Gal Nevo Named ACC Male Swimmer of the Year

March 31, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech senior Gal Nevo has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Male Swimmer of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. This is the second straight season that Nevo has won the ACC’s Male Swimmer of the Year award.

Nevo turned in two All-American performances at last weekend’s NCAA Men’s Championship held in Columbus, Ohio, in addition to winning three events at the ACC Championship, becoming Georgia Tech’s first four-time champion in school history.

The Kibbutz Hamadia, Israel native’s top performance at the NCAA Championships came in the 400-yard individual medley, in which he clocked a 3:40.68 to place second. Nevo also placed eighth in the 200 IM in 1:45.21, and 10th in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:43.28, the ACC’s top mark this season.

Additionally, Nevo’s 1:43.43 in the 200 fly at the ACC Championship secured the first 200 fly crown for a Yellow Jacket, while his league-leading times in the 200 IM (1:44.14) and 400 IM (3:40.47) clinched his second straight conference title in each event.

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