NOTRE DAME, Ind. — On Tuesday, the ACC awarded Swimmer of the Week honors to Zach Yeadon, while naming Austin Flaute and Kelly Straub the Divers of the Week, coming off the Irish wins over Florida State.
Junior Yeadon placed first in the 1000 freestyle (8:57.69) and 500 freestyle (4:20.63), breaking a pool record in the 1000 free and posting the fastest current time in both events in the NCAA this season. Notre Dame’s 400 freestyle relay, of which Yeadon was a part, also holds the top NCAA time after edging Florida State in a come-from-behind win on Friday (2:58.15). Yeadon’s 500 free time qualified him for an NCAA ‘B’ cut.
Sophomore Flaute accounted for 12 of Notre Dame’s points on Friday, taking first in 3-meter diving (342.08) ahead of Florida State’s talented diving attack, edging 2019 All-America honorable mention winner Joshua Davidson for the win. Flaute also placed third in 1-meter diving (309.90).
Junior Straub earned a substantial victory in the women’s 1-meter diving (300.60) vs. Florida State, winning by more than 18 points. She accounted for 13 of Notre Dame’s points in the team win, narrowly missing a win in the 3-meter by less than a point (293.78).
The Irish men (1-0) and women (1-0) will take on Indiana and Kentucky Wednesday in the first road meet of the season.