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Nov. 23, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia senior Matt McLean registered four individual titles and swam on a victorious relay en route to being named the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming & Diving Men's Performer of the Week. North Carolina freshman Stephanie Peacock set a conference record in the 500 free and has been selected as the league's Women's Performer of the Week.
McLean helped the Virginia men to dual meet wins against Big Ten opponents, No. 10 Indiana and Penn State. McLean won four individual events during the two-day meet and posted NCAA `B' marks in two, including a time of 1:37.06 in the 200 free and 4:23.28 in the 500 free. The Sterling, Va., native also led off on Virginia's winning 400 freestyle relay as the squad posted a `B' time of 2:59.70. The men's squad topped the Hoosiers, 194-159, and the Nittany Lions, 186-150.
Peacock reached the awards podium four times, three in individual events and on the winning 800-yard freestyle relay, at the 2010 Nike Cup Championships, helping the Tar Heels claim the title. The Cape Coral, Fla., native broke the ACC record in the 500 free in winning the Nike Cup title in 4:38.54. Peacock's time also broke both the Nike Cup and Koury Natatorium records in the event. The pool record had stood since 1989. She also won the 200 free in a season-best 1:47.35, took third in the 400 IM and led off on the Tar Heels' victorious 800-yard freestyle relay. Her time in the 500 free currently ranks No. 1 by 2.47 seconds.
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