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Jan. 25, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia junior Peter Geissinger won three individual titles and has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week presented by Chevrolet. His teammate, senior Liz Shaw, registered four NCAA ‘B’ qualifying times en route to being honored as the league’s Women’s Performer of the Week presented by Chevrolet.
Geissinger took the top spot in the 100 butterfly, posting a time of 48.79 and helping the No. 14 Cavaliers rally from an 84-66 deficit against conference rival and ninth-ranked North Carolina. His victory was part of a six-event win streak that gave Virginia the lead and eventually the dual meet, 162-138. The Darien, Conn., native also finished first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.44. He swam on the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays, both of which recorded NCAA ‘B’ cuts. Geissinger followed that performance Sunday by registering a top time of 1:39.57 in the 200 freestyle as Virginia topped Duke, 155-132. He was also part of the victorious 200 medley relay squad.
Shaw claimed three individual titles as ninth-ranked Virginia defeated No. 11 North Carolina, 161.5-138.5. With the Cavaliers trailing by three points heading into the final two events, Shaw led a 1-2-3 Cavalier finish in the 200 IM, her third individual win on the day. The Richmond, Va., native clocked an NCAA ‘B’ time of 2:00.64 to collect first-place honors. She also won the 100 and 200 butterfly events registering ‘B’ cuts of 54.24 and 1:57.47 respectively. In Sunday’s 156-132 victory against Duke, Shaw took first place in the 200 freestyle, posting a ‘B’ time of 1:49.12. She also swam the butterfly leg on the winning 200 medley relay.