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Virginia Four-peats as ACC Men's Swimming Champions

The 10th ranked Virginia men's swimming team led the field after each of the four days of the 2011 ACC Championships, winning its fourth consecutive title and 12th in the past 13 years. Senior Matt McLean was named the ACC Swimmer of the Meet, the third consecutive time he has earned this title.

It was the first time since 1996 that one school swept both the ACC men's and women's swimming titles in four consecutive years.

"This was a team win," head coach Mark Bernardino said. "It is not about individuals. It is about men stepping up and swimming for one another and caring for one another and sharing a very special bond. We had former Virginia swimming athletes from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s here tonight. Five different decades of Virginia swimmers were here tonight. That's part of what we promote and what we believe in. When an athlete swims for their team, with their heart, ultimately they will be better as individuals. I think that was personified by our performance over the last four days."

A total of eight Cavaliers picked up championship honors, including four each for Scot Robison and Matt McLean, and three for Peter Geissinger.

Virginia's 2011 ACC Champions
Scot Robison (4) - 800 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay
Matt McLean - (4) 800 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay
Peter Geissinger (3) - 100 butterfly, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay
Tom Barrett (1) - 400 freestyle relay
Taylor Grey (1) - 400 medley relay
David Karasek (1) - 800 freestyle relay
Matt Murray (1) - 400 medley relay
Taylor Smith (1) - 800 freestyle relay

For a full list of results and NCAA times, visit VirginiaSports.com.