ACC Swimming and Diving: Virginia Captures Two Weekly Awards

PHOTO: Courtney Bartholomew
Credit: Virginia Media Relations

Louisville and Virginia Tech student-athletes each take home one apiece

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia junior Courtney Bartholomew and teammate JB Kolod helped the Cavaliers capture two ACC Swimming weekly awards, as each turned in impressive performances at the Georgia Fall Invite. Also earning weekly honors were Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich and Virginia Tech’s Kaylea Arnett.

Louisville’s Tarasevich, who earned his second ACC Male Swimmer of the Week honor, was a member of three first-place relay teams, in addition to earning a first-and third-place finish in two individual events. The Cardinal men set a school record in the 200-medley relay, Tarasevich contributing a 21.89 split. The same Cardinal group went on to win both the 800-free relay and the 400-medley relay. In the men’s 200 back, Tarasevich won the event with an NCAA ‘A’ cut of 1:40.71.

Virginia’s Kolod took home the ACC Male Diver of the Week after he broke the school record on platform with a second-place score of 404.60. In addition to his historic platform jump, Kolod won the 1-meter event with a score of 370.80 and also recorded a score of 422.30 in 3-meter prelims before finishing seventh with a 404.60 in finals.

Virginia’s Bartholomew grabbed ACC Female Swimmer of the Week after taking part in five Virginia school records and four ACC records this weekend. The Holland, Michigan, native led off the 400-medley relay that finished first in 3:27.84, an NCAA ‘A’ cut and 0.33 off the NCAA record. Bartholomew’s lead-off 100 back of 50.01 was the second-fastest time in history, just 0.04 off the National and NCAA record. She also led off the 200-medley relay that finished first in 1:36.07, a new ACC and Virginia record. Individually, she won the 100 back in 50.39, broke the conference and school record in the 200 back (1:49.94) and set a new school record in the 200 IM (1:55.23).

Virginia Tech’s Arnett was named ACC Female Diver of the Week after capturing two wins and adding a second place finish. The senior from Spring, Texas, won the 1-meter event with a score of 294.55 and won the platform event with a score of 288.85. The reigning ACC Female Diver of the Year has now won eight diving events after only six meets this season.