CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Kate Douglass and junior Noah Nichols earned ACC Swimming & Diving weekly honors, the league office announced on Tuesday (Feb. 7).
Douglass was named ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week and Nichols was ACC Co-Men’s Swimmer of the Week.
Douglass earned her first weekly honor of the season after setting an American record in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Cavalier Invite over the weekend. The Pelham, N.Y., native first set the American record at the 2022 NCAA Championships with her time of 2:02.19. She then lowered the record and became the first American woman under 2:02 in the event with a 2:01.87 in the fall at the Tennessee Invite.
On Saturday (Feb. 4), Douglass swam a 2:01.43 in time trials to improve her own record once again. Douglass also swam a UVA pool record 50.47 in the 100-yard backstroke over the weekend. Both times are NCAA “A” times.
Nichols competed in just one event but managed to knock off a 21-year-old pool record previously set by UVA great Ed Moses. The Midlothian, Va., native finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a pool record time of 51.44. His time is just .33 seconds off the UVA school record held by Keefer Barnum (51.09). It is the fourth fastest tim in the country this season and an NCAA “A” time.