2008 Florida State Swimming and Diving Media Guide
The 2008 Florida State Swimming and Diving media guide includes coaches and player bios, opponent information, records and awards and much more.
TABLE OF CONTENTS QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY Location: Enrollment: Founded: Symbol: Colors: President: Tallahassee, Fla. 41,065 1851 Seminoles Garnet & Gold T.K. Wetherell Table of Contents Media Information 1 2 3 4 5 6-8 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at The Florida State University shall be to produce National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I programs for men and women that are characterized by excellence. In addition, the Department strives to be recognized as a campus leader in terms of its ethics, nondiscrimination, and unquestioned ﬁscal integrity. Excellence in intercollegiate athletic programs is determined by academic achievement; and the development of character, maturity, and a sense of fair play in athletic programs. It, moreover, engenders support for the University among its many constituent groups, including students, faculty, alumni, and friends at the local, state, and national levels. In striving to become a leader among our peers, the Department subscribes fully to the philosophy and regulations set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and operates within the ﬁscal regulations and nondiscriminatory procedures established by the Florida State University Board of Trustees and the Florida Legislature. It is the explicit philosophy of the Department that our student-athletes will be strongly encouraged and supported in their endeavors to progress toward a degree while simultaneously participating in an intercollegiate athletic program whose environment is consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, ethics, and institutional loyalty. Finally, the decisions and priorities of the Department should always focus on our studentathletes—ﬁrst, as individuals; second, as students; and third, as athletes. 2008-09 OUTLOOK Men’s Roster Women’s Roster Roster Breakdown Preview COACHING STAFF Neil Harper Andy Robins Patrick Jeffrey Katy Peterson/Asst. Coach Support Staff 9-10 11 12 13 14 FSU ATHLETICS Afﬁliation: Conference: Athletics Director: Associate AD (Swimming): NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Randy Spetman Bernie Waxman ATHLETE BIOS Men’s Bios Women’s Bios 15-29 30-45 SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director: Swimming & Diving SID: Email: SID Ofﬁce Phone: SID Fax: SID Mailing Address: Tina Dechausay Layne Herdt firstname.lastname@example.org 850-644-1403 850-644-3820 P.O. Box 2195 Tallahassee, FL 32316 SID Shipping Address: FSU Athletics 403 Stadium Dr. W Room D0107 Tallahassee, FL 32306 FACILITIES History of Facilities 46-47 2007-08 REVIEW Men’s Review Women’s Review ACC Pages 48-49 50-51 52-57 SWIMMING & DIVING QUICK FACTS Head Coach: Neil Harper (Louisiana State ’90) Men’s Record at FSU/Yrs.: 78-31/9 (.713) Men’s Career Record/Yrs.: 78-31/9 (.713) Women’s Record at FSU/Yrs.: 110-25/9 (.815) Women’s Career Record/Yrs.: 125-36/11 (.776) Associate Head Coach: Andy Robins (William & Mary ’83) Diving Coach: Patrick Jeffrey (Ohio State ’88) Assistant Coaches: Katy Peterson (Virginia Tech ’05) Gary Taylor (Minnesota ’01) Swimming & Diving Secretary: Yolundia Wilson Ofﬁce Phone: 850-644-7665 Home Facilities: Morcom Aquatic Center SEMINOLE HISTORY All-American’s Top 10 Men’s Coaching and Series Women’s Coaching and Series All-Time Rosters National Champions Olympic Tradition International Tradition 58-59 60-61 62-63 64-65 66-67 68-69 70-73 74-75 UNIVERSITY An Elite Program This is Florida State University Facts Prominent Alumni This is Tallahassee Strength and Conditioning Student Services Academics Compliance Medical Treatment Qualifying Standards 10 Years At FSU 76-77 78-79 80 81 82-83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 FSU CELEBRATES 40 YEARS While women’s athletics has held a rich tradition in Tallahassee since the early 1900’s when Florida State was the Florida State College for Women, the 2008 season marks the 40th anniversary of continuous women’s athletics program at Florida State University. In 1968, the volleyball team was FSU’s ﬁrst women’s intercollegiate team and a new era began in 1995 with the addition of women’s soccer. Over the years, FSU has enjoyed fabulous success in its women’s athletic programs including ﬁve national championships and numerous regional and conference titles. 2007-08 IN REVIEW Men’s 2007-08 Record: 2007 ACC Championships: 2007 NCAA Championships: Final CSCAA Ranking: Men’s Letterwinners R/L: Men’s Newcomers: Women’s 2007-08 Record: 2007 ACC Championships: 2007 NCAA Championship: Final CSCAA Ranking: Women’s Letterwinners R/L: Newcomers: 10-5 (2-2 ACC) 3rd (524 Points) 21st (39 Points) NA 20/6 6 17-3 (5-0 ACC) 3rd (544.5 Points) T-39th (9 Points) No. 22 18/10 4 CREDITS The 2008-09 FSU Swimming and Diving guide is a publication of the Florida State University Sports Information Ofﬁce. Written and edited by Layne Herdt. Editing Assitance provided by Tina Dechausay, Katy Baker, Jason Leturmy and Alex Douglas Designed by Grant Hawkins Design. Printed by Florida State Printing Services Photography by: Bill Lax, Ryals Lee, Ross Obley, Mike Olivella, Alex Douglas, Layne Herdt, Dina Ivory Photography, Patrick Jeffrey, Neil Harper and Wickus Nienaber. Photo of Montgomery Gym Courtesy of Special Collections, Florida State University Libraries. Special thanks to the FSU Photo Lab. 1 FLORIDA STATE MEDIA INFORMATION A NOTE TO THE MEDIA, FANS AND OPPONENTS Graduate Assistant Layne Herdt of the Florida State Sports Information Ofﬁce is ready to assist you with any questions or requests you may have regarding the 2008-09 swimming and diving program, media guide, coaches and studentathletes. Please do not hesitate to phone - (850) 644-3920, fax – (850) 644-3820, email – email@example.com or write a letter to the sports information ofﬁce at PO Drawer 2195, Tallahassee, FL 32316. All package shipments should be sent to Florida State Sports Information, 525 Stadium Drive West, Tallahassee, Fla., 32306. SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORY PLAYERS AND COACHES INTERVIEWS All player and coach interviews must be arranged through the Florida State Sports Information Ofﬁce by contacting Layne Herdt at (850) 644-3920. Player’s home phone numbers and cell phone numbers will not be given to members of the media. Players and coaches should not be called directly under any circumstances. Dr. T.K. Wetherell Florida State President Randy Spetman Athletics Director Bernie Waxman Assistant Athletics Director Facilities/Swimming & Diving HOW TO COVER THE SEMINOLES Members of the media will be provided with media guides and weekly releases including current individual bests, as well as conference and national rankings. If you would like to be included on an email or fax release list, please contact Layne Herdt. Media do not need to request credentials for regular season home meets. FSU ON THE WEB All the game stories, updated stats, weekly releases, photo galleries, live stat links and Seminole swimming and diving news you could ever ask for is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.seminoles.com, the ofﬁcial athletic website for Florida State University. Be sure to make Seminoles.com your ﬁrst stop for all Florida State swimming and diving information. Layne Herdt Graduate Assistant Swimming & Diving Contact Tina Dechausay Sports Information Director Chuck Walsh Associate SID Elliott Finebloom Associate SID Katy Baker Assistant SID Ace Hunt Assistant SID Jason Leturmy Assistant SID Ryan Pensy Director of Digital Media Maryjane Gardner Administrative Assistant Contact Us At: Phone 850.644.1403 Fax 850.644.3820 Address Inquiries to: Florida State Sports Information PO Drawer 2195 Tallahassee, FL 32316 Ship Overnight Packages to: Florida State Sports Information 403 Stadium Drive West Room D0107 Tallahassee, FL 32306 Tania Fernandez Graduate Assistant 2 2008-09 MEN’S ROSTER NAME Michael Aitken Scott Baker Jarryd Botha Daniel Bradford Ed Denton Scott Derner Shawn Erickson Dan Frebel Marcelo Garcia Nick Graves Robby Hayes Andy Hodgson Robert Holderness Jimmy Holway Terry Horner Glenn Kalata Lloyd Owens Stephen Pendleton Ian Rowe Jon Rubritz Matt Shead Sean Spire Corey Swanson James Taddeo Scott Thacker David Toffaletti Kyle Young CLASS FR SR R-SR JR R-SR JR JR SR FR JR SO JR SO SR JR SO JR SO SO SO SO FR JR FR JR JR R-SR HT. 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-8 6-1 5-11 6-3 5-10 5-7 5-10 6-0 6-4 5-10 6-0 5-6 6-2 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-2 EVENT(S) Fly Sprint Free Back, Free Free Free, IM Diving Distance Free Diving Diving Distance Free Fly, IM Back Breast, IM Free Diving IM, Back Free Free Distance Free, IM Free, Fly Breast Fly, Free IM, Fly Free Breast Free Distance Free HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL) Durham, NC (Northern) Lake Mary, FL (Lake Mary/ IRCC) Worcester, South Africa (Paul Roos Gymnasium) Rockledge, FL (Rockledge) Maidenhead, England (Millﬁeld) Grapevine, TX (Colleyville Heritage) Tallahassee, FL (Chiles) Fort Wayne, IN (Homestead) Seffner, FL (Jesuit) Lexington, KY (Sayre) Alpharetta, GA (Marist School) Blackpool, England (University of Swansea) Butleigh, Somerset, England (Millﬁeld) Gulf Breeze, FL (Gulf Breeze) Orlando, FL (Lyman / Seminole CC) Trumbull, CT (Syracuse University) Oviedo, FL (Oviedo) Northﬁeld, IL (Denver University) Towson, MD (Towson) York, PA (Dover Area) Welling, Kent, England (Millﬁeld) Weston, FL (Cypress Bay) Tampa, FL (Sickles) Clearwater, FL (Countryside) Lynchburg, VA (Jefferson Forest) Charlotte, NC (Bulter) Oviedo, FL (Oviedo) 3 2008-09 WOMEN’S ROSTER NAME Katherine Adham Melanie Cabassol Jessie Carr Shanda Casella Carly Cavalieri Kelly Dean Tiffany Elias Kylsie Grimes Jen Guyler Carissa Hanna C.J. Hendry Georgia Holderness Kylen Huntwork Meredith Martelle Holly Mills Aleia Monden Caitlin Nolan Jocelyn Phillips Elysse Rowland Jessica Sabotin Stephanie Sarandos Brittany Selts Katie Sirounis Stevi Steinhauer CLASS SO JR JR JR JR SR JR JR JR SR SO SR SR SR SO JR FR SO FR FR FR SO JR JR HT. 5-5 5-5 5-6 5-4 6-0 5-8 5-7 5-10 5-4 5-8 5-7 5-9 5-11 5-8 5-6 5-1 5-6 6-0 5-3 5-11 5-7 5-7 5-9 5-9 EVENT(S) Diving Diving Free, Breast Free, Back Free Fly Fly, IM, Free Free Distance Free Diving Fly, Back, IM Breast, Free, IM Breast, IM Free, Breast, IM Back Diving Distance Free Free Diving IM Back Fly, Free, Back Diving Free HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL) Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips) Montgomery, TX (Montgomery) Gulf Breeze, FL (Gulf Breeze) Orlando, FL (IRCC/Cypress Creek) Tampa, FL (Gaither) Longwood, FL (Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley) Phoenix, AZ (Xavier College Preparatory) Hartland, WI (Arrowhead) Palm Harbor, FL (East Lake) Churchville, PA (Newton Council Rock South) Evans, GA (Evans) Butleigh, Somerset, England (Millﬁeld School) Apex, NC (Apex) Charlotte, NC (South Mecklenburg) Ruislip, England (St. Augustine Priory) Mililani, HI (St. Andrew’s Priory) Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Havergal College) Napa, CA (Vintage) Chicago, IL (Loyola Academy) Altamonte Springs, FL (The Trinity School) Waukesha, WI (Kettle Moranie) Miami, FL (Palmetto) Indian Harbor Beach, FL (Satellite) Pensacola, FL (Gulf Breeze) 4 WORLD CLASS TALENT POOL UNITED STATES FLORIDA (20) Altamonte Springs: Jessica Sabotin (The Trinity School); Clearwater: James Taddeo (Countryside); Gulf Breeze: Jimmy Holway (Gulf Breeze), Indian Harbor Beach: Katie Sirounis (Satellite); Lake Mary: Scott Baker (Lake Mary/IRCC); Longwood: Kelly Dean (Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley); Miami: Brittany Selts (Palmetto); Oviedo: Lloyd Owens (Oviedo), Kyle Young (Oviedo); Orlando: Shanda Casella (Cypress Bay), Katherine Adham (Dr. Phillips), Terry Horner (Lyman/ Seminole CC); Palm Harbor: Jen Guyler (East Lake); Pensacola: Stevi Steinhauer (Gulf Breeze); Rockledge: Daniel Bradford (Rockledge); Seffner: Marcelo Garcia (Jesuit); Tallahassee: Shawn Erickson (Chiles); Tampa: Carly Cavalieri (Gaither); Corey Swanson (Sickles); Weston: Sean Spire (Cypress Bay) WISCONSIN (2) ALABAMA (1) Hartland: Kylsie Grimes (Arrowhead); Waukesha: Stephanie Sarandos (Kettle Moranie) Montgomery: Jessie Carr (Gulf Breeze) ARIZONA (1) Phoenix: Tiffany Elias (Xavier College Preparatory) CALIFORNIA (1) Napa: Jocelyn Phillips (Vintage) NORTH CAROLINA (4) GEORGIA (2) ILLINOIS (2) TEXAS (2) Apex: Kylen Huntwork (Apex); Charlotte: David Toffaletti (Butler), Meredith Martelle (South Mecklenburg); Durham: Michael Aitken (Northern); Greensboro Alpharetta: Robby Hayes (Marist School); Evans: C.J. Hendry (Evans) CONNECTICUT (1) Trumbull: Glenn Kalata (Trumbull) HAWAII (1) Mililani: Aleia Monden (St. Andrews Priory) INDIANA (1) Fort Wayne: Dan Frebel (Homestead) Chicago: Elysse Rowland (Loyola Academy); Northﬁeld: Stephen Pendleton KENTUCKY (1) Lexington: Nick Graves (Sayre) Grapevine: Scott Derner (Colleyville Heritage); Montgomery: Melanie Cabassol (Montgomery) MARYLAND (1) Towson: Ian Rowe (Towson) PENNSYLVANIA (2) Churchville: Carissa Hanna (Council Rock South); York: Jon Rubritz (Dover Area) VIRGINIA (1) Lynchburg: Scott Thacker (Jefferson Forest) INTERNATIONAL GREAT BRITAIN (6) Blackpool: Andy Hodgson (University of Swansea); Butleigh, Somerset, England: Georgia Holderness (Millﬁeld School), Robert Holderness (Millﬁeld School); Maidenhead, England: Ed Denton (Millﬁeld School); Ruislip: Holly Mills (St. Augustine Priory); Welling, Kent: Matt Shead (Millﬁeld School) CANADA (1) Toronto: Caitlin Nolan (Havergal College) SOUTH AFRICA (1) Worcester: Jarryd Botha (Paul Roos Gymnasium) 5 2008-09 SEASON PREVIEW The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team will enter the 2008-09 season with one of its best teams in the history of the program. After ﬁnishing third at the ACC Championships in 2008 the Seminoles return four All-Americans from last season and welcome back three red-shirt seniors who sat out in 2007-08 while training for the Olympic Trials. Combined with a host of newcomers, FSU will look to not only challenge for an ACC crown, but deliver the conference’s ﬁrst top 10 ﬁnish at the NCAA Championships since 2003 and the school’s ﬁrst since 1997. MEN’S PREVIEW SPRINT FREESTYLE The Seminole’s look to be loaded in the 50 and 100 freestyle events led by returning All-American Scott Baker. Baker ﬁnished seventh at the NCAA Championships in the 50 free and owns the second fastest time in school history in the event. Baker will be joined by red-shirt seniors Jarryd Botha and Ed Denton who provide even more speed to Florida State’s arsenal. Botha ﬁnished second at ACC’s in the 50 in 2007 while Denton was ACC Champion in the 100 free. Florida State could also challenge school records in the 200 and 400 free relays with the trio of All-ACC performers being joined by junior Dan Bradford in the relays. All four swimmers have gone under 20 seconds in the 50 free in relay events during their careers. Harper’s Outlook “We have great potential in the sprints and that’s a dangerous word. If our sprinters are on things will go really well, if they’re off things can all go array. It potentially could be one of our strong points and if things are ﬁring on all cylinders then we’ll be very good. We’re going to have a bunch of people ﬁghting for third and fourth legs on relays to go to the NCAA Championships and score.” Jarryd Botha and Ed Denton DISTANCE FREESTYLE Florida State may boast the best group of distance freestyler’s in the country led by All-American and U.S. National Team member Kyle Young. The red-shirt senior was the ACC Meet MVP in 2007 after winning the 500 and 1650 free and ﬁnished seventh in the 1650 at the NCAA Championships that same year. Young is joined by a pair of honorable mention All-American’s in junior Nick Graves and sophomore Ian Rowe who both posted top 16 ﬁnish at the 2008 NCAA Championships. The group will also be joined by junior Shawn Erickson who posted career best times in the 500 and 1650 free at ACC’s. Harper’s Outlook “It has been a lot of fun watching that group materialize and grow. Now we have a senior All-American, a junior All-American and a sophomore All-American who have all scored in the 1650. It’s good to know that the commitment we’ve made in this area with swimmers and coaching is really starting to payoff.” BACKSTROKE FSU will look to recapture its dominance in the backstroke events by welcoming back two-time ACC Champion Jarryd Botha. The red-shirt senior swept the 100 and 200 events at the ACC meet in 2007. Botha will be pushed by newcomer Andy Hodgson who will battle for the teams top backstroke spot all season with Botha. Sophomore Ian Rowe and transfer Glenn Kalata will provide much needed depth as well. Harper’s Outlook “Jarryd is a proven commodity, he’s been here and has had three great years and with Andy coming in, he already comes in with world class times. Between the two of them they have the backstrokes covered. We might not be as deep as we’d like, but we certainly are strong.” BREASTSTROKE The Seminole’s long standing tradition of standout breaststrokers will continue in 2008-09 led by All-ACC performer Rob Holderness. Holderness will lead the way in the 200 breast after ﬁnishing third in the event at ACC’s in 2008 and earning a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. Sophomore Matt Shead will lead FSU in the 100 breast with junior Scott Thacker pushing both Holderness and Shead in the 100 and 200. Junior Corey Swanson will also swim the 100 breast. Harper’s Outllook “Those three [Rob Holderness, Matt Shead and Scott Thacker] are young and enthusiastic and they are starting to come into their own. Realistically they all have the potential to make and score at NCAA’s. We also have some of our IM’ers and ﬂiers who can swim breaststroke as well, we have some great depth.” Kyle Young 6 2008-09 SEASON PREVIEW BUTTERFLY After losing All-ACC performer Ian Powell to graduation, the brunt of the butterﬂy duties will be left to junior Corey Swanson. Swanson will be counted on heavily in particular in the 100 ﬂy. Senior Jarryd Botha will also contribute in the 100 while freshmen Michael Aitken and Sean Spire with have the chance to get their feet wet early in the season in both the 100 and 200 events. Harper’s Outlook “This is going to be an area where we will be tested. Corey has done well for us in the medley relays and Jarry Botha is a guy who can do a great 50 and 100 ﬂy and we’re bringing in Michael Aitken and Sean Spire as freshman. So there is an opportunity for some youngsters to step in and ﬁll some holes and have a chance to get on a relay and make an impact.” DIVING Diving has been one of the Seminole’s strengths for years and once again FSU will rely heavily on this talented group. Junior Terry Horner will once again head the group and will compete for ACC and National Titles on the one and threemeter boards. The most decorated diver in Florida State history is the defending ACC Champion on the one and three-meter and won a National Championship on the one-meter in 2007. Senior Dan Frebel will lead the Seminole’s on the platform and will compete for an ACC Championship as well as a top eight ﬁnish at the NCAA meet. Frebel will also be counted on to score big on the three-meter after ﬁnishing second at ACC’s in 2008. Senior Scott Derner will also be a major contributor on the one and three-meter disciplines after posing a pair of top eight ﬁnishes at last year’s ACC Championships. Jeffrey’s Outlook “I think that this year is going to be one of our best years ever. I think that Terry has a great shot at another National Title on the one-meter and his three-meter is coming along as well so he could possibly win in more than one event. Dan and Scott are now veterans are looking to get them to the same level at NCAA’s and hopefully acquire All-American status.” INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY Florida State will be led in the 200 IM by redshirt-senior Ed Denton and junior Corey Swanson. Denton was an All-ACC performer in the 200 IM in 2007 while Swanson ﬁnished in the top eight at the ACC meet last season. In the 400 IM sophomore Rob Holderness and junior Shawn Erickson look to lead the way. Harper’s Outlook “The individual medley is the one event we aren’t really sure on. We have several people who have the potential to step up in that area. You have Ed that’s been top three at the ACC’s and holds the school record and then you have Corey [Swanson] and Robby Hayes who have potential. In the 400 IM, we have some guys who can improve in that area and that will be an area where we will look for some guys to step forward and help us out.” The Florida State women look to improve upon a third-place showing at the 2007 ACC Championships and to do so the Seminoles will rely heavily on their heralded underclassmen. After a spectacular freshman year, the new sophomore class looks to build upon a strong ﬁrst year and with another great group of newcomers, youth will deﬁnitely be served in the pool. Coupled with a key group of senior and junior leaders, FSU will once again make a push to be one of the best in the ACC. WOMEN’S PREVIEW SPRINT FREESTYLE After losing two key sprinters to graduation, Florida State will look upon a pair of juniors to carry the load in the 50 and 100 free events. Kylsie Grimes and Stevi Steinhauer will lead the Seminole sprint group this season. The duo each scored points at the ACC meet and will be joined by sophomore Brittany Selts and Jocelyn Phillips (in the 100 free) both of whom competed in at the United States Olympic Trials. The group will also be bolstered by Junior College National Champion Shanda Casella who joins the Seminoles from Indian River Community Colege. Harper’s Outlook “When you look at the sprints, Stevi really began coming into her own and Kylsie and Jocelyn help make us two or three deep. We also have Shanda coming in as the National Junior College Champion in the 50 and 100 so she will be able to step in with two years of college experience. In terms of the 50 and the 100 we feel like we are solidiﬁed there.” Dan Frebel Kylsie Grimes 7 2008-09 SEASON PREVIEW DISTANCE FREESTYLE The distance freestyle group will be bolstered by newcomer Caitin Nolan who is one of Canada’s top junior distance swimmers and will be counted on heavily in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle events. Depth will not be a problem in the 500 free where sophomore Jocelyn Phillips holds the second fastest time in school history while sophomore Holly Mills and senior Georgia Holderness can also be counted on to swim the 500 for FSU. Junior Jen Guyler will also be critical to the team’s success with her ability to swim the 500 and 1650 after breaking the school record in the 1000 free as a freshman. Harper’s Outlook “We’re looking Jocelyn, Kylsie, Georgia and Holly to be the mainstays in the 500. Obviously Caitlin is coming in with her strong point being the mile and the 1000 free. We are also looking forward to Jen Guyler who at her best can be one of our best. Meredith Martelle can also be a key contributor in the mile.” BACKSTROKE The Seminoles will certainly look at the 100 and 200 backstroke as a strength this season led by a pair of sophomores. C.J. Hendry will look to be the team leader in the 100 while Holly Mills will attempt to break the school record in the 200. Freshman Stephanie Sarandos will also compete for the title of FSU’s best backstroker after competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 100 and 200 back. Harper’s Outlook “C.J. and Holly had some great times last season as freshman and Stephanie will come in after having a phenomenal year and a great Olympic Trials and could have some times that may actually be faster than the girls we had last year so between them we feel like we have those events covered.” Holly Mills BUTTERFLY Florida State loses its best butterﬂier Lauren Sparg to graduation and will now rely on sophomores C.J. Hendry and Brittany Selts in the 100 and junior Tiffany Elias in the 200 to carry the load. Senior Kelly Dean will help the Seminoles score points in both the 100 and 200 ﬂy as well. Harper’s Outlook “This event is really open and there is the opportunity for people to step up. Someone like Brittany Selts who has a year of experience has the potential to be a great 100 butterﬂier for us as well as C.J. Jessica Sabotin can help us in the 200 ﬂy plus we have Tiffany Elias and Kelly Dean returning for us so we won’t be short on depth in this event.” BREASTSTROKE Senior Georgia Holderness will highlight the Florida State breaststroke this season. Holderness ﬁnished third in the 100 breast and ﬁrst in the 200 at the Great Britain Olympic Trials and earned All-ACC honors in both events in 2008. Senior Kylen Huntwork will provide depth in both the 100 and 200 events, while junior Jessie Carr and freshman Jessica Sabotin will make an impact in the 100 and 200 races respectively. Harper’s Outlook “Georgia is a past ACC Champion in the 200 and is coming off a phenomenal off-season almost making the British Olympic team and posting some times that are off the charts. She’s been working with her stroke and has gotten some things squared away so we’re excited to see what she does.” INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY Freshman Jessica Sabotin will shoulder most of the load in the 200 and 400 individual medley events after competing in the 200 IM at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Joining Sabotin will be senior Georgia Holderness and junior Tiffany Elias in the 200 IM and senior Meredith Martelle in the 400 IM. Harper’s Outllook “Jessica was an Olympic Trial qualiﬁer in the 200 IM so obviously as a freshman that’s a great recruit to have on your team. We also have some IMer’s who can do it all. Georgia has scored in the IM at the ACC’s, Tiffany can do great IM’s so we have some options there. Meredith is someone who has put up times that are capable of scoring at the league meet and will be counted on in the 400.” DIVING The Seminoles large cast of divers will be led by honorable mention All-American Aleia Monden on the platform. The trio of Monden, Kat Adham and Katie Sirounis will be tough to beat on the one and three-meter boards as well. Florida State also expects freshman Elysse Rowland to make a splash in her ﬁrst season in Tallahassee. FSU boasts a deep rotation with anyone of the four being capable of taking home a victory on any given day. Junior Melanie Cabassol also adds depth particularly on the platform. Jeffrey’s Outlook “I think Aleia should at least repeat what she did last year and with the new facility she should be even better. Kat [Adham] is one who could have a breakout year, I think she could qualify for nationals and if she gets there the sky’s the limit. I also think that Elysse Rowland is going to be a major player in our conference and possibly on the national level while Katie Sirounis who made some big changes in her diving last year and is going to see the beneﬁts of that this season.” Aleia Monden 8 HEAD COACH NEIL HARPER Head Coach 10th Year Louisiana State, 1990 THREE-TIME ACC COACH OF THE YEAR (2004, 2006, 2007) BIO Entering his 10th season as head coach of the Seminoles, Neil Harper has proven he knows how to build one of the elite programs in the ACC and emerging programs in the country. His 110 wins rank him third and .815 winning percentage ranks him second in ACC history on the women’s side. With 76 ACC Champions and 42 NCAA All-American honors and one National Champion in that time span, Harper’s Florida State squads are continually at the top of the ACC standings and in the running at the NCAA Championships. Perhaps the 2008 season was one of Harper’s ﬁnest coaching jobs at FSU. Harper’s women broke the school record for wins in a single season with 17 while the men reach double-digits in victories for the ﬁrst time since 2005. Leading a pair of inexperienced teams into the ACC Championships the Seminoles were expected to ﬁnish in the middle of the pack, yet under the tutelage of Harper and his staff, both programs took home third place ﬁnishes. For the ninth consecutive season FSU had an ACC Champion on the men’s and women’s teams’ and for the eighth straight season a Seminole earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships on the women’s side, and for the third straight year on the men’s side. Harper followed up his 2006 ACC Women’s Coach of the Year award in 2007 with another Coach of the Year nod, this time on the men’s side. After four consecutive second place ﬁnishes, the FSU men ﬁnally broke through in 2007 with their ﬁrst men’s ACC Championship. The men were lead by meet MVP Kyle Young and Jarryd Botha who won two events apiece. At the 2007 NCAA Championships, the men captured 17th place, including four All-American honors led by National Champion diver Terry Horner. On the women’s side, the Seminoles followed up their 2006 ACC Championship with a second place ﬁnish including eight event victories. FSU went on to ﬁnish 17th at the NCAA Championships which included an All-American performance from senior backstoker Romy Altmann. The women ﬁnished seventh in the CSCAA poll, their highest ﬁnish ever. Florida State athletes are a regular sight on top of the medal stand at the ACC Championships under Harper’s tutelage. Over the last seven years, the women’s team has won 45 individual and relay titles while the men have amassed 31. The 16 combined championships in 2007 were the most during Harper’s tenure. Only Florida State and Virginia have produced an individual men’s champion in each of the last seven years and the Seminoles are the only ones with at least one gold medal winner since 1992. FSU, UVA and North Carolina are the only teams that have produced one or more women’s champions in the last seven seasons. As to be expected, the Tribe has been rewriting the school’s record books. Twenty-one of the women’s 24 school marks have fallen during Harper’s time at FSU, including 18 marks that were reset or broken in the last three years. On the men’s side, 22 records have fallen during Harper’s watch. Not only are more of the Florida State records held by Harper`s studentathletes, but the all-time top ten contains more of his athletes than any other coach in the program’s history. Within the women’s lists, 106 of the 130 best times in Seminole lore have been set during Harper’s nine years, including either the number one or two spots in all but one event. The men’s team has put its name down 95 times since Harper’s arrival in 1999. Over the last six seasons, Florida State has built itself into one of the best dual meet teams in the country. The women’s team has ﬁnished the year ranked in the ﬁnal CSCAA Top 25 poll in seven of Harper’s nine seasons while the men have ended the season in the rankings in six out of nine years. Harper’s 77-31 (.713) mark on the men’s side is second in school history and his winning percentage is ﬁrst among active ACC coaches. Since the 2001-02 season, the women have won at least nine meets and have only one loss outside the Top 25. The men have produced at least nine wins per season in all but one season during that same time frame with ﬁve losses beyond the Top 25. Florida State swimmers and divers excel in the classroom just as well as they do in the pool. Since 2000, the Seminoles have had at least 20 student-athletes on the ACC Honor Roll each year, including a program-high 40 in 2007. 