April 22, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ten Florida State swimmers and one diver were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team for the 1998-99 season. Nine men and two women garnered the honors for the Seminoles.
Tanya Gurr and Marya Sabesky earned All-ACC honors for the first time in their careers. Gurr, a junior transfer from Indian River Community College, finished 2nd in the 50 Free, 3rd in the 200 Free and 5th in the 100 Free as well a member of the 3rd place 400 Medley Relay and 800 Free Relay, 4th place 200 Free Relay and 5th place 400 Free Relay. Marya Sabesky, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, took the second place spot in the three meter springboard and third on the one meter springboard.
Nine men don the All-ACC team for FSU and all but one participated in the NCAA Championship meet. Brendon Dedekind led the squad, as he was named the ACC Swimmer of the Year after winning three ACC titles, breaking an ACC Meet record and two ACC Records, and his NCAA performance as he won the 100 Breast, the second title of his career, and had two other top finishes. Stephen Parry also joined the team after winning three ACC titles and finishing in the top 16 in three events at the NCAA Championships. Other members of the ACC Team include: Keam Ang (third in the 100 Fly and 4th in the 200 Fly at the ACC Meet), Kevin Flanagan (4th in the 50 Free and 8th in the 200 Free), Matt McVittie (2nd in the 100 and 200 Free and 9th in the 50 Free at the ACC Meet) , Nelson Mora (4th in the 200 Free, 5th in the 200 Fly and 12th in the 500 Free), Brett Petersen (2nd in the 200 Breast and 3rd in the 100 Breast), Julio Santos (2nd in the 50 Free, 4th in the 100 Free and 8th in the 200 Free) and Greg Main-Baillie (2nd in the 200 Back, 4th in the 100 Back and 6th in the 200 IM).
The Lady Seminoles finished the season 4-4 with a 1-1 record in the ACC and eight swimmers and two divers in the top performers list for the season. The men’s team took a 12th place finish at the NCAA’s with a 6-1 overall record and 2-0 in the ACC. Nine Seminole swimmers and three divers were among the top performers in the ACC for the season, including six number one spots and the top five spots in the 100 Free.