ACC Swimming and Diving: NC State Captures Two Swimming Awards

Louisville and North Carolina student-athletes each take home accolades

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – NC State’s Anton Ipsen and teammate Rachel Mumma helped the Wolfpack capture two ACC Swimming & Diving weekly awards, after turning in solid performances this past weekend against rival North Carolina. Also earning weekly honors were Louisville’s Tanja Kylliainen and North Carolina’s Jack Nyquist.

NC State’s Ipsen earned ACC Swimmer of the Week recognition after sweeping both distance freestyle events in record fashion. The Wolfpack freshman set the school record in the 1000 free with a time of 8:55.70, just .08 seconds off the fastest time in the country. Ipsen’s 500 free time of 4:19.97 was only a second slower than his school record of 4:18.70.

North Carolina’s Nyquist took home the ACC Male Diver of the Week honor for the fifth time after sweeping all four diving events in dual meets against Duke and NC State. The sophomore had NCAA Zone “B” qualifying scores in all four events and his 3-meter score of 426.53 versus Duke was his top score of the season.

Louisville’s Kylliainen grabbed ACC Female Swimmer of the Week honors for the fourth time after posting three individual wins and a relay victory against No. 12 Indiana. The senior from Towson, Maryland, touched first in the 200 fly, the 400 IM and the 100 fly. Her time of 1:56.21 in the 200 fly and 4:11.05 in the 400 IM were both fourth fastest in the country.

NC State’s Mumma was named ACC Female Diver of the Week for the first time since the opening week of the season. The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, native recorded two NCAA Zone “B” qualifying scores and set a new school record with her 1-meter score of 332.32.