Two Swimmers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

This week the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) named their All-ACC Swimming and Diving Academic Team, which included ISE senior Kate Moore and junior Kylee Alons, among the 11 NC State women selected. The two ISE stars are no strangers to winning All-ACC academic honors as this is the third for each.

KATE MOORE

From Cary, NC, Moore followed her sister Hannah to NC State in 2017 but has left her own mark on the team, winning eight All-America honors, two ACC championships (400 individual medley) and qualified for the US Olympic Trials in 2016. She was an integral part of the team that secured the best NCAA Championships finish in program history, as the team placed as the runner-up at the 2021 national meet.

Senior Kate Moore celebrating in the pool with a teammate
Senior Kate Moore celebrating in the pool with a teammate. Photo credit: Kate Moore

Along with her three All-ACC academic honors, Moore has also been named a CSCAA Scholar All-American for three years in a row. She graduates with her BSIE in less than a month. Her plan is to pursue an MS degree at NC State in Textile Engineering as a 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipient. “I’m very interested in the work that can be done to impact the environment in the textile industry positively,” said Moore. “I think my undergrad in ISE sparked my interest in sustainability and focusing on efficiency and better utilization of our resources.” Due to the pandemic, she maintains her eligibility and will swim again for the Wolfpack.

KYLEE ALONS

From Fort Collins, CO, Alons has earned 20 All-America honors, five ACC Championships and two 2021 NCAA Championships (400 and 200 medleys). She, too, was an indispensable part of NC State’s runner-up finish at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

Junior Kylee Alons [top left] and her relay team members celebrate their national championship. Photo credit: NC State Athletics

Like Moore, Alons has three All-ACC academic honors and has been named a CSCAA Scholar All-American for two years in a row. In the fall, she returns for her senior year in ISE and will defend her ACC and national titles in the pool.