CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia sophomore Kate Douglass (Pelham, N.Y.) was named the ACC Female Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday (Nov. 24). Douglass set two ACC records in addition to a pair of UVA records over the course of Virginia’s three-day meet against Tennessee and Alabama.
Douglass set an ACC record in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley to open the double dual meet in Knoxville, Tenn. She captured a time of 21.42 to lead off the 200-yard freestyle relay and top the conference record time of 21.48 set by North Carolina’s Caroline Baldwin in 2017. The UVA sophomore followed with a time of 1:50.92 in the 200-yard individual medley, surpassing her own ACC record in the event that she set at the 2020 conference championships.
Douglass added a school record in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle to her meet performance. She set the 100-yard butterfly record twice during the meet, swimming a time of 50.18 in the prelims before topping it with a time of 49.73 in the finals. Douglass closed the three-day competition with a 100-yard freestyle time of 46.86 as the leadoff swimmer in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
In the relay events, Douglass captured four first-place finishes. Her school record times as the leadoff swimmer in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:27.37) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:11.43) led both Virginia teams to victory. She also helped the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.35) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:29.16) to a first-place finish, swimming the third leg for both teams.
After the three-day competition, Douglass holds the top time nationally in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly. She also leads the nation with the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay and 200 and 400-yard medley relay.