Gretchen Walsh Named ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore Gretchen Walsh was named ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week after leading the No. 1 Virginia women’s swimming & diving team to wins over No. 4 NC State and No. 19 North Carolina over the weekend.
Walsh led UVA with two individual wins and was part of all four of the Cavalier relay wins in the tri-meet. The Nashville, Tenn., native won the 50-yard freestyle with a NCAA “A” time of 21.43 and the 100-yard butterfly with a NCAA “A” time of 50.76.
In the first event of the weekend, Walsh led off the 400-yard medley relay with the fastest 100-yard backstroke split in the NCAA this season. The sophomore was also a part of three top-10 fastest relays in the NCAA over the weekend – 200 free relay (1:27.46), 200 medley relay (1:35.71) and the 400 free relay (3:14.45).
It was Walsh’s third ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week award this season.