9 HEAD COACH HARPER’S COACHING RESUME 1999-present: 1997-99: 1994-97: 1988-94: Head Coach, Florida State University Head Women’s Coach, Ohio State University Assistant Coach, Florida State University Assistant Coach, Louisiana State University INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE 2004: 2003: 2002: 2001: 2000: Swaziland Olympic Games Team (Athens, Greece) Swaziland FINA World Championship Team (Barcelona, Spain) Commonwealth Games (Manchester, England) Swaziland FINA World Championships Team (Fukuoka, Japan) South African Olympic Games Team (Sydney, Australia) Harper’s acumen in the pool extends internationally as he has coached at the biggest international competitions in the last six years. During the summer of 2004, he was on deck for his fourth Olympic Games as he traveled to Athens, Greece, to coach Wickus Nienaber as the head man for the Swaziland contingency. Nienaber was just one of ﬁve of Harper’s pupils competing in the Olympics as Chris Vythoulkas swam for the Bahamas, Golda Marcus carried the El Salvador ﬂag and Julio Santos represented Ecuador. The biggest thrill for Harper at the 2004 Olympics was watching one of his former pupils on the medal stand. Stephen Parry – a stand out for the Seminoles while Harper was an assistant – brought home the bronze medal in the 200-meter butterﬂy after posting the fastest time during the semiﬁnals. In 2000, Harper was a member of the South African Olympic coaching staff in Sydney, Australia. The following year he traveled to Fukuoka, Japan to coach Nienaber in the FINA World Championships. During the summer of 2002, he mentored Nienaber at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, where he was joined by former Seminole All-Americans Stephen Parry and Brett Petersen, as well as Vythoulkas. During the summer of 2003, he returned to the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain with Nienaber. In May of 1999, Harper returned for his second stint in Tallahassee after two years as the women’s head coach at Ohio State. In two seasons with the Buckeyes, Harper’s team posted a 15-12 mark while qualifying six athletes for the NCAA Championships. In the classroom, Ohio State excelled just as well as both of his teams received NCAA All-Academic selections. Within the conference, the Buckeyes received more than 20 Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors during his two seasons. From 1994-97, Harper served as the top assistant at Florida State under Don Gibb. One of his main duties was to coordinate the Seminoles’ recruiting efforts. His work with the recruiting speaks for itself as during that time Florida State produced numerous All-Americans, including FSU’s ﬁrst NCAA champion, Parry, in the 200 butterﬂy. As a top aide, Harper was also in charge of the team’s strength and conditioning, while working with the stroke and individual medley swimmers. His work in the pool produced the school’s ﬁrst female All-Americans in six years as former assistant coach Anne Blachford (200 IM), Helen Jepson (200 ﬂy) and Samantha White (100 breast) all enjoyed NCAA success. A 1990 graduate of Louisiana State University, Harper served as an assistant at his alma mater following graduation up until his ﬁrst appointment with the Seminoles. During his six years in Baton Rouge, LA, he helped Tiger swimmers earn 21 NCAA All-America honors and seven Southeastern Conference titles. During the 1991 season, both the men and women posted one of their best ﬁnishes at the NCAA meet as both came away with a 14th-place showing. As a competitor, Harper is one of the top swimmers in LSU history. He ﬁrst made his name in the SEC when he won the 100-yard backstroke at the 1986 meet. Throughout his career, Harper collected four SEC titles while earning seven NCAA All-America awards. During his ﬁnal year, LSU won it’s only SEC Team Championship and ﬁnished sixth at the NCAA championships, the highest ﬁnish in school history. He still ranks on the Tigers’ all-time top ten in four different categories. The London native represented Great Britain in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke as well as a member of the 400-meter medley relay with sixth and fourth-place ﬁnishes respectively. The 43-year-old Harper is married to the former Paige Busch, who was also an All-American and SEC champion in the 100-yard breaststroke at LSU. The couple has two daughters, Katherine (14) and Kelly (12). 10 ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH ANDY ROBINS Associate Head Coach 14th Year William & Mary, 1983 BIO Florida State has solidiﬁed itself at the top of the ACC and one of the main reasons is the presence of associate head coach Andy Robins, in his 14th season with the Seminoles. Robins was awarded the Associate Head Coach position in 2003 and is responsible for organizing team workouts, performance data, team travel and home meet management. Robins’ has worked with the Seminole sprinters under head coach Neil Harper and in 2008 added a new chapter to FSU’s illustrious sprinting history. Under the coaching of Robins’ junior Scott Baker had a career year culminating with All-America honors in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships. Baker swam a personal best 19.49 to earn a seventh-place ﬁnish. Baker’s time is now second only to Seminole legend Brendon Dedekind. Robins’ also helped lead senior Lauren Sparg to her ﬁrst career individual honorable mention All-America honors with her 11th place ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy. Sparg was also the ACC Champion in the 100 ﬂy and now owns the school record in both the 100 and 200 ﬂy events. Five Seminoles qualiﬁed for the 2007 NCAA Championships in sprint events. Florida State sprinters have earned ten All-Americans honors during Robins’ tenure. Most recently, Christy Cech won back-to-back (2001-02) All-America awards in the 50 freestyle. The Seminoles have also brought home 15 All-America certiﬁcates in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. FSU has been even more successful at the conference level with Robins. The Seminoles brought home four gold medals at the 2007 ACC Championships in sprint events. Under Robins, FSU sprinters have now won 17 ACC titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and 20 gold medals in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. All told, 28 sprinters have collected All-ACC honors during the last ten years. ROBIN’S COACHING RESUME 2002-present: 1995-2001: 1993-97: 1990-91: 1989: 1986-91: 1985-92: Associate Head Coach, Florida State Assistant Coach, Florida State Head Coach, Area of Tallahasse Aquatic Club Head Coach, Florida All-Stars Assistant Coach, Florida All-Stars Head Coach, Leon High School Assistant Coach, Area of Tallahasse Aquatic Club Prior to Coach Harper’s return, Robins worked primarily with the stroke disciplines and individual medley specialists. He most notably worked with Stephan Parry, a NCAA Finalist, as well as a 2004 Olympic bronze medalist. During that time Robins also coached Seminole All-Americans, Anne Blachford, Keam Ang and Nelson Mora. Florida State’s team results during his tenure speak for themselves. The men’s squad has scored points at the NCAA Championships in eight of his 12 years, including three of the past four, with the highest ﬁnish in school history, a ninth-place showing in 1997. The women’s 16th-place ﬁnish in 2006 was their best ever and part of ten trips to the NCAA Championships since 1995. Robins has helped take the Seminoles from the middle of the ACC pack to the team to beat in the conference. FSU won their ﬁrst men’s ACC swimming and diving championship in 2007 and have not ﬁnished outside the top two since 2003. The women followed-up their ﬁrst ACC Championship in 2006 with a second place ﬁnish in 2007. They have now ﬁnished in the top three in ﬁve out of the last six years. With Robins on the staff, FSU has dominated its dual-meet schedule. Since 1995, the Seminoles have had just one sub .500 season and have a combined 175 dual-meet victories. Even prior to his graduation from college, Robins had been actively involved in coaching and his involvement with local swimming and diving dates back more than 20 years. His association with swimming in the Big Bend began in 1985 when he took a position with the Area of Tallahassee Aquatic Club. Robins took over the head coaching duties for ATAC in 1993 and led the squad to a top ten ﬁnish at the 1996 Junior National Championships. In conjunction with his work with ATAC, Robins served as the head coach at Leon High School in Tallahassee from 1986-91. After only his second year on the job he was named High School Coach of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat. He also served as head coach for the Florida All-Star Team in 1990 and 1991 after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach. Away from the pool Robins served on the Florida Swimming Board of Directors, the House of Delegates and the Technical Planning Committee from 1987-98. A 1983 graduate of The College of William & Mary with a bachelor’s in psychology, he earned his master’s in science education from Florida State in 1987. While in college, Robins swam both the backstroke and distance freestyle events. His swimming accomplishments at William & Mary include setting the school record in the 1650 freestyle while also serving as co-captain. The 48-year-old Robins and his wife Karen have four children, Beth (30), Kurt (29), Jenna (23) and Annemarie (12). 11 DIVING COACH PATRICK JEFFREY Diving Coach 10th Year Ohio State, 1988 Ohio State Hall of Fame, 2005 To mold a championship diver, it takes a true champion, and Florida State’s Patrick Jeffrey certainly ﬁts that bill. A three-time NCAA Champion and two-time Olympian, Jeffrey was inducted into the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. Entering his 10th year in Tallahassee, his experience has helped Florida State divers re-write the ACC and Seminole record books. The 2008 season was business as usual for Florida State divers with three All-American performances, four All-ACC results and two ACC Championships. On the men’s side Jeffrey’s four divers earned 10 top eight ﬁnishes at the ACC Championships led by a pair of victories by Terry Horner (1m, 3m) and a pair of second place ﬁnishes by Dan Frebel (3m, Platform). The women also held their own at ACC’s with the team’s four divers earning points in 11 outof 12 opportunities. At the NCAA meet, Horner once again earned All-American honors with a third-place ﬁnish on the 1m and Honorable Mention All-American honors on the 3m. Aleia Monden also earned her ﬁrst career Honorable Mention All-American honor on the platform. Jeffrey’s divers now have a total of 15 All-America certiﬁcates during his time at FSU. Jeffrey’s divers made a signiﬁcant statement heading into the new season at the United States Championships where Horner captured the National Title on the one-meter and thirdplace honors on the three-meter. Dan Frebel was a Finalist on Platform with a seventh place ﬁnish. Scott Derner and Dan Frebel took home fourth-place in the men’s threemeter synchronized competition solidifying the men’s team third-place ﬁnish at Nationals. On the women’s side Aleia Monden placed third with her partner in the platform synchro competition. A NCCA Division I Champion himself, Jeffrey can now say he’s coached one with Terry Horner’s victory in 2007 on the one-meter board. Horner doubled up his all American status quickly with an eighth-place ﬁnish on three-meter the next day. Since Jeffrey’s arrival in 1999, he’s not only put Florida State diving on the map, he’s set the standard for diving in the entire conference. Seminole divers have captured 18 of the 36 ACC championships on the boards during Jeffrey’s tenure. Within that stretch, eight different Seminoles have claimed conference titles with eleven divers named All-ACC. In that time span, Florida State divers have also claimed four Women’s ACC Divers of the Meet awards, three Men’s ACC Diver of the Meet honors as well as Women’s ACC Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Year. Jeffrey’s coaching accolades also stretch internationally. On the world stage Jeffrey was a member of the 2007 United States World University Games staff where he coached two of his own pupils, Horner and Dan Frebel. He was on the 2000 US Olympic team coaching staff along with the 1997 and 1999 US Senior World Cup Staffs. He also coached the 2001 US World Championship team in Fukioka, Japan. He has served as a Senior National team coach from 1997-2000 with a one year stint (1998) with the Junior National Team. Under Jeffrey’s tutelage, divers have won ﬁve US Senior National titles, three Junior National championships, and a pair of third place ﬁnishes for the Senior Men’s team in US national competition. Five out of the nine years that Jeffrey has been with Florida State, the school has claimed at least one conference title on the men’s side. FSU’s four-straight championships on the onemeter and three more in the three-meter have not been equaled in nearly 20 years. Eight of the ten FSU diving records have been broken in the past four years, including new marks by Terry Horner (one-meter, 3 meter) and Dan Frebel (platform) last season. The only records not owned by Jeffrey’s divers are from All-Americans Paul Spray and Wendy Fuller which will stand forever because of event format changes. Jeffrey’s wealth of diving knowledge is a direct result of his own career. A seven-time AllAmerican, he highlighted his tenure at Ohio State with a tremendous senior season in 1988. He became the ﬁrst and only diver in NCAA history to sweep all three diving events with championships on the one-meter, three-meter and platform, earning him 1988 NCAA Diver BIO of the Year. Leading up to those NCAA Championships, he swept the Big Ten Conference meet as well and was honored with 1988 Big Ten Diver of the Year. On the international scene, Jeffrey was a ﬁnalist on the ten-meter platform at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. He is a ﬁve-time U.S. National Diving Champion splitting those championships between disciplines with three in the ten-meter platform event while holding a pair of titles in the three-meter springboard event. He was also the US Olympic trials Champion on platform in 1996. In addition, he won bronze medals at the 1991 and 1995 Pan-Am games. He competed as a member of the US’s 1989 and 1995 World Cup teams as well as at the 1993 Goodwill Games Team. Most importantly, Jeffrey has drawn from all this experience to structure a program that is designed to develop up and coming athletes into national and world level contenders. He takes from the knowledge that he obtained in his twenty years as an athlete and the subsequent twelve as a coach in the trenches at the world and national levels. “I have had the unique opportunity to observe and study the world’s best programs and diving ideologies in action and have applied the common denominators to our program. I still always have the opportunity to consult with mentors in diving. Seminole divers use resistance and plyometrics training, dry land spotting and exercises, ballet, pilates, nutrition, competition strategy sessions, ﬁlm analysis (team and world level footage) and basic and advanced water workouts blended into an individualized peaking progression to fuel their success.” “I am conﬁdent that our program is absolutely unique because of the amount of resources and experiences that are available to me. My experiences in diving span from day one all the way to the world level both as an athlete and as a coach, both on springboard and platform and that is hard to ﬁnd. Every diver who comes through my program leaves with a comprehensive understanding of the sport of diving to the highest levels. I am also conﬁdent that there are very few experiences that one of my athletes could have that I wouldn’t be able to advise them on or relate to both personally and professionally after 32 years of diving exposure. At FSU we have the highest quality resources and support to draw from to create a healthy, positive and productive experience. I feel most importantly that I am fully aware that the well being of my athletes is of utmost importance. We nurture and guard our team culture constantly. All of the opportunities in the world will be wasted if the athlete isn’t in a proper environment to take advantage of them. Finally, I always keep in mind that life is waiting for these young men and women after diving is over and I am committed to prepare them for that by providing them experiences in sport to draw from in life.” JEFFREY’S COACHING RESUME 2007: 2001: 2000: 1999 1999-present: 1998: 1997: 1996-present: 1996-99: World Student Games Team U.S. World Championship Team U.S. Olympic Team U.S. World Cup Team Diving Coach, Florida State Junior National Team US World Cup Team U.S. Senior National Team Diving Coach, Florida Atlantic INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE 1988 United Stated Olympic team 1996 United States Olympic team 1996 US Olympic trails Champion 5x US National Champion 3x NCAA Division I Champion 2x Pan Am Bronze Medalist 2x U.S. World Cup Team Member U.S.Good Will Games Team Member Many Time International Champion/Medalist 12 ASSISTANT COACHES KATY PETERSON Assistant Coach 1st Year Virginia Tech, 2005 BIO Katy Peterson brings a history of success both as a coach and a swimmer to the Seminole coaching staff. Before coming to Florida State Peterson spent three years as an assistant coach with Richmond beginning in August 2005 and helped lead the team to an Atlantic 10 conference championship in all three seasons on staff. While at Richmond she was responsible for both coaching and recruiting duties and helped bring in the No. 23-ranked recruiting class in the nation for the 2009 season. She has coached three Olympic trial qualiﬁers and three NCAA qualiﬁers including a honorable mention All-American. Under the direction of Peterson, 21 school records were broken during the last three seasons as well as six Atlantic 10 conference records. The Philadelphia, Pa., native graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise, after a record-setting four-year career for the Hokies. While in Blacksburg, Va., the backstroker qualiﬁed for the Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference ﬁnals four-straight years in the 100 and 200 distances. Peterson also was successful on the national level qualifying for the Senior Nationals in the 100 and 200 back from 2000-2005. She was the individual record-holder at Virginia Tech in the 100 and 200 back, and was part of the record-holding 400 medley relay. Two Hokie pool records belong to Peterson, in both the 100 and 200 back events. GARY TAYLOR Assistant Coach 1st Year Minnesota, 2001 BIO First year assistant coach Gary Taylor will bring enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge to Florida State in 2008-09. He will be counted on to use his experience at the club and Big 10 level to help take the Seminoles to the top of the ACC. Taylor joined Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta, Ga. during the fall of 2005. During that time he was responsible for the Age Group 1 and SR2groups at the Alpharetta location. Taylor switched to Alpharetta after spending two years coaching at Chamblee. Prior to the Dynamo, Taylor spent six years of coaching with the Twin Cities swim team as the lead site coach in Minnetonka, Minn. During this time, he gained valuable experience working with beginners, age groupers, seniors and masters swimmers. Taylor has a proven track record of developing champions. He has had the opportunity to coach USA and Minnesota high school state champions, USA and Minnesota high school state record holders, Junior National qualiﬁers, high school All-Americans, Minnesota Masters record holders and Masters National top 10 performers. Under Taylor’s guidance the Twin CitiesMinnetonka team grew steadily doubling in size to 160 registered swimmers, while the new Masters program successfully grew to more than 30 swimmers in only two years. Taylor graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2001 while earning his B.S. in Sport Management. While at Minnesota, he was a member of the Golden Gopher swim team including the Big Ten championship teams in 1998 and 2001. Taylor has also earned his ASCA Level 3 rating and continues to gain knowledge in the sport of swimming through coaching and education. 13 SUPPORT STAFF ALEX KENNON 1st Season Florida State, 2007 IAN POWELL 1st Season Florida State, 2008 BIO One of Florida State’s most decorated athletes returns to Florida State as a graduate assistant. Alex Kennon was a two-time NCAA All-American, four-time ACC Champion and ﬁve-time All-ACC performer in the pool for the Seminoles. As captain of the 2006-07 squad, he helped guide FSU to its ﬁrst men’s ACC Championship with victories in the 50 free and 400 medley relay. Kennon also ranks fourth in three events on FSU’s all-time top 10 list. While his performances in the pool were impressive, Kennon was even better in the classroom, earning NCAA All-Academic honors while also garnering ACC All-Academic Team honors twice and ACC Honor Roll status all four years in college. Kennon’s prowess in the classroom earned him a NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The Winter Haven, Fla. native graduated in 2007 with a degree in biological sciences and will continue his education at Florida State’s medical school beginning this fall. BIO Only months after receiving his diploma, former Seminole swimmer Ian Powell is back with Florida State, in a different capacity. Powell enters his ﬁrst year as a graduate assistant at FSU after ﬁnishing a tremendous career in the pool for the Seminoles. The Guernsey, England native is a former ACC Champion and twotime All-ACC performer. He ﬁnished his collegiate career with a third-place ﬁnish at the ACC Championships with a personal best time in the 200 ﬂy. Powell ranks in FSU’s top 10 in three events including the second best time in school history in the 200 ﬂy. Powell was part of the ACC Champion 200 medley relay team in 2007 that helped lead the Florida State men to their ﬁrst-ever ACC Championship. He qualiﬁed and competed in the 2008 Great Britain Olympic Trials and ﬁnished fourth in the 200 ﬂy and sixth in the 100 ﬂy. Powell graduated with a degree in marketing and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport management. 2008-09 Seminole Coaching and Support Staff 14 MEN’S BIOS All-American SCOTT BAKER Free 6-4 Senior Lake Mary, Fla. Lake Mary / Indian River CC) NCAA All-American All-ACC Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS 2007-08: Earned NCAA All-American honors with a seventh place ﬁnish at the NCAA Championships in the 50 free touching the wall in 19.49… ﬁnished 32nd in the 100 free at the NCAA Championships with a time of 43.82… earned AllACC honors at the ACC Championships TOP TIMES by touching the wall in 50 Free _________________________________ 19.49 second place in the 50 100 Free ________________________________ 43.82 free (19.73)… helped 200 Free _______________________________1:40.89 lead the FSU 200 medley relay team to a second place ﬁnish by swimming the anchor leg in 19.00… placed ﬁfth in the 100 free at the ACC Championships in the 100 free (44.19)… touched the wall ﬁrst in the 50 free (20.09) and third in the 100 free (45.60) against defending National Champion Auburn… was victorious in both the 50 free (20.26) and 100 free (45.21) in FSU’s ﬁnal home meet of the year against Florida Atlantic… ﬁrst in the 100 free in a time of 46.31 against Clemson… swept the sprint events against South Carolina winning the 50 (20.30) and 100 (45.81) free… was victorious in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.84 against FAMU… earned a pair of second place performances in the 50 (20.78) and 100 (46.19) against LSU… placed ﬁrst in both the 50 free and 100 free with times of 21.04 and 46.42 respectively against UNC-Wilmington… earned ACC Performer of the Week honors for his effort against Florida… touched the wall ﬁrst in the 50 free (20.29) and 100 free (44.78)… was second in the 100 free (45.12) and third in the 50 free (20.32) at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational… won the 50 free against Harvard and Army in a time of 20.33… touched ﬁrst in the 200 free (142.82) against Boston College… won the 50 free in a time of 20.65 against FAMU… victorious in the 100 free (45.48) and second in the 50 free (20.55) at the Georgia Tech Quad meet to open the season which earned him ACC Performer of the Week honors. Freshman/Sophomore (IRCC): Seven time NJCAA All-American… helped lead Indian River Community College to their 32nd straight National Championship… swam on the 200 free, 400 free and 200 medley relays that all took ﬁrst place at the 2007 NJCAA Championships… ﬁnished second in the 100 free with a time of 44.41… ﬁnished fourth in the 50 free (20.68) and swam the fastest time of the meet in the prelims (19.77). High School: Three-time FHSAA State Champion in his senior season… fourtime All-American… three time district and region champion… currently holds four of his high school records… captain of Lake Mary water polo team. Personal: Born July 1987… majoring in education/computer science… son of Scott and Dunia Baker… favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. BIO Scott Baker All-American JARRYD BOTHA Back, Free 6-6 Senior Worcester, South Africa Paul Roos Gymnasium NCAA Honorable Mention All-American Seven-Time ACC Champion Seven-Time All-ACC Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS 2007-08: Redshirted to compete in the South Africa Olympic Trials… placed second in the 50 back (26.33) and ﬁfth in the 100 back (56.94) at the South African Olympic Trials. BIO TOP TIMES 2006-07: Qualiﬁed for the South African Olympic 100 Back ________________________________ 48.26 200 Back _______________________________1:45.10 Trials in the 100 and 50 Free _________________________________ 20.05 200 back... at the ACC 100 Free ________________________________ 44.51 Championships (Feb 21-24) Botha swept the backstroke events by winning the 100 and 200 in times of 48.26 and 1:45.44 in NCAA “B” cut times… swam the anchor leg in the 200 medley relay which ﬁnished ﬁrst in a UNC pool record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:27.71…ﬁnished fourth in the 50 free with a personal best NCAA “B” cut time of 20.05…ﬁnished second as a part of the 200 free relay with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:19.48 …won the 200 back against Auburn (Jan. 27) with a time of 1:48.69…claimed fourth place in the 100 back at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 12-13) by touching the wall in 51.35…against LSU (Jan. 12) ﬁnished the 100 back in 49.82 to claim second… won the 100 back against rival Florida (Nov. 21) by touching the wall in a time of 48.98…took fourth in the 200 back and 50 free with times of 1:47.52 and 21.12 respectively…at the Janice H. Dowd Nike Cup (Nov. 16), Botha clocked in a new career best in 15 MEN’S BIOS the 200 back with a ﬁrst place NCAA “B” cut time of 1:45.10…he also posted NCAA “B” cut time in the 50 free and 100 back with times of 20.18 and 48.69 to claim second and ﬁrst places respectively…took ﬁrst place in the 100 back against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28) with a time of 51.69. 2005-06: Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors as a part of the 200 free relay that took 15th at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 23-25) with a time of 1:20.08…also competed in the 200 back placing 30th in 1:50.02… also swam as a part of the 200 medley relay that ﬁnished 17th (1:29.87) and the 400 medley relay that ﬁnished 19th (3:17.42)…was the only Seminole to earn individual gold at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25) winning the 200 back with a collegiate best and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:45.54…earned two more gold medals as a part of the winning 200 free and 400 free relays…scored points in three more events…placed ﬁfth in the 100 back with a time of 49.25, took 12th in the 50 free in 20.61 and swam the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay that took the silver with a NCAA “B” time of 3:13.77…took ﬁrst place in the 200 back at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20) with a time 1:48.12…recorded a collegiate personal best in the 100 free with a time of 44.97 swimming the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay that ﬁnished fourth…won the 100 back at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22) with a time of 51.01…ﬁnished second in the 200 back in 1:50.15 and was a part of three winning relays. 2004-05: Joined the Seminoles for the spring semester, competing in two dual meets before the ACC Championships (Feb. 23- 26)...scored points in all three events at the league summit, qualifying for the ﬁnals of both backstroke events... earned All-ACC honors with a third-place ﬁnish in the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:46.26...time is an NCAA “B” Cut, rates third in school history and is the fastest by a Seminole in six years...tallied a sixth-place ﬁnish in the 100 backstroke, hitting the wall in 49.51...earned points with a 16th-place 20.60 in the 50 free. Member of the 400 medley relay that posted an NCAA “B” cut and second-place mark of 3:15.84...swam two personal-best times at the Auburn last chance meet, posting a 49.31 in the 100 backstroke that is the ﬁfth-fastest in school history...Also touched in with a 45.61 during the 100 freestyle...placed in the top ﬁve of two of the three races he competed in during a pair of dual meets. High School: Placed second at the 2003 South African Open National Swimming Championships in the 200 backstroke, while taking fourth in both the 50 and 100 back...converted career-best times of 49.21 and 1:47.32 in the 100 and 200 backstroke would ranked him in FSU top ﬁve...coached by Pierre de Roubaix at Paul Roos and Maties club team...member of the Student Council at Paul Roos. Personal: Born March 10, 1985...double majoring in ﬁnance and accounting...son of Pieter and Jenny Botha. All-American ED DENTON Free, IM 6-1 Senior Maidenhead, England Millﬁeld School Three-Time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American Five-Time ACC Champion Three-Time All-ACC Three-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS 2007-08: Redshirted to compete in Great Britain’s Olympic Trials… placed ninth in the 50 free (23.01) and 100 free (50.14) at the British Olympic Trials… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Qualiﬁed for the 50 Free _________________________________ 20.53 British Olympic Trials… 100 Free ________________________________ 43.75 earned his third career 200 Free _______________________________1:37.85 100 Breast _______________________________ 57.24 Honorable Mention All200 IM _________________________________1:48.56 American honor at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 15-17) as a part of the 800 free relay which ﬁnished 15th in a time of 6:30.40…ﬁnished 36th in the 100 free with a time of 44.14… played an integral role at the ACC Championships (Feb. 21-24) by having a hand in the scoring of 189 points…captured his ﬁrst individual ACC title in the 100 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 44.09…anchored the 400 medley relay squad which won the ACC crown with an NCAA “B” cut time of 3:14.25… carried the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay which earned the silver medal in an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:56.89, only 0.22 out of ﬁrst place… swam the third leg of the 800 free relay which ﬁnished in second place with an NCAA “B” cut time and school record time of 6:29.10… helped the 200 free relay squad to a second place ﬁnish in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:19.48…earned All-ACC honors with a third place ﬁnish in the 200 IM…touched the wall in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:48.56, a new personal best and new school record time…won the consolation ﬁnal in the 200 free to claim ninth place with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:37.85…took second place honors in the 200 free (1:40.67) against Auburn (1/27)… named to the 2007 ACC All-Academic team. 2005-06: Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 23-25) as a part of the 200 free relay that ﬁnished 15th in 1:20.08 and the 400 free relay that ﬁnished 14th in 2:57.27… also swam as a part of the 200 medley relay that ﬁnished 17th (1:29.87), the 800 free relay that ﬁnished 17th (6:35.12) and the 400 medley relay that ﬁnished 19th (3:17.42)…was a huge point scorer for the Seminoles at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)…recorded an NCAA “B” cut time in every race that he swam…was a part of the winning 200 free and 400 free relays…was also a part of the 800 free relay that ﬁnished third with a new school record of 6:30.95…recorded three personal best times as he ﬁnished third in the 100 free (43.86), sixth in the 200 IM (1:49.55) and seventh in the 200 free (1:38.09)…recorded personal best times at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 13-14) in the 100 breast (58.20) and 500 free (4:38.52) ﬁnishing 10th in both events…placed ninth in the 200 free (1:42.42) and ninth in 200 IM (1:55.40)…ﬁnished second in the 100 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. BIO TOP TIMES Jarryd Botha 16 MEN’S BIOS 18-20) with an NCAA “B” cut time of 44.50…took ﬁrst in the 100 free at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22) with a time of 45.91…ﬁnished fourth in the 200 free in 1:41.17. 