October 20, 2005 - by
Florida State Swimming and Diving Opens Season with Quad Meet in College Park, Md.

Oct. 20, 2005

When: Fri.-Sat. (Oct. 21-22), 5 p.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Opponents: Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech

Where: Campus Recreation CenterCollege Park, MD


Seminoles Open Season with Conference Meet

The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will jump right into Atlantic Coast Conference action as they open their seasons Friday, October 21, 2005. The Seminoles will travel to College Park, Md. for a quad meet with Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with the first half of the events and then pick up Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the remainder of the events.


Last Season’s Quad with Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Maryland

This will be the second consecutive season that Florida State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Maryland have all meet for a quad meet. In the 2004-05 season, the four schools met in Atlanta, GA. The FSU men recorded three wins as they defeated Virginia Tech 189.50-163.50, Georgia Tech 188-162 and Maryland 240-110. The women claimed victories over the Hokies 211-142 and the Yellow Jackets 243-110 while losing to the Terps 228.50-124.50.


Seminoles Close to Perfection

In the all-time series between Florida State and the three other schools at this weekend’s meet, FSU has only has only registered two losses in 47 meetings. The men’s team is 26-1 all-time against Georgia Tech; have a 6-0 advantage versus Maryland and are 2-0 when opposed by Virginia Tech. On the women’s side, the Seminoles are a perfect 4-0 against the Yellow Jackets, 5-1 vs. Maryland and 2-0 when facing the Hokies.


Three All-Americans to Lead Men’s Team in 2005-06

The Seminoles return three of four members from their 800 freestyle relay team that earned Honorable Mention All-America honors last season. The returning group includes sophomore Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga. / Sandy Creek), junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio / Central Catholic) and sophomore Kyle Young (Oviedo, Fla. / Oviedo). Florida State also returns five All-ACC performers including Jamerson, sophomore Jarryd Botha (Worcester, South Africa / Paul Roos Gymnasium), sophomore Ed Denton (Maidenhead, Engalnd / Millfield School), junior Alex Kennon (Winter Haven, Fla. / Lake Region) and senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla. / Winter Park).


Ellis to Guide Women’s Squad in 2005-06

All-American Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla. / Durant/Virginia), FSU’s only returning senior, will lead a young talented women’s team. Ellis was a runner-up at the ACC meet and an NCAA participant in both the 50 and 100 free events. The Seminoles stroke group will be led by junior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va. / Culpeper County) who will defend her title in the 100 breast. Brick also had FSU’s best individual finish in the pool at the national championships as she took 24th in the 100 breast. Ellis and Brick each earned All-ACC honors and will be joined by fellow All-ACC honorees junior Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa / German International School), and sophomore Lindsay Kenny (Plano, Texas/ Senior).


Diving Team Returns Exceptional Group

The women’s diving team will look to continue the success of last season as it returns All-ACC honoree, junior Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla. / Lake Higland) who will look to defend her 3M ACC Championship. The men’s team returns sophomore Alex Tilbrook (Largo, Fla. / Seminoles Osceola), who earned FSU first All-ACC honors in the last three years. Tilbrook finished second in the 3M at the ACC Championships.

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