Feb. 18, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving team brought the 2012 ACC Championship to a close Saturday night in Christiansburg, Va., bringing home an eighth-place finish and improving its showing from last season.
The Yellow Jackets, who set six different school records for the Championship and saw senior Keren Siebner record the program’s best women’s swimming finish since 2008, scored 195.5 points and finished eighth in the team standings. Last season, Tech’s 152 points was good for ninth.
“I’m very proud of this team and it was a tremendous effort by them over the past four days,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We build for this weekend all season and their dedication paid off.”
Although no school records fell Saturday, Siebner recorded an NCAA “B” cut in posting a 13th-place finish in the 200 fly. The senior was clocked in 1:59.90.
Earlier in the night, Weber claimed 11th in the 100 free (50.32), while Riley was 14th (50.83). Catherine Richards was 16th in the 200 breast in 2:22.29.
For the Championship, Tech established new school records in the 200 medley relay, 800 free relay and 200 free relay and Jordan Evans set Tech marks in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Diver Brandon Makinson, who was an All-ACC honoree with a silver in the 1 meter, set a new school record with his 375 points.
Virginia was the run-away women’s team champion, scoring 848 points and beating second-place North Carolina by 233 points. Florida State (460), Virginia Tech (401), Maryland (399), Miami (313), NC State (247.5), Georgia Tech (195.5), Duke (193), Clemson (137) and Boston College (60) rounded out the women’s standings.