January 7, 2021
No.16/22 Noles Ready to Host LSU on Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  –  The No.16/22 Florida State swimming and diving teams will return to action on Friday to host RV/RV LSU at 2 p.m. at the Morcom Aquatics Center.

“We’re excited to get back after a long break,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Hopefully, we don’t see too much rust and can get going right away. LSU is a good team and we will have to be on form, but generally we’re just happy we get the keep competing.”

The Meet

The meet will follow the 16-event format featuring 100s and 200s of each stroke in addition to the 50 free, 500 free, 1650 free, 200 IM and the 200 medley and free relays.  Both 1-meter and 3-meter diving will run simultaneously to swimming.

No spectators will be permitted at the meet, however, live timing will be available.

The Series

The teams competed against each other last season for the first time since Oct. 14, 2011. The meet resulted in a split in Baton Rouge, with the men winning 153-145, and the women falling 132-168

The 16th –ranked men’s team owns an 18-13 advantage over the Tigers, while the No. 22 women trail 10-17.

Last Time Out

The Seminoles finished second at the Georgia Invite behind No. 3/1 Georgia and ahead of Georgia Tech.

Senior Joshua Davidson and freshman Samantha Vear took home the ACC Diver of the Week honors following their performances.

Vear took home her first ACC Female Diver of the Week honor after winning both 1-meter with a total of 289.96 and 3-meter at 291.00. Davidson earned his fifth-career honor after winning 1-meter at 353.10 and was also second on 3-meter by just under two points at 352.40.

Sophomore Nick Vance also set the FSU record in the 400 IM, taking silver with a time of 3:45.50, taking down the mark set by Juan Sequera in 2012 at 3:45.83.

Following the meet, the Seminoles produced nine relays that rank within the top 16 nationally, and also have individuals in the top 30 in 14 events.

On the Tigers

The women are 1-1 on the season, with a victory over Tulane (189-11) and a loss to Alabama (117-183). The men’s lone dual was also a loss to the Crimson Tide 84-194.

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