2004-05: Had a tremendous freshman campaign, culminating in two individual ﬁnals swims and a relay title at the ACC Championships (Feb. 23-26)...swam the anchor leg of the winning 400 freestyle relay that posted an NCAA “B” cut of 2:57.26...led off the 800 freestyle relay with a split of 1:38.10 that ranks as the second-fastest time in school history. Relay took fourth with an NCAA “B” time of 6:34.20...took fourth in the 200 freestyle with an NCAA “B” time of 1:38.38. Came in sixth in the 100 freestyle with an NCAA provisional time of 44.83 that rates as the ninth-best in Seminole lore...also scored points in the 50 freestyle, taking 14th with a time of 20.67 and was a member of the 200 freestyle relay that took third with an NCAA “B” time of 1:19.79...Scored a pair of career-best times during four top-12 ﬁnishes at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5)…ninth-place marks in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke resulted in new personal-lows of 20.53 and 57.24, respectively…best ﬁnish was a fourth-place 45.01 in the 100 freestyle...top ten in three events at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 14-15) with his best ﬁnish coming in the 200 freestyle where he placed ﬁfth with a 1:41.80...showed his versatility with victories in four different events with seven total wins...Won the 100 free (45.98) at an ACC quad meet in Atlanta (Oct. 30-31), while taking ﬁfth in the 200 freestyle (1:52.85)...amassed a total of 20 top-10 ﬁnishes during the dual meet season, covering six different events...swam in the ﬁnals of two events at the British ASA Commonwealth Games Trials...took sixth in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 50.99...started the competition with a ninth-place time of 23.81 in the 50 freestyle...member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Posted a pair of second place ﬁnishes at the Great Britain National meet with a 23.60 in the 50 freestyle and a 100 meter freestyle time of 51.70...won gold at the British nationals in 2001 in the 200, 400 and 1,500-meter freestyle while taking second in the 50 and 100 freestyle...top times include 20.62 (50 freestyle), 44.98 (100 freestyle) and 1:41.60 (200 freestyle)...coached by Doug Campbell at Millﬁeld and swam for Tony Woodward on the Windsor club team. Personal: Born January 1, 1986...majoring in business management...son of Andy and Yvonne Denton...attended same high school as teammates Ian Powell and Georgia Holderness and head coach Neil Harper. Ed Denton 328.55… placed seventh on the 1m with a score of 308.70… ﬁnished ninth on the platform with a score of 273.75… received ﬁrst place on the 3m in FSU’s ﬁnal home meet of the season against Florida Atlantic (322.55)… placed third on the 1m (301.95) and the 3m (334.95) against Clemson… scored two more third place ﬁnishes against South Carolina with a score of 319.80 on the 1m and 345.83 on the 3m… won the 3m competition against FAMU with collegiate best score of 383.75… placed second on the 3m (355.65) at home against LSU… earned ACC Performer of the Week honors for his pair of ﬁrst place ﬁnishes against UNCWilmington scoring 336.00 on the 1m and 372.75 on the 3m… dove to a second place ﬁnish on the 3m (319.95) against Florida… ﬁnished second on the 3m (324.35 and third on the 1m (309.60) against Harvard and Army… was victorious on the 3m with a score of 310.58 and second on the 1m (298.35) against Boston College… placed third on the 3m (314.85) against Miami… named to the ACC All-Academic team… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll 2006-07: Dove at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships (Mar. 2-4)…made the ﬁnals in the 3M and ﬁnished in 10th place with a six dive total of 673.90… ﬁnished 19th with a score of 268.00 points on the 1M…scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)…dove in the ﬁnals of the 3M to claim seventh place with a score of 342.60…took the ﬁve points for 12th place with a score of 267.45… earned an NCAA “B” qualiﬁcation score against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26) with a total of 316.80 on the 3M board to ﬁnish third…netted an NCAA “A” qualiﬁcation score on the 3M of 325.35 to ﬁnish third…claimed ﬁrst place against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28) with an NCAA “B” qualiﬁcation score on the 1M of 302.05. SCOTT DERNER Diving 5-11 Senior Grapevine, Texas Colleyville Heritage Captain NCAA Zone Qualiﬁer Two-Time ACC All-Academic Team Member Three-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS 2007-08: Placed fourth with partner Dan Frebel in the three-meter synchro competition at the U.S. National Championships… qualiﬁed for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships… scored points on all TOP SCORES three boards at the ACC Championships… dove 1M Diving (6) ____________________________ 384.80 3M Diving_______________________________ 382.28 to a ﬁfth place ﬁnish on the 3m with a score of BIO Scott Derner 17 MEN’S BIOS 2005-06: Capped off his outstanding freshman campaign at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 23-25)…he ﬁnished 22nd in 3M diving with a six dive score of 285.70 and 31st in 1M diving with a six dive score of 256.60…qualiﬁed for nationals by placing ﬁfth in 3M diving with a score of 610.90 at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships (Mar. 10-12)…scored points at the ACC Championships (Mar. 22-25)…ﬁnished ﬁfth on the 3M with a score of 344.25 and ninth on the 1M with a score of 274.85…ﬁnished ﬁrst on the 1M at the FSU vs. FAU / IRCC / FAMU meet (Jan. 21) with at personal best score 323.05…recorded his personal best on the 3M with 369.65, good for third at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…earned All-ACC Academic Team honors and was a member of the ACC Honor Roll. High School: Finished his career with his third All-America and All- State selections following a third-place ﬁnish (447.30) his senior year at the class 5A state meet. Captured district and regional titles for the third year in a row with winning scores of 580.85 and 499.60, respectively...had his best ﬁnish at the state meet as a junior, tabulating a second-place 432.25 to earn All-State and All-America accolades... ﬁrst state and national awards came following his sophomore campaign in which he took third (435.50) at the Texas meet...named All-Area his last three years by the Dallas Morning News, while being placed on the publication’s Swimmer/Diver Watch List his last two seasons...holds Colleyville Heritage six-dive (356.665) and 11- dive records (580.85) on the one-meter...named Northwest Texas Diving Association’s Diver of the Year all four years of his prep career...at last summer’s Junior Olympic Nationals he placed third on the one-meter at 450.90, while his 448.95 earned him eighth during the three-meter, an improvement of nine spots and 16 places, respectively, from a year before... took on the nation’s best at the Summer Senior Zone C meet where he ﬁnished seventh on the onemeter with a 515.95 to go along with a tenth-place 425.60 in the three-meter...coached by Kevin Wilson and Dick Wilson at CHHS and Krista Klein and Jeff Bro at Grapevine Carroll Divers...Excels in the classroom as a member of the CHHS honor roll all four years of high school while serving as a member of the National Honor Society his last year. Personal: Born June 11, 1987...majoring in biological sciences...son of Alan and Cindy Derner. Championships for the third consecutive year… earned All-ACC honors in two events and scored points on all three boards at the ACC Championships… placed second and broke the school record on the platform with a score of 395.20… ﬁnished second on the 3m scoring a personal best 384.55 points… dove to a fourth place ﬁnish on the 1m (351.10)… ﬁnished second on both the 1m (331.35) and the 3m (342.68) in FSU’s ﬁnal home meet against Florida Atlantic… was victorious on the 3m (379.88) and placed second on the 1m (320.25) against Clemson… ﬁnished second on the 3m with a score of 350.75 against South Carolina… placed second on the 1m (345.85) against FAMU… dove to a ﬁrst place ﬁnish on the 3m with a score of 382.28 and a second place result on the 1m (297.00) against LSU… brought home second and third place scores on the 1m (314.10) and 3m (308.00) respectively against UNC-Wilmington… won the 3m (342.30) at rival Florida and took third on the 1m (265.50)… was second on the 1m (309.60) against Harvard and Army… dove to a second place ﬁnish on the 3m with a score of 281.63 and took third place honors l with a score of 277.73 on the 1m against Boston College… 2006-07: Had an impressive sophomore season which included qualifying for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships…at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships (Mar. 2-4) claimed a fourth place ﬁnish on the platform with a twelve dive total score of 735.00 then ﬁnished 18th on the 1M with a 12 dive total of 735.00 which included a new school record six dive total in the prelims of 391.75…earned 17 points at the ACC Championships (Mar. 14-17) by ﬁnishing seventh in the 1M with a six dive total of 319.20…claimed 12th place with a score of 303.65 on the 3M…made an impressive showing on the platform with a score of 363.60 to claim third place…took runner-up honors against Auburn (1/27) on the 1M with a score of 338.32…posted a new six dive career high on the 3M board against Indian River Community College (1/26) of 343.65 to ﬁnish second…ﬁnished second on the 1M at the Dallas Morning News Classic (1/12) with a score of 307.75…took top honors on the 1M board at the Nike Cup Invitational (11/16) with a score of 343.10… member ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Finished 10th on the platform with 531.40 points at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships (Mar. 10-12)…scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25) on the 1M and 3M…ﬁnished sixth on the 3M with a personal best score of 342.65…took eighth on the 1M with a score of 292.55…recorded personal bests in 1M and platform diving at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)… won platform diving with a score of 356.85 and ﬁnished third on the 1M with a score of 365.85…won the 1M at the ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22) with a score of 300.20 and took second on the 3M with a score of 302.70. High School: Matched his best ﬁnish at the Indiana High School Athletic Association meet as a senior, taking ﬁfth with an 11-dive score of 435.45 on the one-meter board to earn Honorable Mention All-State honors...completed the career sweep by taking his fourth Northeast Hoosier Conference one-meter title before winning the sectional title, breaking his own sectional record with a 551.85 and taking third at regionals (447.95)...junior campaign saw him earn his ﬁrst AllState award as he took ﬁfth with a tally of 449.10 ...won conference, sectional and regional titles that year on the one-meter, setting records at both the sectional and regional level...collected his ﬁrst section and regional titles as sophomore before taking ninth at the state meet...posted a new conference meet standard with a tally of 501.52 as he won his second title...broke onto the scene with a his inaugural NHC one-meter title before taking ninth at the state championships...earned AllArea honors all four years of his prep career from the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel... had a pair of top-15 ﬁnishes at the Junior Olympic Summer National after winning the JO Region 2 title with a 423.30 on the one-meter...last four years saw him DAN FREBEL Diving 5-10 Senior Fort Wayne, Ind. Homestead Two-Time All-ACC ACC-Academic Honor Roll School Record Holder on the Platform HONORS BIO 2007-08: Placed fourth with partner Scott Derner in the three-meter synchro competition at the U.S. National Championships… competed in the NCAA Zone B Diving TOP SCORES 1M Diving (6) ____________________________ 379.88 3M Diving (6) ____________________________ 382.28 10M Platform (6) _________________________ 395.20 Platform (12) ____________________________ 735.00 18 MEN’S BIOS post nine more top ﬁve ﬁnishes at Junior Olympic regional meets...coached by Jill Eckright at Homestead with Todd Wickel handling the duties at Northern Indiana Diving Also a member of the HHS track and ﬁeld team. Personal: Born February 10, 1986... enrolled in undergraduate studies... son of David and Ana Maria Frebel. 2006-07: Improved upon his freshman season by concluding his season at the ACC Championships with a seventh place ﬁnish in the 50 free (20.47) and a 17th place ﬁnish in the 100 free (45.52) and a 24th place showing in the 100 ﬂy (51.11)…earned a third place ﬁnish in the 100 free (46.99) against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26)...won his ﬁrst dual meet event against UNCWilmington by claiming top honors in the 100 free (46.89)…tallied a pair of runner-up ﬁnishes against rival Florida (Jan. 21) in the 50 free (20.90) and 100 free (46.08)… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Recorded person bests in the 50 free (20.86), 100 free (45.89) and 200 free (1:41.47) at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)…scored points in two events at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…ﬁnished 10th in the 100 free (46.83) and 15th in the 200 free (1:45.24)…also swam in the 100 ﬂy (52.56) and 50 free (21.67)…ﬁnished 10th in the 50 free (22.06) at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22). High School: Concluded his senior season with automatic All- America honors in the 50 freestyle, posting a career-best 21.20 to take second at the Florida High School Athletic Association championships while leading the Dolphins to a thirdplace ﬁnish....earned All-America consideration for his fourth-place 1:43.27 in the 200 freestyle...swam on a pair of relays that earned national consideration, swimming the anchor leg of the second place 200 medley relay (1:04.14) and third-place 400 freestyle relay (3:15.05)...won the FHSAA regional title in the 50 freestyle and took third in the 200 freestyle after winning both events at the district meet...achievements in the pool earned him Swimmer of the Year and All-Area honors from the Pensacola News Journal...collected his ﬁrst All-America honors as a junior at the state meet, swimming on a second-place 400 freestyle relay (3:16.90) and third-place 200 medley quarter (1:40.04)...advanced to the ﬁnals of the 50 freestyle with a seventh-place 22.47 to go along with an eighth-place 48.32 in the 100 free...Gulf Breeze ﬁnished fourth in the team standings that season... captured First-Team All-Area honors from the PNJ his last three years at Gulf Breeze after a Second-Team nod as a freshman...also was named Swimmer of the Week by the publication during each of his ﬁrst three years...the Dolphins won the district title his ﬁrst three years at GBHS...qualiﬁed for the Junior National Short Course Championships the last two years with long-course standards in 2003 & 2004 for the 50 and 200 freestyles as well as relays...swam at the Southeastern Regional Championships all four years of his prep career, highlighting his resume with fourth-place ﬁnishes in the 50 and 200 freestyles...top times include 21.20 (50 freestyle ), 47.86 (100 freestyle) and 1:42.90 (200 freestyle)...coached by James Barber at Gulf Breeze and Club Makos. Personal: Born January 2, 1987...majoring in ﬁne arts...son of Mary and Bill Holway...exceptional in the art studio as well, as the winner of the State of Florida art competition in the sculpture division. Dan Frebel JIMMY HOLWAY Sprint Free 6-0 Senior Gulf Breeze, Fla. Gulf Breeze Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Placed 18th in the 100 free at the ACC Championships with a time of 45.55… took home second place in the 50 free (21.48) and third place in the 100 ﬂy (52.23) in FSU’s last home meet of the TOP TIMES year against Florida 50 Free _________________________________ 20.47 Atlantic… ﬁnished third 100 Free ________________________________ 45.48 in the 100 free with a 200 Free _______________________________1:41.47 time of 47.59 against South Carolina… turned in a third place ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy (53.77) against FAMU… ﬁnished third in the 50 free with a time of 21.91 against UNC-Wilmington… earned a victory in the 100 free (48.06) and a third place showing in the 100 ﬂy (53.56) against Boston College… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Jimmy Holway 19 MEN’S BIOS All-American KYLE YOUNG Distance Free 6-2 Senior Oviedo, Fla. Oviedo U.S. National Team Member NCAA All-American Three-Time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American 2007 ACC Meet MVP Two-Time ACC Champion Two-Time All-ACC Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer Two-Time All-ACC Academic Team Member Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS 2005-06: Over the summer qualiﬁed for the Olympic Trials in the 400 and 1500 free…participated in three events at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 23-25)…was a part of the 800 free relay that took 17th with a time of 6:35.12…ﬁnished 24th in the 1650 free (15:14.51) and 30th in the 500 free (4:26.16)…earned All-ACC honors placing third in the 1650 free with a personal best and NCAA “B” cut time of 15:08.40…also scored points taking 10th in the 500 free with a personal best and NCAA “B” cut time of 4:25.41…recorded another personal best taking 17th in the 200 free with a time of 1:38.57…achieved a personal best in the 1000 free (9:16.12) ﬁnishing third during a dual meet with Florida (Nov. 22)…registered an NCAA “B” cut time of 15:19.75 in the 1650 free to ﬁnish second at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…also ﬁnished second in the 500 free with a time of 4:29.59…placed third in the 200 free with a time of 1:39.69…ﬁnished third in the 1000 free (9:30.23), eighth in the 200 ﬂy (1:56.70) and recorded the fourth fast time in the 500 free (4:37.63) swimming it as an exhibition at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)…earned All-ACC Academic Team honors and was a member of the ACC Honor Roll. 2004-05: Earned the ﬁrst All-America honors of his career, taking part in the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships (March 25-27) that captured honorable mention accolades with its 16th-place time of 6:51.63...top individual ﬁnish at the national meet was a 28th-place 15:18.79 in 1,650 freestyle...ﬁnished 46th in the 500 freestyle at 4:30.94...scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 23-26) in both the 500 and 1,650 freestyle…eighth-place time of 15:23.50 would have broken the 1,650 school record, but was beaten by teammates Thomas Bishop and Steve Roof...took 10th in the 500 freestyle, notching a time of 4:26.71 that ranks ﬁfth all-time at Florida State...both times were meet NCAA “B” standards... conference meet also saw him score a personal-best time of 1:41.69 during the bonus heat of the 200 freestyle...moved up to second in school history with a 15:16.42 at the Auburn Invitational (March 4-5)...set his career-best of 9:28.45 in the 1,000 during an ACC quad meet in Atlanta (Oct. 30-31)...Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5) saw him chart a ﬁfth-place 15:36.71 in the 1,650 freestyle and 4:30.81 to take tenth in the 500 freestyle...recorded a pair of victories during his ﬁrst year, winning the 1,000 freestyle (9:34.88) against Florida A&M (Oct. 15) then won the 500 freestyle (4:39.02) during a rematch with the Rattlers (Jan. 20)... had 15 top-ﬁve ﬁnishes during the dual meet season...competed at the 2005 US Open Water National Championships in Fort Myers, Fla., taking 13th-place in the 5k (1:02.31.00) and 14th in the 10k (2:07.47.00)...highest ﬁnish at the 2005 ConcoPhillips US National Championship was a 26th-place 15:57.03 during the 1,500-meter freestyle...added marks of 8:19.69 in the 800 freestyle (33rd) and 4:02.71 (42nd) during the 400 freestyle. High School: Earned All-America status his senior year in the 500- yard freestyle with All-America consideration for the 200 freestyle...garnered All-Seminole County honors from the Orlando Sentinel after medaling in the 200 and 500 freestyle at the FHSAA 3A state meet...best ﬁnish was a fourth-place showing in the 200 freestyle...participated in the US Senior Nationals, posting a time of 15:57.55...qualiﬁed for the US Junior National meet in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle, earning a medal in the 1,650 freestyle...also advanced to the US Open in the 1,650 freestyle...YMCA Champion and record holder in the 1,500-meter freestyle...swam on the Oviedo High School and YMCA Team Orlando club team for Charlie Rose, a former All-America swimmer at Florida State. Personal: Born June 9, 1986...majoring in MIS, marketing and real estate...son of Gary and Julia Young. 2007-08: Redshirted to compete at the United States Olympic Trials… placed ﬁfth at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500m free touching the wall in 15:15.36… also placed 26th in the 400 free (3:55.70) and 63rd in the 200 free (1:52.80)… TOP TIMES placed second in the 800 200 Free _______________________________1:37.05 free (8:03.91), eighth in 500 Free _______________________________4:19.16 the 1500 free (15:30.85) 1000 Free ______________________________9:01.42 1650 Free: _____________________________14:57.21 and 11th in the 400 free (3:55.61) at the 2008 U.S. Open. 2006-07: Finished fourth and qualiﬁed for the U.S. Olympic Trials at the ConocoPhillips USA National Championships in the 1500 (15:22.75)… led the way for the Seminole swimmers at the NCAA Championships (Mar 15-17)… earned All-American honors for a seventh place ﬁnish in the 1650 free with a school record time of 14:57.21… also earned the 1000 free school record with a time of 9:01.42… Honorable Mention All-American in the 500 free with an 11th place ﬁnish in 4:19.16… swam leadoff leg in the 800 free relay that earned Honorable Mention All-American honors with a 15th place ﬁnish in 6:30.74… earned meet MVP honors at the ACC Championships by claiming All-ACC honors in all three individual events… won the 500 free (4:19.16), 1650 free (15:02.63) and ﬁnished second in the 200 free (1:37.05)… swam leadoff leg in the 800 free relay which set a new school record of 6:29.10 to ﬁnish second… against national champion Auburn (Jan. 27) won the 1650 free in and NCAA “B” cut time of 15:28.67… won ﬁrst place in the 500 free (4:29.10) then came back only ﬁve minutes later to win the 200 free (1:37.05)… registered fast times against LSU (Jan. 12) in the 1000 free (9:13.30) and 500 free (4:28.95) to ﬁnish third and second respectively… recorded a pair of second place ﬁnishes against UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6) in the 500 free (4:31.67) and 1000 free (9:19.91)… had a strong meet against Florida (Nov. 21) by picking up a win in the 200 free (1:38.41) and second in the 500 free (4:24.80) with an NCAA “B” cut time… made strides at the Nike Cup Invitational by winning the 200 free (1:38.21) and ﬁnishing second in the 500 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:22.90... ﬁnished second in the 1,650 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 15:08.40… member of All-ACC Academic Team… member of ACC Academic Honor Roll. BIO 20 MEN’S BIOS DAN BRADFORD Sprint Free 6-8 Junior Rockledge, Fla. Rockledge 2007-08: Was Florida State’s most improved male swimmer… scored points at the ACC Championships for the ﬁrst time in his career by ﬁnishing 10th in a personal best time of 1:39.02 in the 200 free… ﬁnished 19th in the 50 free awith TOP TIMES a time of 20.68 and swam 50 Back _________________________________ 20.62 a personal best time of 100 Free ________________________________ 45.74 20.62 in the prelims and 200 Free _______________________________1:39.02 placed 21st in the 100 free (45.85) and swam a personal best time of 45.74 in prelims… touched the wall in third-place in the 50 free (21.56) against Florida Atlantic… placed third in the 200 free (1:43.56) against Clemson… took home ﬁrst place honors in the 50 free with a time of 21.54 against FAMU… was third in the 200 free (1:42.82) against LSU… was victorious in the 200 free touching the wall in 1:45.25 against UNC-Wilmington… touched in thirdplace in the 100 free (48.50) against Boston College… 2006-07: At the ACC Championships (Feb. 21-24) swam in the 50, 100 and 200 free time trials, touching the wall in times of 21.22, 46.78 and 1:42.94… posted a time of 1:47.18 in the 200 free against UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)…exhibitioned against Florida in the 50 and 100 free with times of 21.69 and 48.58…ﬁnished in 38th place at the Nike Cup (Nov. 16) in the 100 back with a time of 56.91. High School: Finished eighth in the 100 free at the 2006 Florida High School 2A State Finals…was the 2006 regional champion in the 100 free…was a three time district champion…earned the honor of team MVP three times and was team captain twice. Personal: Born October 28, 1987…majoring in nursing…son of Dane and Melanie Bradford. BIO Kyle Young Dan Bradford 21 MEN’S BIOS SHAWN ERICKSON Distance Free, IM 6-3 Junior Tallahassee, Fla. Chiles ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Competed at the U.S. Open in the 400 IM… scored points in two events at the ACC Championships… ﬁnished 10th in the 1650 with a personal best time of 15:34.21 and placed 13th in the TOP TIMES 400 IM with a personal best time of 3:56.12… 400 IM _________________________________3:56.12 placed 18th in the 500 500 Free _______________________________4:31.92 1000 Free ______________________________9:28.55 free with a personal best 1650 Free _____________________________15:34.21 4:31.92… won the 500 free (4:05.88) against Auburn… ﬁnished third in the 1000 free (9:46.37) against Florida Atlantic… touched in third-place in the 1000 free in a time of 9:43.93 against South Carolina… was victorious in the 400 IM (4:06.79) against FAMU… won the 1000 free (9:48.11) and took home thirdplace ﬁnishes in the 200 breast (2:17.02) and 200 IM (2:00.39) against Boston College… took home ﬁrst place in the 400 IM (4:09.34) and second place in the 200 back (2:03.44) versus FAMU. 2006-07: Had a strong performance at the ACC Championships (Mar. 21-24)… earned points in the 1650 free with a 16th place ﬁnish in a time of 5:48.73 to set a new personal best…placed 19th in the 400 IM with a personal best time of 4:01.52… against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28) ﬁnished second in the 500 free (4:44.90) and fourth in the 1650 free (16:25.36). High School: A high school All-American in the 500 free…was a member of the 2004 Florida Swimming Zone Team and is the regional record holder in the 500 free…holds seven records at Lawton Chiles High School…was a eight-time Florida Swimming Senior Champs Champion…was on the honor roll 12 times throughout high school…high point winner at the summer senior championships in 2006 and 2007. Personal: Born April 19, 1988…majoring in business… son of Paul and Glenda Erickson… member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). Shawn Erickson All-American NICK GRAVES Distance Free 5-10 Junior Lexington, Ky. Sayre NCAA Honorable Mention All-American Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS BIO 2007-08: Finished ﬁfth in the 800 free (8:10.44), seventh in the 1500 (15:30.47) and 24th in the 400 free (3:59.54) at the 2008 U.S. Open… placed 14th in the 1500m free (15:31.58) at the U.S. Olympic Trials… TOP TIMES qualiﬁed for the NCAA’s in the 500 free and 500 Free _______________________________4:22.76 1650 Free _____________________________15:05.01 1650 free and earned Honorable Mention AllAmerican honors with a 14th place ﬁnish in the 1650 free in a personal best time of 15:05.01… swam another personal best in the 500 free (4:22.76) at NCAA’s while ﬁnishing 30th… scored points in two events at the ACC Championships… placed fourth in the 1650 free with a time of 15:07.51… touched the wall in seventh place in the 500 free (4:25.37)… brought home a third place ﬁnish in the 1000 free (9:26.44) and 500 free (4:40.71) against Auburn… was victorious in the 500 free in a time of 4:37.32 against Florida Atlantic… turned in a second place ﬁnish in the 1000 free (9:31.28) and a third place ﬁnish in the 500 free (4:41.15) against Clemson… won 22 the 500 free (4:38.13) and was second in the 1000 free (9:35.33) against South Carolina… placed third in the 1000 free against LSU touching the wall in 9:21.60… second in the 1650 free (15:22.15) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… touched the wall in third place in the 1000 free (9:22.25) against Harvard and Army… turned in a second place performance in the 500 free (4:41.66) and a third place in the 200 free (1:46.31) against Boston College… third in the 400 IM (4:12.89) against FAMU… was victorious in the 1000 free (9:21.07) and second in the 500 free (4:35.67) at the Georiga Tech Quad Meet to open the season. MEN’S BIOS All-American TERRY HORNER Diving 5-6 Junior Orlando, Fla. Lyman / Seminole CC 2006-07: Closed the book on his freshman year by scoring 18 points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 21-24)…earned a ﬁfth place ﬁnish in the1650 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 15:13.11…touched the wall in 14th place in the 500 free (4:28.24)…claimed 19th place in the 400 IM (4:01.52)… contributed to the cause against Florida (Nov. 21) by turning in a third place ﬁnish in the 1000 free (9:20.72)… at the Nike Cup Invitational ﬁnished fourth in the 1650 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 15:26.07. High School: Is a 2008 Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer in the 1500 m free…was a high school All-American in the 500 free…won the 2006 Kentucky State Championship in the 500 free…earned First Team All-State honors (2006), Outstanding Regional Competitor (2005, 2006) and All-Region Team honors (2004, 2005, 2006)… also had the prestigious honor of being selected to participate in the 2006 USA Swimming Open Water Select Camp…placed 18th in the 5K at the Open Waters Nationals in 2006...at the 2006 Spring Nationals, he ﬁnished eighth in the 1500 m free and 16th in the 800 m free…at the 2005 Junior Nationals, he ﬁnished eighth in the 1500 m free and 12th in the 800 m free…earned a spot on the director’s and faculty lists throughout high school and was the school, city and regional science fair category winner in 2005. Personal: Born November 9, 1987…majoring in history…son of Terry and Guy Graves. NCAA National Champion U.S. National Champion Three-Time NCAA All-American Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer Three-Time All-ACC School Record Holder on the 1M and 3M Two-Time All ACC Academic Team ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS 2007-08: Won the one-meter competition at the U.S. National Championships and place third on the three-meter… placed 12th on the 3m board at the U.S. Olympic Trials… qualiﬁed for the U.S. Olympic Trials TOP SCORES with his seventh place ﬁnish on the 3m board 1M ____________________________________ 410.50 by scoring a career 3M ____________________________________ 420.50 high 420.50 points at the 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals… ﬁnished second on the 1m board with a score of 361.80… earned All-American honors for the second consecutive year at the NCAA Championships by ﬁnishing third on the 1m (396.15)… earned Honorable Mention All-American honors with a 16th place ﬁnish on the 3m (324.95)… was the ACC Championships Diver of the Meet after winning both the one and threemeter competitions… won the 1m with a score of 393.15 and the 3m with a score of 399.35… won the 1m (347.30) and 3m (365.50) competitions at Auburn… was victorious on the 1m with a score of 402.90 against Florida Atlantic… won the 1m (337.05) and ﬁnished second on the 3m (349.88) against Clemson… second on the 1m (342.00) against South Carolina… won the 1m competition scoring 368.95 points against FAMU… took home ﬁrst place on the 1m (319.65) against LSU… dove to a ﬁrst place ﬁnish on the 1m (335.25) and a third place ﬁnish on the 3m (315.90) against Florida… broke the school record on the 1m with a score of 410.70 points while ﬁnishing second at the Georgia Tech Invitational… also took home second place honors on the 3m (367.60)… swept the 1m (405.75) and 3m (324.35) events against Harvard and Army… was victorious on the 1m (352.20) and third on the 3m (223.88) against Boston College… swept the 1m (400.75) and 3m (387.60) against Miami and FAMU… opened the season with a win on the 1m (388.85) and placed second on the 3m (310.40) at the Georgia Tech Quad Meet… member of the All-ACC Academic Team. 2006-07: Finished seventh on the 1M board at the World University games in Bangkok, Thailand… secured Florida State’s ﬁrst diving national championship in 36 years by winning the 1M at the NCAA Championships (3/15) with a new school record six dive total of 399.35 in the ﬁnals…he claimed All-American honors in the 3M with an eighth place ﬁnish with a score of 383.13…accounted for 31 points more than half of the 60 points scored by the Seminoles…earned top honors on both the 1M and 3M boards at the Zone B Diving Championships (Mar. 2-4) with 12 dive totals of 704.90 and 748.50 respectively…at the ACC Championships (Feb 17-20) claimed the silver medal and All-ACC honors on the 3M with a six dive BIO Nick Graves 23 total of 398.90…ﬁnished ninth on the 1M board with a score of 293.10…won both diving events against LSU (1/12) with a score of 344.92 on the 1M and 327.97 on the 3M…set a school record of 401.65 in a ﬁrst place performance on the 3M against UNC-Wilmington (1/6) and a winning score of 379.40 on the 1M…made his entrance onto the collegiate diving scene with a second place ﬁnish on the 1M at the Nike Cup Invitational with a score of 340.40… member of the All-ACC Academic Team. MEN’S BIOS LLOYD OWENS Free 6-1 Junior Oviedo, Fla. Oviedo High School: Graduated from Lyman High in 2004…won the Florida 3A State Championship on the 1M in 2003 and 2004 and ﬁnished second at the state meet in 2002…competed with Team Orlando Diving throughout his youth and up until joining FSU…ﬁnished seventh on the 1M at the 2005 Summer Senior Zone B Diving Championships with a scored of 520.35… won the 2004 J.O. Summer Nationals on the 1M with a score of 562.68…took second in the ﬁnals of the 1M with a score of 350.31 at the 2004 Summer Senior Nationals…ﬁnished ﬁfth at the 2003 Senior Nationals with a score of 299.61…placed ﬁfth on the 1M at the 2002 J.O. Summer Nationals with a score of 481.15…won the 2002 Senior Summer Zone B Championship on the 1M with a score of 621.97. Personal: Born December 28, 1985…majoring in geography...son of Glenn and Becky Horner. Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Swam personal best times in two events at the ACC Championships… touched the wall in 4:36.77 in the 500 free and 1:41.34 in the 200 free… ﬁnished second in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.37 in TOP TIMES the 200 free and touched 200 Free _______________________________1:41.34 fourth in the 500 free 500 Free _______________________________4:36.77 (450.65) against Florida Atlantic… placed second in the 100 ﬂy (53.62) against FAMU… ﬁnished second in the 1000 free touching the wall in 9:56.59 against UNC-Wilmington… earned third-place honors in the 100 ﬂy (54.52) against Boston College… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Posted top times of the season at the ACC Championships (Feb 2124) in the 500 free (4:37.57) and 100 free (47.52) and also swam in the 200 free (1:42.31)…took top honors in the 200 free (1:45.69) against UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)… member of ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Won conference, districts and regional championships in the 200 free as a senior…also won the conference title in the 500 free while ﬁnishing third at districts and ﬁfth at regionals…placed seventh at the state ﬁnals in the 200 and 500 free with both being All-American consideration times…was on the second place 400 free and 200 free relays at states…both relays earned All-American honors…was captain of the swim and water polo teams as a senior…was second at districts in the 200 free and third in the 500 free as a junior…also placed seventh in both events at regions…placed seventh at districts in the 100 free and went to states in the 400 free relay as a sophomore Personal: Born June 23, 1988…majoring in business…son of Robert and Rose Owens…swam on the same high school team as current Seminole Kyle Young. Terry Horner Lloyd Owens 24 MEN’S BIOS COREY SWANSON Fly, Breast 6-0 Junior Tampa, Fla. Sickles SCOTT THACKER Breast 6-1 Junior Lynchburg, Va. Jefferson Forrest 2006-07: Swam three personal bests and scored points in two individual events at the ACC Championships… helped lead the 200 medley relay team to a second place ﬁnish (1:27.62) by swimming the butterﬂy TOP TIMES leg… placed eighth in 100 Fly __________________________________ 49.38 the 200 IM (1:15.16) and 100 Breast _______________________________ 56.23 swam a personal best 200 IM _________________________________1:49.98 1:49.98 in the prelims… ﬁnished in 13th position in the 100 breast 56.24 and swam .01 faster in the prelims (56.23) to earn another personal best… also swam a best time of 49.38 in the 100 ﬂy in prelims… placed third in the 200 IM (1:58.56) against Florida Atlantic… was victorious in the 100 free (47.66) and third in the 50 free (21.73) against FAMU… won the 200 IM in a time of 1:56.95 against UNC-Wilmington… earned third place honors in the 200 IM (1:51.19) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… was third in the 200 IM (1:55.27) against Harvard and Army… third in the 50 free (21.89) at Boston College… was second in the 200 ﬂy (1:57.85) against FAMU. 2006-07: Earned an ACC title as the third leg in the 200 medley relay which set a school record, UNC pool record and a NCAA “B” mark of 1:27.91...earned points in the 100 breast with a 15th place ﬁnish (56.69)…ﬁnished 18th in the 200 IM prelims with a time of 1:51.14… ﬁnished 28th in the 100 ﬂy with a personal best time of 50.34… made an impressive showing against LSU taking second in the 200 IM (1:54.12)… won the 200 IM to start the year against UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6) with a time of 1:56.80… ﬁnished third in the 100 breast (1:00.31) against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28). High School: Was a two-time Massachusetts state high school champion in the 50 and 100 free as well as a two-time All-American…was a three-time junior national gold medalist, U.S. Open qualiﬁer and currently holds multiple New England swimming records…best times include 1:51.3 in the 200 IM, 21.0 in the 50 free, 46.2 in the 100 free and 49.75 in the 100 ﬂy. Personal: Born June 30, 1988…majoring in business management and information systems…son of Chip and Kim Swanson. BIO 2007-08: Score points in both breaststroke events at the ACC Championships… ﬁnished ninth with a personal best time of 54.81 in the 100 breast and ninth in the 200 breast also with a personal best of TOP TIMES 1:59.96… placed second 100 Breast _______________________________ 54.81 in the 100 breast (57.15) 200 Breast ______________________________1:59.96 against Florida Atlantic… took home a victory in the 200 breast (2:04.24) against Clemson… was victorious in the 200 breast (2:04.86) and second in the 100 breast (57.76) against South Carolina… touched the wall ﬁrst in the 100 breast (56.28) and second in the 200 breast (2:04.60) against LSU… placed second with a time of 2:00.55 in the 200 breast against rival Florida… earned second place honors in the 200 breast (2:01.86) and third place honors in the 100 breast (55.84) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… ﬁnished third in the 200 breast (2:04.48) against Harvard and Army… was victorious in the 100 breast (56.78) against Boston College… swept the breaststroke events against FAMU winning the 100 (56.78) and 200 (2:08.52)… opened the season with a victory in the 200 breast (2:05.64) at the Georgia Tech Quad meet. 2006-07: Joined the Seminoles in January of 2007…made a splash at the ACC Championships (Feb. 21-24) by scoring 23 points…ﬁnished seventh in the 100 breast (55.62) and eighth in the 200 breast (2:04.25)… ﬁnished second in the 100 breast (56.56) against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26)…clocked in for a fourth place ﬁnish at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 12) in the 100 breast (57.83)…won both the 100 and 200 breast in his ﬁrst event against LSU (Jan. 12) in times of 57.18 and 2:04.78 respectively. High School: In 2005, won the VHSL State Championship in the 100 Breaststroke... In the 2006 YMCA National Championships, placed ﬁrst in 200 breaststroke, and 2nd in the 100 breaststroke. Was part of YMCA National Championship 200 and 400 medley relay teams. At 2006 US Open, placed 15th in the 100 breaststroke and qualiﬁed for 2007 senior national championships. Personal: Son of Lee Ann Hill and Gary Thacker... plans to major in exercise science. BIO Corey Swanson Scott Thacker 25 MEN’S BIOS DAVID TOFFALETTI Free 6-1 Junior Charlotte, N.C. Butler ROBBY HAYES Fly, IM, Free 6-0 Sophomore Alpharetta, Ga. Marist School Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO All-ACC Academic Team ACC Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Swam a personal best in the 50 free at the ACC Championships touching the wall in 21.08… placed third in the 100 free (48.20) and fourth in the 50 free (22.06) against Florida Atlantic… turned in a TOP TIMES third place ﬁnish in the 50 Free _________________________________ 21.08 100 breast with a time of 100 Free ________________________________ 46.52 1:03.72 against Boston 200 Free _______________________________1:42.13 College… ﬁnished third in the 100 free (48.33) against FAMU… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Tallied his best times of the season at the ACC Championships (Feb 2124) in the 50 free (21.20) 100 free (46.52) and 200 free (1:42.13)… ﬁnished 18th at the Nike Cup Invitational in the 100 free (46.72), 21st in the 100 breast (1:01.57) and 37th in the 50 free (21.68)… member ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Earned the silver medal in the 100 free at the 2006 NCHSAA 4A State Championships…was a junior national qualiﬁer in the 50 free (24.36) and 100 free (46.28) in 2006…was a part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays at the 2005 NCHSAA 4A State Championships…also was a part of the winning 400 free relay in 2003…both the 400 free relays in 2003 and 2005 were automatic All-American times…named to the all-observer boys swimming and diving team from 2003 through 2006…team MVP during his senior year and captain during his junior and senior years...ﬁnished second in the nation in his age group as a member of the 400m free relay at the 2003 USA Nationals...set the Mecklenburg Aquatic club record in the age 13-14 group in the 50 free in 2002… earned USA Swimming Academic All-American during his senior year. Personal: Born October 18, 1987…majoring in history…son of Louis and Julia Toffaletti. 2007-08: Scored points at his ﬁrst career ACC Championships… ﬁnished 11th in the 200 IM with a personal best time of 1:50.09 and placed 15th in the 100 free (45.29)… also ﬁnished 24th in the 100 ﬂy TOP TIMES (49.96)… placed second 100 Fly __________________________________ 49.80 in the 100 ﬂy (52.05) 100 Free ________________________________ 45.26 and 200 ﬂy (1:56.34) 200 IM _________________________________1:50.09 against Florida Atlantic… turned in a third place performance in the 50 free (21.74) against South Carolina… placed second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.09 against UNC-Wilmington… touched the wall in second place in the 50 free (21.73) and 200 IM (1:57.46) against Boston College… placed second in the 100 back (55.27) and third in the 200 ﬂy (1:57.85) against FAMU… member of the All-ACC Academic Team… member of the ACC Honor Roll. High School: 2007 team captain… three-time Georgia All-State First Team… ﬁve-time NISCA All-American… three-time Georgia State Champion (breast twice, ﬂy)… 3rd in the 200 IM at the Speedo Sectionals… 14th in the 200 IM at Spring Nationals… ranked 7th or better in six events in the state of Georgia… coaches award for being the most dedicated swimmer in 2005-06… honor roll member. Personal: Born January 5, 1989… majoring in business/ﬁnance…son of Robert and Holly Hayes. David Toffaletti Robby Hayes 26 MEN’S BIOS ROB HOLDERNESS Breast, IM 5-10 Sophomore Butleigh, Somerset, England Millﬁeld School All-American IAN ROWE Distance, Free, Back 5-9 Sophomore Towson, Md. Towson All-ACC Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS 2007-08: Placed third in the 200m breast (2:15.67) at the 2008 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships… placed 10th in the 100 breast (1:03.52) and 11th in the 200 breast (2:29.99) at the British Olympic TOP TIMES Trials… scored points 100 Breast _______________________________ 57.16 and earned All-ACC 200 Breast ______________________________1:59.33 honors in his ﬁrst career 400 IM _________________________________3:59.16 ACC Championships… placed third in the 200 breast with a personal best time of 1:59.33 and ﬁnished 14th in the 400 IM with another personal best of 3:59.16… also placed 19th in the 100 breast (57.16)… placed third in the 100 breast (58.84) against Florida Atlantic… was third in the 200 breast (2:06.34) against Clemson… turned in a second place performance in the 200 breast (2:05.52) and a third place ﬁnish in the 100 breast (58.84) against South Carolina… placed second in a time of 4:07.65 in the 400 IM against FAMU… touched the wall in third place in the 200 breast (2:05.29) against LSU… placed third in the 1000 free (10:15.00) against UNC-Wilmington… placed third in the 200 breast (2:02.09) against rival Florida… won the 200 breast at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 2:01.83… was victorious in the 200 breast (2:07.88) against Boston College… ﬁnished second in the 200 breast (2:09.82) and 400 IM (4:11.37) and third in the 100 breast (59.87) against FAMU… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: 2007 member of Great Britain Junior team for European Junior Championships… gold medal in 50 breast at International Schools Federation in Hungary… gold medal at WISE International in Dublin… welsh junior record holder in the 50 and 100 breast… 2006 silver medal at British age groups. Personal: Born June 29, 1990… majoring in business… son of Robert and Helen Holderness… sister Georgia currently swims at FSU… grandfather ran for Great Britain. BIO NCAA Honorable Mention All-American All-ACC Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS 2007-08: Placed 13th in the 1500m free (15:30.08) at the U.S. Olympic Trials… earned NCAA Honorable Mention All-American honors at the NCAA Championships… placed 10th in the 1650 free TOP TIMES in a personal best time 500 Free _______________________________4:25.15 of 15:00.14… ﬁnished 1000 Free ______________________________9:18.50 41st in the 500 free 1650 Free _____________________________15:00.14 (4:25.76)… earned All200 Back _______________________________1:49.35 ACC honors and scored points at his ﬁrst career ACC Championships… ﬁnished third in the 1650 free (15:06.93) and placed sixth in the 500 free with a personal best time of 4:25.15… also place 16th in the 200 back (1:49.35)… touched the wall in second in the 1000 free (9:23.19) against Auburn… won the 1000 free (9:23.73) and was second in the 200 back (1:55.70) against Florida Atlantic… was victorious in the 1000 free (9:20.27) against BIO Ian Rowe Rob Holderness 27 MEN’S BIOS Clemson… ﬁnished ﬁrst in the 1000 (9:35.02) and second in the 500 (4:38.71) at South Carolina… touched the wall in ﬁrst in the 1000 free (9:18.50) and second in the 500 free 4:35.85) against LSU… won the 200 back in a time of 1:55.02 against UNC-Wilmington… placed ﬁrst in the 1650 free (15:12.00) and second in 500 free (4:26.70) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… turned in a second place performance in the 1000 free (9:19.64) against Harvard and Army… won the 100 back (54.40), 200 back (1:54.46) and the 500 free (4:41.02) against Boston College… ﬁnished ﬁrst in the 200 back (1:57.53) and third in the 100 back (55.30) against FAMU… was second in the 1000 free (9:21.07) and third in the 500 free (4:37.39) to open the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet. High School: 2007 National Junior Team member… 2007 Maryland State Champion in the 1000 free (9:10.64) and 1650 free (15:17.34)… fourth place ﬁnish in the 1650 at the 2007 Spring Championships… Silver Medal in the 1500 at the Junior Pan Pac’s… Bronze Medal at the World Youth Championships in the 1500… 2006 Senior National Rookie of the Meet… 2006 Outstanding Maryland Male Swimmer of the Year (Long Course)… Maryland state record holder in the 1500 (15:28.25)… 2005-06 Scholastic All-American. Personal: Born August 26, 1989… majoring in history… son of Carla and Peter Rowe. Jonathan Rubritz JONATHAN RUBRITZ Free 6-0 Sophomore York, Pa. Dover Area MATT SHEAD Breast 6-4 Sophomore Welling, Kent, England Millﬁeld 2007-08: Swam personal best times in the 200 free (1:40.92), 500 free (4:34.54) and 100 free (47.09) at the ACC Championships… ﬁnished second in the TOP TIMES 200 free with a time of 200 Free _______________________________1:40.92 1:47.54 and placed third 500 Free _______________________________4:34.54 with a time of 49.38 in the 100 free against FAMU… touched the wall in third place in the 200 free (1:48.51) against UNC-Wilmington… placed third in the 200 free (1:48.79) against FAMU. High School: 2007 part of the Pennsylvania State championship medley relay team… 2007 state runner-up in the 200 free… sixth place ﬁnish in the 200 free and ninth in 500 free at the YMCA Winter Nationals… 2006 Pennsylvania State champion in the 200 free (1:41.59)… All-American all four years of high school… U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete… Presidential Academic Award… Dover Scholar Athlete Award. Personal: Born May 24, 1989… majoring in mechanical engineering… after college plans on joining the Air Force to pursue a career in Aviation… son of Bernard and Carol Rubritz. BIO Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS BIO 2007-08: Placed 17th in the 100 breast (1:04.44) at the British Olympic Trials… scored points in his ﬁrst career ACC Championships… ﬁnished fourth in the 100 breast with a personal best time of 55.10 and TOP TIMES 12th in the 200 IM with 100 Breast _______________________________ 55.10 another personal best 200 Breast ______________________________2:03.42 (1:50.36)… also placed 200 IM _________________________________1:58.36 15th in the 200 breast (2:03.42)… ﬁnished third in the 100 breast (56.21) against Auburn… earned ﬁrst place honors in the 100 breast (56.39) against Florida Atlantic… touched the wall in second place in the 100 breast (56.41) and third in the 200 IM (1:55.49)… won the 100 breast (56.39) and placed third in the 200 breast (2:08.51) and 200 IM (1:53.69) against South Carolina… was victorious in the 100 back (52.23) against FAMU… placed second in the 100 breast (57.66) and third in the 200 IM (1:54.43) against LSU… touched the wall in second in the 200 free (1:46.74) against UNC-Wilmington… placed second in the 200 breast in a time of 2:08.02 against Boston College… won the 100 back (54.08) and ﬁnished third in the 200 breast (2:09.85) against FAMU… opened the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet with a third place ﬁnish in the 100 breast (56.80). High School: 2007 British Schools Champion in 100 breast and England team captain… 2006 selected for World School Games in Athens… captained the team to a WSG record in the 4x100 medley relay (breast) and won a silver medal in the 100 breast… British age group long course record holder in the 50 and 100 breast… selected for Great Britain youth tour to New Zealand and Australia. 28 MEN’S BIOS Personal: Born January 14, 1989… majoring in business and management… son of Ian and Kim Shead… wants to become an investment banker in London… went to same school as head coach Neil Harper and current Seminoles Ed Denton and Georgia and Rob Holderness (Millﬁeld). MARCELO GARCIA Diver 5-7 Freshman Seffner, Fla. Jesuit High School: Named the highest ranked diver in Hillsborough County in 2007… placed 10th at the Florida state championship meet… named the teams most outstanding diver all four years of high school… ﬁnished third at Regionals in 2007. Personal: Born September 23, 1990… majoring in actuarial science… son of Jacqueline Smith… pole vaulted in high school… member of Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)… member of the bowling club. BIO ANDY HODGSON Back 6-4 Junior England University of Swansea Matt Shead MICHAEL AITKEN Fly 6-2 Freshman Durham, N.C. Northern Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS BIO Freshman/Sophomore (University of Swansea): Placed ﬁfth in the 200 back (2:00.12) and sixth in the 100 back (56.36) at the British Olympic Trials… member of Great Britain’s team during tri-meet against Canada and France… member of Great Britain’s team at the Senior European short course meet in 2004… member of Great Britain’s junior team in 2004. Personal: Born May 19, 1987… currently enrolled in undergraduate studies… son of Richard and Ann Hodgson. High School: Pac-6 swimmer of the year in 2008-07 season… top 4 ﬁnish in 100 ﬂy North Carolina state meet in freshman, junior, and senior year including a runner-up ﬁnish his junior year… junior national qualiﬁer in 100 ﬂy, 200 ﬂy, and 200 back… team captain of high school team in 2008… all-american in 100 ﬂy in high school senior year. Personal: Born April 10, 1990… majoring in business management… son of George and Martha Aitken. BIO Andy Hodgson 29 MEN’S BIOS GLENN KALATA IM, Back 6-2 Sophomore Trumbull, Conn. Trumbull / Syracuse High School: A four-year varsity swimmer for the 2006-07 National Champion New Trier (Ill.) High School swimming team…also won three Illinois state high school swimming titles at New Trier. Personal: Born December 13, 1988, in Evanston, Ill…. majoring in political science… son of Steve and Joan Pendleton…has three siblings… enjoys sailing. SEAN SPIRE Fly, Free 6-0 Freshman Weston, Fla. Cypress Bay 2007-08 (Syracuse): At the Big East Conference Championships ﬁnished in 14th place in all three of his events in the 200 IM (1:52.89) the 100 back (51.55) and the 200 back (1:52.19)…had two second place ﬁnishes against Villanova in the 100 breast (1:01.06) and the 200 breast (2:12.96)…in the meet against Seton Hall, put up two third place ﬁnishes in the 100 breast (1:01.10) and 200 breast (2:13.92) and a second place ﬁnish in the 200 IM (1:58.79)…placed 3rd in the 100 back (53.65) and 2nd in the 200 IM (1:58.40) against Boston University…opened up the season with a third place performance in the 200 back (1:59.52) and 2nd in the 200 breast (2:19.77) in the meet against Colgate. 2006-07: Competed in the 200 IM, the 100 back and the 200 back at the Big East Championships…ﬁnished ﬁrst in the 200 back at the Syracuse Invitational… ﬁnished third in the 100 breast and ﬁrst in the 400 IM at Villanova…placed third in the 200 and the 100 back against Seton Hall…ﬁnished second in the 200 IM and the 200 back at Boston University…ﬁnished third in the 100 back at the Nutmeg Invitational…placed third in the 200 back and ﬁfth in the 200 breast at Pittsburgh… ﬁnished second in the 200 back against Colgate…ﬁnished third in the 100 back, fourth in the 200 back at the Red Fox Invitational…BIG EAST Academic All-Star… Member of Athletic Director Honor Roll both semesters. High School: Three-year swimmer for Trumbull High School…set a school record of 1:01.7 in the 100 breast…placed third in 200 IM at State Opens…earned AllFCIAC and all-state honors…swam with the Wilton YMCA Wahoos from 19972006…part of the long course national champions in 2003 to 2005…won a national championship with the short course YMCA men’s team in 2005. Personal: Born on May 31, 1988… majoring in information management and technology… son of Glenn and Linda Kalata. BIO High School: Team MVP all four years in high school… part of the Florida state championship team his sophomore year… also part of the teams 200 medley relay that won a state championship in 2005… ﬁrst team all-county in both his sophomore and senior seasons… state ﬁnalist in the 100 ﬂy all four years in high school… team captain in 2007. Personal: Born September 18, 1989… majoring in exercise science… son of John and Christne Spire… president of his school’s surf club… aspires to become a strength and conditioning coach. BIO JAMES TADDEO Free 5-10 Freshman Clearwater, Fla. Countryside Personal: Born April 4, 1990… majoring in undergraduate studies… son of Jim and Mary Taddeo. BIO STEPHEN PENDLETON Free 6-2 Sophomore Northﬁeld, Ill. New Trier / Denver 2007-08 (Denver): Finished the season with two fourth place ﬁnishes at the Sun Belt Conference Championships in the 500 free (4:29.26) and the 200 free (1:38.69) while also placing 9th in the 100 free (45.71)…picked up a third place ﬁnish against UC Davis in the 100 free (47.48)…got third in the 200 free (1:44.39) against Air Force…in the meet versus Paciﬁc placed 3rd in the 200 free (1:44.88) and won the 100 free (46.83)… received two 2nd place ﬁnishes against Wyoming in the 50 free (21.52) and the 100 free (46.55)… placed second in the 50 free (21.50) and the 100 free (46.63) against Utah…in the season opener against Air Force, Colorado College, Mines and Metro State, placed second in the 50 free (21.85) and second in the 100 free (47.42). BIO 30 WOMEN’S BIOS KELLY DEAN Fly, IM 5-8 Senior Longwood, Fla. Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley Personal: Born May 26, 1987...majoring in child development...daughter of Mark and Ann Dean...older brother Clayton is a member of the men’s swimming and diving team at Duquesne University. ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Swam two personal best times at the ACC Championships in the 100 ﬂy and 200 IM 2:08.42… ﬁnished second in the 200 ﬂy (2:04.30) against Florida Atlantic… touched the wall in second place TOP TIMES in the 200 IM (2:11.16) 100 Fly __________________________________ 56.33 against FAMU, Florida 200 Fly _________________________________2:03.93 International and Florida 200 IM _________________________________2:08.42 Gulf Coast… ﬁnished third in the 200 ﬂy (2:05.61) against LSU… was third in the 200 free (1:56.28) and 200 ﬂy 2:09.78 against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… turned in a second place ﬁnish in a time of 2:12.96 against Boston College… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Competed in three events at the ACC Championships (Feb 14-17)… set personal bests in the 100 and 200 ﬂy with times of 56.77 and 2:03.93 respectively…touched the wall with a time of 2:10.27 in the 200 IM…ﬁnished third against national champion Auburn (Jan. 26) with a time of 2:06.00 in the 200 ﬂy. 2005-06: Competed in three events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18)… best ﬁnish came in the 200 ﬂy as she touched in 2:08.05 for 21st…recorded a personal best in the 100 ﬂy with a time of 58.87…ﬁnished 35th in the 200 free in 1:55.43…ﬁnished sixth in the 200 ﬂy with a time of 2:06.41 during a dual meet with Florida (Nov. 22)…took 11th in the 200 ﬂy with a time of 2:09.35 at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…placed 16th in the 100 ﬂy in 59.25 and 18th in the 200 IM in 2:12.98…recorded a personal best of 2:12.95 in the 200 IM during the prelims…ﬁnished 12th in the 100 ﬂy (59.48) at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22). High School: Produced All-America times in both individual events and relays her last two years of high school...concluded senior season with a trio of national honors, topped off by an All-American automatic standard as part of the secondplace 400 free relay at the FHSAA 3A meet...200 medley relay earned national consideration time in the prelims before being disqualiﬁed in the ﬁnals...added All-America consideration for her ﬁfth-place 57.43 in the 100 butterﬂy...also took tenth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:11.34...junior campaign saw her collect her only state title as a member of the winning 400 free relay that produced an automatic All-America time of 3:33.27...2003 meet also saw her record her best individual ﬁnish as she took second in 100 ﬂy with a personal-best, AllAmerica automatic time of 57.08...All-America consideration came for third-place 200 medley relay...took fourth in the 200 IM with a mark of 2:09.98...captured conference and district titles in the 100 ﬂy her last three years, while adding both titles in the 200 IM as a junior…named ﬁrst-team all-county and all-conference her last three years at LBHS...earned Second-Team All-Central Florida from the Orlando Sentinel...served as team captain her senior year...Lake Brantley ﬁnished in the top three at the state meet all four years of her prep career, including team titles in 2001 & 2003...coached by Clay Parnell at both Lake Brantley and Patriot Aquatics club team. Kelly Dean CARISSA HANNA Diving 5-8 Senior Churchville, Pa. Council Rock South Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Posted scores of 213.50 on the 1m and 212.40 on the 3m at the ACC Championships… turned in a fourth place performance on the 3m TOP SCORES (252.55) against Auburn 1M Diving (6) ____________________________ 246.83 and Arkansas… dove to 3M Diving (6) ____________________________ 274.70 a personal best score of 246.83 on the 1m against Clemson… placed fourth on the 3m (260.40) against South Carolina… ﬁnished third on the 3m with a score of 264.20 against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… placed second on the 3m board (263.50) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington. 2006-07: Scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-18)…took 13th place on the 3M with a score of 239.20 to secure her ﬁrst four championship points… ﬁnished 17th on the 1M with a score of 219.60… earned a career high score on the 1M with a score of 224.33 against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26)… opened 2007 with a fourth place ﬁnish on the 1M (217.25) and a score of 251.95 on the 3M…ﬁnished 20th on the 1M (192.10) at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18)… member of ACC Honor Roll. 31 WOMEN’S BIOS All-American GEORGIA HOLDERNESS Breast, Free, IM 5-9 Senior Butleigh, Somerset, England Millﬁeld School NCAA Honorable Mention All-American ACC Champion School Record Holder Two-Time All-ACC Academic Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer HONORS Carissa Hanna 2005-06: Competed on the 1M and 3M at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18)… ﬁnished 19th on the 3M with a six dive score of 215.30 and 24th on the 1M with a six dive score of 180.55…recorded a personal best on the 1M with a six dive score of 209.40 to ﬁnish sixth at a dual meet against Miami (Jan. 14)…recorded a personal best on the 3M with a six dive score of 274.70 to place sixth at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…also ﬁnished 11th on the 1M with a six dive score of 179.30….ﬁnished sixth on the 3M (193.55) and eighth on the 1M (180.65) at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)…member ACC Honor Roll. High School: Earned the ﬁrst All-State honors of her prep career as a senior, taking sixth the PIAA AAA state meet with a tally of 390.30 on the one-meter board...Finished ﬁfth at the District 1 meet with an 11-dive total of 403.85 ...Placed second on the one-meter board her senior year at the league meet after a bronze medal as a sophomore...Holds CRSHS records for six dives (256.3) and 11 dives (414.65)...A four year letter winner, she was team MVP and captain the last two seasons...Also qualiﬁed for the district meet as a member of the 200 free relay as a junior and senior...Took 11th on both boards at the 2005 Junior Olympic Spring Region 1 meet in her third year of competition at the JO level...Tallied a score of 311.30 on the one-meter board to go along with a three-meter tally of 323.50... Competed at the 2004 JO Summer East Zone Championships, highlighting her trip with a 15th-place 265.40 on the three-meter board...Coached by Christine Stocki at Council Rock South and Candice Gottlieb at Blue Dolphin Diving Club... Also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born August 5, 1987...majoring in biology education... daughter of Shawn and Susan Hanna... older brother Shane is a graduate student at Florida State. 2007-08: Won the 200 breast (2:29.99) at the Great Britain Olympic Trials and placed third with a FINA “A” cut time in the 100 breast (1:08.76)… part of the school record breaking 800 free relay at the ACC TOP TIMES Championships with a 100 Breast ______________________________1:02.43 time of 7:13.85… earned 200 Breast ______________________________2:14.06 All-ACC honors in the 200 IM _________________________________2:02.96 100 breast (1:02.43) 500 Free _______________________________4:52.90 and 200 breast (2:14.81) with a pair of third place ﬁnishes… also placed 13th in the 500 free (4:54.04)… ﬁnished second in the 200 breast (2:18.89) and third in the 100 breast (1:04.09) against Auburn and Arkansas... won the 200 free (1:51.95) against Florida Atlantic… was victorious in the 100 breast (1:04.45) and BIO Georgia Holderness 32 WOMEN’S BIOS 200 breast (2:18.39) and second in the 200 IM (2:06.98) against Clemson… won the 100 breast (1:04.17) and 200 breast (2:16.76) and placed second in the 200 IM (2:05.63) against South Carolina… touched the wall in ﬁrst in the 100 free (52.79) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… won the 200 breast (2:19.67) and was second in the 200 IM (2:05.23) and 200 free (1:51.75)… turned in a second place performance in the 200 breast (2:18.97) and a third place performance in the 200 free (1:49.91) against Florida… had a trio of second place ﬁnishes at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 100 breast (1:03.98), 200 breast (2:16.86) and 200 free (1:49.02)… placed second in the 200 free (1:51.91) against Harvard and Army… won the 1000 free (10:12.99) against Boston College… was victorious in the 200 free (1:51.74) and 500 free (4:48.32) against FAMU and Miami… second in the 200 free (1:52.26) to open the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet… member of the All-ACC Academic team and ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Scored points for the second straight season at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)…opened the meet as the anchor leg of the fourth place 800 free relay squad which touched the wall in an NCAA “B” cut time of 7:21.09...