Virginia's Matt McLean and Lauren Perdue Selected ACC Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week
Nov. 10, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Virginia took a sweep of the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week honors, as junior Matt McLean and freshman Lauren Perdue were selected for the awards, announced today. McLean won two events in the men's 165-125 win against Kentucky (Nov. 7), while Perdue took first place in three events in the women's 172-110 victory over the Wildcats.
McLean won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.08, which qualified for the national "B" cut. Additionally, his time ranks second in the league this season. The Potomac Falls, Va. native also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:26.48-a 2009-10 ACC-best-for another qualifying "B" cut.
Perdue won the 50-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard freestyle events with top-three ACC times in each. Her 23.06 finish in the 50-yard freestyle ranks third and her 50.30 time in the 100-yard freestyle ranks second. The Greenville, N.C native also won the 200-yard freestyle with a "B" cut qualifying time of 1:48.39, to rank second in the league this season. Perdue holds the top ACC time in each event in 2009-10.
Virginia will return to the pool on Friday-Saturday, November 20-21 for a two-day dual meet against Big Ten foe Penn State in State College, Pa. Action starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, and will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday.