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March 16, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference will be represented by 35 student-athletes, including 29 swimmers and six divers, who earned invitations to the 2011 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship. The three-day event kicks off Thursday, March 17, at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. The conference's 35 selections come from seven league teams and garnered 94 entries.
The ACC's representation combined for 47 All-ACC performances at the recently concluded 2011 ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship, in which Virginia won its fourth consecutive and ninth overall conference championship.
The Cavaliers claimed a league-leading 11 invitations to swimming events, including all five relays. ACC Championship runner-up North Carolina garnered 10 bids, which includes three relays. Virginia and North Carolina are among just 13 schools that earned 10-or-more invitations. Both squads will also compete in 17 events. Maryland was next among conference teams with four bids, including two relays. Rounding out the invitations were Duke, Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech with one swimmer each.
Three Hurricanes will travel to Austin to compete in diving events, along with two Blue Devils and one Hokie.
Live coverage of the event will be available Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN3.com.
At the 2010 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship, Virginia (ninth, 151 points) and North Carolina (20th, 42 points) represented the league in the top 20. Virginia Tech (24th, 26 points), Maryland (25th, 24 points), Duke (T-28th, 21 points) and Florida State (T-44th, four points) finished among the top 50.
The NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship will be held March 24-26 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Name - Event(s)
Haley Ishimatsu, Duke - Platform
Abby Johnston, Duke - 1-meter, 3-meter
Ashley Twichell, Duke - 500 Free, 1650 Free
Stephanie Sarandos, Florida State - 200 IM, 100 Back, 200 Back
Annie Fittin, Maryland - 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 Free
Ginny Glover, Maryland - 50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back
Megan Lafferty, Maryland - 50 Free, 100 Fly, 100 Free -
Maryland - 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Carrie Dragland, Miami - 1-meter, 3-meter, Platform
Annika Saarnak, Miami - 50 Free, 100 Fly, 100 Free
Brittany Viola, Miami - 1-meter, Platform
Thea Vock, Miami - 1-meter, 3-meter
Layne Brodie, North Carolina - 200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Katura Harvey, North Carolina - 500 Free, 1650 Free
Rebecca Kane, North Carolina - 50 Free
Ashley Miller, North Carolina - 1650 Free
Laura Moriarty, North Carolina - 400 IM, 200 Breast
Katie Nolan, North Carolina - 100 Fly
Stephanie Peacock, North Carolina - 500 Free
Carly Smith, North Carolina - 100 Back, 200 Back
North Carolina - 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay
Katya Bachrouche, Virginia - 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM
Meredith Cavalier, Virginia - 100 Back, 200 Back
Claire Crippen, Virginia - 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly
Kelly Flynn, Virginia - 50 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Hannah Davis, Virginia - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free
Emily Lloyd, Virginia - 50 Free, 100 Free
Rachel Naurath, Virginia - 500 Free, 1650 Free, 200 Fly
Kristen Moores, Virginia - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free
Anne Summer Myers, Virginia - 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM
Lauren Perdue, Virginia - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free
Liz Shaw, Virginia - 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly
Virginia - 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay
Erika Hajnal, Virginia Tech - 500 Free, 400 IM, 1650 Free
Sarah Milton, Virginia Tech - 1 meter