Jan. 27, 2017
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving will host its final dual meet of the season on Saturday, as the Yellow Jackets host both Florida State and Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) on Senior Day at 11 a.m. at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
Prior to the start of the meet, at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Georgia Tech swimming and diving program will recognize its 12 seniors in Robert Borowicz, Dan Cohen Solal, Andrea Demick, Omar Eteiba, Camille Felix, Alex Goerzen, Samantha Kase, Maddie Paschal, Chiara Ruiu, Kevin Smith, Ben Southern and Madison Young.
“Saturday is a very important day for our program,” head coach Courtney Shealy Hart stated. “Not only is it a double-dual meet with Florida State and SCAD, but it is also our Senior Day and our final dual meet of the season. We will look to not only recognize our seniors prior to the meet, but we also want to send them out the right way in terms of competing hard, swimming fast, diving well and continuing to progress as we head towards the ACC Championships in three weeks.”
Georgia Tech recorded a total of seven wins and 32 top-three finishes last time out in a non-conference dual meet at home versus the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The men’s team picked up wins from Moises Loschi (200 breast), Southern (200 fly), Matt Casillas (1-meter dive) and the unit of Noah Harasz, Stefan Kranenburg, Borowicz and Cohen Solal in the 200 free relay last time out versus the Tide.
On the women’s side, sophomore Iris Wang posted wins in both the 100 and 200 free events, while the team of Wang, Kaitlin Kitchens, Emily Ilgenfritz and Paschal took first overall in the 200 free relay.
Both Florida State’s men and women’s teams enter Saturday’s double-dual meet ranked in the top-25 nationally with the men coming in at No. 19 and the women’s team sitting in a tie at No. 25 with LSU.
Like the Yellow Jackets, Florida State is coming off a dual meet loss to Alabama in its last time out, as the men’s team fell 182-111 and the women’s team lost 170-130 to the Tide.
The FSU men’s team is 2-2 overall in dual meet action on the year and 1-0 in the ACC with a 191-109 win over Pitt back on Jan. 14, while the women’s team is 3-2 overall and also 1-0 in the ACC with a 193-107 win at Pitt.
SCAD, located in Savannah, Ga., competes at the NAIA level and will be swimming in its final dual meet of the season before setting its sights on both the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship and the NAIA National Championship meets in February.
The Bees are ranked nationally in both the men’s and women’s NAIA Swimming and Diving Coaches Polls.
The men’s team, who is 0-4 in dual meet action on the year with losses Gardner-Webb, Emory, Limestone and Tampa, is ranked No. 2 nationally in the NAIA Men’s Swimming and Diving Coaches Poll.
The women’s team, who is 2-4 in dual meet action on the year with wins over Limestone and Converse, is ranked No. 1 nationally in the latest NAIA Women’s Swimming and Diving Coaches Poll.
Live results of the meet can be found HERE .
The meet will also be streamed live via the ACC Network Extra and can be found online HERE .
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