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North Carolina and Virginia Tech student-athletes each take home diver accolades
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – NC State sophomores Soren Dahl and teammate Alexia Zevnik helped the Wolfpack capture two ACC Swimming weekly awards, as each contributed to victories over nationally ranked Minnesota (No. 23/11) last weekend. Also earning weekly honors were North Carolina’s Michole Timm and Virginia Tech’s Thomas Shinholser.
NC State’s Dahl earned ACC Swimmer of the Week recognition after winning two individual races, taking the 100 fly (47.37) and the 200 free (1:36.99). The Copenhagen, Denmark, native also helped the No. 8 Wolfpack set two new Casey Aquatic Center pool records in the 200 medley relay (1:27.97) and the 400 free relay (2:59.19).
Virginia Tech’s Shinholser took home the ACC Male Diver of the Week honor after posting NCAA qualifying scores in both his events, as the Hokies defeated Georgia Tech and UNC Wilmington. The Burtonsville, Maryland, native finished second in the 1-meter, recording 363.20 points and first in the 3-meter with 354.25 points.
NC State’s Zevnik grabbed ACC Female Swimmer of the Week honors after taking part in three pool records. The Lasalle, Canada, native helped her 200 medley relay (1:40.02) and 400 free relay (3:20.26) teams earn new Casey Aquatic Center records as the Wolfpack swept the two-day meet in relay events. She also set a new pool record in the 200 back (1:56.21), finishing more than six seconds ahead of second place.
North Carolina’s Timm was named ACC Female Diver of the Week after a dominant performance contributed to the first Tar Heels women’s victory over Virginia since the 2007 season. The Sauk Valley, Minnesota, native won the 1-meter with 316.57 points and the 3-meter with 353.55 points.