…ﬁnished fourth in the 100 breast with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:02.88…claimed ﬁfth place in the 200 breast with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:16.26…ﬁnished 13th in the 200 IM with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:03.66…against national champion Auburn (Jan. 27) ﬁnished third in both the 200 free (1:51.55) and 200 breast (2:17.61)… set a personal best in the 100 free against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26) with a winning time of 51.71… won two events against LSU (Jan. 12) with top times in the 200 breast (2:18.74) and 200 IM (2:06.13) then placed third in the 200 free (1:52.47)…made one swim against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6) and ﬁnished second in the 500 free (4:59.44)…helped defeat rival Florida (Nov. 21) with a trio of second place ﬁnishes in the 200 free (1:49.58), 200 breast (2:15.93) and the 200 IM (2:05.01)…placed well at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) with a victory in the 200 breast in an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:15.84… ﬁnished sixth in the 200 IM with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:04.02 and ﬁnished sixth in the 100 breast (1:04.48)…competed at the SMU Classic (Oct. 20-21)…ﬁnished third in the 400 IM and set a new personal best time of 4:26.02…took third in the 200 breast (2:18.41) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:06.74)…opened the season with a second place ﬁnish against Clemson (Oct. 7) in the 100 breast (1:05.01) and a third place showing in the 200 breast (2:19.86)… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors as a part of the 400 free relay that ﬁnished 10th with a new school record of 3:20.10 at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 16-18)…also ﬁnished 33rd in the 200 breast (2:16.84), 36th in the 100 breast (1:03.81) and 65th in the 200 IM (2:05.22)…captured the 200 breast title at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18) after recording an NCAA “B” cut time and personal best of 2:14.06…was a part of the winning 400 free relay that touch the wall in 3:21.54…scored points taking fourth in the 100 breast (1:02.48) and ﬁfth in the 200 IM (2:02.96)…both times were NCAA “B” cut times and personal bests…swam as a part of the 800 free relay that ﬁnished third with a new school record of 7:19.57…joined the team in at the start of the spring semester and in her ﬁrst competition, a dual meet against Miami (Jan. 14), she ﬁnished second in the 100 free with a personal best of 52.38 and second in the 100 breast in 1:04.44....earned All-ACC Academic Team honors. High School: Made European juniors in 2002 and 2003 for Great Britain…ﬁnished eighth in the 200 IM…earned a spot at the Commonwealth Games for Wales in 2002…won nationals as a member of the 400 free relay team in 2004. Personal: Born October 26, 1987…majoring in elementary education…daughter of Robert and Helen Holderness…attended same high school as teammates Ed Denton, Matt Shead and head coach Neil Harper… brother Robert also swims for FSU. Kylen Huntwork KYLEN HUNTWORK Breast, IM 5-11 Senior Apex, N.C. Apex Captain Three-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Scored points in two events at the ACC Championships… placed 12th in the 200 breast (2:20.02) and 13th in the TOP TIMES 100 breast (1:05.28)… 100 Breast ______________________________1:04.48 ﬁnished second in the 200 Breast ______________________________2:19.10 100 breast (1:06.64) 200 IM _________________________________2:08.59 against Florida Atlantic… touched the wall in the third place in the 200 breast (2:21.50) against Clemson… placed third in the 200 breast (2:21.00) against LSU… turned in a third place performance at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 200 breast (2:20.18)… ﬁnished third in a time of 2:21.30 in the 200 breast against Harvard and Army… won the 200 breast (2:22.01) against Boston College… was second in the 100 breast (1:06.28) and 200 breast (2:22.13) against FAMU and Miami… opened the season with a third place ﬁnish in the 200 breast (2:23.28) at the Georgia Tech Quad meet… named team captain for the 2007-08 season… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 33 WOMEN’S BIOS 2006-07: Competed in three events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)… swam a personal best time in the 200 breast (2:19.10)… earned points against Indian River Community College (Jan.26) with a third place ﬁnish in the 100 breast (1:06.14)…ﬁnished third in the 200 breast (2:25.87) against LSU (Jan. 12)… opened 2007 with a time of 1:06.06 in the 100 breast against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)… made two night swims at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18)…ﬁnished 16th in the 200 breast (2:23.54) and 17th in the 100 breast (1:06.92)…also ﬁnished 35th in the 200 IM (2:12.42)… member of ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Scored points in both breaststroke events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18)…ﬁnished ninth in the 100 breast with a personal best of 1:04.48 and 14th in the 200 breast in 2:20.73…also placed 29th in the 200 IM with a personal best of 2:08.59…ﬁnished ﬁfth in the 200 breast (2:19.97) at a dual meet against Florida (Nov. 22)…ﬁnished third in the 100 breast (1:04.90) and 200 breast (2:20.95) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…also ﬁnished sixth in the 200 IM (2:09.82) and 20th in the 100 back (1:01.14)...ﬁnished fourth in the 200 breast (2:21.86), seventh in the 100 breast (1:05.98) and ninth in the 200 IM (2:12.20) at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)… member of ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Prep career culminated with a state championship her senior year at the NCHSAA 4A meet as she won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.47 for All- America consideration...earned a spot in the ﬁnals the year before, taking sixth with a 1:08.04...helped Apex to a pair of top-ﬁve relay ﬁnishes in 2005, taking part in the fourth-place 200 medley relay (1:53.23) and ﬁfth-place 200 freestyle quartet (1:41.73)...won the consolation heat of the 200 individual medley her last year in 2:12.76, while her 2:15.88 from the year before placed 10th...took third in the 100 breaststroke at the 2005 YMCA National Short Course Championships with a career-best time of 1:04.87...captured bronze at the 200-yard distance, posting a personal standard of 2:19.71...member of two top-ﬁve relays, including the 400 medley team that placed second (3:50.32)...also swam a career-best 2:10.49 in the 200 IM at the meet ...an all-conference selection and team MVP all four years of high school, she was named Tri-Seven Conference MVP her last three years...tied for 47th at the 2005 ConocoPhillips US National Championships in the 100-meter breaststroke, posting a time of 1:13.51...swam for Greg Huff at Apex and at YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) for Ron Turner...also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born June 25, 1987... majoring in marketing and management... daughter of Richard Huntwork and Dawn Bell... full name is Sarah Sophie Kylen Huntwork. MEREDITH MARTELLE Distance Free, IM 5-8 Senior Charlotte, N.C. South Mecklenburg Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Turned in a personal best time of 16:52.53 in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships… also swam the 500 free (4:57.81) and 400 IM (4:25.92) at the championships… was victorious in the 200 IM TOP TIMES with a time of 2:10.97 against FAMU, Florida 500 Free _______________________________4:54.69 International and Florida 1000 Free ______________________________9:58.50 1650 Free _____________________________16:52.53 Gulf Coast… placed 400 IM _________________________________4:23.27 second in the 1000 free (10:18.00) against LSU… ﬁnished second in the 200 backstroke (2:08.79) against Boston College… touched the wall in third place in the 400 IM (4:32.05) against FAMU and Miami… member of the ACCAcademic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17) for the second straight season by matching her 10th place ﬁnish in 2006 in the 400 IM (4:25.50)… ﬁnished 24th in the 500 free (5:02.43) and 18th in the 1650 free (17:11.37)… netted the fastest times of the season in two events at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) with a ninth place ﬁnish in the 1,650 free (17:05.63) and a 35th place ﬁnish in the 200 IM (2:12.55)…also placed 6th in the 400 IM (4:26.30) and 29th in Meredith Martelle 34 WOMEN’S BIOS the 500 free (5:05.98)… scored the best ﬁnish of the season against Miami (Oct. 27) with a personal best second place ﬁnish in the 1000 free (9:58.50)… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 15-18) ﬁnishing 10th in the 400 IM with a personal best and NCAA “B” cut time of 4:23.27…placed 17th in the 500 free (4:54.69) and the 1650 free (17:21.10)…won the 400 IM in 4:23.94 at the at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)…ﬁnished fourth in the 1650 free with a personal best of 16:54.09…also ﬁnished seventh in the 500 free (5:01.55) and 13th in the 200 free (1:54.83)……recorded a personal best in the 1000 free (10:30.74) in a dual meet against Clemson (Nov. 12)…recorded a personal best in the 200 IM (2:09.70) to ﬁnish ﬁfth at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)…took fourth in the 500 free (5:03.38) and ﬁfth in the 1000 free (10:27.18). High School: Garnered All-America consideration honors her ﬁnal season at the NCHSAA state meet in three events...best ﬁnish was a second-place 5:02.12 in the 500 freestyle....added a fourth-place 2:08.92 in the 200 individual medley... swam on a pair of fourth-place relays, earning All- America honors in the 400 freestyle (3:38.93)...took fourth in the 100 breaststroke as a sophomore at the state championships, while placing ﬁfth in the 200 IM....member of third-place 200 medley relay...South Mecklenburg won the team title her sophomore campaign... three-time All- Mecklenburg selection by the Charlotte Observer...named N.C. All-Star Conference Swimmer of the Year as a senior...posted the best times of her career the 2004 US Senior Nationals and the NCS Senior Championships... top marks at the US Nationals include 400m freestyle (4:36.35), 800m freestyle (9:27.34) and 1500m freestyle (17:56.45)...at the NCS meet, she posted times of 1:55.58 (200 freestyle), 4:59.38 (500 freestyle) and 16:54.00 (1,650 freestyle)... equally as strong in the classroom where she is a Scholastic All-American and a member of the National Honor Society...coached by Ellen Mullis at South Mecklenburg and Dave Gibbson coached her at Mecklenburg Aquatic Club...took 51st in the 1,500 meter freestyle with a time of 17:36.65...ﬁnished two spots back of that with a 9:16.06 in the 800 freestyle. Personal: Born March 16, 1987...majoring in education...daughter of Joseph and Nancy Martelle...swam on the same high school and club teams as former Seminole’s Mark Nichols and Stacy Rademacher...youngest of nine children. 2006-07: Competed in both the 1M and 3M diving events at the ACC Championships (Feb 14-17)… recorded a score of 215.25 in the 1M competition and a score of 201.85 in the 3M event… earned a personal best on the 3M with a score of 219.22 at LSU (Jan. 12)... scored a TOP SCORES personal best on the 1M with a score of 221.90 1M ____________________________________ 241.00 3M ____________________________________ 251.30 against North Florida Platform ________________________________ 182.40 and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)… ﬁnished 17th at Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16) on the 1M with a score of 205.75. High School: Graduated early from Montgomery High School in 2005…ﬁnished second during two consecutive years at the 4A Texas State Diving Championships and was ﬁfth on the platform at AAU nationals in 2005…won the regional high school diving championship in 2004…earned First Team All-State honors and was an All-American Qualiﬁer during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons…named TAGDA Diver of the Year three times (1997, 1998, 1999) and NWTDA Diver of the Year four times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)…earned Academic All-District in 2005. Personal: Born September 28, 1987…majoring in child development and psychology with a minor in religion…daughter of Philippee and Joelle Cabassol... currently the secretary with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). MELANIE CABASSOL Diving 5-5 Junior Montgomery, Texas Montgomery ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Scored points at the ACC Championships with her 11th place performance on the platform (169.00) and 15th place ﬁnish on the 3m (226.50)… also placed 20th on the 1m (205.95)… turned in two personal best scores against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast on the 1m (241.00) and 3m (251.30)… dove to a third place ﬁnish with a score of 234.10 on the 1m against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Melanie Cabassol 35 WOMEN’S BIOS JESSIE CARR Free, Breast 5-6 Junior Montgomery, Ala. Gulf Breeze 2006-07: Competed at the Tar Heel Invitational (Feb. 14-17) and posted times in the 50 free (23.87) and 100 breast (1:06.66)… competed at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18), ﬁnishing 20th in the 100 breast (1:07.39) and 23rd in the 50 free (24.10)…opened the season against Clemson (Oct. 7) with a time of 54.12 in the 100 free and a time of 24.66 in the 50 free… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Named team MVP during her freshman and sophomore years… was a two-time all area swimmer of the year…was a three-time FHSAA Pincha-Penny all area team member…was an eight-time Florida high school state ﬁnalist…ﬁnished ﬁfth in the 50 free as a sophomore and third in the 50 and 100 free as a senior at the state meet…trained with the Dutch National Team while living in the Netherlands during her junior year. Personal: Born July 21, 1987…majoring in rehabilitation services and child development…daughter of David and Stephanie Carr. Captain ACC Academic Honor Roll HONORS BIO 2007-08: Swam a personal best in the 100 free (52.70) at the ACC Championships… also competed in the 50 free (24.12) and TOP TIMES 100 breast (1:08.02)… 50 Free _________________________________ 23.87 placed third in the 100 Free ________________________________ 52.70 100 free (53.27) and 100 Breast ______________________________1:06.66 fourth in the 100 breast 200 Breast ______________________________2:30.42 (1:08.83) against Florida Atlantic… member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll… team captain for the 2008-09 season. TIFFANY ELIAS Fly, IM, Free 5-7 Junior Phoenix, Ariz. Xavier College Preparatory 2007-08: Scored at the ACC Championships with a 16th place ﬁnish in the 200 ﬂy (2:03.82)… also placed 19th in the 100 TOP TIMES ﬂy (56.35) and 34th in the 200 free (1:53.99)… 100 Fly __________________________________ 55.51 ﬁnished second in the 200 Fly _________________________________2:01.26 200 IM _________________________________2:05.25 100 ﬂy (57.63) and third in the 200 free (1:55.72) against Florida Atlantic… touched the wall in second place in the 200 ﬂy (2:05.68) and third in the 100 ﬂy (57.52) against Clemson… placed second against South Carolina in the 200 ﬂy (2:05.36)… won the 200 free (1:54.09) and placed third in the 100 back (59.54) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… was victorious in the 200 ﬂy (2:04.63) against LSU… placed ﬁrst in the 200 IM (2:08.17) and 200 ﬂy (2:05.51) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… ﬁnished third in the 200 ﬂy with a time of 2:04.11 against Harvard and Army… won the 100 back (59.87) and the 200 IM (2:08.29) against Boston College… placed second in the 100 ﬂy (58.26) against FAMU and Miami. 2006-07: Scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)…made the ﬁnals in the 200 ﬂy and ﬁnished eighth touching the wall in 2:05.34…ﬁnished 12th in the 100 ﬂy (56.38)… scored against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26) with a victory in the 100 back (58.35) and a third place ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy (56.73)… on the road at LSU (Jan. 12) claimed a victory in the 200 ﬂy (2:03.38)… opened 2007 with a runner-up ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy (57.73) against North Florida and UNCWilmington (Jan. 6)… had an impressive performance at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) including an NCAA “B” cut of 2:01.26 in the 200 ﬂy to place second… also ﬁnished ﬁfth in the 100 ﬂy (55.51) and eighth in the 500 free (2:05.25)… captured the win in the 100 ﬂy (56.49) against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28)…against Miami (Oct. 27) won the 200 ﬂy (2:03.17) and 200 free (1:51.93) and recorded a runner-up ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy (56.18)…placed second at the SMU Classic BIO Jessie Carr 36 WOMEN’S BIOS (Oct. 20) in the 200 ﬂy (2:03.09) and third in the 200 free (1:52.73)…opened her collegiate career with a win in the 200 ﬂy (2:02.34) and a pair of runner-up ﬁnishes in the 200 free (1:52.24) and 100 ﬂy (58.24). High School: Won Arizona State High School Championship in the 500 free (2003), 100 ﬂy (2004), and 200 free (2005) at Xavier College Preparatory…during all four years at Xavier, Elias earned All-American, All-State and All-Region honors as well as leading her team to four state / regional titles…was a part of the relay that set the Arizona high school state record in the 400 free relay in 2004 and the National Independent School record in the 200 medley relay in 2005…holds Xavier school records in the 100 ﬂy, 200 IM and 400 free relay…was Girls National Champions in NISCA National Dual Meet Ranking in 2005…was team captain during her senior year and was three-time team MVP…earned ﬁrst honors, was a NISCA Academic All-American (2005), received the President’s Education Award (2006) and named the High School Heisman (2006). Personal: Born October 13, 1987…majoring in exercise science…daughter of Colleen Hill and Joe Elias. KYLSIE GRIMES Free 5-8 Junior Hartland, Wis. Arrowhead HONORS BIO NCAA Qualiﬁer School Record Holder 2007-08: Anchored the school record breaking 400 free relay team at the ACC Championships (3:19.90)… scored points TOP TIMES and posted personal best times in all three 50 Free _________________________________ 23.25 100 Free ________________________________ 50.33 individual events at the 200 Free _______________________________1:49.12 ACC Championships with a pair of ninth place ﬁnishes in the 100 free (50.33) and 200 free (1:49.12) and a 10th place showing in the 50 free (23.25)… placed third in the 50 free (24.62) against Florida Atlantic… won the 100 back (59.31) and ﬁnished third in the 50 free (24.56) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… touched the wall in second place in the 200 free (1:56.28) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… ﬁnished third in the 50 free (24.97) and 500 free (5:13.16) against Boston College… placed third in the 200 free (1:54.87) against FAMU and Miami… opened the season with a victory in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Quad meet in the 200 free (1:51.79). Tiffany Elias Kylsie Grimes 37 WOMEN’S BIOS 2006-07: Florida State’s lone freshman representative at the NCAA Championships (Mar 8-10)… ﬁnished 70th in the 100 free posting a time of 51.58…scored well at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)…swam the leadoff leg of the 800 free relay that placed fourth in an NCAA “B” cut time of 7:21.09…placed seventh in the 200 free (1:50.39)…tied for 15th in the 100 free (51.68) and ﬁnished 16th in the 50 free (23.61)… took top honors in the 200 free (1:52.49) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)… helped to defeat rival Florida (Nov. 21) with a personal best, NCAA “B” cut time of 51.04 to take second place in the 100 free… also ﬁnished second in the 50 free (23.86) and fourth in the 200 free (1:49.72)… competed in the Nike Cup Invitational and earned night swims in all three events… placed eighth in the 100 free (51.28), 12th in the 50 free (23.48) and 13th in the 500 free (4:55.93)…won the 100 free (52.79) against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28) and ﬁnished third in the 200 free (1:54.32)…earned a pair of third place ﬁnishes in the 100 free (53.14) and 200 free (1:53.42) against Miami (Oct. 27)…opened her collegiate career with an event victory against Clemson (Oct. 7)…took top honors in the 200 free (1:51.58). High School: Was a 12-time Wisconsin high school state champion…won state championships in the 200 free (1:49.95) and 100 free (50.74) and was apart of the state record setting 200 and 400 free relay teams…her time of 1:49.95 in the 200 free is the second fastest in Wisconsin high school swimming history… earned All-American honors eight times…was a junior national qualiﬁer in the 50, 100 and 200 free as well as the 100 back…was a senior national qualiﬁer in the 50 and 100 free…both of her parents swam competitively in college at Illinois State University. Personal: Born June 16, 1988…majoring in math…daughter of Kim and John Grimes. free…ﬁnished 17th in the 200 free (1:51.39)…concluded the dual meet season against national champion Auburn (Jan. 27) and ﬁnished fourth in the 1000 free (10:22.09)… against Indian River Community College (Jan. 26) claimed an event victory with ﬁrst place in the 1650 free (17:24.01) and ﬁnished second in the 200 free (1:52.45)…earned top honors in the 500 free (4:57.03) against LSU (Jan. 12) and ﬁnished second in the 1000 free (10:23.97)…scored a pair of victories to start 2007 against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6) in the 500 free (4:59.02) and the 1000 free (10:19.05)…helped defeat rival Florida (Nov. 21) with a NCAA “B” cut time of 4:53.68 in the 500 free and recorded a personal best time in the 200 free (1:51.19)…placed well at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) with a second place ﬁnish in the 200 free (4:52.51) and a seventh place ﬁnish in the 1650 free (17:01.92)…earned a pair of second place ﬁnishes against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28) in the 500 free (5:04.58) and 1,650 free (17:25.93)…took two victories against Miami (Oct. 27) with a school record time in the 1000 free (9:54.03) and a strong showing of 5:05.31 in the 500 free…opened her collegiate career with a victory in the 500 free (5:02.44) against Clemson (Oct. 7) and a second place ﬁnish in the 1000 free (10:20.66)… member of All-ACC Academic team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Won the 2005 Florida 3A state championship in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.46…took second in the 500 free (4:53.09) and was a part of the 400 relay that placed sixth (split - 52.60)…named Clearwater Aquatic Team Swimmer of the Year in 2004, was the district champ in the 200 free (2004, 2005) and the 500 free (2005)…was also the regional champion in the 200 free in 2005…earned All-American honors in the 500 free (2004, 2005) and 200 free (2005)…was a member of the National Honor Society and made the dean’s list and honor roll all four years. Personal: Born February 28, 1988…majoring in exercise science…daughter of Mike and Janet Guyler. JEN GUYLER Mid-Distance Free, Distance Free 5-4 Junior Palm Harbor, Fla. East Lake HONORS All-ACC All-ACC Academic Team Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll 2007-08: Competed in the free (17:23.70) at the ACC Championships… placed third with a time of 5:06.14 against FAMU and Miami… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. BIO 200 free (1:57.62), 500 free (5:03.99) and 1650 TOP TIMES 200 Free _______________________________1:51.19 500 Free _______________________________4:49.98 1000 Free ______________________________9:58.06 1650 Free _____________________________16:50.84 2006-07: Capped an impressive freshman season with All-ACC honors at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)…ﬁnished second to earn All-ACC honors in the 500 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:49.98…claimed ninth place with an NCAA “B” cut time of 16:50.84 in the 1650 Jen Guyler 38 WOMEN’S BIOS All-American ALEIA MONDEN Diving 5-1 Junior Mililani, Hawai’i St. Andrew’s Prioriy and 3m (265.20) against Florida Atlantic… placed third on the 1m at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a score of 265.50… ﬁnished third on the 1m (233.70) and the 3m (278.35) against Harvard and Army… was victorious on the 3m with a personal best score of 291.23 and placed second on the 1m (255.68) against Boston College… placed third on the 1m (246.70) and 3m (245.35) against FAMU and Miami… member of the All-ACC Academic team and ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Represented the Seminoles at the NCAA Zone “B” Diving Championships with a top ﬁnish of 11th on the platform (469.30)…took 23rd in the 1M with a score of 230.45 and ﬁnished 24th on the 3M with a score of 239.55…scored major points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)…nabbed a personal best in the 1M prelims of 286.10 then ﬁnished ﬁfth in the ﬁnals with a score of 273.60… ﬁnished ﬁfth on the platform with a score of 221.80…took 12th place TOP SCORES in the 3M with a score of 1M ____________________________________ 286.10 252.20…claimed strong 3M ____________________________________ 291.23 ﬁnishes against national Platform ________________________________ 295.50 champion Auburn (Jan. 27) with a runner-up ﬁnish on the 1M (251.55)… opened 2007 with an event win against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6) with an NCAA Zone consideration score of 264.60 on the 1M and a second place showing in the 3M (264.00)…contributed to a win against Florida with a pair of NCAA Zone automatic scores to ﬁnish ﬁrst on the 3M (295.50) and second on the 1M (273.00)…made an impressive showing at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) by ﬁnishing third on the 1M (274.15)…won both the 1M (256.30) and 3M (238.95) against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 28)…was the lone Seminole diver at the SMU Classic (Oct. 20) and contributed to the team’s ﬁrst place ﬁnish with a victory on the 1M (257.05) and a second place showing on the 3M (259.00)…opened her college career with a pair of ﬁrst place ﬁnishes against Clemson (Oct. 7) in the 1M (263.78) and 3M (274.88)… member of ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Was a three-time NISCA All-American…won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Diving Championships three consecutive years (200406)…won the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Diving Championship four consecutive years (2003-06)…also is the current recorded holder with a score of 491.05 set on Feb. 25-26, 2006…was a two-time ILH Diver of the Year (200506)…won the 2005 Amateur Athletic Union 1M National Championship…was a 2006 junior national ﬁnalist on the 1M and platform and a 2006 senior national ﬁnalist on the 10M platform. Personal: Born October 10, 1988…majoring in sports medicine…daughter of Glenn and Nancy Monden. HONORS Captain Honorable Mention All-American Two-Time NCAA Zone Qualiﬁer All-ACC Academic Team Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll BIO 2007-08: Earned honorable mention All-American honors at the NCAA Championships with her 11th place ﬁnish on the 3m board (251.81)… scored points for the Seminoles in three events at the ACC Championships… placed ﬁfth on the platform with a score of 249.45, sixth on the 1m (253.05) and ninth on the 3m (262.25)… won the 1m (241.40) and placed third on the 3m (267.05) against Auburn and Arkansas… dove to a pair of third place ﬁnishes on the 1m (234.55) Aleia Monden 39 WOMEN’S BIOS KATIE SIROUNIS Diving 5-9 Junior Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. Satellite against Florida… won the 3m with a personal best score of 304.15 and was second on the 1m (262.40) against Harvard and Army… won the 1m (284.18) and placed second on the 3m (282.15) against Boston College… turned in a pair of second place ﬁnishes on the 1m (259.90) and 3m (281.95) at the SMU Women’s Classic… placed ﬁrst on the 1m (262.20) against FAMU and Miami… opened the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet with a second place ﬁnish on the 3m (276.05) and a third place ﬁnish on the 1m (248.45)… member of the All-ACC Academic team and ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Qualiﬁed for the NCAA Zone “B” Diving Championships (Mar. 2-4) and ﬁnished 12th on the 1M board with a twelve dive total of 494.40…ﬁnished eighth on the platform with a ten dive total of 494.95… scored 20 points in her ﬁrst trip to the ACC Championships…took ﬁfth place on the 3M with a six dive total of 280.65 in the ﬁnals…ﬁnished seventh on the platform with a 6 dive total of 187.35… won both diving events against national champion Auburn (Jan. 27) with a score of 254.93 on the 1M and an NCAA Zone consideration score of 270.53 on the 3M… assisted in the defeat of rival Florida (Nov. 21) with a win in the 1M with an NCAA Zone automatic score of 282.45 and a third place ﬁnish in the 3M (243.90)… earned a season high score of 287.60 at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) on the 3M…earned a pair of second place results against Clemson (Oct. 7) in the 1M (253.58) and 3M (251.10)… member ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Was a two-time 2A FHSAA State Champion in diving at Satellite High School…was also the regional, district and conference champion…named the Orlando Sentinel Athlete of the Year, made the Florida Today First Team for two years in a row and was selected as an All-American…named to the Pinch a Penny All-State Team. Personal: Born November 24, 1987…majoring in business…daughter of Michelle and Mike Sirounis. HONORS Two-Time NCAA Zone Qualiﬁer All-ACC Academic Team Two-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll BIO 2007-08: Scored points in all three events at the ACC Championships… placed fourth on the 3m (298.55), seventh on the platform (217.15) TOP SCORES and ninth on the 1m 1M ____________________________________ 303.15 (245.55)… was victorious 3M ____________________________________ 304.15 on the 1m board against Platform ________________________________ 224.60 Auburn and Arkansas with a score of 289.40… ﬁnished second on the 1m (237.25) against Florida Atlantic… swept the diving events against Clemson winning the 1m with a personal best score of 303.15 and winning the 3m with a score of 269.78… placed second on the 1m (271.21) and 3m (276.00) against South Carolina… won the 3m (295.15) and placed second on the 1m (268.10) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… dove to a second place ﬁnish on the 3m (267.60) and third place ﬁnish on the 1m (224.70) against LSU… earned ACC Performer of the Week honors for her victories on the 1m (253.10) and 3m (271.55) against North Florida and UNCWilmington… ﬁnished second on the 3m (289.50) and third on the 1m (254.85) STEVI STEINHAUER Sprint Free 5-9 Junior Gulf Breeze, Fla. Gulf Breeze HONORS BIO ACC Academic Honor Roll Katie Sirounis 2007-08: Scored points and posted personal best times in two events at the ACC Championships… placed ninth in the 50 TOP TIMES (23.22) while swimming 50 Free _________________________________ 23.19 a personal best 23.19 in 100 Free ________________________________ 50.85 the prelims and ﬁnished 15th in the 100 free (50.85)… won the 50 free (23.46) and placed third in the 100 free (51.52) against Auburn and Arkansas… was victorious in the 50 free (23.72) and 100 free (51.78) against Florida Atlantic… touched the wall in third place in the 50 free (24.00) against Clemson… swept the 50 free (23.62) and the 100 free (51.41) against South Carolina… placed third 40 WOMEN’S BIOS in the 200 free (1:58.85) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… ﬁnished second in the 50 with a time of 24.43 against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Competed at the Tar Heel Invitational (Feb. 14-17) with an appearance in the 50 free (23.87)… made best showing of the year by ﬁnishing third in the 50 free (24.27) in the meet against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 6)… helped defeat Florida (Nov. 21) with performances in the 50 free (24.03) and 100 free (53.55)…took to the Carolina waters with a 27th place ﬁnish in the 50 free (27.40) at the Nike Cup Invitational (Nov. 16-18) and a 46th place showing in the 100 back (1:06.79). High School: Started swimming in high school during her junior year…placed fourth in the 50 free with a time of 24.78 at the 2005 2A FHSAA Championships… swam as a part of the 200 free relay that ﬁnished third and 200 medley relay that ﬁnished fourth…earned a junior cut in the 50 free of 24.4 two weeks after the state meet. Personal: Born July 19, 1988…majoring in exercise science…daughter of Kathy Wharton, Tom Wharton and Steve Steinhauer. against Auburn and Arkansas on the 1m (236.55)… placed third on the 1m (260.85) and the 3m (234.23) against Clemson… ﬁnished third on the 1m (266.32) against South Carolina… was victorious on the 1m with a career high of TOP SCORES 280.00 against FAMU, 1M ____________________________________ 280.00 Florida International and 3M ____________________________________ 259.65 Florida Gulf Coast… Platform ________________________________ 191.15 placed second on the 1m (242.85) and third on the 3m (259.65) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… ﬁnished second on the 3m with a score of 250.60 against FAMU and Miami… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: High Point award winner… 2006-07 Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee… Florida 3A Regional State Champion… two-time high school AllAmerican… 2006-07 Principal’s Award for swimming and diving team… two-time Academic All-American… Principal’s honor roll all four years. Personal: Born May 17, 1989… majoring in hospitality… father played golf at the University of Georgia and on the PGA Tour… daughter of Richard and Kay Adham. Stevi Steinhauer KATHERINE ADHAM Diving 5-5 Sophomore Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips HONORS BIO NCAA Zone Qualiﬁer ACC Academic Honor Roll Katherine Adham 2007-08: Scored points in all three events at the ACC Championships… placed fourth on the 1m (266.00), eighth on the 3m (253.55) and in her ﬁrst career competition on the platform place ninth (191.15)… dove to a third place ﬁnish 41 WOMEN’S BIOS C.J. HENDRY Fly, Back 5-7 Sophomore Evans, Ga. Evans HOLLY MILLS Back, Free 5-6 Sophomore Ruislip, England St. Augustine Priory 2007-08: Scored points and recorded personal best times in all three individual events at her ﬁrst career ACC Championship TOP TIMES meet… ﬁnished ninth in 100 Back ________________________________ 56.60 the 200 back (1:59.45), 200 Back _______________________________1:59.45 10th in the 100 ﬂy (55.22) 100 Fly __________________________________ 55.22 and 17th in the 100 back (56.60)… was victorious in the 100 back (57.27) and 200 ﬂy (2:03.87) against Florida Atlantic… placed second in the 100 back (57.50) and the 100 ﬂy (56.90) against Clemson… won the 100 back (57.75) and 200 back (2:02.69) and ﬁnished second in the 100 ﬂy (56.24) in the 100 ﬂy… touched the wall in second place in the 100 free (52.84) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… placed second in the 200 back (2:03.42) against LSU… ﬁnished second in the 100 free (51.80) against Harvard and Army… won the 200 ﬂy (2:03.94) and the 500 free (5:00.64) against Boston College… ﬁnished third in the 100 ﬂy with a time of 55.81 at the SMU Women’s Classic… won the 100 back (57.21) and tied for ﬁrst with teammate Holly Mills in the 200 back (2:02.33) against FAMU and Miami… opened the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet with a second place ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy (56.98) and a third place showing in the 200 back (2:03.60). High School: 16 time Georgia State All-Star… 2007 Georgia State Champion in the 100 back, 3rd place 200 free… 2006 Zone Team qualiﬁer…2006 Georgia State runner-up in the 200 IM, 3rd place 100 free… high school swimming MVP all four years… two-time Junior National ﬁnalist… BETA Club member… National Technical Honor Society member… graduated with a dual diploma. Personal: Born September 28, 1988… majoring in communication… father played professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians… daughter of Keith and Mary Hendry. BIO All-ACC School Record Holder HONORS BIO Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer ACC Academic Honor Roll 2007-08: Placed 10th in the 200 back (2:16.78) and 21st in the 100 back TOP TIMES (1:05.64) at the Great 200 Back _______________________________1:58.10 Britain Olympic Trials… 200 Free _______________________________1:48.59 part of the 800 free relay 500 Free _______________________________4:51.50 team that broke the school record a the ACC Championships (7:13.85)… scored points in two events at the championships… earned All-ACC honors with her third place ﬁnish in the 200 back with a personal best time of 1:58.10)… also ﬁnished 11th in the 200 free (1:49.30)… placed third in the 200 back (2:01.59) against Auburn and Arkansas… was victorious in the 200 back (2:02.86) against Florida Atlantic… placed second in the 200 back (2:00.27) and third in the 200 free (1:51.70) against Clemson… ﬁnished second in the 200 back (2:03.13) and 500 free (4:59.31) and third in the 200 free (1:51.93) against South Carolina… touched the wall in second place in the 1000 free (10:21.97) C.J. Hendry Holly Mills 42 WOMEN’S BIOS against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… earned ACC Performer of the Week honors for a pair of second place ﬁnishes against Florida including a personal best time of 1:48.59 in the 200 free and a 1:59.01 in the 200 back… dominated the Georgia Tech Invitational with three ﬁrst place performances in the 200 free (1:48.59) 500 free (4:51.50) and 200 back (1:59.46)… won the 200 free (1:50.59) and the 200 back (2:00.72) against Harvard and Army… placed second in the 100 free (52.63) against Boston College… turned in a second place performance at the SMU Women’s Classic in the 200 back (1:59.63)… tied for ﬁrst with teammate C.J. Hendry in the 200 back (2:02.33), ﬁnished second in the 200 free (1:52.52) and third in the 100 back 58.42 against FAMU and Miami… opened the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet with a victory in the 200 back (2:01.93) and a third place showing in the 100 back (57.44)… member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Finished fourth at British Nationals in the 200 back… 2001-07 English national multi-medalist… school sports captain… class president… school prefect. Personal: Born November 15, 1988… enrolled in undergraduate studies… daughter of John and Marian Mills. 