Nov. 3, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming & diving squads will make the two-hour trip east on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. dual meet against the Georgia Bulldogs at Gabrielson Natatorium.
The undefeated men’s squad (3-0) will face a tough test in the fourth-ranked Bulldogs, who sit at 2-0 after victories over ranked foes North Carolina and Florida. Sophomore Moises Loschi, who was named ACC Male Swimmer of The Week after victories last month over West Virginia and Pitt, will look to lead the Jackets to an upset.
The women’s squad will face the No. 1 team in the country according to CSCAA on Wednesday afternoon. Freshman and Chinese Olympian Iris Wang will try to capitalize on a great start to the season, as she has won four individual races thus far.
Other performers who have stood out thus far include Yuval Safra, an Israeli distance freestyle swimmer who has won five individual races through three meets, and Shannon Lumbra, a diver from Flower Mound, Texas, who has already met the NCAA qualifying marks in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives.
“We’re looking forward to competing again tomorrow,” head coach Courtney Shealy-Hart said. “Obviously it’s a fun in-state rivalry with Georgia. They’re a great team and we’ve been working hard, so I’m excited to see where we are and how we compete.”
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the CRC will serve as the host site for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2007 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.