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Nov. 16, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia senior Matt McLean captured three individual titles and has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming & Diving Men’s Performer of the Week. His teammate, sophomore Lauren Perdue, also won three events and has been honored as the Women’s Performer of the Week.
A native of Sterling, Va., McLean helped the No. 11 Virginia men’s squad earn victories against league foe Virginia Tech and Princeton over the weekend. He posted times of 1:37.42 in the 200 free, 4:24.12 in the 500 free, and 15:12.86 in the 1650 free. All three times were NCAA ‘B’ cuts, while his times in the 500 free and 1650 free currently lead the conference. The men’s squad accumulated 939.5 points to top No. 23 Virginia Tech (718) and No. 25 Princeton (478.5).
Perdue registered three first place finishes and also led off on three victorious relays as the ninth-ranked Cavalier women’s team also defeated the Hokies and the Tigers. She registered a time of 22.91 in the 50 free, a conference-leading 49.67 in the 100 free, and 1:48.13 in the 200 free. All three times were NCAA ‘B’ qualifying. The Greenville, N.C., native swam the opening leg on the 200 free, 400 free, and 800 free relays, with all three also posting ‘B’ times. The Virginia women tallied 968 points to collect wins over Virginia Tech (619.5) and Princeton (567.5).
The ACC Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Performers of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Tuesday throughout the season. For more information on ACC swimming & diving visit http://www.theacc.com/sports/c-swim/acc-c-swim-body.html.