100 free (53.64) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… placed second in the 50 free with a time of 23.98 against Harvard and Army… turned in a ﬁrst place performance in the 200 free (1:54.01) against Boston College… won the 100 free (51.96) against FAMU and Miami. High School: 2006-07 Olympic Trial qualiﬁer… three-time All-American… 200607 Paciﬁc Coast top 16 selection… two-time team MVP selection… three-time coaches award winner… 2007 team captain… also a member of water polo team. Personal: born January 1, 1989... majoring in english/creative writing… daughter of Reed and Deborah Phillips… favorite athlete is anyone who shows dedication to their sport. JOCELYN PHILLIPS Free 6-0 Sophomore Napa, Calif. Vintage HONORS BIO School Record Holder Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer Jocelyn Phillips 2007-08: Placed 67th in the 200 free (2:03.15) and 85th in the 100 free (57.62) at the U.S. Olympic Trials… broke three school records and TOP TIMES scored points in two 100 Free ________________________________ 50.50 individual events at the 200 Free _______________________________1:47.82 ACC Championships… 500 Free _______________________________4:49.28 swam the leadoff leg of the school record breaking 800 free relay team (7:13.85) while her leadoff time of 1:47.82 was also good enough to break the school record in the 200 free… helped set the school record in the 400 free relay (3:19.90) by swimming the leadoff leg… placed ﬁfth in the 200 free (1:48.47), ninth in the 500 free (4:49.28) and 17th in the 100 free (50.50)… won the 500 free (4:57.63) against Florida Atlantic… touched the wall in second place in the 200 free (1:51.70) against Clemson… ties for ﬁrst in the 200 free (1:49.97) and third in the 100 free (52.16) against South Carolina… was victorious in the 500 free (5:02.41) and second in the 50 free (24.50) against FAMU, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast… won the 200 free (1:54.98) and placed second in the 43 WOMEN’S BIOS BRITTANY SELTS Fly, Free, Back 5-7 Sophomore Miami, Fla. Palmetto SHANDA CASELLA Sprint Free, Back, Fly 5-4 Junior Orlando, Fla. IRCC / Cypress Creek HONORS BIO BIO Freshman/Sophomore (IRCC): Helped lead Indian River Community College to its 29th and 30th National Championships… a 12-time National Junior College Champion… during her sophomore year won the 50 free in a NJCAA and school record time of 23.26… swam the anchor leg of the NJCAA and school record breaking 200 medley relay… also took home ﬁrst place in the 100 free (50.54), 100 back (58.20), 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley… during her freshman year won ﬁve NJCAA National Titles… was victorious in the 100 ﬂy (58.20), 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay… place second in the 50 free (23.63) and 100 free (52.20)… earned the Pioneer award. High School: Two-time All-American in the 50 free… school record holder in seven events… seven-time district champion… ﬁve-time all-conference performer… member of the All-Central Florida team in 2005… seven-time Florida state ﬁnalist… two-time ﬁrst-team All-County in the 50 free… team captain. Personal: Born June 9, 1988… majoring in social science… daughter of Joey Casella… aspires to be either a sports broadcaster, personal trainer or a chef. Olympic Trial Qualiﬁer 2007-08: Placed 132nd in the 100 ﬂy (1:03.96) at the U.S. Olympic Trials… scored points at her ﬁrst career ACC Championships with a 15th place ﬁnish in TOP TIMES the 50 free (23.52) with 50 Free _________________________________ 23.44 a personal best 23.44 in 100 Free ________________________________ 51.57 the prelims… also turned 100 Fly __________________________________ 56.08 in a personal best 56.08 in her 18th place ﬁnish in the 100 ﬂy and placed 22nd in the 100 free (51.98)… touched the wall in third place in the 50 free (24.43) against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington… placed third in the 50 free (23.67) against Florida… turned in a personal best time of 51.57 in the 100 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational… won the 200 back (2:07.96) against Boston College… was victorious in the 50 free (23.78) and the 100 ﬂy (57.00) against FAMU and Miami… opened the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet with a third place showing in the 100 ﬂy (57.02). High School: Senior National Finalist… four year state ﬁnalist… four year AllDade County selection… four year team MVP selection… captain of high school team… holds school records in seven individual events and all relay events… Citizenship Award winner… 2007 honor roll member. Personal: Born August 8, 1989… enrolled in undergraduate studies... daughter of Pat and Michelle Selts. CARLY CAVALIERI Free 6-0 Junior Tampa, Fla. Gaither BIO High School: Was team MVP for three consecutive seasons… holds three school records in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back… earned freshman of the year honors at her high school. Personal: Born August 11, 1987… majoring in communication/advertising… daughter of Richard and Jody Cavalieri… played piano for 11 years… member of the Kiwanettes for four years… brother Spencer plays football at Marist. Brittany Selts 44 WOMEN’S BIOS CAITLIN NOLAN Distance Free 5-6 Freshman Toronto, Ontario, Canada Havergal College JESSICA SABOTIN Individual Medley 5-11 Freshman Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Trinity School BIO High School: Placed sixth in the 1500 free at the 2007 Canadian Nationals… Eastern Canadian gold medalist in the 1500 free… 15-17 Canadian National age group record holder in the 4 X 200 freestyle relay… open water age group national gold medalist in the 5k… Ontario Provincal open water gold medalist in the 5k… ﬁnished sixth in the 10k at the Open Water World Cup Roberval… placed 18th at the PanAm (U.S. and Canada) 10k Open Water trials… ﬁnished 6th at the 10k Open Water World Championship trials… was on the academic honor roll for ﬁve years… earned the certiﬁcate of distinction at the Canadian National Math Contest. Personal: Born April 21, 1989… majoring in exercise science… daughter of Cheryl Wong and Dan Nolan… played piano for 10 years and violin for ﬁve years. BIO High School: Competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 IM... ﬁnished third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 400 IM at the 2007 Summer Sectionals… earned her Olympic Trial qualifying mark in 2006… placed second in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 IM at the 2006 Speedo Sectionals… ranked in the top 10 in the state of Florida in multiple events… helped break a 10 year old Florida state record in the 800 free relay in 2005… 2007 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Personal: Born February 10, 1991… majoring in early childhood education… daughter of Jeff and Debi Sabotin. STEPHANIE SARANDOS Back 5-7 Freshman Waukesha, Wis. Kettle Moranie ELYSSE ROWLAND Diving 5-3 Freshman Chicago, Ill. Loyola Academy BIO BIO High School: Four-time All-American and two-time Illinois state champion… school and conference record holder for both six and 11 dives… undefeate4d in dual meet competition… diving MVP all four years of high school… three-time conference champion… qualiﬁed for AAU or U.S. National Diving Championships for seven consecutive years… placed second on the three-meter, seventh on the one-meter and 13th on the platform at the 2007 U.S. National Championships… attended training camp in the China with the 2007 U.S. Junior National Team… member of the Loyola scholars… nominated for American Legion Girl’s state. Personal: Born October 3, 1989… plans to major in education… daughter of Wade and Joan Rowland… had two sisters Brooke and Bailey. High School: Placed 28th in the 200 back (2:15.06) and 42nd in the 100 back (1:03.39) at the U.S. Olympic Trials… qualiﬁed for the Olympic Trials in the 200 IM… holds four the Wisconsin state record in ﬁve events including the 17-18 100m and 200m backstroke events as well as the 200m IM… holds 15 club team records and was team MVP for three consecutive seasons on the Waukesha Express… qualiﬁed for U.S. Junior and Senior Nationals in the 100 and 200 back and placed as high as second in the 200 back at Junior Nationals… member of the Humans Relations Correlation which focused on diversity and equality in schools… made the honor roll in all four years of high school. Personal: Born on October 19, 1989… majoring in exercise science… her and her brother were adopted at the ages of three and ﬁve… daughter of David and Bonnie Sarandos. Brittany Selts 45 MONTGOMERY GYM The Florida State Seminoles ﬁrst home for swimming and diving was the pool located in Montgomery Gym. The Seminoles trained and competed in the Montgomery pool full-time from their co-ed inception in1947 until 1963 (the team still used the pool for two more years after the opening of the Stults Aquatic Center). The Montgomery pool had ﬁve lanes and featured two diving boards. BIM STULTS AQUATIC CENTER The Seminoles moved to their ﬁrst outdoor facility in 1963 with the opening of the Union Pool in the center of Florida State’s campus. The pool was later renamed the N.B. “Bim” Stults Aquatic Center to honor FSU’s legendary swimming coach from 1949 to 1973. The Stults Aquatic Center had eight lanes for both 25 yard and 50 meter races and included two one-meter and two three-meter springboards as well as a ﬁve, seven-and-a-half and 10 meter platforms for the divers. The most unique feature of the facility were the three underwater windows for ﬁlming and stroke analysis. BOBBY E. LEACH CENTER POOL After nearly 30 years of swimming at the Stults Aquatic Center, Florida State made the move indoors to the Bobby E. Leach Center in 1991. The Leach Pool is a 16-lane by 25-yd indoor swimming facility with two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boards. FSU split time between the two pools for several years, but after the closing of the Bim Stults Aquatics Center in the Fall of 2003, the Seminoles moved permanently to the Leach Center Pool. Florida State hosted dual meets at the Leach Center for 16 years including the 1993 ACC Championships and will continue to host the team during inclement weather. 46 MORCOM AQUATIC CENTER Florida State opened its new $10.5 million Morcom Aquatic Center in 2008. The state-of-the-art facility is located off-campus next to the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. The main pool features up to 30 practice lanes and maintains a temperature of 80 degrees. FSU will be swimming in the same pool that hosted the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada. During those World Championships nine world records were broken. Included in the record breaking performances were American’s Aaron Peirsol (200m back), Ian Crocker (100m ﬂy) and Jessica Hardy (100m breast). The diving well features two one-meter and two three-meter springboards as well as one, three, ﬁve, seven-and-a-half and 10 meter platforms. The platforms are 10 feet wide making them the widest in the nation. The diving pool is kept temperature controlled at 82 degrees and also features a compression bubble used to soften a divers impact during entry while practicing platform dives. Divers will also be able to practice their dives using the dryland equipment which includes two springboards attached to an intricate rope and pully system and a trampoline. Spacious locker rooms and coaches ofﬁces are located in the adjoined 10,000 square-foot building, which house the athletes equipment and coaching staff. 47 FOUR SEMINOLES EARN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AT NCAA’S 2007-08 MEN’S REVIEW RECORD BREAKING YEAR The Seminoles saw several records fall and new names added to the teams top 10 list in 2008. The Garnet and Gold divers broke all three diving discipline records headed by sophomore Terry Horner. Horner broke the record on the onemeter board three times during the season ending with a high score of 410.70. He shattered the previous record of 401.65 on the three-meter in April at the 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals in Minneapolis, Minn., with a score of 420.50. Junior Dan Frebel broke his own record on the platform in the ACC Championships inaugural competition with a ﬁnals score of 395.20. In the pool, the Seminoles saw 10 swimmers either add their names to FSU’s all-time top 10 list or improve their position, headed by junior Scott Baker and senior Ian Powell putting themselves in second position in the 50 free and 200 ﬂy, respectively. Florida State turned in ﬁve All-American performances at the 2008 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash., led by diver Terry Horner’s third-place performance on the one-meter. Horner also earned honorable mention AllAmerican honors placing 16th on the three-meter. In the pool, junior Scott Baker led the way with his seventh-place ﬁnish in the 50 free. The junior’s time of 19.49 was good enough to put him second on FSU’s all-time top 10 list while becoming the ﬁrst Seminole to earn All-American honors in the 50 since Brendon Dedekind in 1999. Distance swimmers Ian Rowe and Nick Graves also earned a pair of honorable mention All-American honors in the 1650 free. Rowe ﬁnished 10th which was the highest ﬁnish for a Seminole freshman and Graves placed 14th overall. The ﬁve Florida State athletes combined for 39 points, good enough for a 21st place ﬁnish. The Seminoles were one of a handful of teams who had all of its competing swimmers earn top 16 ﬁnishes. FSU EARNS ACADEMIC HONORS A year after earning the ACC Championship, the Seminoles turned in a thirdplace performance at the 2008 ACC Championships in Atlanta, Ga. Head coach Neil Harper brought one of his most inexperienced teams to the meet, but FSU put together some great performances led by the Seminole divers to earn 524 points just 36 points out of second place. FSU diving squad earned 10 top eight performances led by Terry Horner’s victories on the one and three-meter boards and Dan Frebel’s second-place efforts on the three-meter and platform. Florida State also earned several All-ACC performances in the pool beginning with junior Scott Baker’s second-place showing in the 50 free. Senior Ian Powell and freshmen Ian Rowe and Rob Holderness also turned in All-ACC performances. Powell placed third in the 200 ﬂy. Rowe touched the wall in third in the 1650 free and Holderness came from behind to ﬁnish third in the 200 breast. With the teams third-place showing it kept the Seminoles streak of top four ﬁnishes during every season of Harper’s tenure intact. FLORIDA STATE SWIMS TO THIRD PLACE FINISH AT 2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Florida State also had a successful season in the classroom putting 10 athletes on the ACC Honor Roll. In addition to the honor roll selections, the Seminoles had three men on the All-ACC Academic team. Junior Scott Derner, sophomore Terry Horner and freshman Robby Hayes all made the academic team which awards a student-athletes who earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career while also excelling in the pool. With his pair of ﬁrst-place ﬁnishes at the 2008 ACC Championships, sophomore Terry Horner earned ACC Diver of the Meet honors. Horner dominated the springboard events with a score of 393.15 on the one-meter and 399.35 on the three-meter. HORNER EARNS ACC HONORS PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK Two Seminoles took home ACC Performer of the Week honors in 2007-08. Junior Scott Baker opened the season with FSU’s POW award at the Georgia Tech Quad Meet. Baker won both the 50 and 100 free events against the Yellow Jackets, Clemson and Alabama. The very next week sophomore Terry Horner was awarded with Performer of the Week honors when he broke the school record on the one-meter board surpassing 400 points for the ﬁrst time in his career against Miami and Florida A&M. Baker had a lot to be thankful for at Thanksgiving time earning his second POW award of the season with his performance against rival Florida. Baker again was victorious in the 50 and 100 free events against one of the nations top teams. Scott Baker 48 2007-08 MEN’S REVIEW Terry Horner (center) took ﬁrst in both the one-meter and three-meter boards at the ACC Championships, while Dan Frebel (left) placed second in both the three-meter and platform. MEN’S 2007-08 RESULTS (10-5, 2-2 ACC) Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 16-18 Nov. 20 Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 27 - Mar. 1 Mar. 27-29 at Georgia Tech vs. Clemson vs. Alabama FLORIDA A&M at Boston College at Harvard vs. Army Georgia Tech Fall Invite at Florida vs. UNC-Wilmington LSU FLORIDA A&M at South Carolina at Clemson FLORIDA ATLANTIC at Auburn ACC Championships NCAA Championships W L W W W W W L W L W W L W L 166-134 151-143 190-108 166-44 180-104 123-120 178-65 1st / 928 pts. 155-88 130-104 187-113 123-70 169-131 174-126 178-98 190-106 3rd / 524 pts. 21st / 41 pts. MEN’S ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 3RD / 524 POINTS ALL-ACC Terry Horner Dan Frebel Scott Baker Rob Holderness Ian Powell Ian Rowe One-Meter Three-Meter Three-Meter Platform 50 Freestyle 200 Breaststroke 200 Butterﬂy 1650 Freestyle 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 21ST / 41 POINTS ALL-AMERICAN Terry Horner Scott Baker One-Meter 50 Freestyle 3rd 7th HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN Ian Rowe Nick Graves Terry Horner 1650 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle Three-Meter 10th 14th 16th 49 2007-08 WOMEN’S REVIEW SEMINOLES DUO GARNER ACC PERFORMER OF THE WEEK AWARDS A pair of Florida State underclassmen earned ACC Performer of the Week awards for outstanding performances in 2007-08. Freshman Holly Mills was the ﬁrst Seminole woman to take home the award for her pair of second-place ﬁnishes in the 200 free and 200 back against No. 6 Florida. Sophomore Katie Sirounis earned her award in the team’s ﬁrst meet of 2008 sweeping the diving events against North Florida and UNC-Wilmington. SEMINOLE WOMEN BREAK FIVE RECORDS IN 2008 The FSU record books will once again have a different look in 2009 after the Seminole women broke ﬁve team records last season. After holding the 100 ﬂy record for less than a day in 2007, Sparg took over the top spot in 2008 at the NCAA Championships with a time of 52.81. The South African also lowered her top time in the 200 ﬂy by nearly two seconds. Freshman Jocelyn Phillips stamped her name atop the record books in the 200 free at the ACC Championships with a tie of 1:47.82. Phillips also found herself on a pair of relays that set new Seminole records at ACC’s. She swam the leadoff leg on the 800 free relay team with junior Georgia Holderness and freshmen Holly Mills and Lowri Tynan that shattered the school record by more than ﬁve seconds, touching the wall in 7:13.65. Phillips was also the leadoff swimmer on the 400 free relay teaming with senior Abbie King, Tynan and sophomore Kylsie Grimes that broke the school record with a time of 3:19.90. SEMINOLE SWIMMERS AND DIVERS LEAD WAY ACADEMICALLY The Florida State women proved once again to be all-stars in the classroom as well as in the water. Six Seminole student-athletes were named to the All-ACC Academic team which was second behind Virginia Tech (7). Seniors Abbie King and Kate Skaggs, junior Georgia Holderness, sophomores Aleia Monden and Katie Sirounis and freshman Lowri Tynan all made the cut. King was also awarded an ACC postgraduate scholarship in February for her outstanding performance both academically and athletically, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. The Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarship is a $5,000 award given to student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate-level degree following graduation. King was selected to the All-ACC Academic team three times while Holderness has made the team twice. Lauren Sparg PAIR OF SEMINOLES GRAB HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Senior Lauren Sparg and sophomore Aleia Monden turned in a pair of honorable mention All-American performances at the 2008 NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Sparg ended her career at Florida State in spectacular fashion breaking the school record in the 100 ﬂy en route to a 14th place with a time of 52.81. In her ﬁrst career NCAA Championship, sophomore diver Aleia Monden made the trip worthwhile by placing 11th on the platform with a score of 251.81. The top 16 ﬁnish for Monden gave the Hawaiian her ﬁrst career honorable mention All-American award and helped Florida State to a tie for 39th-place at the NCAA Championships. FSU FINISHES THIRD AT ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS With one of the youngest teams in the ACC, Florida State proved its future is bright with a third-place performance at the 2008 ACC Championships in Atlanta, Ga. FSU’s top performance came from senior Lauren Sparg who won the 100 ﬂy. The ﬁrst-place showing earned Sparg All-ACC honors along with three of her teammates. Junior Georgia Holderness earned All-ACC honors in two events with a pair of third place ﬁnishes in the 100 and 200 breast. Freshman Lowri Tynan turned in a silver medal effort in the 100 breast for her ﬁrst career All-ACC swim while freshman Holly Mills placed third in the 100 back in her ﬁrst All-ACC performance of her career. The Seminoles ﬁnished the meet with 544.5 points giving FSU its seventh consecutive top four ﬁnish at the conference meet. Abbie King 50 2007-08 WOMEN’S REVIEW (l-r): Lowri Tynan, Lauren Sparg, CJ Hendry, Abbie King WOMEN’S 2007-08 RESULTS (17-3, 5-0 ACC) Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 16-18 Nov. 20 Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 20-23 Mar. 20-22 at Georgia Tech vs. Clemson vs. Alabama MIAMI FLORIDA A&M at Boston College at Harvard vs. Army Georgia Tech Fall Invite at Florida at North Florida vs. UNC-Wilmington LSU FLORIDA A&M FIU FLORIDA GULF COAST at South Carolina at Clemson FLORIDA ATLANTIC at Auburn at Arkansas ACC Championships NCAA Championships W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W W W W L W 203-95 195-105 203-97 200-81 239-7 177-115 178-65 136.5-106.5 1st / 1,127 pts. 169-74 146-84 144-87 164.5-135.5 161-19 157-69 151-86 171.5-128.5 150.5-149.5 160-118 177-118 196-106 3rd / 544.5 pts. 39th / 9 pts. 51 WOMEN’S ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 3RD / 544.5 POINTS ALL-ACC Lauren Sparg 100 Butterﬂy Lowri Tynan 100 Breaststroke Georgia Holderness 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke Holly Mills 200 Backstroke 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 39TH / 9 POINTS Aleia Monden Lauren Sparg HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN Platform 100 Butterﬂy 11th 14th Consistency. It is the mark of true excellence in any endeavor. However, in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has deﬁed the odds. Now in its 56th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. And that is not mere conjecture, the numbers support it. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 109 national championships, including 57 in women’s competition and 52 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 145 times in men’s competition and 92 times in women’s action. The success of ACC swimming and diving continues to reach new heights since the league sponsored the sport for men in 1954 and for women in 1979. The 2007-08 season proved to be another storied campaign, as the league produced two NCAA individual champions and had 15 student-athletes named NCAA All-Americans along with 22 others earning All-American Honorable Mention. Miami’s Rueben Ross won the three-meter diving event at the NCAA, giving the ACC consecutive diving national champions for the ﬁrst time in league history. Brittany Viola, also of Miami captured the platform diving national title for the league’s ﬁrst women’s diving championship. Last year, the conference sent ﬁve schools from each of the men’s and women’s programs to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with two ﬁnishing among the Top 25 in each of their respective team standings. It also marked the ﬁfth consecutive year the ACC has had at least ﬁve teams selected to compete in the NCAA Championships. Eight teams from the women’s ranks made NCAA last season to set a new league high. Seven men’s teams made the national postseason event for the third time in league history. ACC men’s swimming and diving have accounted for 228 NCAA All-Americans, 16 national individual champions and one national championship relay team in the 54 years of its storied program. Six of the 12 schools have claimed an ACC championship crown with three of the schools having won 10 or more titles. NC State leads all member schools with 24 total conference championships (21 outright), while North Carolina has clinched 17 (13 outright) and Virginia captured 11. North Carolina’s Phillip Drake and NC State’s Bob Mattson became the ﬁrst ACC pair to be crowned NCAA champions in 1955. Drake won the 200 butterﬂy, while Mattson took ﬁrst place in the 200 breaststroke. There would be ﬁve more NCAA individual champions from NC State over the years, including two-time NCAA champion Dick Fadgen (200 breaststroke and 200 butterﬂy) in 1956 and most recently Cullen Jones, the 2006 NCAA champion in the 50 freestyle. Women’s swimming and diving have established its own standard of success over the past 29 years. Approximately 255 student-athletes have been named NCAA All-Americans and six were crowned NCAA individual champions. North Carolina has been a dominating presence in the ACC, winning 16 outright league championships (1981-86, 1991-96, 2000-02 and 2007). The Tar Heels also boast one of the best all-time swimmers in conference history. Sue Walsh won 10 national collegiate individual championships and never lost a backstroke race in her three years of NCAA competition. Clemson’s Mitzi Kremer was also a swimming sensation for the ACC, as she won both the 200 and 500 freestyle events at the NCAA in 1987 and 1989. Virginia’s Cara Lane was also an NCAA champion in two different events, winning the 1500 freestyle in 2000 and placing ﬁrst place the following year in the 1650 freestyle. Countless numbers from both the ACC men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have competed at the international level and continued on to become world champions and Olympians. Among the numerous Olympians who hailed from the league were North Carolina’s Thompson Mann and Sue Walsh as the ﬁrst male and female representatives. Mann picked up a gold medal in the 1964 Olympics, while Walsh was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. In addition, the ACC has had several Olympic medalists including a league-best six from NC State in Steve Rerych (1968), Dan Harrigan and Steve Gregg (1976), Duncan Goodhew (1976 and 1980), David Fox (1996) and Cullen Jones (2006). North Carolina’s Mann became the ﬁrst Olympic medalist for the ACC men, while Duke’s Nancy Hogshead was the conference’s ﬁrst female swimmer to collect an Olympic medal. Mann helped the U.S. 400-meter relay team capture the gold medal as its leadoff swimmer in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He also set a world record at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 100 backstroke (59.80 seconds), becoming the ﬁrst person to ever eclipse one minute at that distance. Hogshead shared the gold medal with fellow American Carrie Steinsiefer after the pair claimed a deadheat victory in the 100 freestyle at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Calif. She was also a member of the U.S. gold-medal-winning 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter relay teams. Hogshead also won silver in the 200 individual medley. ACC swimming and diving has also excelled in the classroom, as the men’s and women’s programs have combined for 23 CSCAA Academic All-Americans and 26 others selected to an All-Academic Team by either the CSCAA, CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine or both national organizations. All told, the ACC boasts over 545 All-Americans, 55 NCAA individual champions, two national championship relay teams and countless numbers of Olympians. The 2007-08 academic year saw league teams capturing four national team titles and 12 individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has won 43 national team titles over the last 12 years. The ACC has won two or more NCAA titles in 26 of the past 28 years. A total of 140 ACC teams placed in NCAA post-season competition in 2007-08. League teams compiled a 119-69 (.633) mark against non-conference opponents in NCAA championship competition. In addition, the ACC had 154 student-athletes earn ﬁrst team All-America honors this past year. Overall, the league had 258 ﬁrst, second or third team All-Americans. In addition, the ACC produced 10 national Players of the Year and ﬁve national Coach of the Year honorees. THE TRADITION THIS IS THE ACC Field Hockey Men’s Soccer Ice Hockey Men’s Track/Field 2007-08 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS North Carolina North Carolina Boston College Florida State The conference will conduct championship competition in 25 sports during the 2008-09 academic year - 12 for men and 13 for women. The ﬁrst ACC championship was held in swimming on February 25, 1954. The conference did not conduct championships in cross country, wrestling or tennis during the ﬁrst year. The 12 sports for men include football, cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, wrestling, baseball, tennis, golf and lacrosse. Fencing, which was started in 1971, was discontinued in 1981. Women’s sports were initiated in 1977 with the ﬁrst championship meet being held in tennis at Wake Forest University. Championships for women are currently conducted in cross country, ﬁeld hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, golf, lacrosse, softball and rowing, while volleyball determines its champion in regular season play. The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgeﬁeld Inn near Greensboro, N.C., with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest - drawing up the conference by-laws. The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8, 1953, during the Southern Conference’s annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became ofﬁcially the Atlantic Coast Conference. Suggestions from fans for the name of the new conference appeared in the region’s newspapers prior to the meeting in Raleigh. Some of the names suggested were: Dixie, Mid South, Mid Atlantic, East Coast, Seaboard, Colonial, Tobacco, Blue-Gray, Piedmont, Southern Seven and the Shoreline. Duke’s Eddie Cameron recommended that the name of the conference be the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the motion was passed unanimously. The meeting concluded with each member institution assessed $200.00 to pay for conference expenses. On December 4, 1953, conference ofﬁcials met again at Sedgeﬁeld and ofﬁcially admitted the University of Virginia as the league’s eighth member. The ﬁrst, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971, when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation. The ACC operated with seven members until April 3, 1978, when the Georgia Institute of Technology was admitted. The Atlanta school had withdrawn from the Southeastern Conference in January of 1964. The ACC expanded to nine members on July 1, 1991, with the addition of Florida State University. The conference expanded to 11 members on July 1, 2004, with the addition of the University of Miami and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. On October 17, 2003, Boston College accepted an invitation to become the league’s 12th member starting July 1, 2005. THE CHAMPIONSHIPS A HISTORY SCHOOL AFFILIATIONS 2007-08 IN REVIEW BOSTON COLLEGE -- Charter member of the Big East Conference in 1979; joined the ACC in July, 2005. CLEMSON -- Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; a charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 1953. DUKE -- Joined the Southern Conference in December, 1928; charter member of the ACC in 1953. FLORIDA STATE -- Charter member of the Dixie Conference in 1948; joined the Metro Conference in July, 1976; joined the ACC July, 1991. GEORGIA TECH -- Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the SEC in 1932; joined the ACC in April, 1978. MARYLAND -- Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. MIAMI -- Charter member of the Big East Football Conference in 1991; joined the ACC in July, 2004. NORTH CAROLINA -- Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. NC STATE -- Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. VIRGINIA -- Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; resigned from Southern Conference in December 1936; joined the ACC in December, 1953. VIRGINIA TECH -- Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; withdrew from the Southern Conference in June, 1965; became a charter member of the Big East Football Conference in Feb. 5, 1991; joined the ACC in July, 2004. WAKE FOREST -- Joined the Southern Conference in February, 1936; charter member of the ACC in 1953. 