ACC Women’s Swimming Dynasty Rolls On

Six in a row. and counting.

The University of Virginia women’s swimming and diving team earned its sixth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship this weekend in Greensboro, N.C., and it wasn’t even close. The Cavaliers scored 832 points, nearly 300 more than second-place Virginia Tech.

U.Va.’s sixth straight title matches two streaks by North Carolina (1981-96 and 1991-96) for the most consecutive women’s ACC Championships. For U.Va. head coach Mark Bernardino, this is his 26th conference title — 15 men’s titles and 11 women’s crowns.

Fourth-year Lauren Perdue (right), a gold medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics and recent National Girls and Women in Sports Day honoree at U.Va., was named Most Outstanding Swimmer for the third time in her career.
It probably won’t get much better for the Cavs’ ACC foes. Perdue was the only fourth-year to score for Virginia in the meet, meaning that Virginia is probably a prohibitive favorite to make it an unprecedented seven in a row next year.
On deck: The men’s championships, to be contested this weekend in Greensboro. Virginia will be looking to extend its streak of ACC titles to six, as well.

3 Comments on “ACC Women’s Swimming Dynasty Rolls On

  1. Thanks. Fixed it. I may be a professional writer and editor, but I never claimed to be a professional typist!

  2. I am so proud to see that the University supports the non-revenue sports so well, and that they have done so well. I wish to thank all those who compete for UVa who do not receive the publicity garnered by the Big Two, for they are the true STUDENT-athletes around the Grounds. Congratulations to them all, and in particular, to Ms Perdue, who represented our country and our University in the London Olympics. And special thanks to the coaches who play such an important role in assuring their teams’ success.

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