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Casey, Smith Named ACC Swimmers of the Week

Brendan Casey (l) and Leah Smith (r)

Jan. 24, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Virginia senior Leah Smith and redshirt sophomore Brendan Casey have been named ACC Swimmers of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (Jan. 24).

Against Duke on Jan. 20, Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) broke three Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion pool records: the 1,000 free in 9:34.77, the 500 free in 4:43.28 and breaking from her normal program, the 400 IM in 4:14.44. Smith then went on to win the first two individual events against North Carolina in the 1,000 free (9:38.38) and 200 free (1:46.53). She then went on to win the 500 free in 4:46.35 and anchored the winning 400 free relay to close out the weekend.

Casey (Santa Monica, Calif.) won three events to help No. 13 UVA to road wins over Duke and North Carolina. Against Duke, Casey won the 200 back in a Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion pool record-time of 1:46.00, while also winning the 400 IM in 3:55.87. He followed that up by winning the 200 back against North Carolina in 1:46.10, while finishing second in the 100 back in 49.49.

This is Smith’s second-consecutive ACC weekly award, third this season and sixth of her career. It is Casey’s first ACC weekly nod.




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