January 5, 2016 - by
Noles Earn Weekly Nods

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State swimmers Meg Brown and Connor Kalisz along with divers Tyler Roberge and Cassidy Gebhart all captured ACC Performers of the Week. Despite the losses to (No.3/14) Florida on Saturday, Brown, Kalisz, Roberge and Gebhart earned the recognition from the league office on Tuesday for their efforts.

“We made some progress this weekend,” FSU head coach Frank Bradley said. “I’m happy with the way the team competed and I’m glad our kids could be awarded.”

Kalisz captured the Male Swimmer of the Week after winning the 100m back with a time of 57.95 before leading off the 400m relay with a 57.55. The BelAir, Md. native also added a second place showing in the 200m back (2:05.17) before taking third in the 200 IM (2:09.86).

“Connor has been exceptional in his sophomore season,” Bradley said. “He’s really stepped up and he’s continued to improve. He is someone that can make a huge impact for us at the end of the year and I am happy he got this honor.”

Brown led the Seminoles by taking second place in the 200m fly with a time of 2:19.05 before touching third in the 200m IM (2:22.67). The freshman also grabbed fifth in the 200m back (2:25.41) and led off the 400m medley relay to a third place finish to start the meet.

“Meg is one of most versatile athletes on our team,” Bradley said. “We’re able to put her in a range of events and she can deliver. She did a great job this weekend after some tough training and she deserves the honor.”

Roberge was awarded his second Male Diver of the Week nod after winning 3-meter with a season best score of 393.60, which was 16.8 points ahead of the next competitor. The junior was the runner-up on 1-meter with a score of 318.68 as the Seminoles swept the event.

Also collecting her second Female Diver of the Week award, Gebhart led the Seminoles in both events, placing fourth on 1-meter with a total of 283.05 on 3-meter and 268.21 on 1-meter.

“Both Tyler and Cassidy have been working hard to get better,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “Tyler did a great job of stepping up and staying in the moment and competing hard. All of our guys had a great day and Cassidy had another solid meet.”

The Seminoles will host Louisville on Jan. 8-9 at the Morcom Aquatics Center. Friday’s session will start at 5 p.m. and Saturday will start at 9 a.m. For more on FSU Swimming and Diving visit Facebook and Twitter.

 

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