January 27, 2022 - by

No. 19/RV Swim & Dive to Take on Tampa at 2 PM on Friday

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 19/RV Florida State swimming and diving programs will host the University of Tampa on Friday, for the final home meet of the season.

The senior class will be celebrated prior to the start of the meet, which is slated for 2 p.m., at the Morcom Aquatics Center.

For the men, Izaak Bastian, Sam Budd, Kuba Ksiazek, Nevada Wood and Max McCusker will be recognized for their time at FSU.

Nina Kucheran, Aryanna Fernandes, Hannah Womer, Maggie Emary, Katherine Baker, Maddie McDonald, Nora Woods, and Lauren Hew will be honored from the women’s team.

“We take great pride in our senior day celebration,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “This group has done so much for this program in all areas; from athletics, to academics, to community service, to the amazing culture we have in everything we do. I am incredibly proud of their accomplishments, and we will miss them dearly. Congratulations to an amazing group of young men and women.”

The senior ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at Morcom Aquatics Center.

The meet will feature swimming events, including the 100s and 200s of each stroke in addition to the 50 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, and 200 free relay.

Live timing will be available via the meet mobile app.

The 19th-ranked men’s team (3-0, 1-0 ACC) has won 11-straight duals, recording its last loss on Jan. 11, 2020.

The women (5-1, 2-0 ACC) received votes again in the January poll just before its victory over Miami.

The Series

FSU most recently swam against Tampa last year where both teams won by a large margin. Prior to this, the two schools had not competed head-to-head since 1991.

In 2021, the men earned their eighth win all-time over the Spartans 207-55 which extended the series lead to 8-1 overall.

The women continued their 8-0 unbeaten run against Tampa with a 167-81 win over the Spartans last year.

The Last Time Out

In a women’s only meet, the Seminoles dominated the University of Miami with a final score of 193-107. This was the 19th-straight victory over the Hurricanes.

The women won both the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay to secure valuable points toward the team total. The Noles recorded multiple podium sweeps including the 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

The men’s diving program dove in exhibition against the Hurricanes in preparation for the upcoming spring competitions. David Vargas made his debut in the Garnet and Gold, placing second on 1-meter (359.48) and third on both 3-meter (335.18) and platform (370.35).

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