Nov. 11, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia fourth-year All-American swimmer Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week as announced Monday (November 11). Lane won a pair of events in helping the 10th-ranked Cavaliers defeat 16th-ranked Penn State 127-114 Friday (November 8) in State College, Pa. It marks the seventh time that Lane has garnered the ACC’s weekly award during her career.
In her first event of the meet against Penn State, Lane dominated the field in winning the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:21.62, which was more than 18 seconds faster than the runner-up. Her winning time automatically qualified her for the 2003 NCAA Championships in March, and is the fastest time in the ACC this season by more than 12 seconds. She won NCAA titles in the mile in 2000 and 2001. Lane, the 2000 and 2001 ACC Swimmer of the Year, also won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:02.16 in the meet against the Nittany Lions.
With its victory over Penn State, the Virginia women’s swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 on the season. The 13th-ranked Cavalier men also ran its record to 3-0 with a 132-106 victory over the 14th-ranked Nittany Lions.