Virginia's Scot Robison and North Carolina's Layne Brodie Named ACC Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week
Oct. 28, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Scot Robison and North Carolina's Layne Brodie have been selected the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week. The league recognition is a career first for both student-athletes.
A sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., Robison helped Virginia to a pair of wins to open the season. On Friday in the season opener against South Carolina, Robison won both the 50 free (20.63) and 100 free (44.73) to go along with a team win in the 200 medley relay (1:31.26) as Virginia cruised to a 165-124 win over South Carolina. A day later at Clemson, Robison showed his distance versatility by winning the 200 free (1:38.87) and finishing second in the 500 free (4:36.93). He was also on the wining 200 medley relay team (1:32.22). Virginia improved to 2-0 and 1-0 in the conference with a 189-105 win over Clemson.
Brodie, a freshman from Atlanta, Ga., was the leading point-winner at last weekend's Lady Mustang Dallas Classic which featured six teams from the CollegeSwimming.com Top-25 poll. Brodie captured second place in the 100 breast (1:02.59), 200 individual medley (2:02.93) and the 200 breast in an NCAA "B" cut time of 2:15.40. She also placed fourth in the 100 fly at 56.06. She also swam the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay (3:45.52) which clocked in for second place. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 15, finished in second behind No. 16 USC. North Carolina finished in a tie for the runner-up spot with No. 12 SMU and beat No. 23 Wisconsin, No. 25 Alabama and No. 20 Arizona State.
Virginia (2-0, 1-0) will host Virginia Tech this Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m., while North Carolina (1-1) will return to the pool this weekend at home against Minnesota. The two-day dual meet between the Tar Heels and Golden Gophers will start on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. with the final session starting on Saturday at Noon.