April 5, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia swimmers Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) and Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) have been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimmers of the Year, respectively, in a vote of the league’s eight head swimming coaches. In addition, UVa first-year Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) has been named the ACC Men’s Rookie of the Year, while Cavalier head coach Mark Bernardino is the recipient of the ACC Men’s Coach of the Year award. It is the fourth consecutive year a UVa swimmer has been named the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Year and the third straight year a Cavalier has garnered the ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Year award.
Anderson, a second-year, captured first-team All-America honors in the 50 and 100 freestyles with sixth-place finishes in both events at the 2002 NCAA Championships. He was also a first-team All-American as a member of UVa’s eighth-place 800 freestyle relay team. Anderson also garnered honorable mention All-America accolades in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays and 400 medley relay. Anderson, who is now a nine-time All-American, was also named the 2002 ACC Swimmer of the Meet after winning seven conference titles. He won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles and was also a member of UVa’s victorious 200, 400 and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays. Anderson lowered his own school records in the 50 free (19.68) and 100 free (43.08) in 2002 and set the UVa record in the 200 free (1:36.54) last year. He helped the Cavaliers set school records in all three free relays at the ACCs, and the 800 free relay again at the NCAA Championships.
Bosevska, a third-year, was a first-team All-American in 2002 in the 200 and 400 individual medleys and was an honorable mention All-American as a member of UVa’s 800 free relay team that finished ninth at the NCAA Championships. Bosevska was third in the 400 I.M. with a school record time of 4:09.75 and placed seventh in the 200 I.M. (1:59.40). It marked the third consecutive year she earned first-team All-America honors in the 400 I.M. Bosevska was also selected as the 2002 ACC Swimmer of the Meet after winning three individual events and the 800 freestyle relay. At the ACC Championships, Bosevska won the 200 I.M. with a school record time of 1:59.31 and also took the conference titles in the 400 I.M. (4:11.76) and 200 butterfly (1:58.77). Her times in the two I.M. events set ACC Meet records. Bosevska, the 2000 ACC Women’s Rookie of the Year, is now an 11-time All-American.
Greenwood, a first-year, is the second consecutive Cavalier to garner the ACC Men’s Rookie of the Year award as Luke Wagner earned the honor in 2001. Greenwood turned in several terrific performances at the 2002 ACC Championships. He set new conference, ACC Meet, Maryland pool and UVa school records in winning the 200 I.M. (1:46.20) and 400 I.M. (3:44.99) titles. Greenwood was also runner-up to Wagner in the 200 backstroke. Greenwood went on to earn honorable mention All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships with a 10th-place finish in the 400 I.M.
Bernardino was selected as the Men’s ACC Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season and the ninth time in his 24-year coaching career. He led UVa to its fourth straight ACC title and sixth overall. Bernardino’s Cavaliers also placed a school-best 11th at the 2002 NCAA Championships.
North Carolina’s Frank Comfort was selected as the ACC Women’s Coach of the Year, while Florida State’s Tiffany Manning was named the ACC Women’s Rookie of the Year.