CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Gretchen Walsh, freshman Cavan Gormsen and Virginia head swimming and diving coach Todd DeSorbo picked up ACC Awards as announced by the conference office on Monday (April 15).

Walsh was named the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Year. It marked the fifth consecutive year a Cavalier has won the award. Walsh set four American Records at the ACC Championship meet on the way to winning seven individual and relay gold medals (400 free relay, 100 free, 100 fly, 400 medley relay, 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 50 free). Walsh was the most valuable swimmer at the 2024 ACC Championships.

A finalist for the 2024 Honda Sport Award for Swimming & Diving, she was named the 2024 Collegiate Swimming & Diving Coaches of Association of America Swimmer of the Year after capturing three individual NCAA titles while setting the fastest times ever in those races for the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly. She also swam legs on all four of UVA’s championship relay teams – 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. Earlier this month she was selected as the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Swimming and Diving.

Gormsen earned ACC Women’s Freshman of the Year honors after winning ACC titles in the 1650 free and the 500 free. She was also fourth in the 200 free at the ACCs. Gormsen earned first-team All-America honors at NCAAs with fifth-place finish in the 500 free with a time (4:35.37) that stands as fifth best performance in UVA history. Gormsen is the fifth consecutive Cavalier to receive the award.

DeSorbo was named the ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year for the fifth consecutive season. He led the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive NCAA Championship and their fifth consecutive ACC title. At the ACC Championships, UVA swimmers combined to win 17 events.

Virginia became just the third program in history to win four consecutive NCAA Championships. This year UVA won 11 events, including seven individual titles and four relay championships. It marked the third consecutive year UVA has won a total of 11 titles at the championship. A total of five Cavaliers brought home gold medals led by Walsh’s seven first-place finishes. UVA had 13 of its 18 competitors earn first-team All-America honors during the meet.

DeSorbo is now tied for fourth among swim coaches in terms of all-time women’s NCAA team titles. He is the United States women’s swimming head coach for the Paris 2024 Olympics.