Tar Heels Quinn and Perruquet Sweep ACC Swimmer of the Week Honors -- January 22, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, NC., January 22. North Carolina's Jessi Perruquet and Sean Quinn have been named Atlantic Coast Conference women's and men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week respectively, the league said today.
Quinn, a native of Lancaster, SC, won three individual events and swam on UNC's winning 200-yard freestyle relay team as the Tar Heels defeated Clemson, 193-108. The three individual wins in the dual meet were a career high for Quinn. He won the 100 breaststroke in 57.37, the 200 in 2:01.24 and the 200 individual medley in 1:53.86. He also swam the breaststroke leg on UNC's winning 200 medley relay team .
The senior's exploits helped UNC head coach Frank Comfort earn the 500th dual-meet victory of his 35-year coaching career.
Perruquet, a junior who's a native of Danville, PA, won three individual events and swam on four winning relays to lead UNC to victories over both NC State and Clemson.
Against the Wolfpack in UNC's 191-109 victory, Perruquet -- school record-holder in the 200 free and defending ACC champ (1:45.65, second-best in ACC history to former Clemson NCAA champ Mitzi Kremer's 1:44.78), won the 50 freestyle (24.20) and swam on the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.
In a 214.5 - 85.5 win over Clemson, Perruquet won the 100 and 200freestyles relays and anchored the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays to victories.
Perruquet has been named ACC Women's Swimmer of Week three times this season. Quinn's selection made him the first Tar Heel man so honored.
Quinn's 200 breast pr is 1:56.39 that earned him runner-up honors at last season's conference championship. He's the Tar Heel record-holder, No. 3 all time in the ACC, and also ranks eighth-fastest all-time among returnees who will compete at the NCAA Championships in Texas the final weekend of March.