Nov. 21, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Florida State swimming and diving list of Atlantic Coast Conference Performer of the Week continued to growth as senior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) and junior Jarryd Botha (Worcester, South Africa) earned the respective women’s and men’s honors after both helped lead their squads to first place finishes at the Nike Cup in Chapel Hill, N.C. November 16-18.
In the men’s competition, Botha recorded several NCAA “B” cut times in both the individual and team events. He turned in personal-best times of 48.69 and 1:45.10, respectively, to win both the 100 and 200 backstroke events and was runner-up in the 50 freestyle (20.16). His times in both the 100 and 200 back are tops in the league this year. The junior from Worcester, South Africa, was also part of three relay teams, including the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:20.81) and 400 medley relay (3:16.96) squads that posted NCAA “B” marks.
A senior from Culpeper, Va., Brick collected a pair of individual victories for the first-place Seminole women last week. She took gold in the 100 breaststroke as she recorded an NCAA “A” cut time of 1:01.52. She later placed second in the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:16.12. Brick was also part of two winning relay squads that turned in NCAA “B” cut marks in the 200 medley relay (1:41.90) and 400 medley relay (3:41.30), as well as the second-place 200 freestyle relay unit.
With the addition of Brick and Botha, an FSU student-athlete has earned ACC Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week honors on six different occasions. To open up the season junior Ian Powell (Guernsey, Channel Islands) and sophomore Christie Raleigh (Toms River, N.J.) earned the honor after their performances against Clemson, October 7. Raleigh would go onto earn the award the following two weeks, giving her three consecutive awards in a row.
The Seminole swimming and diving teams return to action tonight, Tuesday, November 21, as they host rival Florida at 6:00 p.m. The meet will take place at the Bobby E. Leach Center and admission is free to all.