ACC Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week For December 8 Announced
Dec. 8, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today its Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week for the week ending December 6, with Virginia junior Scot Robison and Duke freshman Nick McCrory sharing the men’s honors, and Virginia freshman Lauren Perdue earning women’s accolades. The honor is the second of the season for both McCrory (Nov. 3) and Perdue (Nov. 10), who are the first male and female, respectively, to earn the weekly nod twice this season.
Robison won two individual events and helped four winning relay teams at the UVa Invitational (Dec. 3-5), in which the men’s team scored 1,561 points and finished first out of four teams. Robison took first place and clinched national qualifying “B” cuts in both the 50-yard freestyle (20.23) and the 100-yard butterfly (48.61). Additionally, the Charlotte, N.C., native helped guide the 200-yard freestyle (1:21.37), 400-yard freestyle (2:59.74), 800-yard freestyle (6:40.25) relay teams to first-place finishes. The 200, 400, and 800-yard freestyle relay squads each made “B” cuts, while the 200-yard medley relay team also finished first (1:31.65).
McCrory remained unbeaten this season at the Ohio State Invitational (Dec. 4-6) by winning the 10-meter platform and three-meter diving events. In the 10-meter platform dive, McCrory registered a first-place performance with 474.30 points, which broke both the Duke school record by 181.05 points and the Ohio State pool record by more than 40 points. In the three-meter dive, the Chapel Hill, N.C., native had a 447.50-point and first-place performance, which also broke the Duke school and Ohio State pool records.
Perdue won three individual events, helped five winning relay teams, and clinched a total of eight “B” cuts at the UVa Invitational, as the women’s team scored 1,542 points and claimed first place out of five teams. Perdue set a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle with 49.46, and broke it again with a 49.08 leadoff split in her final event of the day. The Greenville, N.C., native also helped the 800-yard freestyle relay team to set a pool record with a 7:12.80 performance. In addition, Perdue won the 50-yard freestyle (22.51), 200-yard freestyle (1:46.56), and helped guide the 200-yard freestyle (1:31.60), 400-yard freestyle (3:19.35), 200-yard medley (1:40.36), and 400-yard medley (3:51.64) winning relay teams.
ACC men’s and women’s swimming and diving action resumes on Thursday, December 17 when Georgia Tech travels to the three-day Bama Invitational in Tscualoose, Ala. Clemson will match-up with Florida Atlantic in a dual meet on Friday, December 18 at 8 a.m. in Boca Raton, Fla. Duke is idle until the January 2 Orange Bowl Classic at 10 a.m., while Virginia is inactive until a dual meet with Tennessee on January 9 at 12 p.m. at its Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, Va.