Oct. 23, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla.- Florida State diver Terry Horner earned the Seminoles second consecutive ACC Male Performer of the Week honor for his record-breaking performance against Florida A&M and Miami on Friday October 19.
The sophomore from Orlando, Fla. broke the school record on the one-meter (1m) board with a score of 400.75. It was also Horner’s first time breaking the 400 point mark in his diving career.
“Obviously we’re pleased because it’s early in the season and he’s diving as well as he was at the end of last season when he won the NCAA’s,” said Florida State diving coach Patrick Jeffrey. “Terry’s skill level has gone up because his mechanics have changed from last year and I think his confidence is on the up swing.”
“We’re proud and excited for Terry and what he’s accomplished here,” said Seminole head coach Neil Harper. “Miami has some of the best divers in the country and he showed that he can go out and beat top competition and that speaks volumes about him.”
The defending NCAA Champion on the 1m, Horner also was victorious on the three-meter (3m) against the Rattlers and Hurricanes with a score of 387.60. The 3m victory was especially sweet considering the work Horner and Jeffrey have put into his development on the three-meter board.
“This year our goal is to transfer Terry’s success on the one meter up to the three meter,” said Jeffrey. “It’s looking like because of his good start that’s a possibility.”
This is the second consecutive week that a Seminole has earned ACC Performer of the Week honors. Junior Scott Baker (Lake Mary, Fla.) won the award last week for his performance in the sprint events. Horner shares this weeks award with Virginia’s John Azar.