Senior Emily Lloyd
Feb. 19, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team broke two school and conference records as the ACC Championship opened action Wednesday evening (Feb. 19) at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Cavaliers lead with 128 points, ahead of North Carolina and NC State, who are tied with 108 points. Florida State and Notre Dame are tied for fourth with 102 points, followed by Virginia Tech (96), Duke (94), Pittsburgh (90), Georgia Tech (74), Miami (72) and Boston College (66).
“It was a phenomenal effort by those seven women tonight, including Ellen (Williamson) who pulled a great double,” UVa head coach Augie Busch said. “I have always thought the 800 free relay shows a team’s heart, toughness and pride and how we swam tonight really showed how excited our team is for the next three days.”
The 200 medley relay team of sophomore Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.), freshman Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany), junior Ellen Wiliamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) and senior Emily Lloyd (Severna Park, Md.) broke the Virginia and ACC record in a time of 1:36.16. That time broke the previous record time of 1:37.33, which was set by UVa in 2010. It is the ninth time the Cavaliers have won the event at the conference meet.
The 800 free relay of freshman Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.), senior Caroline Kenney (Suwanee, Ga.), freshman Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) and Williamson followed, breaking the school and conference record in 7:01.39. It is the 7th consecutive year the Cavaliers have won the event. Smith’s lead-off 200 yards of 1:44.14 ranks as the second-fastest mark in school history.
The action continues tomorrow with the prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m. Diving action begins at 1 p.m. with the men’s 3-meter boards followed by the women’s 1-meter boards at 3:30 p.m.
Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.Mihaljevic's Star Continues to RiseTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/16In junior Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia's track & field team has one of the nation's elite shot putters and discus throwers.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Buergler Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Swimming & Diving | 5/12/2016
Virginia senior diver Carl Buergler has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of...
Malcolm Brogdon and Leah Smith UVA's Top Athletes
Swimming & Diving | 5/4/2016
Malcolm Brogdon (men's basketball) and Leah Smith (women's swimming) were honored as Virginia's...
13 Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Swimming & Diving | 4/25/2016
The Virginia swimming and diving team had 13 members named to the All-ACC Academic Swimming and...
Swimming and Diving Adds Kyle Ward to 2016 Signing Class
Swimming & Diving | 4/20/2016
Virginia head swimming and diving coach Augie Busch has announced that Kyle Ward (Bartlesville,...
Jeff White: Smith Shifts Focus to Olympic Trials
Swimming & Diving | 4/4/2016
Next up for junior Leah Smith, who has won four individual NCAA titles during her UVA career, are...
Busch Named ACC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year
Swimming & Diving | 3/31/2016
Virginia head swimming and diving coach Augie Busch has been named ACC Women’s Swimming...
Kaeser Finishes Seventh in 200 Breast at NCAA Championships
Swimming & Diving | 03/26/2016
Virginia senior swimmer Yannick Kaeser earned first-team All-America honors in the 200-yard...
Kaeser Places 14th in 100 Breast at NCAA Championships
Swimming & Diving | 03/25/2016
Virginia senior swimmer Yannick Kaeser earned honorable mention All-Ameirca honors in the 100-yar...
- Online Stores