TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team swept the ACC weekly accolades, which were announced by the league office on Tuesday. Sophomore Chelsea Britt took home Swimmer of the Week while redshirt senior Katrina Young was named Diver of the Week for their performances at the Georgia Tech Invite.
Britt was victorious in the 100 and 200 fly events, posting times that rank among the top 15 in the country. She was just four one-hundredths shy of her FSU record in the 100 fly with a 52.39 before touching with a time of 1:57.45 in the 200.
“Her work is showing in the pool,” FSU head coach Frank Bradley said. “She had some great swims this weekend. She’s starting to grow into the role we think she can play for us and I hope she continues to build off of this. She had an awesome weekend.”
The Orlando, Fla. native also swam a career best in the 200 IM and placed third with a 1:58.91.
In addition to her individual races, Britt helped the Seminole medley relays to first and second place finishes.
The team of Bianca Spinazzola, Natalie Pierce, Britt and Kaitlyn Dressel swam a total time in the 400 medley relay of 3:34.90, which ranks fourth nationally behind Stanford, Texas A&M and Tennessee. The same four took second in the 200 medley relay with the fifth-best time in the country at 1:38.36
“These medleys are such a strength for us,” Bradley said. “Our other relays are doing well, but these two have just been outstanding. No doubt they’ll be clutch for us at the end of the season.”
Young picks up her first Diver of the Week honor after placing first in two of her three events this weekend.
A U.S. National Team member, Young first won 3-meter with a score of 327.50 before placing second on 1-meter with a tally of 312.45. On the final day of the meet, Young placed first in her specialty, the platform with a total of 265.70.
“Katrina has been very busy over the course of the past year,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “She’s been competing with the national team and she came back and has worked very hard and is doing some great things.”
The Seminoles will compete at the Georgia Invite from Dec. 5-7 in Athens, Ga. For more information, visit Facebook and Twitter.