52 ACC ALL-TIME RECORDS ACC MEN’S RECORDS 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 1000 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: ACC Meet: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: 400 Free Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 800 Free Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 200 Medley Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 400 Medley Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 19.07 Cullen Jones, NC State, 2006 19.07 Cullen Jones, NC State, 2006 42.96 Brendon Dedekind, Florida State, 1999 42.96 Brendon Dedekind, Florida State, 1999 1:34.54 Matt McLean, Virginia, 2008 1:34.54 Matt McLean, Virginia, 2008 4:15.91 Matt McLean, Virginia, 2008 4:15.91 Matt McLean, Virginia, 2008 8:54.56 Fran Crippen, Virginia, 2003 14:46.05 Fran Crippen, Virginia, 2003 14:47.99 Shilo Ayalon, Georgia Tech, 2003 47.72 Stephen Parry, Florida State, 1999 48.10 Rob Braknis, Florida State, 1995; Ted Brisson, North Carolina, 1998 1:42.67 Luke Wagner, Virginia, 2001 1:43.39 Rob Braknis, Florida State, 1995 52.60 Ed Moses, Virginia, 2000 52.60 Ed Moses, Virginia, 2000 1:53.99 Ed Moses, Virginia, 2000 1:54.79 Gary Marshall, Virginia, 2002 46.86 Tucker Shade, North Carolina, 1998 47.05 Scott Beard, Virginia Tech, 2006 1:42.84 Michael Raab, Virginia, 2003 1:43.54 Doak Finch, Virginia, 2000 1:46.20 Bo Greenwood, Virginia, 2002 1:46.20 Bo Greenwood, Virginia, 2002 3:44.99 Bo Greenwood, Virginia, 2002 3:44.99 Bo Greenwood, Virginia, 2002 560.25 Paul Spray, Florida State, 1992 621.05 Louis Gagnet, Florida State, 2003 1:18.75 Florida State (Santos, Flanagan, McVittie, Dedekind), 1998 1:18.78 Florida State (Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Braknis), 1997 2:55.22 Florida State (Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Braknis), 1997 2:55.22 Florida State (Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Braknis), 1997 6:26.71 North Carolina (Monasterio, Hamrick, Summerlin, deFabrique), 1993 6:27.16 Virginia (Mellors, Millen, Hirniak, Crippen), 2006 1:26.88 NC State Velleca, Velez, Cowling, Jones), 2006 1:26.88 NC State (Velleca, Velez, Cowling, Jones), 2006 3:11.60 Virginia (Mousetis, Moses, Finch, Johnson), 2000 3:11.60 Virginia (Mousetis, Moses, Finch, Johnson), 2000 ACC WOMEN’S RECORDS 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 1000 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterﬂy 200 Butterﬂy 200 Individual Medley 400 Individual Medley 200 Free Relay Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: Conference: ACC Meet: 400 Free Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 800 Free Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 200 Medley Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 400 Medley Relay Conference: ACC Meet: 22.40 Richelle Fox, North Carolina, 1998 22.45 Christy Watkins, North Carolina, 2002 48.84 Mitzi Kremer, Clemson, 1989 49.35 Richelle Fox, North Carolina, 1998 1:44.74 Michelle Parkhurst, Clemson, 2008 1:44.74 Michelle Parkhurst, Clemson, 2008 4:39.18 Mitzi Kremer, Clemson, 1989 4:42.35 Cara Lane, Virginia, 2002 9:24.84 Mirjana Bosevska, Virginia, 2000 15:53.49 Cara Lane, Virginia, 2003 15:58.64 Cara Lane, Virginia, 2001 52.76 Brielle White, Virginia, 2006 53.63 Brielle White, Virginia, 2004 1:55.33 Michelle Parkhurst, Clemson, 2008 1:55.33 Michelle Parkhurst, Clemson, 2008 1:00.45 Danica Wizniuk, Virginia, 1999 1:00.52 Danica Wizniuk, Virginia, 1999 2:10.13 Jessica Botzum, Virginia Tech, 2008 2:11.82 Danica Wizniuk, Virginia, 1999 52.34 Richelle Depold, North Carolina, 1997 53.45 Richelle Fox, North Carolina, 1998 1:56.07 Liz Shaw, Virginia, 2008 1:56.07 Liz Shaw, Virginia, 2008 1:58.63 Liz Shaw, Virginia, 2008 1:58.63 Liz Shaw, Virginia, 2008 4:09.75 Mirjana Bosevska, Virginia, 2002 4:11.50 Claire Crippen, Virginia, 2008 1:30.60 Clemson (Regone, Sindall, Allan, Parkhurst), 2008 1:30.60 Clemson (Regone, Sindall, Allan, Parkhurst), 2008 3:18.69 Virginia (Davis, Glover, Evo Lewis), 2008 3:18.69 Virginia (Davis, Glover, Evo Lewis), 2008 7:07.44 Virginia (Glover, Evo, Harris, Leiws), 2008 7:09.12 Virginia (Glover, Lewis, Harris, Evo), 2008 1:38.59 Florida State (Raleigh, Brick, Sparg, Ellis), 2006 1:38.59 Florida State (Raleigh, Brick, Sparg, Ellis), 2006 3:39.07 Florida State (Altmann, Brick, Raleigh, Ellis), 2007 3:39.28 Virginia (Christensen, Freeman, Shaw, Lewis), 2008 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterﬂy 200 Butterﬂy 200 Individual Medley 400 Individual Medley 1-Meter Diving 3-Meter Diving 200 Free Relay 53 2007-08 MEN’S ACC SUMMARY North Carolina Clemson +Virginia Virginia Tech Florida State Maryland NC State Boston College Georgia Tech Duke + denotes ACC Champion W 4 6 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 Conference L T 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 Overall Pct. 1.000 .750 .750 .500 .500 .500 .400 .000 .000 .000 W 6 12 7 12 10 3 5 7 2 4 L 2 2 3 3 5 5 3 8 6 6 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct .750 .857 .700 .800 .667 .375 .675 .467 .250 .400 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 1. Virginia 2. North Carolina 3. Florida State 4. Georgia Tech 5. Virginia Tech 6. Clemson 7. NC State 8. Maryland 9. Duke 10. Boston College 11. Miami 833 560 524 375 363 346 302 235 110 68 44 TOP 8 ACC FINISHERS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 50 Free 500 Free 1650 Free 1650 Free 1M Dive 1M Dive 3M Dive Platform Dive Platform Dive 7th 4th 5th 8th 3rd 6th 1st 4th 8th Scott Baker, FS Matt McLean, VA Joe Kinderwater, NC John Snawerdt, VA Terry Horner, FS Reuben Ross, UM Reuben Ross, UM Reuben Ross, UM J.J. Kinzbach, UM ALL-ACC TEAM Clemson (1) Florida State (6) Adam Farnham Scott Baker, Ian Rowe, Ian Powell, Rob Holderness, Terry Horner, Dan Frebel Georgia Tech (4) Noah Copeland, Onur Uras, Mickey Malau, Andy Miller Maryland (1) Nick Corder Miami (1) J.J. Kinzbach North Carolina (6) Joe Kinderwater, Vinny Pryor, Tommy Wyher, Tyler Harris, Andy Brake, Ryan Funderburk NC State (1) Steve Mellor Virginia (12) Matthew McLean, Scot Robinson, Taylor Smith, Darren Ankosko, John Snawerdt, Pat Reams, P.J. Sullivan, Bryan Stahl, Bjork Falk, John Azar, Ian Vogt, Lee Robertson Virginia Tech (5) Kaan Tayla, Scott Beard, Mikey McDonald, Jake Bova, Stephen Hawkins NCAA ALL-AMERICANS Scott Baker Terry Horner Joe Kinderwater J.J. Kinzbach Matt McLean Reuben Ross John Snawerdt Ryan Funderburk Nick Graves Tyler Harris Mikey McDonald Pat Reams Lee Robertson Ian Rowe P.J. Sullivan Florida State Florida State North Carolina Miami Virginia Miami Virginia North Carolina Florida State North Carolina Virginia Tech Virginia Virginia Florida State Virginia ACC MEET INDIVIDUAL CHAMPS 50 Free Kaan Tayla, VT 19.50 100 Free Kaan Tayla, VT 43.56 200 Free Matthew McLean, VA 1:34.54 500 Free Matthew McLean, VA 4:15.91 1650 Free Joe Kinderwater, NC 14:57.78 100 Breast Mickey Malul, GT 53.91 200 Breast P.J. Sullivan, VA 1:58.03 100 Back Tommy Wyher, NC 48.27 200 Back Bjorn Falk, VA 1:44.66 200 IM John Azar, VA 1:47.06 400 IM Tyler Harris, NC 3:47.36 1M Dive Terry Horner, FS 393.15 3M Dive Terry Horner, FS 399.35 200 Free Relay Virginia Tech 1:19.37 400 Free Relay Virginia 2:56.36 800 Free Relay Virginia *6:22.93 200 Medley Relay Virginia 1:27.11 400 Medley Relay Virginia 3:12.49 Platform Dive J.J. Kinzbach, UM 429.50 *ACC Meet Record ACC AWARDS ACC Meet Most Valuable Swimmer Matthew McLean, Virginia ACC Meet Most Valuable Diver Terry Horner, Florida State ACC Swimmer of the Year Matthew McLean, Virginia ACC Diver of the Year Rueben Ross, Miami ACC Freshman of the Year Matthew McLean, Virginia ACC Coach of the Year Mark Bernardino, Virginia 54 2007-08 WOMEN’S ACC SUMMARY Florida State +Virginia Virginia Tech North Carolina Duke Clemson NC State Miami Boston College Maryland Georgia Tech + denotes ACC Champion W 5 4 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 Conference L T 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 Overall Pct. 1.000 1.000 .750 .750 .400 .375 .200 .000 .000 .000 .000 W 17 8 14 6 8 8 4 9 9 3 6 L 3 2 2 3 4 7 5 3 5 5 5 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct .850 .800 .875 .667 .667 .533 .444 .750 .643 .375 .345 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 1. Virginia 2. North Carolina 3. Florida State 4. Virginia Tech 5. Clemson 6. Duke 7. Georgia Tech 8. NC State 9. Maryland 10. Miami 11. Boston College 800 572 544.5 362 350 267 261 228 233.5 182 52 TOP 8 ACC FINISHERS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Fly 100 Breast 200 Breast 1650 Free 1M Diving Platform Diving 3M Diving 4th 5th 6th 2nd 7th 1st 7th Liz Shaw, VA Jessica Botzum, VT Jessica Botzum, VT Whitney Sprague, NC Brittany Viola, UM Brittany Viola, UM Hannah Krimm, GT ALL-ACC TEAM Clemson (5) Rachel Regone, Michelle Parkhurst, Dani Kazilionis, Lauren Sindall, Alex Allen Duke (2) Ashley Twichell, Julie Brummond Florida State (4) Lauren Sparg, Lowri Tynan, Georgia Holderness, Holly Mills Georgia Tech (3) Agatha Kwasnik, Stephanie England, Hannah Krimm Miami (1) Brittany Viola North Carolina (5) Rebecca Kane, Kelsey Morrissy, Whitney Sprague, Katura Harvey, Megan Steeves NC State (1) Kristin Davies Virginia (10) Jess Lewis, Jenn Narum, Claire Crippen, Megan Evo, Ellie Freeman, Mei Christensen, Katya Bachrouche, Hannah Davis, Stephanie Glover Virginia Tech (4) Sara Smith, Jessica Botzum, Jordan McHorney, Megan Newell NCAA ALL-AMERICANS Jessica Botzum Hannah Krimm Liz Shaw Whitney Sprague Brittany Viola Mei Christensen Claire Crippen Stephanie England Kristin Davies Megan Evo Aleia Monden Michelle Parkhurst Sara Smith Lauren Sparg Ashley Twichell Virginia Tech Georgia Tech Virginia North Carolina Miami Virginia Virginia Georgia Tech NC State Virginia Florida State Clemson Virginia Tech Florida State Duke ACC MEET INDIVIDUAL CHAMPS 50 Free Sara Smith, VT 100 Free Sara Smith, VT 200 Free Michelle Parkhurst, CL 500 Free Whitney Sprague, NC 1650 Free Whitney Sprague, NC 100 Breast Jessica Botzum, VT 200 Breast Jessica Botzum, VT 100 Fly Lauren Sparg, FS 200 Fly Liz Shaw, VA 100 Back Michelle Parkhurst, CL 200 Back Michelle Parkhurst, CL 200 IM Liz Shaw, VA 400 IM Claire Crippen, VA 1M Diving Brittany Viola, UM 3M Diving Brittany Viola, UM 200 Free Relay Clemson 400 Free Relay Virginia 800 Free Relay Virginia 200 Medley Relay Virginia Tech 400 Medley Relay Virginia Platform Dive Brittany Viola, UM * ACC Meet Record 22.52 49.57 1:46.49 4:42.80 16:02.76 1:00.98 2:12.82 53.50 *1:56.07 53.58 *1:55.33 *1:58.63 4:11.50 324.65 340.55 1:30.60 *3:18.69 *7:09.12 1:40.17 3:38.27 332.50 ACC AWARDS ACC Meet Most Valuable Swimmer Michelle Parkhurst, Clemson ACC Meet Most Valuable Diver Brittany Viola, Miami ACC Swimmer of the Year Jessica Botzum, Virginia Tech ACC Diver of the Year Brittany Viola, Miami ACC Freshman of the Year Elizabeth Shaw, Virginia ACC Coach of the Year Mark Bernardino, Virginia 55 1993 (18) Dorotea Bralic Robert Caicedo Kristen Campbell Anne Castello Nadezda Cenanovic Brian Davey Ann Evins John Haynes Meghan Henning Brad Hoffman Helen Jepson Ronda King Ruth Kominski Valerie Moore Jason Porter Christine Steinberg John Tyler Claudia Wilson ACC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 1996 (27) Amy Armond Thomas Bendixen Meghan Brennan Kristen Campbell Neikuan Chia Eduardo Coelho Brendon Dedekind Kerwin Deese Mathew Dunn Nathan Eley Jennifer Engelbrecht Maider Gaztanaga Corey Geraghty Ryan Gratzick Caroline Hamilton John Haynes Julia Henderson Carlos Henley Helen Jepson Shannon McHugh Stephen Parry Tenelle Ramer Mathew Schmauch David Semesco Timothy Welsch Claudia Wilson Katherine Wright Sarah Scobey Danielle Stafford Mara Toole Tim Welsch Katie Wright 1999 (25) Kristen Adams Danny Chocron Brendon Dedekind Liska Dedekind Kerwin Deese Jenny Engelbrecht Kevin Flanagan Jonathan Fry Amber Goodwin Tanya Gurr James Henley Karen Hirai Jonathan Kaplan Amber McLain Matt McVittie Ben Nuttall Chad Onken Ann Parker Stephen Parry Marya Sabesky Micha el Singleton Mara Toole Summer Washburn Samantha White Katie Wright James Korton Amy Lo Elizabeth Nagy Candice Nethercott Michael Paulus Tonya Rasor Marya Sabesky Seth Swisher Lauren Walker Matt Wheeler 2004 (23) Michael Averett Justin Betts Emily Breen Katie Byrnes Andrew Castro Rachel Dong Emma Dutton Paul Erben Loren Hansen Alex Kennon Angela Leach Andree-Anne Leroy Amy Lo Elizabeth Parkinson Michael Paulus Tonya Rasor Katie Ronan Steve Roof Curtis Schroeger Jennifer Smith Tal Stricker Matthew Wheeler Kayce Zemina 2007 (40) Romy Altmann Lauren Brick Brendan Burke Jessica Carr Ann Cipoletti Ed Denton Scott Derner Paul Erben Shawn Erickson Dan Frebel Lindsay Guers Jen Guyler Matthew Hammond Elise Hatﬁeld Kristina Helmers Georgia Holderness James Holway Terry Horner Kylen Huntwork Alex Kennon Abbie King Leigh Ann King Ashley Lawler Merideth Martelle Megan Matherly Aleia Monden Mark Nicholls Lloyd Owens Stacy Rademacher Michael Rice Caroline Robertson Katherine Ronan Steve Roof Katie Sirounis Kate Skaggs Lauren Sparg Teresa Tessier Alex Tilbrook David Toffaletti Kyle Young 2002 (32) Emily Armond Michael Averett Justin Betts Megan Boyle Emily Breen Christine Cech Michael Clarke Margaret Colley Devin Crock Alison Cucchi Jennifer Henshaw Caren Hirai Lisa How Jonathan Kaplan Kristan Keelan Laura Kenney Lisa Kirsch Keryn Krynauw Angie Leach Amy Lo Jennie Lyes Elizabeth Nagy Wickus Nienaber Liz Parkinson Michael Paulus Christina Pesce Tonya Rasor Meredith Roberts Jennifer Smith Jessica Walker Matt Wheeler Kayce Zemina 1994 (22) Shauan Albernathie Dorotea Bralic Kristen Campbell Anne Castello Eduardo Coelho Brian Davey Elizabeth Engel Ann Evins Margaet Fox Maider Gaztanaga Jose Gutierrez John Haynes Brad Hoffman Helen Jepson Ruth Kominski Shannon McHugh Jlieanne Peluso Mathew Schmauch John Tyler George Willard Claudia Wilson Jennifer Withrow 2005 (22) Camille Akridge Michael Averett Emily Breen Brendan Burke Peter Crane Ed Denton Paul Erben Elise Hatﬁeld Courtney Hudak Alex Kennon Abbie King Angela Leach Courtney McClow Stacy Rademacher Katie Ronan Steve Roof Curtis Schroeger Kate Skaggs Brittany Stevens Alex Tilbrook Kyle Young Kayce Zemina 1997 (27) Rachel Amman Amy Armond Brent Burkman Neikuan Chia Danny Chocron Eduardo Coelho Brendon Dedkind Kerwin Deese Jennifer Engelbrecht Kevin Flanagan Maider Gaztanaga Corey Geraghty Ryan Gratzick Caroline Hamilton Sarah Henderson Helen Jepson Pamela Kuznia Cindy Marion Shannon McHugh Ben Nuttal Stephen Parry Marya Sabesky Karin Schmedeman Danielle Stafford Maria Toole Claudia Wilson Kile Zellar 2000 (27) Kristen Adams Summer Bell Brent Burkmen Christy Cech Danny Chocron Devin Crock Liska Dedkind Jill Deviese Kevin Flanagan Steven Forson Shannon Goff Amber Goodwin Tanya Gurr Caren Hirai Karin Holmsted Jonathan Kaplan Kristan Keelan Keryn Krynauw Karen Lawsky Megan Lock Amber McLain Nelson Mora Elizabeth Nagy Marya Sabesky Wiliam Schultz Seth Swisher Christine Williams 2008 (28) Katherine Adham Brendan Burke Melanie Cabassol Jessica Carr Kelly Dean Edward Denton Scott Derner Jennifer Guyler Matthew Hammond Robert Hayes Kristina Helmers Georgia Holderness Robert Holderness James Holway Kylen Huntwork Abbie King Caitlyn Lambert Meredith Martelle Holly Mills Aleia Monden Lloyd Owens Stacy Rademacher Michael Rice Katie Sirounis Kate Skaggs Stevi Steinhauer David Toffaletti Lowri Tynan 1995 (26) Shaun Abernathie Thomas Bendixon Dorotea Bralic Meghan Brennan Kristen Campbell Colleen Carpenter Eduardo Coelho Cara Duncan Mathew Dunn Elizabeth Engel Maider Gaztanaga Ryan Gratzick Caroline Hamilton John Haynes Julia Henderson Sarah Henderson Andrew Hjortaas Brad Hoffman Helen Jepson Ruth Kominksi Pamela Kuznia Shannon McHugh Jose Merino Julieanne Peluso Claudia Wilson Jennifer Withrow 2003 (20) Jason Beinlich Emily Breen Katie Byrnes Margaret Colley Devin Crock Rachel Dong Emma Dutton Louis Gagnet Samuel Hood Laura Kenney Angela Leach Andree-Anne Leroy Amy Lo Elizabeth Nagy Elizabeth Parkinson Michael Paulus Tonya Rasor Joel Roycik Jennifer Smith Matthew Wheeler 2006 (25) Romy Altmann Brendan Burke Stephan Connor Peter Crane Scott Derner Paul Erben Matthew Hammond Carissa Hanna Elise Hatﬁeld Kylen Huntwork Derek Jones Alex Kennon Abbie King Megan Matherly Kathryn Metka Janine Pariente Stacy Rademacher Michael Rice Caroline Robertson Katie Ronan Steve Roof Joel Roycik Cameron Russell Kathryn Skaggs Kyle Young 1998 (22) Kristen Adams Rachel Amman Brent Burkman Katie Decker Kerwin Deese Jenny Engelbrecht Kevin Flanagan Sherri Fowler Polly Jaskowski Cindy Marion Kristie McRoberts Matt McVittie Stephen Parry Brett Petersen Tenelle Ramer Kevin Rowley Marya Sabesky 2001 (22) Kristen Adams Summer Bell Christine Cech Margaret Colley Alison Cucchi Joshua Edelman Steven Forson Michael Franks Caren Hirai Jonathan Kaplan Kristan Keelan Lisa Kirsch 56 1992 Desmond Koh Paul Spray MEN ALL-TIME ACC CHAMPIONS 2000 200 Breast 1M Diving & 3M Diving 200 Fly 100 Back 100 Back Brent Burkman 200 Free Relay 1M Diving (Main-Baillie, Ammons, Marshburn, Flanagan) 100 Fly 1M Diving & 3M Diving 50 Free 1M Diving & 3M Diving (Ammons, Betts, Crock, Mashburn) 100 Breast 1M Diving & 3M Diving (Ammons, Marshburn, Carmen, Nienaber) (Cook, Betts, Marshburn, Ammons) 100 Breast 100 Fly (Vythoulkas, Nienaber, Averett, Paulus) (Roycik, Kennon, Averett, Denton) 200 Back (Botha, Denton, Kennon, Roycik) (Kennon, Botha, Denton, Roycik) 500 Free & 1650 Free 50 Free 100 Back, 200 Back 100 Free (Powell, Jamerson, Swanson, Botha) (Botha, Jamerson, Kennon, Denton) 1M Diving & 3M Diving Allison Smith 100 Breast 200 Medley Relay (Kreig, Smith, Jepson, Kominski) 400 Medley Relay (Kreig, Smith, Jepson, Kominski) 1993 Ignacio Merino Rob Braknis 2001 Devin Crock Josh Edelman Greg Main-Baillie 1996 Jodi Kreig 200 Medley Relay 100 Back (Kreig, White, Wright, Ramer) 100 Breast 100 Free 200 Free 1997 Samantha White 1994 Rob Braknis 2002 Louis Gagnet 200 Medley Relay 2000 Christy Cech Tanya Gurr 400 Free Relay 1995 Frank Bradley Rob Braknis Chad Haberstroh 200 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 200 IM 50 Free, 100 Back & 200 Back 400 IM (Brakins, Coelho, Schlichenmaier, Gerrard) (Brakins, Merino, Bengston, Coelho) (Brakins, Merino, Bengston, Coelho) 50 Free & 100 Free 400 IM (Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Haynes) 2003 Justin Betts Louis Gagnet 200 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 2001 Chelsie Lerew 1M Diving & 3M Diving 2002 Christy Cech 100 Free Chelsie Lerew 3M Diving Courtney McClow 1M Diving 400 Medley Relay (Breen, Dutton, Nethercott, Cech) 1996 Brendon Dedekind Chad Haberstroh 200 Free Relay 2004 Wickus Nienaber Joel Roycik 200 Medley Relay 2003 Emma Dutton 100 Breast Chelsie Lerew 1M Diving & 3M Diving Andree-Anne Leroy 200 IM 200 Free Relay (Lyres, Hansen, Breen, Parkinson) 400 Free Relay (Lyres, Hansen, Breen, Dutton) 1997 Rob Braknis 100 Back & 200 Back Brendon Dedekind 50 Free, 100 Free & 100 Breast Stephen Parry 200 Free & 200 Fly 200 Free Relay (Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Brakins) 400 Free Relay (Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Brakins) 200 Medley Relay (Brakins, Peterson, Parry, Coelho) 400 Medley Relay (Brakins, Peterson, Parry, Dedekind) 2005 400 Free Relay 2006 Jarryd Botha 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 2004 Emma Dutton 50 Free, 100 Breast & 200 Breast Tiffany Manning 1M Diving & 3M Diving 200 Free Relay (Breen, Dong, How, Dutton) 400 Free Relay (Breen, Dong, How, Dutton) 200 Medley Relay (Breen, Brick, Dong, Dutton) 400 Medley Relay (Leroy, Dutton, How, Breen) 2007 Kyle Young Alex Kennon Jarryd Botha Ed Denton 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 2005 Lauren Brick Brittany Lerew 100 Breast 3M Diving 1998 Brendon Dedekind 200 Free Relay 50 Free & 100 Breast (Santos, McVittie, Flanagan, Dedekind) 400 Free Relay (Santos, McVittie, Flanagan, Dedekind 200 Medley Relay (Parry, Petersen, Ang, Dedekind) 2006 Romy Altmann 200 Free Lauren Brick 100 Breast Carrie Ellis 100 Free Georgia Holderness 200 Breast Christie Raleigh 50 Free, 100 Fly 200 Free Relay (Ellis, King, Sparg, Raleigh) 400 Free Relay (Raleigh, Holderness, Kenney, Ellis) 200 Medley Relay (Raleigh, Brick, Sparg, Ellis) 400 Medley Relay (Altmann, Brick, Raleigh, Ellis) 2008 Terry Horner 1999 Brendon Dedekind Stephen Parry 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Breast 200 Free, 200 Fly & 200 Back (Santos, McVittie, Flanagan, Dedekind) (Santos, McVittie, Flanagan, Dedekind) (McVittie, Mora, Santos, Parry) (Brakins, Petersen, Parry, Dedekind) (Brakins, Petersen, Parry, Dedekind) 1993 Dora Bralic Helen Jepson WOMEN 100 Breast 200 Fly 100 Breast 3M Diving 100 Fly & 200 Fly 100 Back & 200 Back 2007 Christie Raleigh 50 Free, 100 Free & 100 Fly Lauren Brick 100 Breast Romy Altmann 100 Back, 200 Back 200 Medley Relay (Raleigh, Brick, Sparg, King) 400 Medley Relay (Altmann, Brick, Sparg, Raleigh) 1994 Dora Bralic 1995 Erin Gillooly Helen Jepson Jodi Kreig 2008 Lauren Sparg 100 Fly 57 INDIVIDUAL ALL-AMERICANS 1950 1951 1954 1959 MEN’S ALL-AMERICANS 1960 1961 1962 1969 1970 1971 1978 1979 1985 1986 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2003 2006 2007 2008 Roger Slater 1M Diving Roger Slater 1M Diving Ernest Stock 100 Breast Curt Genders 1M Diving Buck Hiles 400 Free Robert Weber 1M, 3M Diving Curt Genders 1M, 3M Diving Robert Weber 1M, 3M Diving Curt Genters 1M*, 3M Diving Buck Hiles 100 Fly Paul Thompson 220 Free, 440 Free Phil Boggs 1M Diving Phil Boggs 1M, 3M Diving Dean Jerger 50 Free Phil Boggs 1M*, 3M Diving Steve Allbritton 50 Free Kevin Connell 200 Breast Dan Akre 200 Breast (HM) Mike Kowalski 100 Back (HM) Mike Kowalski 100 Back Paul Spray 1M, 3M Diving Craig Zettle 100 Breast Paul Spray 1M Diving (HM) Craig Zettle 100 Breast Ignacio Merino 100 Fly (HM) Rob Brakins 200 Back Ignacio Merino 200 Fly (HM) Brendon Dedekind 50 Free (HM) Chip Haberstroh 400 IM (HM) Stephen Parry 200 Fly (HM) Brendon Dedekind 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Breast Stephen Parry 100 Fly, 200 Fly* Brendon Dedekind 50 Free*, 100 Breast, 100 Free (HM) Stephen Parry 200 Fly, 200 Free (HM) Brendon Dedekind 100 Breast*, 50 Free, 100 Free (HM) Stephen Parry 100 Fly (HM), 100 Back (HM), 200 Fly (HM) Julio Santos 50 Free (HM) Brett Peterson 100 Breast (HM) Louis Gagnet 3M Diving (HM) Steve Roof 1650 Free (HM) Terry Horner 1M Diving*, 3M Diving Kyle Young 1650 Free, 500 Free (HM) Steve Roof 1650 Free (HM) Scott Baker 50 Free Terry Horner 1M Diving, 3M Diving (HM) Nick Graves 1650 Free (HM) Ian Rowe 1650 Free (HM) ALL-AMERICAN RELAYS 200 Free Relay 1996 – Brendon Dedekind, Eduardo Coelho, John Haynes, Matt McVittie (HM) 1997 – Brendon Dedekind, Eduardo Coelho, Matt McVittie, Rob Braknis (HM) 1998 – Kevin Flanagan, Brendon Dedekind, Matt McVittie, Julio Santos 1999 – Brendon Dedekind, Julio Santos, Kevin Flanagan, Matt McVittie 2006 – Joel Roycik, Alex Kennon, Ed Denton, Jarryd Botha (HM) 400 Free Relay 1996 – Brendon Dedekind, Eduardo Coelho, Matt McVittie, John Haynes (HM) 1997 – Brendon Dedekind, Eduardo Coelho, Matt McVittie, Perry (HM) 1998 – Matt McVittie, Julio Santos, Brendon Dedekind, Stephen Parry 1999 – Matt McVittie, Brandon Dedekind, Kevin Flanagan, Stephen Parry (HM) 2006 – Stephan Connor, Joel Roycik, Alex Kennon, Ed Denton (HM) 800 Free Relay 1974 – John Hegert, Bob Horne, Steve Meisel, Cliff Schlak 1976 – Larry Brown, Steve Meisel, Mike Gratton, Cliff Schlak 1990 – Vance Tankersly, Dieter Holtz, Scott Mundell, Charlie Rose (HM) 1991 – Jose Gutierrez, Dieter Hotlz, Scott Mundell, Charlie Rose (HM) 1997 – Brendon Dedekind, Stephen Parry, Darren Milun, Matt McVittie (HM) 1999 – Matt McVittie, Nelson Mora, Julio Santos, Stephen Parry (HM) 2005 – Thomas Bishop, Billy Jamerson, Steve Roof, Kyle Young (HM) 2007 – Kyle Young, Alex Kennon, Ed Denton, Steve Roof (HM) 200 Medley Relay 1995 – Rob Braknis, Ignacio Merino, Dustin Bengston, Eduardo Coelho (HM) 1996 – Erick Schlichenmaier, Tim Welsch, Chia Brendon Dedekind, (HM) 1997 – Rob Braknis, Brett Peterson, Stephen Parry, Brendon Dedekind 1998 – Brett Peterson, Brendon Dedekind, Stephen Parry, Julio Santos 400 Medley Relay 1995 – Robert Braknis, Ignacio Merino, Dustin Bengston, Eduardo Coelho (HM) 1997 – Rob Braknis, Brett Peterson, Stephen Parry, Brendon Dedekind 1999 – Stephen Parry, Brett Peterson, Keam Ang, Brendon Dedekind (HM) – Honorable Mention * National Champion Terry Horner 58 INDIVIDUAL ALL-AMERICANS 1975 WOMEN’S ALL-AMERICANS ALL-AMERICAN RELAYS 200 Free 1976 - Laura Barber, Kim Reeves, Patty Taylor, Ritchie Dorrier 1977 - Laura Barber, Ritchie Dorrier, Susie Yates, Jana Wilkins 1982 - Sharon Spuler, Lenore Gribble, Laurie Lehner, Simone Kusseling * 2000 - Christine Williams, Christy Cech, Tanya Gurr, Anne Blachford (HM) 2003 - Jennie Lyes, Emma Dutton, Emily Breen, Loren Hansen (HM) 2004 - Emily Breen, Emma Dutton, Rachel Dong, Lisa How (HM) 400 Free 1975 – Mary Montgomery, Susan Clark, Jackie Walker, Kathy McHardy 1976 – Laura Barber, Kim Reeves, Ritchie Dorrier, Kathy McHardy 1977 – Laura Barber, Ritchie Dorrier Jana Wilkins, Susie Yates 1978 – Terri Miller, Jeanne Dowdle, Laura Barber, Jana Wilkins 1979 – Jeanne Dowdle, Lisa Davidson, Kim Dunlap, Kathi Miller 1982 – Sharon Spuler, Laurie Lehner, Lenore Gribble, Stacey Deck 2000 – Kristen Adams, Anne Blachford, Tanya Gurr, Christy Cech (HM) 2006 – Georgia Holderness, Romy Altmann, Carrie Ellis, Christie Raleigh (HM) 800 Free 1977 – Laura Barber, Sara Shuster, Nancy Pfaff, Beth Jones 1978 – Terri Miller, Jackie Bajus, Jana Wilkins, Sara Shuster 2000 – Kristen Adams, Anne Blachford, Tanya Gurr, Christy Cech (HM) 200 Medley 1975 – Katie Jones, Penny Knutsen, Susan Clark, Mary Montgomery 1977 – Terri Wiking, Kim Krueger, Jana Wilkins, Susie Yates 1978 – Laura Barber, Jeanne Dowdle, Jana Wilkins, Jackie Bajus 1980 – Kim Dunlap, Sharon Spuler, Lenore Gribble, Jeanne Dowdle 1981 – Meg McCully, Sharon Spuler, Lenore Gribble, Kim Foster 1982 – Meg McCully, Sharon Spuler, Laurie Lehner, Simone Kusseling * 1988 – Stacia Evans, Jennifer Hazard, Kathy Isackson, Krissy Myers (HM) 2004 – Emily Breen, Lauren Brick, Rachel Dong, Emma Dutton (HM) 2006 – Christie Raleigh, Lauren Brick, Lauren Sparg, Carrie Ellis 2007 – Christie Raleigh, Lauren Brick, Lauren Sparg, Abbie King 400 Medley 1981 – Meg McCully, Sharon Spuler, Lisa Nencioni, Lenore Gribble 1982 – Meg McCully, Sharon Supler, Lisa Nencioni, Lenore Gribble 2004 – Emily Breen, Lauren Brick, Lisa How, Emma Dutton (HM) 2006 – Romy Altmann, Lauren Brick, Christie Raleigh, Carrie Ellis (HM) 2007 – Romy Altmann, Lauren Brick, Laruen Sparg, Christie Raleigh (HM) NCAA All-Americans 1983-present; AIAW prior to 1983. * - National Champions (HM) – Honorable Mention 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1988 1989 1995 1996 1997 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Susan Clark 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 IM Katie Jones 100 Back Mary Montgomery 400 Free Jackie Walker 400 Free Laura Barber 50 Back, 100 Back Laura Barber 100 Back Susie Yates 50 Free Terri Miller 400 IM, 1650 Free Jana Wilkins 100 Fly Lenore Gribble 100 Fly Lisa Nencioni 100 Breast Sharon Spuler 50 Breast Lenore Gribble 100 ﬂy Meg McCully 50 Back, 100 Back Sharon Spuler 50 Breast Kim Foster 200 Back Lenore Gribble 50 Fly, 100 Fly Laurie Lehner 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free Meg McCully 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back Sharon Spuler 50 Breast, 100 Breast Sara Linke 200 Free, 500 Free Sara Linke 200 Free, 500 Free Wendy Fuller 1M Diving Kathy Isackson 100 Fly (HM), 200 Fly (HM) Kathy Isackson 100 Fly (HM) Danielle Van Dyke 100 Breast (HM) Helen Jepson 200 Fly (HM) Samantha White 100 Breast (HM) Samantha White 100 Breast (HM) Anne Blachford 200 IM (HM) Christy Cech 50 Free, 100 Free (HM) Christy Cech 50 Free (HM) Tiffany Manning Platform Diving Chelsie Lerew 1M Diving (HM) Tiffany Manning Platform Diving (HM) Emma Dutton 100 Breast, 200 Breast Tiffany Manning Platform Diving, 3M Diving (HM), 1M Diving (HM) Taryn Ignacio Platform Diving (HM) Courtney McClow 1M Diving (HM), Platform Diving (HM) Lauren Brick 100 Breast Christie Raleigh 100 Fly (HM) Lauren Brick 100 Breast Romy Altmann 200 Back Aleia Monden Platform Diving (HM) Lauren Sparg 100 Fly (HM) 59 50 FREESTYLE 1. Brendon Dedekind 2. Scott Baker 3. Julio Santos 4. Alex Kennon 5. Greg Main-Baillie 6. Jarryd Botha 7. Eduardo Coelho Joel Roycik 9. Rob Brakins 10. Kevin Flanagan MEN’S ALL-TIME TOP TEN TIMES 19.17 19.49 19.74 19.84 20.00 20.05 20.06 20.06 20.07 20.22 1998 2008 1998 2007 2001 2007 1996 2006 1995 2000 8. Mike Russell 9. Brian Davey 10. Shawn Erickson 15:30.53 15:34.03 15:34.21 1986 1993 2008 100 BUTTERFLY 1. Stephen Parry 1. Joel Roycik 3. Devin Crock 4. Brendon Dedekind 5. Igancio Merino 6. Eduardo Coelho 7. Keam Ang 8. Chris Vythoulkas 9. Michael Averett 10. Dustin Bengston 47.16 47.16 48.03 48.04 48.38 48.38 48.40 48.50 48.53 48.62 100 BACKSTROKE 1. Stephen Parry 2. Rob Braknis 3. Jarryd Botha 4. Chris Vythoulkas 5. Ian Powell 6. Greg Main-Baillie 7. Mike Kowalski 8. Carl Marais 9. Jared Heine 10. Devin Crock 47.72 48.10 48.26 49.00 49.18 49.25 49.37 49.44 49.68 49.76 100 FREESTYLE 1. Brendon Dedkind 2. Joel Roycik Ed Denton 4. Alex Kennon 5. Matt McVittie Greg Main-Baillie Scott Baker 8. Rob Brakins Julio Santos 10. Eduardo Coelho 42.96 43.75 43.75 44.00 44.03 44.03 44.03 44.46 44.46 44.49 1999 2006 2007 2006 1999 2001 2008 1995 1999 1996 1999 1995 2007 2003 2007 1999 1986 2006 2006 2003 1997 2006 2002 1999 1994 1997 1999 2004 2005 1995 200 BUTTERFLY 1. Stephen Parry 2. Ian Powell 3. Keam Ang 4. Nelson Mora 5. Ignacio Merino 6. Dustin Bengston 7. Ian Powell 8. David DeGruchy 9. Mark Nicholls 10. Chris Plaisted 200 BACKSTROKE 1. Rob Braknis 2. Stephen Parry 3. Jarryd Botha 4. Carl Marais 5. Ian Powell 6. Greg Main-Baillie 7. Brad Hoffman 8. Chris Vythoulkas 9. Jared Heine 10. Ian Rowe 1:43.39 1:44.90 1:45.10 1:46.10 1:47.20 1:47.80 1:48.44 1:48.81 1:49.31 1:49.35 200 FREESTYLE 1. Stephen Parry 2. Carl Marais 3. Kyle Young 4. Alex Kennon 5. Ed Denton 6. Brendon Dedekind 7. Scott Mundell 8. Matt McVittie 9. Jose Gutierrez 10. Fernando Jacome 1:36.18 1:36.99 1:37.05 1:37.42 1:37.85 1:38.22 1:38.25 1:38.33 1:38.47 1:38.48 1997 2006 2007 2006 2007 1997 1991 1999 1991 2003 1995 1999 2007 2006 2007 1999 1992 2004 2006 2008 1:43.69 1:46.11 1:46.29 1:46.44 1:47.11 1:47.15 1:48.29 1:48.32 1:48.86 1:49.12 1997 2008 1999 1999 1994 1995 2006 1984 2006 1995 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Ed Denton 2. Justin Betts 3. Danny Keeling 4. Stephen Parry 5. Frank Bradley 6. Tal Stricker 7. Richard Cowling 8. Corey Swanson 9. Greg Main-Baillie 10. Robby Hayes 1:48.56 1:48.61 1:48.94 1:49.15 1:49.56 1:49.69 1:49.80 1:49.98 1:50.00 1:50.09 100 BREASTSTROKE 1. Brendon Dedekind 2. Brett Peterson 3. Billy Jamerson 4. Wickus Nienaber 5. Justin Betts 6. Scott Thacker 7. Paul Erben 8. Craig Zettle 9. Matt Shead 10. Tal Stricker 53.16 53.64 53.98 54.18 54.29 54.81 54.84 55.03 55.10 55.25 500 FREESTYLE 1. Kyle Young 2. Steve Roof 3. Nick Graves 4. Stephen Parry 5. Thomas Bishop 6. Vance Tankersley 7. Ian Rowe 8. Scott Mundell 9. Henrick Janguall 10. Chip Haberstroh 4:19.16 4:20.60 4:22.76 4:23.28 4:25.01 4:25.10 4:25.15 4:28.10 4:28.89 4:29.15 2007 2007 2008 1997 2005 1988 2008 1991 1987 1995 1999 2000 2007 2003 2002 2008 2006 1991 2008 2002 2007 2003 2005 1998 1995 2002 2001 2008 1999 2008 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Chip Haberstroh 2. Steve Roof 3. Stephen Parry 4. Desmond Kohn 5. Thomas Bishop 6. Danny Keeling 7. Brad Hoffman 8. Shawn Erickson 9. Charlie Rose 10. George Willard 3:50.76 3:53.16 3:53.47 3:53.69 3:54.37 3:55.79 3:56.11 3:56.16 3:56.52 3:58.06 200 BREASTSTROKE 1. Wickus Nienaber 2. Billy Jamerson 3. Paul Erben 4. Rob Holderness 5. Justin Betts 6. Tal Stricker 7. Scott Thacker 8. Ignacio Merino 9. Brett Peterson 10. Dan Akre 1:58.30 1:58.74 1:59.24 1:53.33 1:59.55 1:59.68 1:59.96 2:00.01 2:01.10 2:01.27 1650 FREESTYLE 1. Kyle Young 2. Steve Roof 3. Ian Rowe 4. Nick Graves 5. Thomas Bishop 6. Chip Haberstroh 7. Henrick Janguall 14:57.21 15:03.15 15:06.93 15:07.51 15:08.47 15:24.62 15:26.85 2007 2007 2008 2008 2005 1994 1987 2003 2005 2007 2008 2003 2002 2008 1993 1999 1985 1994 2007 1996 1992 2005 2005 1992 2008 1990 1991 Bold denotes current Seminoles. 