January 8, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and
diving teams will host the University of Virginia at 10:00 am on Saturday,
January 9 at the Bobby E. Leach Center pool on the FSU campus. The men
enter the contest 4-1 (1-0 in ACC) and ranked 16th nationally as the
Virginia men enter with a 3-1 record, are undefeated in the ACC and ranked
18th nationally. The women come into the contest 4-2, 1-0 in the ACC as the
Lady Cavaliers are 3-0, 1-0 in the ACC and ranked 19th nationally.
Senior Brendon Dedekind returns this spring after taking a semester off
to compete internationally and looks to defend his 1998 national title in
the 50 Free. The Seminoles had a successful fall with a 4-1 record and a
2nd place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational. Stephen Parry posted NCAA
B consideration times in the 200 Fly and 200 Free, leads the conference in
top times in the 200 Free and is second in the 200 Fly. Glenn Gonzales is
currently 2nd in the ACC onthe 3-meter platform scoring and 4th in the
1-meter as Brent Burkman is 3rd in both events. The team is 2-3 against
Virginia in dual meet competition.
The Lady Seminoles started the season off with a 2-1 record before
heading to Washington State where they won 113-91. They took their first
ACC win of the season with a 126-117 win over NC State but then lost a home
meet against Florida. FSU then finished the fall season with a 4th place
finish in the Notre Dame Invitational behind Michigan, Notre Dame and
Colorado. The women also posted top times in the ACC including Tanya Gurr
in the 50 and 200 Free, Kristen Adams in the 200 Free, Anne Blachford in
the 100 Fly and 100 and 200 Breast, Liska Dedekind in the 100 back, Summer
Washburn in the 200 Back and Samantha White in the 100 and 200 Breast.
Freshman diver Caren Hirai is 4th in the conference in the 1-meter and 8th
in the 3-meter diving. Marya Sabeksy is 7th on both boards as Kirsti
Carrihill is 9th in the 1-meter. The Lady Seminoles are 0-5 in dual meet
competition with the Lady Cavaliers.
The meet will begin at 10 am in the aquatics area of the Leach center.