Brandon Fiala, Ellen Thomas Named ACC Swimmers of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Virginia Tech swimmer Brandon Fiala and diver Logan Stevens, Virginia swimmer Ellen Thomas and Pitt diver Meme Sharp were named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week.

Fiala earned Male Swimmer of the Week after leading Virginia Tech to wins over No. 21 Virginia and Towson. The junior three individual victories in the 200 breast, 100 breast and 200 IM, while his 400 and 200 free relay teams also placed first. The Hokies improved to 11-0 in dual meets with the two weekend victories.

Stevens earned Male Diver of the Week honors after posting top-two finishes in both the 1- and 3-meter events. The senior finished first on the 1-meter board with an NCAA zone-qualifying score of 326.40 and finished second on the 3-meter board behind teammate Mauro Castro-Silva with another NCAA zone-qualifying score of 353.55.

Thomas earned Female Swimmer of the Week honors for her performance in the Cavaliers’ victories over Virginia Tech and Towson. The junior placed first in the 50 and 100 free, posting an NCAA B-cut time of 50.27 in the 100 free. She also was part of wins in the 200 and 400 free relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays.

Sharp was named Female Diver of the Week for her performance in Pitt’s victory over NCAA Division III powerhouse Denison. The sophomore placed first in the 1-meter event with a program and pool record of 327.08. The score broke the pool record set in 2010 by more than five points and the program record set in 2011 by over 20 points. Sharp also placed second in the 3-meter event, finishing with 327.90 points.

Swimming news courtesy of ACC.

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