Dec. 2, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State swimming and diving swept the Atlantic Coast Conference Performer of the Week honors for the week of December 1. Seniors Dan Frebel and Georgia Holderness both earned the honor for their performances against rival Florida.
Frebel swept the sixth-ranked Gators on the diving board. The Indianapolis, Ind., native won the one-meter (358.58) and three-meter (398.03) competitions. His score on the three-meter was a collegiate best performance.
“It’s really nice to see somebody who has subscribed to the program get this honor,” FSU diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “He’s there everyday and is the backbone of the team. He came out fresh and we saw a glimpse of what’s to come at the end of the season.”
Holderness paced the Seminoles against fifth-ranked Florida by sweeping the breaststroke events with her best times of the season. She won the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.60 and touched the wall in 2:18.09 in the 200 breast.
“I’m excited for her, she performed very well against Florida,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “When you go against a top five team and get a couple of wins that’s a positive for our program. She’s coming into her own right now and it was good to see her step up.”
The Seminoles will send several swimmers, including Holderness to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the 2008 ConocoPhillips USA Short Course National Championships beginning Thursday, December 4. For meet results log onto www.seminoles.com.