Perdue, Robison Tabbed ACC Performers of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Freshman swimmer Lauren Perdue has been tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s performer of the week, while junior Scot Robison was named co-performer, the league office has announced.
Perdue won three individual events, helped five winning relay teams, and clinched a total of eight “B” cuts at the UVa Invitational, as the women scored 1,542 points and claimed first place out of five teams. Perdue set a pool record in the 100 freestyle with 49.46, and broke it again with a 49.08 leadoff split in the 400 free relay. The Greenville, N.C., native also helped the 800 freestyle relay team to set a pool record with a 7:12.80 performance. In addition, Perdue won the 50 freestyle (22.51), 200 freestyle (1:46.56), and helped guide the 200 freestyle (1:31.60), 400 freestyle (3:19.35), 200 medley (1:40.36), and 400 medley (3:51.64) winning relay teams. It was the second career honor for Perdue, who was also named the performer of the week on Nov. 10.
Robison, who shared the honor with Duke freshman diver Nick McCrory, won two individual events and helped four winning relay teams at the UVa Invitational, in which the men’s team scored 1,561 points and finished first out of four teams. Robison took first place and clinched national qualifying “B” cuts in both the 50 freestyle (20.23) and the 100 butterfly (48.61). Additionally, the Charlotte, N.C., native helped guide the 200 freestyle (1:21.37), 400 freestyle (2:59.74), 800 freestyle (6:40.25) relay teams to first-place finishes. The 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relay squads each made “B” cuts, while the 200-yard medley relay team also finished first (1:31.65).
Virginia is back in action with a dual meet against Tennessee on January 9 at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.