Nov. 29, 2006
Tallahassee, Fla. – Senior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) was named Division I Women’s National Swimmer of the Week by collegeswimming.com after she helped lead No. 13 Florida State to a victory over No. 6 Florida 168-138 on Tuesday, November 21. It was the first time in school history that the Florida State women’s swimming and diving team defeated Florida.
“It is definitely a huge honor and I would not have been able to do it if the team was not behind me,” said Brick. “Defeating Florida was a really big win and we are trying not to let it get to our heads. I think we will take it and use it in practice to motivate us to work as hard as we can to be the best.”
The Seminoles got off to a fast start winning the women’s 200 medley relay (1:40.37) in a NCAA “B” qualifying time with Brick swimming the breaststroke leg (27.58). Brick had an impressive individual performance in the 100 breaststroke as she finished with an NCAA “A” cut time of 1:01.82. She also won the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:15.81.
The FSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams 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.