Caroline Baldwin, Zach Fong Named ACC Swimmers of the Week

Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey A. Camarti-UNC Athletics Communications

North Carolina’s Caroline Baldwin has been named the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week, and Mackenzie Willborn of Duke has been selected as the Diver of the Week. On the men’s side, Virginia’s Zach Fong has been tabbed as the ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week, and Teddy Zeng of Duke has been named the Diver of the Week.

Baldwin won three individual events at the Tennessee Invitational, touching the wall first in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back. The senior from Westfield, New Jersey, also was part of the first-place 200 free relay squad, and placed second in four other events. Baldwin clocked NCAA qualifying standards in the 50 free (21.48), 100 free (47.14), 200 free relay (1:28.52) and 400 free relay (3:15.28).

Willborn posted top-three finishes in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform competitions for the Blue Devils at the Tennessee Invite. The junior from Flower Mound, Texas, placed second on the 3-meter and platform, and earned third place on the 1-meter.

Fong performed well for the Cavaliers in a crowded field at the Georgia Fall Invitational. The junior from Moorestown, New Jersey, recorded NCAA B cuts in the 100 fly (46.98), 200 fly (1:42.67), 200 IM (1:46.65) and 400 IM (3:50.02) races.

Zeng placed in the top three for the Blue Devils in each event at the Tennessee Invite. The Hong Kong, China, native placed second in the 1-meter, and third in the 3-meter and platform competitions.

Press release courtesy of the ACC.

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