ACC Swimming and Diving: Georgia Tech Takes Weekly Honors for Dec. 22

Yellow Jackets sweep swimming weekly awards 

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Georgia Tech’s Yuval Safra and Iris Wang were named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming Performers of the Week.

Safra earned Male Swimmer of the Week honors after leading the Georgia Tech men to a 136-69 victory over Cincinnati and a 166.5-38.5 win over Florida Atlantic. The senior posted two first-place finishes in the meet, touching first in both the 1000 free and the 500 free. Safra swam the 500 free in 4:30.66, while his 1000 free time of 9:18.63 places him in the top 10 in the conference in the event.

Wang was named Female Swimmer of the Week after helping the Yellow Jackets to a 116-89 win over Cincinnati and a 149-55 win over Florida Atlantic. The freshman posted an individual win in the 100 free, as well as two relay wins in the 200 free relay and the 200 medley relay. Wang finished the 100 free event in 51.49 to place first out of 15 competitors.