Nov. 27, 2007
The honor was the second of the season for Baker who won the award after his performance against Georgia Tech, Clemson and Alabama to open the season. The Lake Mary, Fla, native secured two first place finishes and a runner-up showing at then-ranked No. 6 Florida last Tuesday. He won both the 50 and 100 freestyle events, touching in at 20.29 and 44.78, respectively. He also swam on the 400 medley relay team that placed second with a time of 3:19.72 for the second-fastest mark in the ACC this year. His anchor split of 43.90 was the fastest of the season for Baker.
The first Seminole to earn the women’s honor this season, Mills collected a pair of NCAA “B” qualifying marks against then-ranked No. 6 Florida. The freshman from Ruislip, Middlesex, England, placed second in both the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke events with times of 1:48.59 and 1:59.01, respectively. Both times are currently the third-best in the ACC. The league weekly award is also a career first for Mills who has been one of the Seminoles most consistent performers this season. Mills has also qualified for the NCAA’s in the 500 free (4:51.50).
“We’re excited for them, they’ve been performing well all semester,” said head coach Neil Harper. “I’m glad that they get rewarded and recognized. The ACC Performer of the Week gets harder and harder to win each week as the conference gets better and better.”
Florida State will return to the pool January 3, 2008, when the Seminoles head to Naples, Fla., for a meeting with Penn State.