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Feb. 27, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia fourth-year swimmer Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) has been selected as one of 19 recipients of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2002 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Awards as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. The scholarships are given to selected student-athletes who have the intentions of continuing their academic work as full-time graduate students. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to use towards his or her graduate education. Each student-athlete has performed with distinction both in the classroom and in their respective sports, and demonstrated exemplary conduct in the community. The awards are named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James as well as Gene Corrigan, past ACC commissioners.

Roesch, who is a tri-captain of UVa’s nationally-ranked women’s swimming and diving team, competes in freestyle and backstroke. She recently earned All-ACC honors by finishing third in the 50 free (22.92) at the 2002 ACC Championships. She was also fourth in the 200 free (1:49.14) and fifth in the 100 free (50.42) at the 2002 ACCs. Roesch currently holds the school record as a member of UVa’s 400 free relay team that posted a time of 3:20.09. She also ranks second all-time at UVa in the 50 free (22.92), sixth in the 100 free (50.31) and seventh in the 200 free (1:49.14).

Roesch, who is majoring in commerce with a finance concentration, is a three-time first-team College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American (1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001). She is also a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

The 19 recipients will be honored Tuesday, April 4, 2002 at a luncheon in Greensboro, N.C.

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