Sinhue Mendoza | February 24, 2017
The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving program continued its successful resurgent season with a seventh-place finish at the 2017 ACC Championships. The Irish registered 654.5 points -- the most for Notre Dame’s women in the ACC Championships since 2014.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
- Junior Joe Coumos was the 2017 ACC Men's 1 Meter Diving Champion. It was Notre Dame's first-ever ACC diving championship.
- Freshman Erin Sheehan earned a bronze medal with a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly.
- Freshman Abbie Dolan continued her great rookie season at Notre Dame by breaking the 100 and 200 freestyle records. She swam the 100 freestyle in 48.70 and the 200 freestyle in 1:44.65.
- Every single swimmer on the Notre Dame women’s roster collected points for the Irish in the championship.
- Four of the five relay squads set Notre Dame records at the meet.
The men’s diving squad made program history when junior Joe Coumos captured the 2017 ACC Men's 1 Meter Diving Championship with a score of 420.00. It was Notre Dame's first-ever ACC diving championship. He also earned fourth place in the men's 3 meter dive. Coumos’ effort (398.20) in the 3 meter earned critical points that will carry over to the men’s ACC championships next week.
Senior James Lichtenstein finished ninth in platform diving with a score of 305.00 and narrowly missed out on the finals in the event.
The Irish women set school records in the 200 medley relay, 800 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 free relay.