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March 23, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference will be represented by 32 student-athletes, including 24 swimmers and eight divers, who earned invitations to the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship. The three-day event kicks off Thursday, March 24, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference's 32 selections come from eight league teams and garnered 93 entries.
The league's representation combined for 39 All-ACC performances at the recently concluded 2011 ACC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship, in which Virginia claimed its fourth straight and 14th overall conference title.
The Cavaliers claimed a league-leading 10 invitations to swimming events, including all five relays. ACC Championship runner-up North Carolina garnered eight bids, which includes one relay. Virginia will compete in 16 different events, while the Tar Heels will participate in 12. Clemson was next among conference teams with four bids. Rounding out the invitations were Duke and Florida State with one each.
In diving events, Virginia Tech will be represented by three divers, while Florida State has two. Duke, Georgia Tech and Miami each has one.
Live coverage of the event will be available Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN3.com.
At the 2010 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship, six ACC teams - Virginia (10th, 123.5 points), North Carolina (15th, 76.5 points), Duke (18th, 52 points), Florida State (19th, 49.5 points), Georgia Tech (23rd, 35 points) and Miami (28th, 28 points) - finished in the top 28.
The 2011 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship wrapped up Saturday. 2011 ACC champion Virginia led all league teams with a 13th-place finish, accumulating 105 points. Miami placed 16th with 67 points, followed by Duke at 19th with 54 and Maryland at 22nd with 42. North Carolina rounded out the field in a tie for 23rd with 40 points. Divers Abby Johnston of Duke and Brittany Viola of Miami clinched individual national championships.
ACC Student-Athletes Invited to the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship
|Seth Broster, Clemson||50 Free, 100 Fly|
|Eric Bruck, Clemson||50 Free, 100 Free|
|Chris Dart, Clemson||200 IM, 100 Back, 200 Back|
|Chris Reinke, Clemson||50 Free, 200 Free|
|Clemson||200 Free Relay|
|Nick Garvy, Duke||100 Fly, 100 Free|
|Nick McCrory, Duke||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Rob Holderness, Florida State||100 Breast, 200 Breast|
|Landon Marzullo, Florida State||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Michael Neubacher, Florida State||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Brandon Makinson, Georgia Tech||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Samuel Dorman, Miami||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Steve Cebertowicz, North Carolina||50 Free, 100 Free|
|Tyler Harris, North Carolina||200 IM, 400 IM, 1650 Free|
|Joe Kinderwater, North Carolina||500 Free, 1650 Free|
|Tom Luchsinger, North Carolina||200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly|
|Dan O'Connor, North Carolina||500 Free, 1650 Free|
|Evan Reed, North Carolina||50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free|
|Tommy Wyher, North Carolina||100 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Back|
|North Carolina||400 Free Relay|
|Tom Barrett, Virginia||50 Free, 100 Free|
|Jon Daniec, Virginia||500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM|
|Peter Geissinger, Virginia||50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly|
|Taylor Grey, Virginia||100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM|
|Matt Houser, Virginia||200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly|
|David Karasek, Virginia||100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free|
|Matt McLean, Virginia||200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free|
|Matt Murray, Virginia||100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly|
|Scot Robison, Virginia||50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free|
|Taylor Smith, Virginia||200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free|
|Virginia||200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay|
|Ryan Hawkins, Virginia Tech||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Daniel Martin, Virginia Tech||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|
|Logan Shinholser, Virginia Tech||1-meter, 3-meter Platform|