TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the second straight week, three members of the Florida State swimming and diving teams were named ACC Performers of the week as the conference announced the winners on Tuesday.
Sophomore Aryanna Fernandes captured the ACC Female Swimmer of the Week, while senior Molly Carlson and junior Joshua Davidson were named the ACC Divers of the Week after FSU won both meets against RV/18 Minnesota.
A transfer from Utah, Fernandes has provided a boost to the fly events and both the 200 medley and free relays, which are ranked in the top eight nationally since her arrival. On Friday, Fernandes was a part of four victories as she led the No. 24 Seminoles (1-2, 0-2 ACC) to their second-straight upset over No. 18 Minnesota, 184.5-113.5.
The Ajax, Ontario, native split a 23.65 in the 50 fly leg of the 200 medley relay to help the Noles cruise to victory in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:39.78. She led the Noles in a perfect 1-2-3-4 sweep of the 200 fly, winning at 2:01.53 before taking the 100 fly with a time of 53.82.
Fernandes closed the meet by helping FSU win the 200 free relay, splitting 23.05 as the Noles clocked a time of 1:32.62.
“Aryanna has been an absolute pleasure to be around and work with in every way,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “She’s hard-working, positive and an awesome teammate. I’m just so excited for her to receive this honor.”
The divers finished in first and second place in all four diving events on Friday, led by Davidson in the men’s meet with wins on 1-meter (327.37) and 3-meter (333.75).
The Tomball, Texas, native earned his fifth-career and second straight ACC Male Diver of the Week honor after helping the No. 17 Noles (2-1, 1-1 ACC) take down the Golden Gophers, 193-107.
Carlson captured her third-career ACC Female Diver of the Week nod after finishing first on 3-meter with a total of 326.10, The Toronto, Ontario, native also finished second on 1-meter with a total of 278.40. Both scores were the highest of the season.
“Our team is doing really well at this point in the season,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “They battled the weather conditions, competed hard and got the job done. Molly and Josh are working hard and trusting the process and I’m very proud of them.”
The Seminoles will head to Atlanta, Ga., to face Georgia Tech on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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