Four months ago, North Carolina's women's swimming and diving team lost to No. 1 Georgia in its first dual meet of the season.
The Tar Heels haven't lost since.
UNC overcame season-end exhaustion and preserved its perfect conference record Friday by knocking off N.C. State 149-92 in its last dual meet of the season.
"It's a really long season," junior Summer Mack said. "Everyone is in that middle section right now between being rested and not rested, so to get up and swim and have energy to do that is hard to do."
The No. 8 Tar Heels' season began back in October, and the women have competed virtually every weekend since.
But the longevity of its regular season and the hot temperature in the pool couldn't stifle UNC. The Tar Heels (8-1, 5-0 in the ACC) claimed nine victories in 11 events.
"It's not really that great of a pool, as far as its conditions," Mack said.
But Mack didn't let the lacking Wolfpack facility get to her. Mack placed first in the 100-yard butterfly and swam the third leg of both the 200 and 400 medley relay teams.
"It's not a bad facility, but comparatively speaking to what we're going to be swimming in at ACCs, it gives us a lot to look forward to as far as our times improving," Mack said.