North Carolina sophomore Jack Nyquist and teammate Elissa Dawson helped the Tar Heels capture two ACC Swimming and Diving weekly awards Tuesday, as each turned in solid performances against Louisville this past weekend.
Nyquist took home the ACC Male Diver of the Week after he swept the diving events in the dual meet against Louisville. An Alpharetta, Ga., native, he edged teammate Sean Burston in the 1-meter diving, prevailing by 1.43 points. In the 3-meter competition, Nyquist was dominant as he scored 423.82 points. His 3-meter score was the highest of the season and just shy of his collegiate best of 436.58 set against Texas as a freshman.
Dawson was named ACC Female Diver of the Week after winning both diving events to help lead the Tar Heels edge the Cardinals. Dawson won the 1-meter with a season-high score of 323.48, nearly 27 points ahead of second place. On the 3-meter board, Dawson set a school record score of 384.08, breaking her record score of 355.13 set this year against Georgia. The freshman has won five of eight events in North Carolina’s four dual meets.
Duke: On the strength of his third-place showing at the Hokie Open this past weekend, redshirt senior Marcus Cain has climbed into the InterMat national rankings at 149 pounds in the No. 20 slot. Cain joins Immanuel Kerr-Brown and Conner Hartmann in the polls for a trio of Blue Devils represented among the top 20.
Kerr-Brown stayed put at 20th in the 157-pound division, and Hartmann remained fifth at 197. Both placed at the Hokie Open with Hartmann coming away with the title.
Cain, moving back down to 149 pounds in his final season, took third overall at the Hokie Open with a 3-1 record. A Winston-Salem native, he opened the day with a 10-0 major decision and cruised to the semifinal round against 2014 NCAA runner-up Devin Carter. Cain gave Carter everything he could handle in a 9-6 decision. In the consolation final, Cain best third-seeded Christian Barber 10-7.
Kerr-Brown also took third at 157 pounds with a 3-1 mark.
Campbell: A goal in each half by Radford’s Evan Szklennik was the difference as No. 8 seed Campbell fell 2-0 against the top-seeded Highlanders in the Big South quarterfinals on Tuesday evening at Cupp Stadium in Radford, Va.
Campbell finishes the season 5-13-0. Radford (12-4-2) advances to face Winthrop in the Big South semifinals Friday at Bryan Park in Greensboro.
The Camels were outshot 10-4 in attempts on goal by the Highlanders, but both sides recorded three corners. Redshirt freshman Matthew Mozynski finished with seven saves, bringing his season total to 101. He is just the 10th Campbell keeper to record triple-digit saves in a season.
Senior Bryce Miller had a pair of Campbell’s shots on goal and junior Reafe Anderson and Big South Freshman of the Year Bradley Farias had one apiece.
Also, Farias was named to the All-Big South second team and the all-freshman team as announced by the conference office.