Connors, Saale Net ACC Weekly Awards

Sophomore Kristin Connors and freshman Grant Saale of the NC State swimming & diving team garnered ACC weekly awards for their standout performances at the All-North Carolina Invitational, as announced by the ACC office Tuesday afternoon.

Saale had a strong debut over the weekend, earning ACC Male Diver of the Week accolades. The freshman posted a first-place finish on the one-meter springboard with a total of 287.25. Saale finished the competition more than 70 points better than the event’s second-place finisher, who totaled a score of 217.00.

A sophomore from Apex, N.C., Connors captured the Female Swimmer of the Week honors. She earned victories in three events, including the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.50) and the 200 free (1:51.71). She teamed with juniors Hannah Freyman and Lauren Poli, as well as freshman Natalie Labonge to claim first-place in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:26.31). In addition, Connors also posted a third-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (3:52.22) along with Kaitlin Mills, Poli and Anne Leuthold.

The Wolfpack will return to action at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 1 p.m.

This release was provided to SwimSwam by N.C. State Swimming and Diving.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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