Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney Earns Individual National Championship


ACC Swimmers & Divers Collect Multitude of All-America Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Competing in the 2014 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships held in Minneapolis, Minn., this past weekend, Atlantic Coast Conference swimmers and divers earned one individual national championship, 23 All-America honors and 43 honorable mention All-America honors.

Notre Dame junior Emma Reaney was one of the ACC’s top performing student-athletes, as she captured an individual national title in the 200 breaststroke event. In doing so, Reaney broke her own NCAA, U.S. Open and American record with a swim of 2:04.06. The individual title, which was the first in Fighting Irish history, caps a year in which Reaney earned a total of three All-America honors.

Seven-time defending ACC Champion Virginia was the highest finishing team in the league, placing 11th overall with 123 points. The Cavaliers were followed by NC State (16th, 48 points), Notre Dame (16th, 48 points), North Carolina (19th, 41 points), Miami (21st, 38 points), Virginia Tech (24th, 34 points), Florida State (30th, 23 points) and Duke (51st, 1 point).

With four teams having placed inside the top 20 of the field, the ACC tied for second place amongst all conferences for the most teams that placed in the top 20.

Competition in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships begins this Thursday, March 27 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

200 Free Relay

NC State - Lauren Poli, Ashlyn Koletic, Natalie Labonge, Riki Bonnema (HM)

Virginia - Rachel Naurath, Emily Lloyd, Ellen Thomas, Meredith Cavalier (HM)

500 Free

Leah Smith, Virginia (HM)

Stephanie Peacock, North Carolina (HM)

200 IM

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame (AA)

Kaitlyn Jones, Virginia (HM)

One Meter Dive

Kaylea Arnett, Virginia Tech (AA)

Kara McCormack, Miami (AA)

Thea Vock, Miami (AA)

200 Medley Relay

Virginia - Courtney Bartholomew, Laura Simon, Ellen Williamson, Emily Lloyd (AA)

NC State - Zina Grogg, Lauren Poli, Ashlyn Koletic and Riki Bonnema (AA)

North Carolina - Carly Smith, Katie Rechsteiner, Cari Blalock, Hannah Lincoln (HM)

400 IM

Cari Blalock, North Carolina (HM)

Julia Henkel, Florida State (HM)

200 Free

Danielle Siverling, North Carolina (HM)

100 Breast

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame (AA)

Weronika Paluszek, Virginia Tech (HM)

100 Back

Courtney Bartholomew, Virginia (AA)

McKayla Lightbourn, Florida State (HM)

Three Meter Dive

Kaylea Arnett, Virginia Tech (HM)

800 Free Relay

Virginia - Leah Smith, Caroline Kenney, Hanne Borgersen, Rachel Naurath (AA)

North Carolina - Danielle Siverling, Ally Hardesty, Lauren Earp, Stephanie Peacock (HM)

1650 Free

Leah Smith, Virginia (AA)

Hanne Borgersen, Virginia (HM)

Madison Jacobi, Florida State (HM)

200 Back

Courtney Bartholomew, Virginia (AA)

200 Breast

Emma Reaney, Notre Dame (AA)

Weronika Paluszek, Virginia Tech (HM)

Laura Simon, Virginia (HM)

Christine Wixted, Duke (HM)

200 Fly

Meredith Hoover, North Carolina (AA)

Platform Dive

Kaylea Arnett, Virginia Tech (HM)

Kara McCormack, Miami (AA)

400 Free Relay

NC State - Natalie Labonge, Alexia Zevnik, Lotta Nevalainen, Riki Bonnema (HM)

Florida State - Kaitlyn Dressel, McKayla Lightbourn, Julia Henkel, Tiffany Oliver (HM)

400 Medley Relay

Florida State – Bianca Spinazzola, Sami Pochowski, Chelsea Britt, Kaitlyn Dressel (HM)

Team Standings

11) Virginia, 123 points

T16) NC State, 48 points

T16) Notre Dame, 48 points

19) North Carolina, 41 points

T21) Miami, 38 points

24) Virginia Tech, 34 points

T30) Florida State, 23 points

T51) Duke, 1 point