February 18, 2020
No. 25 Swim & Dive Set for ACC Championships

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The ACC Swimming and Diving Championships are set to begin at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Wednesday for the No. 25 Florida State women’s swimming and diving team. The meet will run from Feb. 19-23 and will also feature men’s diving.

“We are looking forward to a great meet,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Everyone is in good spirits and having fun. We can’t wait to get this meet started.”

Diving prelims will kick off the meet at 11 a.m. with men’s 3-meter, followed by women’s 1-meter. The top eight for each diving event will compete in finals.

“Our divers look great,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “We’re ready to go. I can’t believe it’s been four years for these seniors. It feels like they just got here. This is the last ACC Championship for all of these kids but one. I think they’re going to make y’all proud these next few weeks. I’m glad I get a front row seat!”

Seniors Molly Carlson, Ayla Bonniwell will compete on 1-meter while seniors Cam Thatcher and Aidan Faminoff along with junior Joshua Davidson will dive 3-meter.

The 200 medley relay will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by men’s 3-meter diving finals. The 800 free relay is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by finals of women’s 1-meter.

Starting on Thursday, finals will air on the ACC Network Extra with Matt Schumacker and three-time Olympic champion Brooke Bennett on the call. All-American and established diving coach Jason Baumann will join the broadcast for diving events.

On the No. 25 Noles

  • Florida State finished the season 7-5, 2-2 in the league with a notable win over No. 18 Minnesota.
  • Sophomore Nina Kucheran (200 breast, silver) and Carlson (3-meter, bronze) return to ACCs after earning podium finishes in 2019.
  • Carlson is a two-time ACC Diving Meet MVP in 2017 & in 2019 after scoring the highest point total at the meet.
  • The Seminoles are strongest in the medley relays – having the seventh fastest time in the nation in the 200 at 1:36.42 and the 14th best mark of 3:33.08 in the 400 behind freshman Tania Quaglieri, Kucheran, sophomore Aryanna Fernandes and junior Emma Terebo.
  • FSU finished 2019 in sixth place with a tally of 727 points, which was two places higher than 2018 and the best showing under Studd.
  • Florida State is one of six school ranked in the CSCAA Top 25 poll in the ACC.

 

No. 15 Men’s Diving

  • Junior Joshua Davidson collected his third and fourth career ACC springboard medals after finishing second on 1-meter and third on 3-meter in 2019. He became the first back-to-back medalist on springboard since Tom Neubacher (2012, 2013) on 1-meter and Terry Horner (2008, 2009, 2010) on 3-meter.
  • Senior Cam Thatcher has scored above the 400-point barrier twice this season on 3-meter and has also competed in four ACC springboard finals alongside Davidson.
  • Senior Aidan Faminoff has competed in three ACC finals over his career, winning bronze in 2018 on platform.

Order of Events:

Wednesday:

Prelims – 11 a.m. Men’s 3-meter, Women’s 1-meter

Finals – 5:15 p.m. – 200 medley relay, Women’s 1-meter, 800 free relay, Men’s 3-meter

 

Thursday:

Prelims: 10 a.m. – 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free • Women’s 3-meter, Men’s 1-meter

Finals – 5 p.m. – Men’s 1-meter, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 3-meter, 200 free relay

Watch: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=7d115373-df06-4289-9397-30d1969b2055

 

Friday:

Prelims: 10 a.m. – 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back • Men’s platform

Finals – 6 p.m. – 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, Men’s platform, 400 medley relay

Watch: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=703b59db-d594-4afa-bef6-6a2f4820298e

Saturday:

Prelims: 10 a.m. – 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly • Women’s platform, 1650 free

Finals – 6 p.m. – 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, women’s platform, 400 free relay

Watch: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=62556353-fac7-4357-9020-e755a8014722

Other links:

Live Timing: https://theacc.co/wsd20results

Live Scoring: https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetinfoext.php?meetnum=6582

 

Swimming individual events will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The top 24 swimmers in each individual event from prelims, except the 1650 free will compete in finals and score points towards the team total. The top eight divers from prelims will compete at finals with the top 24 contributing points. Relays will be swum with finals.

For more information on FSU swimming and diving visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

                                      

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