Oct. 12, 2011
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving squads will kick off their 2011-12 campaign just down the road in Athens, Ga. when they head to the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the University of Georgia on October 14 for a 5 p.m. Dual with the Dawgs.
The last time these two teams met in Athens dates all the way back to Oct. 23, 2004. Georgia has dominated this decade holding the 9-0 lead over the men and a 5-0 lead over the women.
This meet will also be the first of the season for the Bulldogs. The women’s team finished the 2010 season with a women’s SEC Championship, the eighth in school history and second-straight, as well as the runner-up spot at the NCAA Championships behind three individual and two relay titles. The men’s team took fourth place at the SEC Championships as well as 10th place at the NCAA Championships behind two individual titles.
Tech enters the season with a men’s recruiting class ranked sixth in the country according to CollegeSwimming.com including some internationally recognized athletes in Andrew Chetcuti of the UAE and Nico van Duijn of Switzerland as well as Andrew Kosicof West Chester, Pa., one of College Swimming’s top-100 recruits for 2011. Georgia’s men’s class ranks No. 17 overall.
On the women’s side, Tech had nabbed some exciting local prospects as well as an international recruit in Catherine Richardswho came all the way from South Africa to be a part of this Tech squad.
Live results will be available via the georgiadogs.com website. Be sure to check back with RamblinWreck.com after the meet for results and a recap of the day’s events.