March 29, 2008
Federal Way, Wash.- Florida State swimming and diving collected two more honorable mention All-American awards at the 2008 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash. as sophomore Nick Graves and freshman Ian Rowe both placed in the top 16 in the 1650 free.
“Both of our guys swam best times which is what this is all about,” FSU assistant coach Alex Braunfeld said. “Becoming an All-American was a goal for both of them and they achieved that.”
Rowe and Graves both earned their first career All-American honors. Rowe finished 10th in a time of 15:00.14 while Graves finished 14th in 15:05.01. Overall the Seminole brought home three honorable mention All-American finishes and two All-American honors.
“All three of the guys we brought earned All-American honors,” Braunfeld said. “They’re happy so that makes me happy. It was a great meet.”
Two days after finishing seventh in the 50 free, junior Scott Baker returned to the pool for the 100 free touching the wall in a time of 43.82 which was good enough for 32nd place.