Dec. 5, 2006
Greensboro, N.C. – Senior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) earned her second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week while junior Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga.) shared the honor on the men’s side with Virginia’s John Millen. The award combined the last two weeks of competition from November 21 to December 3.
Brick played an essential role which helped lead FSU’s No. 13 women to their first victory in program history over No. 6 Florida 168-138. She helped the Seminoles jump out to an early lead as she swam the breaststroke leg of the winning 200 medley relay which finished with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:40.37. Brick then had an impressive individual performance in the 100 breast as she won the race with an NCAA “A” cut time of 1:01.82. She followed that up with another win taking the 200 breast with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:15.81. It was the second time this season that Brick has earned the honor and third time in her career.
Jamerson earned a combined three victories of his own as FSU’s No. 16 men defeated No. 10 Florida 172-128. Jamerson opened up the meet swimming the breaststroke leg of the winning 200 medley relay that finished with a time of 1:29.79. He then proceeded to win the 100 and 200 breast, recording NCAA “B” cut times of 54.58 and 1:59.22, respectively. It was the first time this season that Jamerson has earned the award and third time in his career.
In the most recent CSCAA rankings (11/30) the Florida State women’s team moved up to No. 6 while the men improved to No. 10. The Seminoles will head to Naples, Fla. for their annual training trip, December 29 through January 5. On January 4, FSU will take on Penn State at 6:00 p.m. in Naples, Fla. On January 6, FSU will return home to take on North Florida (W) and UNC-Wilmington (M&W). The meet will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Bobby E. Leach Center.