SwimmingYoussef Ramadan, Kennedy Noble Lead Honorees

Youssef Ramadan, Kennedy Noble Lead Honorees

Virginia Tech’s Youssef Ramadan earned his second ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week award of the 2022-23 season while Kennedy Noble was named ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week. Notre Dame’s Daniel Knapp and Pitt’s Dylan Reed collected ACC Men’s Co-Divers of the Week awards while Virginia’s Jen Bell garnered her first ACC Women’s Diver of the Week award of the season.
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Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech, Jr., Cairo Egypt

Ramadan set a pool record in the 100 fly on his way to helping No. 18 Virginia Tech defeat No. 8 Virginia in Charlottesville. The Hokies went 1-2 in the 100 fly, with Ramadan finishing first in 45.43. He also set up a podium sweep in the 100 free with a time of 43.15. The Cairo, Egypt native helped seal the win for Virginia Tech as part of the 400 free relay squad who claimed first with a time of 2:52.97, swimming a 42.66 split. The junior recorded two B zone qualifying times.

Kennedy Noble, NC State, Fr., Goodyear, Arizona

Noble led two Wolfpack podium sweeps in the 100 and 200 backstroke, as No. 4 NC State ended No. 21 Duke’s 4-0 winning streak. Her 100 back first place time of 52.96 sits eighth fastest in the ACC and her 1:56.36 in the 200 back is 11th fastest in the country and second in the ACC. Noble tallied two NCAA B zone qualifying times in both the 100 and 200 back. The freshman swam the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay that claimed the top spot over Duke by a second and a half. Noble was one of three women to win both of their individual events.

Daniel Knapp, Notre Dame, Fr., Mesa, Arizona

Knapp took first place in both diving events in No. 23 Notre Dame’s meet against (RV) Princeton and Navy to mark his first career sweep. The Mesa, Arizona, native scored a 330.75 in the 1-meter and a 408.00 in the 3-meter. Both scores qualify as NCAA zone marks.

Dylan Reed, Pitt, Sr., McLean, Virginia
Reed helped Pitt to a win over West Virginia during the Panthers’ senior meet, as he swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events and two NCAA zone qualifying scores. The senior’s score of 402.70 led a 1-2-3- finish for the Panthers in the 3-meter. He recorded a 348.20 first-place finish in the 1-meter.

Jen Bell, Virginia, Sr., Pelham, New York

Bell swept the 1-meter and 3-meter dives in No. 1 Virginia’s meet against Virginia Tech. Her 1-meter score of 326.63 is the second best score in UVA history and her 3-meter score of 334.28 sits as the fourth best score in UVA history. Both dives earned NCAA zone qualifying scores.

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