January 23, 2017 - by
Noles Set for Tough Road Test

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – For the second-consecutive weekend, the Florida State swimming and diving teams will hit the road for a contest against Alabama on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.

“Alabama has a long history of success and they have a great program,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We’re looking forward to racing them tough while continuing to work on the things we need to be successful at ACC’s and NCAA’s.”

The men’s meet will feature the 19th-ranked Seminoles looking for their first win over a top-25 opponent this season as the Crimson Tide are listed at No. 11 in the CSCAA poll.

Florida State (2-1, 1-0 ACC) is looking to stay ahead of Alabama in the all-time series with the slight edge of 12-11 while the 25th-ranked women (4-1, 1-0 ACC) will seek their fifth-straight win the season. The Seminoles also hold a 10-9 advantage in the series.

It will be the second SEC opponent this season for the Seminoles, while Alabama will see two ACC foes this weekend, first taking on Georgia Tech in Atlanta at 2 p.m. on Friday before returning home to face the Seminoles.

Both squads are coming off a dominating victory over Pitt last weekend, where junior Chad Mylin was named the ACC Male Swimmer of the Week for his outstanding performances in the sprint events, that included a hefty victory in the 50 free at 19.69.

Alabama’s women (4-3, 1-2 SEC) are coming off a split weekend, defeating Tulane before falling at LSU on Jan. 6-7. The men (3-1, 1-1 SEC) were victorious over the Tigers to start the 2017 portion of the season. The meet will be the final dual of the year for the Crimson Tide.

The meet will feature 16 events that include the 400 medley relay, 1000 free, 200 IM and 400 free relay. For more information, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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