The last time N.C. State had won the men’s ACC swimming and diving championship in back-to-back years was 1981 and ‘82.
Braden Holloway’s team changed that on Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The Wolfpack won its second straight conference title and 26th overall.
After four days of competition, N.C. State earned 1,402 team points to finish 334.5 points ahead of runner-up Louisville. The Wolfpack collected 11 gold medals, landed on the podium 24 times and tabbed 19 records.
“Winning it last year was great but we also wanted to prove ourselves again and come back and defend our title,” Holloway said.
North Carolina (897.5) finished third followed by Virginia Tech (892),Georgia Tech (776), Virginia (737), Notre Dame (678), Duke (643), Florida State (606), Pitt (345), Boston College (192) and Miami (92).
Ten new marks were set during the ACC Championships: five ACC, and five meet records. N.C. State set six of those records, while Louisville and Virginia Tech set two each.
Virginia Tech's Brandon Fiala was voted as the 2016 ACC Championship Most Valuable Men’s Swimmer after setting two meet records to go with three medals, two gold and one silver.