TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After back-to-back weekends at home, the No. 15/20 Florida State swimming and diving teams will hit the road to face Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
This will be the third and final ACC dual meet of the season for the Noles.
“We’re looking forward to the trip,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “It’s a fast pool and a good ACC opponent. Their men’s team hasn’t competed yet, but we’re expecting them to be very good.”
CSCAA TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Poll
The second poll of the 2019-20 dual meet season was released on Oct. 23 and both teams moved up the rankings. The men (2-1, 1-1 ACC) jumped up two places to No. 15 and the women (1-2, 0-2 ACC) were up four spots to No. 20.
Georgia Tech’s men’s team was third in receiving votes, despite not competing yet this season.
The meet will follow the 16 event format featuring the 100’s and 200’s of each stroke in addition to the 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 500 free, 50 free, 200 IM and 400 free relay. The divers will compete on 1-meter and 3-meter.
The men lead the all-time series 36-3, while the women are 14-1 against the Yellow Jackets. This will be the second-straight meeting and 16th overall since the 2001-02 season.
The Seminoles hosted Georgia Tech last season, splitting the meet as the women won 189-110 and the men fell 141-158.
The Last Time Out
Florida State defeated Minnesota last Friday night. The women’s team picked up its first win of the season in the second-straight upset over the then 18th-ranked Golden Gophers by a score of 186.5-111.5. The men won 197-103.
The Seminoles claimed three ACC Performers of the Week for the second-straight week. Sophomore Aryanna Fernandes won four events including the 200 medley relay, 200 fly, 100 fly and 200 free relay, while claiming ACC Female Swimmer of the Week.
Junior Joshua Davidson won both diving events for the second-straight week and senior Molly Carlson picked up her first victory of the year on 3-meter. Both were named ACC Divers of the Week.
Georgia Tech’s women’s team finished second at the Rice Invitational (Oct.11-12) with a total of 853 behind the Owls.
Senior Emily Ilgenfritz won the 500 free (4:58.22) and 200 free (1:52.4) while her classmate Kristen Hepler won the 200 IM (2:05.18) and freshman McKenzie Campbell was the winner in the 200 fly (2:03.35).
This will be the first dual meet of the season for both squads.
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