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Dec. 9, 2014

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GREENSBORO, N.C.-Virginia junior swimmer Courtney Bartholomew and senior diver JB Kolod were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference Tuesday (Dec. 9) for their efforts at the Georgia Fall Invitational.

Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) was named the ACC Female Swimmer of the Week, while Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was honored as the ACC Male Diver of the Week.

Bartholomew broke five school records and four ACC records at the Georgia Fall Invitational. The junior led off the 400 medley relay that finished first in an ACC and UVa-record time of 3:27.84, an NCAA ‘A’ cut and 0.33 off the NCAA record. Bartholomew’s lead-off 100 back of 50.01 was the second-fastest time in history (first in ACC and UVa), just 0.04 off the American, US Open and NCAA record. She also led off the 200 medley relay that finished first in 1:36.07, a new ACC and UVa record. Individually, she won the 100 back in 50.39, broke the conference and school record in the 200 back (1:49.94) and set a new school record in the 200 IM (1:55.23). She currently ranks No. 1 in the 100 back and third-nationally in the 200 back and 200 IM.

Kolod won the 1-meter diving event at the Georgia Fall Invitational with a score of 370.80 and broke the school record on platform with a second-place score of 404.60. The senior also recorded a score of 422.30 in 3-meter prelims before finishing seventh in finals.

This is Kolod’s fourth weekly honor of his career and second this season, while it is Bartholomew’s fifth of her career and second this year.

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