Three Named to All-ACC Academic Team
RALEIGH, N.C. – Three student-athletes from the NC State men’s swimming and diving program were named to the 2010 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving All-ACC Academic Team on Tuesday, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. Brandon Kingston, Travis Martinez and Matt Voell all picked up the honor.
All-ACC Academic student-athletes must have earned a 3.0 GPA for the fall semester and maintained a 3.0 for the careers, with selection based on athletic merit.
Kingston, a freshman from Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada, posted three top-10 all-time school marks during his first season in Raleigh. He is seventh all-time in the 1650 freestyle (15:24.24), eighth in the 200 freestyle (1:39.09) and ninth in the 500 freestyle (4:27.89). He led the team in the 1650 and 1000 freestyles this year, and was second in both the 200 and 500 freestyles. Kingston also hit NCAA “B” cuts in the 500 and 1650 freestyles.
Martinez, a senior out of Clarence, N.Y., posted the fastest 100 freestyle on the roster this year with a 45.35 leadoff split. His 50 freestyle time of 20.82 was third on the roster, and he participated in season-best relays in the 200-freestyle relay (1:21.62) and 400-freestyle relay (3:00.42).
Greenwood Village, Colo., native Voell, a freshman, recorded the third fastest 100 butterfly this season with a 49.23. He also swam on two top team relays, including the 200 freestyle relay (1:21.62) and 200-medley relay (1:30.14).