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Dec. 9, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia fourth-year All-American swimmer Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week as announced Monday (December 9). Bosevska automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in two events and posted provisional times in three other events in helping the 11th-ranked Cavaliers finish third in the Auburn Tiger Invitational held December 5-7 in Auburn, Ala.

Bosevska won the 1650 freestyle with a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 16:17.57. She also bettered the NCAA “A” cut in the 400 individual medley with a runner-up time of 4:13.31. In the 200 I.M., Bosevska finished third in 2:01.54 which bettered the NCAA “B” standard. In the prelims of the 200 butterfly, Bosevska clocked a time of 2:00.83 to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs. She was eighth in the finals of the 200 fly (2:04.04) after winning the 1650 free during the same session. Bosevska also provisionally qualified for nationals in the 200 free with her leadoff split of 1:49.19 in the 800 free relay.

Bosevska, the 2002 ACC Swimmer of the Year, holds Virginia’s top times this season in the 200 free, 1650 free, 200 butterfly, 200 I.M., and 400 I.M. – each of which she established at the three-day Auburn Invitational.

UVa finished third in the highly competitive Auburn Tiger Invitational. Defending national champion and fourth-ranked Auburn won the meet (1,002 points), while ninth-ranked California was second (744). Virginia was third with 724 points, while 22nd-ranked South Carolina was fourth (620 points).

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