March 3, 2021

Three Noles Headed to NCAA Championships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  –  Three members of the RV Florida State women’s swimming and diving team will return to the Greensboro Aquatic Center to compete at the 2021 NCAA Championships from March 17-20

Senior Emma Terebo will swim at her third overall NCAAs after competing at the 2018 and 2019 meets as a relay swimmer, while freshman Jenny Halden and sophomore Tania Quaglieri will race at their first.

Terebo qualified for the NCAA meet in the 100 back, after posting a 53.01 for ninth place at the ACC Championships. The Noumea, New Caledonia, native, also swam provisional times in the 50 free (22.64) and 100 free (49.43) at ACCs and has the option to compete in those races at NCAAs.

Halden qualified in the 100 fly after swimming a personal best at the Georgia Bulldog Last Chance Invite last weekend at 52.15, which is now the fourth fastest time in school history.

The Norwegian also has the opportunity to compete in the 50 free (22.56), after posting the NCAA B time at the Georgia Invite.

Quaglieri returned to Tallahassee in January and had a breakout ACC Championships where she set the school record in the 100 back at 52.17 behind a sixth place finish at the ACC Championships. She took down the mark that was set by McKayla Lightbourn at the 2014 NCAA Championships at 52.39.

The Nonantola, Italy, native can also swim in the 50 free (22.70) and 100 free (49.16) after earning provisional times at ACCs.

“We’re very excited about these three new swimmers qualifying for NCAAs,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “With swimmers opting out coming back, it could be a great year for us next year.”

The Seminoles also had three freshmen considered as alternates for the meet, including Phoebe Griffiths (500 free), Pia Murray (200 back) and Ginevra Molino (400 IM).  Griffiths is the sixth alternate, while Murray and Molino are ninth and 10th.

“Obviously we’re a little disappointed for those ladies,” Studd added. “These three were on the bubble to be added in.  But overall, we’re excited after such a tough year.”

NCAA qualifiers for the men’s meet will be announced next week.

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