Notre Dame Athletics | April 7, 2020
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Freshman Jack Hoagland has been named the 2020 ACC Men’s Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Friday. Hoagland made his mark during a rookie season that saw him finish on the podium in all three individual events at the ACC Championships and qualify for the NCAA Championships in those events.
“Jack deserves this honor, as he didn’t let the fact that he was a freshman in the ACC deter him from his goals,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Litzinger said.
Hoagland took Irish record books by storm this season, reaching the podium in all three of his events at the 2020 ACC Championships. He placed second in the 400 IM (3:40.73) and the 1650 Free (14:35.19), and third in the 500 Free (4:12.15).
His 400 IM swim broke a program record, while Hoagland holds the title as second-fastest performer in Irish history in the 500, 1000 and 1650 Free, behind junior teammate Zach Yeadon.
“We knew coming in that Jack had great potential,” Litzinger added. “Tapping into that potential daily was a work in progress that was helped tremendously by his training partners.”
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