ACC Announces Swimming & Diving Weekly Honors

Feb. 5, 2013

ACC Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina seniors Katie Nolan and Brett Nagle have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Female and Male Swimmers of the Week, announced Tuesday by the conference office. NC State seniors Hannah Hopkins and Hudson Rains were named the Female and Male Divers of the Week.                                                                                     

Nolan won a pair of individual events and swam on two second-place relays to lead North Carolina to a 157-142 win over NC State. The native of Hershey, Pa., won both the 100 yard backstroke and 100 yard butterfly in close races against Wolfpack opponents, winning the 100 fly by .47 seconds and the 100 back by .45 seconds. She also swam the anchor leg on the 400 medley relay and the second leg on the 200 free relay.

Nagle won two individual events in season-best times to power North Carolina past No. 22 NC State, 159.5-140.5. Nagle went a season-best 4:22.72 in the 500-yard freestyle, almost eight seconds faster than anyone else in the field and just one second short of his career best. It ranks as the third fastest time in the ACC this season. The Portland, Ore., native also won the 1000 freestyle in a career-best time of 9:03.47, the fastest mark in the ACC this year by over three seconds. This is the second ACC Male Swimmer of the Week honor for Nagle this season, after previously being recognized on Oct. 16.

Hopkins claimed the top spot on the three-meter diving board with a score of 318.52 against No. 14 North Carolina. The native of Greensboro, N.C., also placed second on the 1-meter with a score of 277.80, to earn a total of 13 points for the Wolfpack.

Rains swept the springboard events against the 16th-ranked Tar Heel men. On the 1-meter, the native of Houston, Texas, finished with a score of 366.75 and earned 385.95 points on the 3-meter to win both events. Rains also earned ACC Male Diver of the Week accolades on Oct. 9.