two Atlantic Coast Conference weekly honors after posting multiple victories in league action this past weekend. Sophomore Christian McCurdy was tabbed Male Swimmer of the Week, while senior Zina Grogg was named Female Swimmer of the Week. Also earning honors this week were Virginia sophomore Katie Warburg as Female Diver of the Week and Duke senior Nick McCrory, as Male Diver of the Week.
Grogg had a solid weekend in victories against Duke and Miami on Friday, as well as against UNC-Wilmington on Saturday. Grogg recorded two NCAA ‘B’ cuts on Friday, as she finished first in the 100 backstroke (55.02) and the 100 butterfly (53.96), respectively. She also collected victories in the 400-medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay. On Saturday, the senior recorded her second straight ‘B’ cut with a time of 54.26 in the 100 backstroke, but her time did not count for the team score.
McCurdy enjoyed an outstanding weekend, recording four top times in each of the events he swam. On Friday, McCurdy posted two NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the 200 butterfly and the 400 IM. His time in the 400 IM was not accounted for in the team scores, but ranks as the 12th fastest time in the country. McCurdy also posted victories in the two distance events on Saturday in the 1000 freestyle (9:26.24) and the 500 freestyle (4:31.74).
Diving in a quad meet, Warburg registered a NCAA zone standard diving score of 313.80 on the three-meter springboard. The score was good enough to place her second amongst 16 competitors. Additionally, the victory propelled the Cavaliers to a victory over No. 25 Penn State and West Virginia.
McCrory collected his second award of the season after he posted scores of 401.20 and 417.20 on the one-meter board and three-meter board, respectively. Both scores earned McCrory first-place finishes in the Blue Devils’ meet against ACC foe NC State.