ACC Announces Swimming & Diving Weekly Honors
Dec. 4, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior Stephanie Peacock and Florida State junior Paul Murray have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Female and Male Swimmers of the Week, announced Tuesday by the conference office. Virginia Tech sophomore Kaylea Arnett and senior Logan Shinholser were named the Female and Male Divers of the Week.
Peacock broke her own NCAA and ACC record in the 1,650 free and set a new conference mark in the 500 free at the Ohio State Invitational. Racing against five ranked teams, the Cape Coral, Fla., native touched the wall first in the 1,650 free in 15:37.06, besting her previous collegiate record by 1.71 seconds. She took the title in the 500 free with a time of 4:34.42, her second conference record and second automatic qualifying mark of the weekend.
Murray, swimming in the leadoff position, led the sprint relay teams to two NCAA A standards, two school records, and an ACC record at the Georgia Tech Invite. In the 200 free relay, Murray went 19.35 in the first position as the Seminole squad finished in 1:16.76, beating the old conference record of 1:17.70. The 400 free relay team posted a 2:53.06 to add another automatic qualifying mark. The native of Coconut Creek, Fla., also swam on the victorious 200 medley relay and added two NCAA B cuts in the 50 free and 100 free, setting a new program mark of 42.78 in the 100 free.
Arnett helped the Hokie women dominate the diving competition at the Georgia Fall Invitational as she won the springboard events and took second on the platform. The sophomore won the 3-meter on the first day of competition to remain undefeated on the season. The native of Spring, Texas, later took the 1-meter event and placed second on the platform to tally 57 points to lead Virginia Tech to a total of 134 points. Arnett has won eight titles in 12 events entered this season.
Shinholser led the Virginia Tech men to a victory in the diving well at the Georgia Fall Invitational. The native of Burtonsville, Md., swept the men’s events, including a season-best 449.15 points on the platform which set a pool record that had stood for six years. With Shinholser’s 60 points the Hokies men tallied 180 points, at least double the amount of points of any other team. Shinholser is on a six event win streak and has won nine of his 12 events this season.