Jan. 13, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly two months have passed since the Florida State swimming and diving team’s last competition and the Seminoles are anxious to get back in action. They’ll have the chance this Thursday at 3:00PM at the Morcom Aquatics Center as they host the defending conference champions Virginia in what is sure to be one of the biggest meets of the season. In addition to the battle in the pools and on the boards, the meet also signifies the last home meet for Florida State’s senior class.
“This is a very exciting meet for us. The power teams in the conference, like Virginia, typically don’t travel down here. It’s long overdue and we are excited to host one of the biggest meets we’ve had so far at our new pool. This meet will allow us to push ourselves and see where we measure against one of the best teams in not only the conference, but in the nation,” said head coach Neil Harper.
Prior to the meet the team will hold a special senior class recognition ceremony at 2:45PM. This year’s senior class consists of 20 swimmers and divers on the men’s and women’s side, including 15 athletes who have spent their entire collegiate career with the Seminoles. Coach Harper is looking to honoring the seniors for their contributions to the team the last few years.
“The senior class has achieved a lot over the last four years. They have helped this program’s growth immensely, not only as competitors but also as leaders. We’re excited to have such an important meet be their last and they will certainly have a big influence on the team’s overall performance.”
Next up for the Seminoles is another conference meet this Saturday, January 16, at Clemson.
For meet results and more coverage of the Seminoles check www.seminoles.com or follow the team on Twitter @fsu_swimming.