Abbie Dolan, Ryan Held Win ACC Swimmer of the Week Awards

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Notre Dame’s Abbie Dolan has been selected as the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week, and Elissa Dawson of North Carolina has been tabbed as the Diver of the Week. On the men’s side, NC State’s Ryan Held has been selected as the ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week, and teammate James Brady has been selected as the Diver of the Week.

Dolan shined for the Irish in wins over No. 9 Indiana and Cincinnati. The sophomore from Sunfish Lake, Minnesota, won all three races she swam, recording NCAA B cuts in the 100 free (49.30) and 200 free (1:45.94). Dolan’s 200 free relay team earned gold with a time of 1:32.08.

Dawson earned her second consecutive weekly honor with an impressive performance against No. 2 Texas. The senior from Durham, North Carolina, won the 3-meter competition with a score of 363.75, the best mark in the ACC this season. Dawson also placed second on the 1-meter with a score of 321.75.

Held played a critical part in NC State’s 176-166 win over No. 9 Texas. The senior from Springfield, Illinois, placed first in the 50 free (19.57) and 100 free (43.16), turning in NCAA B cuts and times that ranked among the top four fastest in the country. Held’s 200 medley relay team clocked a 1:25.91, touching the wall first and recording the second-best time in the nation this season.

Brady posted a strong day on the boards in NC State’s win over No. 9 Texas. The sophomore from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, turning in scores of 352.80 on the 1-meter and 367.72 on the 3-meter.

Press release courtesy of the ACC.

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