Oct. 17, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving team will once again compete at the friendly confines of the Morcom Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m. against ACC foe Georgia Tech.
“Georgia Tech is a team that keeps improving,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “They’ve got some young talent and some transfers who have come in and they definitely pose a threat to us. It is not going to be an easy meet.”
The Florida State men (2-0, 0-0) come into the weekend after a 179.5-120.5 win against Alabama. FSU was led by National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week Andy Hodgson who won two individual events and was a part of two winning relays. Red-shirt seniors Jarryd Botha and Ed Denton also won a pair of individual events. The men hold a 28-1 all-time record against the Yellow Jackets including a win last year in Atlanta, Ga., to begin the season. The Seminole women (4-1, 1-0) enter the meet after a 158-143 loss to the Crimson Tide. Florida State received great individual performances from junior Stevi Steinhauer, sophomore Jocelyn Phillips and freshman Stephanie Sarandos who all won two individual events. The FSU women hold a 6-0 all-time advantage over Georgia Tech.
“I’m thankful that we are swimming well but we’re going to have to step it up to compete with this team,” Harper said. “There should be a lot of excitement and hopefully we’ll get an even bigger crowd after the huge crowd we had against Alabama.”
Admission is free to all home swim meets and for live stats and a meet recap log onto www.seminoles.com.