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Men’s Swim-Dive Ranked No. 23 in CSCAA Poll

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving has been ranked No. 23 in the October edition of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll, it was announced this week.

Tech is one of six ACC teams to earn a spot in this month’s national ranking.

The Jackets are coming off a dominating win against Emory. The men Tech recorded several impressive performances. Standout for the men include junior Mert Kilavuz (Antalya, Turkey) in the 500 Free and the 1650 Free, senior Batur Ünlü (Denizli, Turkey) in the 100 and 200 free, and junior Berke Saka (Istanbul, Turkey) in the 100 back and 200 back.

Ünlü and Saka have both been top performers for the men’s swim team. Ünlü has broken two school records and swam four NCAA ‘B’ Cut times. Saka recently swam a school record in the 200 back and recorded three NCAA ‘B’ Cut times.

Also impressing for the men has been freshman diver Max Fowler (Fairfax, Va.) who has already won two ACC Diver of the Week honors. Fowler’s 3-meter first-place score of 413.55 at archrival Georgia was good for third-best in the nation.

Tech’s next meet will feature ACC foe Florida State at home on Thursday, Oct. 19. The Jackets will host the 24th-ranked Seminoles at McAuley Aquatic Center beginning at 11 a.m.

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