Katie Ledecky, Lane Stone and Chase Travis were named PVS Outstanding Distance Athletes for the 2017-2018 season. This award is given to the fastest PVS female in the 1000 yard freestyle and 800 meter freestyle, as well as the fastest PVS male in the 1650 yard freestyle and 1500 meter freestyle in the period from September 1, 2017 to August 31st 2018.
Ledecky and Travis combined to sweep the women’s open awards. Ledecky posted the top time in PVS in the 1000 yard free with a time of 9:11.68 from the 2017 College Challenge. Travis went 8:37.86 in the 800 meter free at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships for the top time in PVS in the event. Stone also won an award in the open category with a time of 14:55.50 in the 1650 yard free from the 2018 ACC Championships.