Duke's Nick McCrory and North Carolina's Laura Moriarty Earn ACC Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week Honors
Nov. 3, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke freshman Nick McCrory and were selected as this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week, announced today. McCrory helped the Blue Devils to a win over conference foe Georgia Tech (Oct. 30) with two first-place finishes, while Moriarty won two events and recorded another top-three time at the Tar Heel Invitational (Oct. 30).
McCrory won both the one-meter and three-meter dives in Duke’s 171.5-128.5 win over the Yellow Jackets. His 390.75 score in the one-meter dive is the second-best time in the ACC this season, while his 431.50 points in the three meter dive not only rank first in the league, but is also a new Duke record. The Chapel Hill, N.C. native’s victories in each event kept him undefeated for the young 2009-10 season.
Moriarty posted wins in the 200-meter individual medley (2:05.24) and the 400-meter IM (4:22.41) at the Tar Heel Invitational, in which North Carolina earned a 165-128 win over Georgia Tech. The Methuen, Mass. native also placed second in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 56.55.
North Carolina will return to action on Friday, November 6 when the Tar Heels entertain Maryland in an ACC dual meet at Koury Natatorium at 3 p.m., while Duke will travel to Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday, November 7 to take on Virginia Tech and Miami in conference matchups at War Memorial Pool at 12 p.m.
The ACC Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Tuesday during the season. More ACC swimming and diving information can be accessed at theACC.com.