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Young Wins National Swimmer of the Week Honors

Feb. 28, 2007

Tallahassee, Fla. –
Junior Kyle Young (Oviedo, Fla.) was named the Division 1 Men’s National Swimmer of the Week by collegeswimming.com for his efforts in helping the Seminoles secure their first ACC men’s conference title. It is the second time this season that a Florida State student-athlete has won this award.

Young began his week by helping to secure the silver medal in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The team touched the wall in an NCAA “B” and school record time of 6:29.30. On day two, Young claimed the gold medal in the 500-yard freestyle with an NCAA “B” cut and new school record time of 4:19.16. In the 200 freestyle Young took the silver medal with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:37.05. In the 1650-yard freestyle, Young claimed the gold medal with an NCAA “A” cut time 15:02.36, another new school record. To conclude the meet, Young was awarded the meet MVP award for his efforts.

The next meet for the men’s swimming and diving team is the NCAA Zone “B” Diving Qualifier, which begins on March 2nd. The meet is being held in Athens, Ga. at the University of Georgia. The qualifier concludes on March 4th. The men’s and women’s swimming teams will next compete at NCAA Nationals. The women’s meet runs March 8-10, while the men’s meet runs March 15-17. Both meets will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. at the University of Minnesota.

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