ACC Swimming and Diving: NC State’s Bilis Earns Second Consecutive Honors

(From left to right: Bilis, Arnett, Worrell, Kolod)

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

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – NC State junior Simonas Bilis captured his second consecutive Men’s Swimmer of the Week award after a strong showing last weekend in a tri-meet at Georgia Tech. Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell, Virginia’s JB Kolod and Virginia Tech’s Kaylea Arnett were all recognized after impressive performances of their own.

NC State’s Bilis, who earned ACC Male Swimmer of the Week honors, was sensational in the Wolfpack’s tri-meet against Georgia Tech and Florida State on Saturday. Bilis swept all three sprint freestyle events for the second straight weekend. Bilis recorded two NCAA ‘B’ cuts on the day, as he finished first in the 50 (20.00), 100 (44.35) and the 200 (1:36.52) events. 

Virginia’s Kolod took home the ACC Male Diver of the Week after he helped lead the Cavaliers to a 183-117 win over Navy on Friday, when he swept both diving boards in record fashion. The senior All-American’s 3-meter score of 440.70 broke the Virginia school and Aquatic and Fitness Center pool records, while his 1-meter mark of 390.83 was also a Cavaliers school record.  

Louisville’s Worrell grabbed ACC Female Swimmer of the Week after a strong showing at The Big Quad meet, which included national powers Indiana, Michigan and Texas. The sophomore recorded one NCAA ‘B’ cut by swimming a 53.46 in the 100-fly final, almost a full second ahead of second place. Worrell finished second in both the 100-free and 50-free while contributing a 23.46 split time as a part of the Cardinals second place 200-medley relay team.  

Virginia Tech’s Arnett was named ACC Female Diver of the Week for her noteworthy weekend in the pool at Duke and North Carolina. The senior registered NCAA qualifying zones in all four of her dives, earning a  first place finish on Friday in the 1-meter (321.23) and two first place finishes on Saturday in the 1-meter (335.85) and 3-meter (350.55).