60 WOMEN’S ALL-TIME TOP TEN TIMES 50 FREESTYLE 1. Christy Chech 2. Emma Dutton 3. Christie Raleigh 4. Carrie Ellis 5. Laurie Lehner 6. Jennie Lyes 7. Tanya Gurr Stevi Steinhauer 9. Abbie King 10. Kylsie Grimes 22.54 22.64 22.67 22.76 22.77 22.96 23.19 23.19 23.23 23.25 2001 2004 2007 2006 1982 2003 1999 2008 2008 2008 8. Golda Marcus 9. Lisa Kirsch 10. Karen Acre 16:58.36 16:59.52 17:00.58 2005 1999 1984 100 BACKSTROKE 1. Romy Altmann 2. Emily Breen 3. Jodi Krieg 4. Liska Dedekind 5. Andree-Anne LeRoy 6. C.J. Hendry 7. Kate Skaggs 8. Amber Goodwin 9. Stacy Rademacher 10. Christie Raleigh 55.14 55.48 55.92 56.01 56.09 56.60 56.77 56.86 57.12 57.31 100 BREASTSTROKE 1. Lauren Brick 2. Emma Dutton 3. Lowri Tynan 4. Samantha White 5. Georgia Holderness 6. Anne Blachford 7. Rachel Dong 8. Keryn Krynauw 9. Katie Stratton 10. Danielle Van Dyke 1:00.51 1:00.84 1:02.25 1:02.32 1:02.43 1:02.57 1:03.20 1:03.48 1:03.83 1:03.86 100 FREESTYLE 1. Carrie Ellis 2. Christy Cech 3. Christie Raleigh 4. Laurie Lehner Abbie King 6. Emma Dutton 7. Kylsie Grimes 8. Jocelyn Phillips 9. Emily Breen 10. Jennie Lyes 49.32 49.36 49.56 50.01 50.01 50.27 50.33 50.35 50.41 50.64 2006 2001 2007 1982 2008 2003 2008 2008 2004 2003 2007 2004 2008 1997 2008 2000 2004 2000 2007 1989 2007 2004 1995 1999 2004 2008 2008 1999 2007 2006 200 BACKSTROKE 1. Romy Altmann 2. Holly Mills 3. C.J. Hendry 4. Andree-Anne LeRoy 5. Jodi Krieg 6. Kate Skaggs 7. Lisa How 8. Stacy Rademacher 9. Betsy Nagy 10. Kiki Steinberg 1:55.36 1:58.10 1:59.45 1:59.50 2:00.69 2:00.93 2:01.19 2:01.76 2:02.01 2:02.07 200 BREASTSTROKE 1. Emma Dutton 2. Georgia Holderness 3. Keryn Krynauw 4. Lauren Brick 5. Lowri Tynan 6. Ann Cipoletti 7. Samantha White 8. Danielle Van Dyke 9. Dorotea Bralic 10. Anne Blachford 2:12.38 2:14.06 2:14.93 2:15.51 2:15.99 2:16.27 2:17.17 2:17.87 2:18.44 2:18.44 200 FREESTYLE 1. Jocelyn Phillips 2. Tanya Gurr 3. Christy Cech 4. Holly Mills 5. Romy Altmann 6. Georgia Holderness 7. Kylsie Grimes 8. Loren Hansen 9. Sara Linke 10. Lindsay Kenney 1:47.82 1:48.14 1:48.45 1:48.59 1:48.67 1:49.02 1:49.12 1:49.25 1:49.39 1:49.42 2008 2000 2001 2008 2006 2008 2008 2003 1984 2006 2004 2006 2001 2007 2008 2006 1997 1989 1993 1999 2007 2008 2008 2004 1995 2006 2003 2007 2003 1993 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Andree-Anne LeRoy 2. Anne Blachford 3. Emma Dutton 4. Lowri Tynan 5. Katie Stratton 6. Georgia Holderness 7. Ann Cipoletti 8. Caroline Robertson 9. Laura Kenney 10. Lisa How 1:59.59 2:01.60 2:01.71 2:01.83 2:02.67 2:02.96 2:04.31 2:04.37 2:04.70 2:04.75 100 BUTTERFLY 1. Lauren Sparg 2. Christie Raleigh 3. Laurie Lehner 4. Emily Breen 5. Candice Nethercott 6. Lisa How 7. Abbie King 8. Kathy Isackson 9. Rachel Dong 10. C.J. Hendry 52.81 53.00 53.42 54.15 54.17 54.49 54.73 54.80 55.10 55.22 500 FREESTYLE 1. Sara Link 2. Jocelyn Phillips 3. Lisa How 4. Jen Guyler 5. Loren Hansen 6. Caroline Robertson 7. Holly Mills 8. Georgia Holderness 9. Lindsay Kenney 10. Golda Marcus 4:45.80 4:49.28 4:49.56 4:49.98 4:50.18 4:50.96 4:51.50 4:52.96 4:53.20 4:53.66 1984 2008 2004 2007 2003 2007 2008 2008 2006 2005 2008 2007 1982 2004 2002 2004 2008 1989 2003 2008 2003 1997 2003 2008 2007 2006 2006 2006 2004 2002 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Andree-Anne LeRoy 2. Ann Cipoletti 3. Lisa How 4. Meredith Martelle 5. Laura Kenney 6. Caroline Robertson 7. Claudia Wilson 8. Natalie Deschamps 9. Georgia Holderness 10. Sherri Fowler 4:18.40 4:21.26 4:21.49 4:23.27 4:24.42 4:24.50 4:24.58 4:24.62 4:26.02 4:27.05 200 BUTTERFLY 1. Lauren Sparg 2. Lindsay Kenney 3. Helen Jepson 4. Lisa How 5. Kathy Isackson 6. Tiffany Elias 7. Loren Hansen 8. Christie Raleigh 9. Sherri Fowler 10. Candice Nethercott 1650 FREESTYLE 1. Missy Connolly 2. Jen Guyler 3. Caroline Robertson 4. Meredith Martelle 5. Merrie Brennan 6. Angie Leach 7. Helen Jepson 16:39.79 16:50.84 16:51.72 16:54.09 16:56.33 16:59.43 16:57.43 1990 2007 2008 2006 1989 2002 1993 1:59.47 1:59.92 2:00.28 2:00.41 2:00.99 2:01.26 2:01.46 2:01.63 2:03.67 2:03.75 2007 2005 1995 2004 1988 2007 2003 2007 1998 2002 2003 2007 2003 2006 2002 2006 1994 1983 2007 1997 Bold denotes current Seminoles. 61 MEN’S ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS School Alabama Arizona Arkansas Army Auburn Bethany Birmingham Southern Boston College Bowling Green Brevard CC Brigham Young California Cincinnati Clemson Daytona Beach CC Darton Drexel Duke East Carolina Emory Evansville Florida Florida A&M Florida Atlantic Furman Georgia Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Harvard Howard Indian River CC Jacksonville Navy James Madison Kentucky LaSalle Louisiana State UL-Monroe W 9 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 12 5 1 1 2 13 11 4 23 10 15 2 39 6 2 28 1 1 21 4 2 4 1 13 6 L 10 1 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 47 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .474 .000 .000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .750 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .930 .917 1.000 .331 1.000 1.000 1.000 .765 1.000 1.000 .966 .500 1.000 .945 .1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .591 1.000 Louisville Maryland Maryland-Baltimore Co. Miami Miami (OH) UNLV NW Louisiana North Carolina North Carolina State UNC-Wilmington Notre Dame Oberlin Paciﬁc Pensacola Navy Rice Rutgers St. Bonaventure Savannah College A&S Sewanee South Carolina South Florida Southern Illinois SMU Southern Mississippi Tampa Tennessee Texas A&M TCU Truman State Tulane Utah Vanderbilt Villanova Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest West Virginia William & Mary Totals 2 7 1 30 2 1 1 11 9 6 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 4 11 22 0 2 2 7 0 8 1 1 19 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 397 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 8 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 6 0 1 4 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 172 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 .666 1.000 .000 1.000 .579 .450 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .550 1.000 .000 .250 1.000 .875 .000 .800 1.000 1.000 .792 .000 1.000 1.000 .400 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .699 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME PHIL BOGGS Inducted 1977 BIM STULTS Inducted 1978 CURT GENDERS Inducted 1979 BUCKY HILES Inducted 1980 ROGER SLATER Inducted 1994 MIKE KOWALSKI Inducted 1995 MIKE TSCHIRRET Inducted 1998 BRENDON DEDEKIND Inducted 2004 62 MEN’S YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS UNDER BIM STULTS Year 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 Totals W 3 7 7 5 7 9 6 9 9 10 8 10 9 11 6 7 9 7 9 4 8 8 8 4 5 185 L 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 4 2 3 3 6 5 48 T 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Pct. .375 .778 1.000 .688 .875 1.000 1.000 .818 .750 .875 .889 1.000 .900 .917 .667 1.000 1.000 .875 .818 .500 .800 .727 .727 .400 .500 .793 UNDER BILL SHULTS Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 Totals W 5 3 4 8 20 L 3 9 4 5 21 T 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .625 .333 .500 .615 .489 UNDER BILL SHULTS & TERRY MAUL Year 1987 1988 1989 1990 Totals W 7 8 5 7 27 L 4 3 5 4 16 T 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .636 .727 .000 .636 .628 UNDER TERRY MAUL Year 1991 1992 1993 Totals W 4 10 8 22 L 2 4 4 10 T 0 0 0 0 Pct. .667 .714 .667 .688 UNDER DON GIBB Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Totals UNDER TERRY CARLISLE Year 1974 1975 1976 1977 Totals W 4 5 6 5 20 L 5 4 3 5 17 T 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .444 .556 .667 .500 .541 W 6 4 5 10 6 6 37 L 6 6 4 0 1 1 18 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .500 .400 .556 1.000 .857 .857 .673 UNDER NEIL HARPER Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals W 7 6 10 11 9 10 9 5 10 77 UNDER JOHN STAFFORD Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Totals W 9 6 5 4 6 30 L 2 2 5 5 2 16 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .818 .750 .500 .444 .750 .652 L 3 7 3 2 3 3 3 2 5 31 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .700 .462 .769 .846 .750 .769 .750 .714 .667 .716 Bim Stults Terry Carlisle John Stafford Bill Shults Terry Maul Don Gibb Neil Harper 63 WOMEN’S SERIES & YEAR-BY-YEAR School Alabama Arizona Arkansas Army Auburn Boston College Brigham Young Brenau College Brevard CC California Charleston College Cincinnati Clemson Colorado State Daytona Beach CC Duke East Carolina Florida Florida A&M Florida Atlantic Florida International Furman Georgia Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Harvard Houston Howard Indian River CC James Madison UL-Monroe Louisiana State Maryland Maryland-Baltimore Co. Miami Miami (OH) Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Miss. Women’s College Nebraska New Orleans UNLV North Carolina UNC-Wilmington NC State North Florida Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma State Paciﬁc Rice Savannah College A&S South Carolina South Florida Southern Illinois Southern Mississippi Tampa Tennessee W 8 0 2 2 3 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 8 1 6 1 1 1 11 22 5 1 6 6 2 6 1 0 1 21 2 6 8 6 1 20 1 1 2 0 2 3 3 1 0 6 14 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 11 1 2 8 2 L 7 1 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 14 1 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .533 .000 1.000 1.000 .200 1.000 1.000 .830 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 708 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .030 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .429 .857 1.000 1.000 .500 .000 1.000 .875 1.000 1.000 .364 .857 1.00 .645 1.000 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 .875 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .550 .917 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 Texas Texas A&M TCU Truman State Tulane Utah Vanderbilt Villanova Virginia Virginia Tech Washington State West Virginia William & Mary Total 0 0 1 1 7 1 2 1 0 3 2 1 1 224 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .664 UNDER TERRY MAUL Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987* 1988* 1989* 1990* 1991 1992 1993 Total W 2 8 6 10 9 11 6 6 7 3 7 7 9 8 10 3 7 6 125 L 4 4 3 2 3 1 2 3 2 6 5 4 3 5 5 5 6 5 68 T 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Pct. .333 .667 .667 .833 .731 .910 .750 .667 .750 .333 .583 .636 .750 .615 .667 .375 .538 .545 .647 UNDER DON GIBB Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Total W 6 3 5 6 5 4 29 L 5 7 4 6 2 4 28 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .Pct .546 .300 .556 .500 .714 .500 .509 UNDER NEIL HARPER Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total W 9 8 14 12 15 13 13 9 17 110 L 4 5 2 2 2 4 2 1 3 25 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .Pct .643 .615 .875 .857 .882 .764 .867 .900 .850 .815 64 MEN’S SCHOOL RECORDS Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Fly 200 Fly 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM 400 IM HONORS & AWARDS Time/Score 19.17 43.96 1:36.18 4:19.16 9:01.42 14:57.21 47.16 1:43.69 47.72 1:43.39 53.16 1:58.30 1:48.56 3:50.76 1:18.75 2:55.22 6:29.10 1:27.49 3:13.28 Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Fly 200 Fly 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM 400 IM Swimmer (Year) Brendon Dedekind (1998) Brendon Dedekind (1999) Stephen Parry (1997) Kyle Young (2007) Kyle Young (2007) Kyle Young (2007) Stephen Parry (1997) & Joel Roycik (2006) Stephen Parry (1998) Stephen Parry (1999) Rob Braknis (1995) Brendon Dedekind (1997) Wickus Nienaber (2003) Ed Denton (2007) Chip Haberstroh (1994) WOMEN’S SCHOOL RECORDS Swimmer (Year) Christy Cech (2001) Carrie Ellis (2005) Jocelyn Phillips (2008) Sara Linke (1984) Jen Guyler (2007) Missy Connolly (1990) Lauren Sparg (2008) Lauren Sparg (2008) Romy Altmann (2007) Romy Altmann (2007) Lauren Brick (2007) Emma Dutton (2004) Andree-Anne LeRoy (2003) Andree-Anne LeRoy (2003) Time/Score 22.54 49.32 1:47.82 4:45.80 9:58.06 16:39.79 52.81 1:57.87 54.39 1:55.36 1:00.51 2:12.38 1:59.59 4:18.40 1:31.12 3:19.90 7:13.65 1:38.59 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 1 Meter Diving 6 Dives 11 Dives 3 Meter Diving 6 Dives 11 Dives Platform 6 Dives Brendon Dedekind, Julio Santos Matt McVittie, Kevin Flanagan (1998) Brendon Dedekind, Eduardo Coelho Matt McVittie, Rob Braknis (1999) Kyle Young, Alex Kennon, Ed Denton, Steve Roof (2007) Stephen Parry, Brett Peterson Keam Ang, Brendon Dedekind (1999) Rob Braknis, Brett Peterson Stephen Parry, Brendon Dedekind (1997) Terry Horner (2008) Paul Spray (1991) Terry Horner (2007) Louis Gagnet (2003) Dan Frebel (2007) 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 200 medley relay 400 medley relay Lauren Brick, Kylsie Grimes, Abbie King, Christie Raleigh (2007) Jocelyn Phillips, Abbie King Lowri Tynan, Kylsie Grimes (2008) Jocelyn Phillips, Georgia Holderness Holly Mills, Lowri Tynan (2008) Christie Raleigh, Lauren Brick Lauren Sparg, Carrie Ellis (2006) Romy Altmann, Lauren Brick, 3:36.98 Lauren Sparg, Christie Raleigh (2007) Tiffany Manning (2004) Wendy Fuller (1985) Brittany Lerew (2006) Brittany Lerew (2005) Courtney McClow (2005) 410.70 581.65 420.50 621.05 395.20 1 Meter Diving 6 Dives 11 Dives 3 Meter Diving 6 Dives 11 Dives Platform 6 Dives 331.05 431.60 364.85 556.60 348.50 MEN’S MVP Year 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Swimming Mike Kowalski Jim Van Farowe Vance Tankersley Craig Zettle Charlie Rose Craig Zettle Brad Hoffman Rob Braknis Ignacio Merion Ignacio Merion Rob Braknis Brendon Dedekind Brendon Dedekind Stephen Parry Brendon Dedekind Stephen Parry Brendon Dedekind Brett Petersen Greg Main-Baillie Justin Betts Wickus Nienaber Justin Betts Joel Roycik Joel Roycik/Michael Averett Joel Roycik/Steve Roof Kyle Young Scott Baker Diving Ben Seguin Ben Seguin Ben Seguin Zach McIver Zach McIver Paul Spray Paul Spray Rob Ciacedo Jair Castrillion Derek Banta Cory Geraghty Cory Geraghty Brent Brukman Brent Burkman Brent Burkman Josh Edelman Louis Gagnet Louis Gagnet Stuart de la Rosa Alex Tilbrook Alex Tilbrook Terry Horner Terry Horner WOMEN’S MVP Year 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Swimming Karen Acre Karen Acre Kathy Isackson Kathy Isackson Danielle Van Dyke Kathy Isackson Kristan Chambers Dorotea Bralic Helen Jepson Dorotea Bralic Helen Jepson Helen Jepson Samantha White Anne Blachford Kristen Adams Anne Blachford Tanya Gurr Christy Cech Christy Cech Emma Dutton Emma Dutton Emma Dutton Emily Breen/Carrie Ellis Carrie Ellis/Lauren Brick Romy Altmann/Lauren Brick Lauren Sparg Diving Patsy O’Toole Silaron Warning Susan Pollack Susan Pollack Susan Pollack Susan Pollack Terry Lukes Julia Henderson Susan Petry Erin Gillooly Sarah Henderson Marya Sabesky Marya Sabesky Marya Sabesky Marya Sabesky Chelsie Lerew Chelsie Lerew Tiffany Manning Tiffany Manning Tiffany Manning Courtney McClow Brittany Lerew Aleia Monden Aleia Monden 65 ALL-TIME ROSTERS A MEN 1956-57-58 1964-65-66 1995 1962 1968-69-70 1964-65 1982-83-84-85-86 1966-68 1979+81 1963-64-65 2000-01-02-03 1969-70-71 1998-99 1979-80-81 1964 2002 1965 1971-72 2002-03-04-05 1987-88 2000+02 1967-68 2008 1984 1994-95-96 1976 1965-66-67 1972+74 1984-85 1968 1990-91-92 1973-74-75-76 1981 1975 2003-04-05-06 1960 1966-67-68 1994-95-96 1995+-97 2000-01-02-03 2004-05 1961-62-63 1964 1964-65-66 2001-02 1985-86 1969-70-71 1984-85 2005-06-07-08 1984-85-86 1974 1969 1991-92 2007-08 1994-95-96-97 2002-03-04 1994-95+97 1962 1962 1983-84 1968 1963 1964-65 2000-01-02 1976+79 1962 1975 1976 1965 1980-81 1969-70-71 1969 1968 2005-06-07-08 1997-98-99-00 1967-68-69 1963 1992 1981-82 2003 1980-81 1990-91 1995 2001-02-03 1987-88-89-90 1971-72 1975 1963 1976 1974 1994 2002-03-04-05 1981-82-83-84 1979+81-82 1997-98 1972+74 1996-97 1997-98-99-00 Abbott, Ken Abbott, Richard Abernathie, Shaun Acosta, Dick Acosta, Howard Acosta, Richard Akre, Dan Aldrich, Bob Allbritton, Steve Allen, Neal Ammons, Nnamnse Anderson, Ed Ang, Keam Archer, Mark Archiable, Wes Armond, Richie Armstrong, Kirk Arnold, Tom Averett, Michael Aycock, Ryan B Bailey, Kellen Baker, Bob Baker, Scott Ballard, Jon Banta, Derek Barber, John Barnacastle, Jack Barnacastle, John Barry, Todd Batchelor, Richard Bates, John Bauer, Jeff Beattie, Jeff Bedingﬁeld, Milt Beinlich, Jason Belden, Chic Bell, Bob Bendixen, Thomas Bengston, Dustin Betts, Justin Bishop, Thomas Bissland, Ronald Black, Thomas Blouin, Michael Boatright, Jeff Boedeker, Jim Boggs, Phil Boozer, Tim Botha, Jarryd Bowman, Bobby Bowman Bruce Boylan, Tom Bracken, William Bradford, Dan Bradley, Frank Bradley, Ted Braknis, Robert Brandley, Tom Bransford, Lee Breese, Justus Brendle, Danny Brinson, Steve Brockman, Keith Brosche, Chris Brown, Dana Brown, Jack Brown, J.P. Brown, Larry Bullock, Cullen Bumgardner, Joel Bunn, Dennis Burgess, Danny Burk, Bill Burke, Brendan Burkman, Brent Busse, Charles Busse, Jim Christensen, Brian Christy, Earl Clark, Chris Clarke, Michael Clement, Ross Cobb, Drew Coelho, Eduardo Cohen, Mark Coker, Gene Cole, Harmon Collins, Robert Collins, Steve Combes, Peter Connell, Kevin Connell, Steve Connor, Stephan Cooper, George Coryell, Ed Cotter, Eric Cowand, Lyle Cowling, Richard Crane, Peter Craven, Jared Creary, Jeff Creighton, Victor Crock, Devin Cruickshank, Bob Curry, David 1996 1968 1998+00 2001-02 1998 1987-88 1995-96-97 1963-64-65 1966-67 1970-71 1969 1974-75-76 1961-62-63 1976+79 1969-70 2004-05-06 1953 1981-82-83-84 1988 1974 1998-99-01-02 2003-04-05-06 2000 1975-76 1983 2000-01-02-03 1965-66-67 1967 2001 1997-98+00 1962 1975 1984 1975 1992-93-94 1974 1994 1968-69 1961-62-63 1963 1966-67 1965 1963-64-65 1979 1996-97-98-99 1996-97-98-99 1983-84 1969 2003-04-05 1966-67 1975 1974 1986-87-88-89 2005-06-07-08 2006-07-08 1962 1962+64 1986 1965 2000-01 1982-83-84 1988-89 1996 1970-71-72-73 1969-70-71 1987-88 1961 1994-95-96-97 1963-64-65 1985 2000 1969 1982-83 2001-02 1972 1973-74 1969-70-71 1996 2005 2000 2004-05-06-07 2008 1985-86 1975-76 1967 1990-91 1966-67-68 1975 1961 1970 1962 1997-98-99-00 1998 1986 1973-74-75-76 1967 2000-01-02 2007 1990-91 Franklin, Ed Franks, Mike Fraser, James Freiberger, Pete Frebel, Dan Fry, Jonathan Frydenborg, Russ 1974-75 2001 1969 1985 2006-07-08 1999-00 1974 1990-91 2002-03 1985 1979 1991-92 1988 1959-60-61 1964 1996-97 1992-93-94 1970-71 1971 1969-70 1966-67-68 1994-95 1959 1979 1997-98-99-00 1962-63 1974-75-76 1983 1975-76 1996-97 2007-08 1967-68-69 1963 1970 1990-91 1979-80-81 1992-93-94 1964-65-66 1994-95-96-97 1984 1985-86-87 1962 1985-86 1979-80-81 2005-06-07-08 1969 1967 1969 1968-69 1970-71-72-73 1964-65-66 1980-81 2008 1972-73, 73-74 1992+94-95-96 1978-79 1966-67 1971-72-73-74 2003-04-05-06 1964-65-66 1969 1965-66-67 1996 1963-64 1996-97-98-99 1987-88-89-90 1958-59-60-61 1981-82-83 1994-95 1994-95 2002 1971 1991-92-93-94 1984 2008 1991-92 1989-90-91-92 2006-07-08 2003-04 2002 1974-75-76 2007-08 1967 1973-74 1964-65-66 1990-91-92 1979 2004-05 1998-99 1955 2003 1965-66 2005-06-07-08 1950 1964 1969-70-71 1971 1981+83 Jensen, Starr Jerger, Dean Jerrim, John Johnson, Rik Jones, Chris Jones, Derek 1981 1969-70-71 1973 1974-75 1991-92 2004-05-06-07 1999-00-01-02 1988 2005-06 2004-05-06-07 1987-88-89-90 1982-83 1981 1980-81 1971 1966 1991-92 1964-65-66 2001 1963-64 1967 1983-84-85-86 1988 1963-64-65 1985 1982-83 1980 1969 1985-86-87 2002 1988-89 1962 1970 1962 2004 1962-63 1971 2004 1984-85 1992 1979-80 1979-80-81-82 1979-80 1995-96 1965-66-67 1988 1969-70 1967 1973-74-75 1983-84 1966 1976 1975 1998-99-00-01 1981 2006 1982-83 2000-01-02-03 1975 1966 1964-65 1966-67-68 1969-70-71 1966 1979-80 1985-86 1989 1998+00 1981-82-83-84 1971 1989-90 1972-73-74 1991-92-93-94 1985-86 1967-68-69 1998-99-00-01 1976 1996-97-98-99 1974-75-76 1992-93-94-95 1962 1970-71-72-73 1969 1998 1967-68 1992-94-95 1992 1970-71-72-73 1997-98 1971 1961 2001 1962 2001 1981-82 1999-00 1982-83-84 1969 1985-86 G K D Dabrowski, Robert Daily, Julian Dahl, Bill Daly, John Danko, John Darling, Don Davey, Brian Davin, Mark Davis, Justin Davis, Kent Davis, Pete Davis, Roy Dawson, K.L. Danehy, Ed Dayton, Gene Dean, Jon Dedekind, Brendon Deese, Kerwin DeGruchy, Dave deLaFuente, Paco de la Rossa, Stuart DeMarie, John Denner, Dave Denny, David Densmore, Dan Denton, Ed Derner, Scott Descombes, Roland DeWitt, Thornton Divane, Linc Dixon, Chris Dondero, Louis Dornbach, Bill Dotson, Mike Draper, Mark Driver, Stephen Drusys, Allan Duncan, Keith Dunlap, Jack Dunn, Matthew Durocher, Bob Durst, Ted Dyer, Cliff Gaal, Martin Gagnet, Louis Galloway, John Gamble, Mike Garcia-Aguiler, Pablo Gathercole, Ben Genders, Curt Gentile, Chuck Geraghty, Corey Gerrard, Sean Gest, Bill Gest, Tom Gest, William Gibson, Dave Gilliam, Kyle Glancy, Jerry Gollatscheck, Nick Gonzales, Glen Gonzalve, Mike Gordon, Bob Grant, Glenn Grattan, Mike Gratzik, Ryan Graves, Nick Gray, Hod Green, Dick Greene, Earl Greenwood, Richard Grifﬁn, Barry Gutierrez, Jose Guthrie, Scott Kaplan, Jonathan Kearn, Dennis Keeling, Dan Kennon, Alex Kenny, John Kerr, Scott Keyworth, Scott Kinsey, Mark Koach, Randy Koch, Mike Koh, Desmond Kohnen, John Korten, James Kowals, Tony Kowalke, Peter Kowalski, Mike Kraus, Rick Kruger, Doug Kung, Andrew Kupan, Mike Kupiszewski, Stan Moss, Mark Mosteller, Matt Mount, Jonathan Mrazek, Bill Mullally, Jim Muller, Brian Muller, Matt Mundell, Scott Murphy, Bill Murphy, Kevin Musser, Howard 2004 1972-73-74 1996 1973-74 1963-64-65 1976 1986-88-89-90 1989-90-91-92 1966-67 1994-95-96-97 1970 1964 1971-72-73 1980 1990-91 1976 1968 2004-05-06-07 1982-83-84 2001-02-03-04 1969-70-71 1967 1997-98-99-00 1985-86 1980-81 1980-81 1997-98-99 1970-71 1962 2007-08 1985-86-87-88 2007 1966-67-68 1965-66-67 1962 1996-97-98-99 2001-02-03-04 1963 1962-63 1979-80-81 1998-99-00 1971 1967 1995-96 1969-70 1968 1984 1972 1969-70 1966-67 2005-06-07-08 1962 1964-65 1961-62-63 1961 1962-63 1984 1964-65 1968-69 1961-62 1979-80-81 1972-73-74-75 1966-67 1980-81 2002-03-04-05 2006-07-08 1967 1961-62 1975-76 1962 1975-76 1979-80 1955 1984 1964-65-66 1988-89-90-91 1962-63-64 2004-05-06-07 1988-89-90-91 1974-75-76 1963 2008 1964 1995-96-97-98 2003-04-05-06 2008 2000 1986 1970-71 1971-72 N Nance, Bill Naser, John Neff, Tom Nelson, Dane Nelson, Jeff Newell, Charles Nicholls, Mark Niemer, Dan Nienaber, Wickus Norris, Gerry Nulph, Vernon Nuttal, Ben O L H E C Caicedo, Robert Calta, Ken Campbell, Brent Campbell, David Carey, Sean Carlise, Joseph Carmen, Matt Carothers, Graham Carter, Mike Carter, R.G. Casper, Tom Cassels, Jim Castagna, Charles Castrillion, Jair Castro, Andrew Chain, Chris Chambers, Randy Chang, Shaun Cheezum, Mike Chia, Nei-Kuan Chocron, Danny Earp, Russ Eberling, Joe Edelman, Josh Edwards, Bill Eakins, Gene Eisinger, Lee Eley, Nathan Ellis, David Emery, Sean Erben, Paul Erickson, Shawn Erikson, Kjetil Eunson, Pete Evans, Keith F Feldman, Jeff Feldmeyer, Seeley Fichter, Brent Fisher, Jim Fitzpatrick, Michael Fix, Gerald Flanagan, Kevin Fleischmann, Brian Fletcher, Robert Fletcher, Walter Foreman, Jim Forson, Steven Forte, Travis Foster, Matthew Haberstroh, Chip Hahn, Phil Halfacre, Mike Hall, Darryl Hall, John Hamilton, James Hammond, Matt Hansen, Harvey Jr. Hardison, Richard Harmon, Tom Harrison, James Harrison, Lawton Hartke, Don Hartshorne, Dave Hayes, Robby Hayes, Tim Haynes, John Heald, Jack Heatley, Jeff Hegert, John Heine, Jared Heisler, Tut Heller, George Helquist, Ed Henderson, Owen Henderson, Sherman Henley, James Hermann, Mike Hiles, Buck Hiteshew, David Hjortas, Andrew Hoag, Erik Hoagland, Sky Hoch, Jody Hoffman, Brad Hoke, Larry Holderness, Rob Holleman, Troy Holtz, Deiter Holway, Jimmy Hood, Sam Hoover, Wyatt Horne, Bob Horner, Terry Horst, Mike Hosford, Dick Howland, Preston Hrynyck, Corey Hutzleman, Phil LaBrecque, Larry LaPalme, Marc Lang, Chris Lang, Skip Langston, Lee Larmoyeux, Michael Lasanta, Tom Lawrance, Justin Lawrence, Bill Leaks, Bill Lee, Robert Lehman, David Lewis, J.P. Lindell, Craig Lindquist, Brett Liquori, Joe Lizon, Paul Lloyd, Tom Lockhart, Mike Loges, Norman Long, Randy Lovelace, Larry Lovelace, Syd Oberst, Charles O’Mahony, John O’Neil, Kevin Onken, Chad Orendorff, John Owen, Mark Owens, Lloyd Owens, Pat P M I Irvin, Brett J Jackson, Greg Jacobs, Joel Jacome, Fernando Jaisler, Jack Jamerson, Billy Jardina, Walt Jeffries, Dan Jenkins, Mark Jenks, Rick Jensen, Bobby MacDuff, Rick Madison, Lew Magruder, Brian Main-Baillie, Greg Manausa, Trent Marais, Carl Marble, Steve Marshburn, Joey Marshburn, Kevin Matthews, Jim Mauldin, Jim Maul, Terry Maxhimer, Terry McAllister, Duane McConnell, Keith McConnel, Pat McCullough, John McGarity, Jay McGregor, Chris McGregor, Jeff McIver, Zach McKay, Bob McKenzie, Sean McLaughlin, Mark McNerney, Stephen McReynolds, Will McVey, Tim McVittie, Matt Meisel, Steve Merino, Ignacio Mew, Tommy Middleton, Marc Mignano, Dave Milhan, Travis Miller, Bob Miller, Greg Millis, B.J. Miltenberger, Chester Milun, Darren Mitchell, Chuck Mitchell, Glenn Moe, Erik Montgomery, Don Montgomery, Tim Moorman, John Mora, Nelson Morris, Clarke Morse, Eric Morris, Richard Padgett, Robert Palmer, Ken Parker, Jim Parks, Jack Parry, Stephen Paulus, Michael Payne, James Pepper, Tommy Perry, Martin Peterson, Brett Phillips, Jim Pillmore, William Plaisted, Chris Plank, Lee Pocock, Bill Polnasek, Dan Ponticos, Steve Potts, Ron Poutinen, Roy Powell, Ian Prendergast, Bob Profumo, Larry Pyykko, Risto Q R Quayle, Bill Quayle, Bruce Rainey, Scott Rangely, John Rathman, Bruce Ray, John Rea, David Reaume, Pat Reese, Randy Reid, Bill Ribeiro, Alan Rice, Michael Rich, Barry Richardson, Bill Richardson, Bill Richardson, Pat Rieger, Carl Ring, Robert Risher, John Roberts, Steve Robertson, Charles Roder, Mike Roles, Alan Roof, Steve Rose, Charlie Rosenbaum, Steve Roth, Ted Rowe, Ian Rowe, Michael Rowley, Kevin Roycik, Joel Rubritz, John Russell, Eric Russell, Mike Russell, Roger Rushton, Rusty 66 ALL-TIME ROSTERS S Sanchez, Amabilis Santos, Julio Schade, Bob Schafer, David Schlak, Cliff Schlak, Doug Schlichenmaier, Erik Schlichenmaier, Terry Schmauch, Matthew Schroeger, Curtis Schulte, Mike Schultz, Bill Schumacher, Armando Searcy, Ned Seelie, Michael Segal, Grant Seguin, Benoit Seiple, Sam Selvey, Jeff Semesco, David Severance, Rick Seymour, Dan Shafer, David Shead, Matt Sheftall, Andy Shehee, Mike Shiels, Dennis Shoeman, Larry Shouse, Robert Shreve, Paul Shropshire, David Shropshire, Doug Shuman, Noel Silk, Danny Simmons, Nelson Singleton, Michael Skaggs, Andrew Skinner, Matt Slater, Roger Sloan, Larry Smalling, Bruce Smarinsky, David Smith, Dale Smith, Emmett Smith, Eric Smith, Jimmy Snensky, Mark Spence, Ken Spray, Paul Springfels, Carl Stafford, John Stephenson, Al Stetson, Brad Stevens, Davy Stevens, Jim Stevens, Jerry Stewart, Randy Stock, Earnest Stone, Jeff Stoner, Pat Stricker, Tal Summe, Brian Swanson, Corey Sweatt, Andy Swisher, Seth Synder, Jon 1994 1998-99 1980 1976 1973-74-75-76 1975-76 1994-95-96 1966-67-68 1994-95-96 2004-05 1988 1997-98-99-00 1994-95-96 1962 1970-71-72-73 1990-91 1985-86-87-88 1980-81-82-83 1971-72-73-74 1994-95-96-97 1987-88 1980 1979 2008 1992 1986-87 1968-69-70 1972-73-74 1967 1979-80-81-82 1981-82-83-84 1971-72 1975 1966 1980-81 1999-00 2002-03-04-05 2007 1950-51 1967 1969 1970 1962-63-64 1991 1985 1967-68-69 1987 1982 1992 1967-68 1967-68-69 1971-72-73-74 1976+79 1985 1969-70 1971-72-73 1966-67-68 1953-54-55 1971-72 1967 2001-02-03-04 1985-86 2007-08 1973 1997-98-99-00 1972 1970 1983 1963 1987-88-89-90 1983 1980 1974-75 2007-08 1970 1967-68-69 1961-62 2005-06-07-08 2007-08 2000 1971 1966-67-68 1974-75-76 1992 1992+94 1966-67 1981 1987-88 1969-70 1975 1968-69-70 2003-04 W Waldrop, Jeff Wallace, Matt Ward, Jeff Webb, Steve Weber, Robert Wegner, Dan Welch, James Wells, Dick Welsch, Tim Welzel, Lorne Wheeler, Matt Whitmire, Bill Wiggins, Jay Wilburth, John Wilkerson, Jay Willard, George Willhite, James Williford, Jim Wilson, Brian Wise, Paul Wise, Scott Witte, Ted Womble, Russ Woolard, Woody 19 83-84-85 2000 1979 2004 1960 1994 1964 1953 1996-97-98 1973 2001-02-03-04 1974 1969-70 1985 1987-88-89-90 1991-92+94 2001 1969 1987 1974-75-76 1986-87 1966 1976 1986 2005-06-07-08 1964 1971 1969 1997 1989-90-91 1986-87-88-89 D Danko, Veronica Davis, Amy Davis, Sally Davison, Lisa Day, Julie Dean, Kelly Deck, Stacy Decker, Katie Dedekind, Liska Deschamps, Natalie Deskin, Julie Deviese, Jill Dong, Rachel Dorminy, Malindy Dougher, Mary Dowdle, Jeanne Dowdle, Pati Duncan, Cara Dunlop, Kim Dutton, Emma 1987 1980-81-82 1980-81 1980 1980-81-82 2006-07-08 1982 1998 1999-00 1984 1987-88-89 2000-01 2003-04 1994-95-96-97 1987 1980-81 1980-81 1994-95-96 1980-81 2001-02-03-04 20007-08 2005-06 1994-95 1996-97-98 1988-89 1988-89-90 1991-92-93-94 1997 1981-82 1996-97-98-99 1994-95 1987 1985-86 2004-05 1984-85-86-87 1994-95-96-97 1989 1994-95-96-97 2000 1984 1999-00-01-02 1987 2002 1980-81-82 2007-08 1990-91-92 1999-00 2007-08 1982-83-84 1994-95-96-97 2006-07-08 2001-02-03-04 1980-81-82 1990-91 1980-81-82 1988-89-90-91 2005-06-07-08 1998 19 80-81 1984-85-86-87 1987-88-89-90 2007-08 1994-95-96 1995-96-97-98 1990-91-92 2002-03 2008 1982-83-84 1999-00-01-02 1984 2006-07-08 1984 1998-99-00 2002-03-04-05 2005-06-07 1992 1987-88-89 2006-07-08 2004 1988-89-90-91 1998 1994-95-96-97 1977 1991-92 1987 K Keelan, Kristen Keller, Karen Kennedy, Lara Kenney, Laura Kenney, Lindsay King, Abbie King, Leigh Ann King, Shelly Kirsch, Lisa Kloote, Brianna Koffel, Amy Kominski, Ruth Krieg, Jodi Krenauw, Karyn Krueger, Kim Kupan, Cheryl Kusseling, Simone Kuznia, Pam 2000-01-02 1984 1992 2002-03-04-05 2005-06-07-08 2006-07-08 2007 1991-92 1999-00-01-02 1999 1994 1992-93-94-95 19 95-96 2000-01-02 1977 1984 1981-82-83-84 1998 2008 1990 2000 2007 2000 1981-82 2002-03-04-05 1982 1992 2004-05-06 2001-02-03 2003-04 1981 1994 1984 2001-02-03-04 2000-01 1980 1980-81 1991-92 2002-03 2002-03-04 2002-03-04-05 1997-98 1997 2006-07-08 1988-89-90-91 2006-07 1999-00 2002-03-04-05 1981-82 2000 1981-82 1998 1994-95-96-97 1981 1996-97-98-99 2005-06 1979 1978-79-80-81 2008 1990-91-92 2007-08 1975 1989 19884 1998 1988-89-90-91 2000-01-02-03 1980 1980-81-82 2001-02 1981 1992 1988-89 1982 2000 1984 2005 2006-07 1998-99 2002-03 1992 1994 1992-93-94 2002-03 1994 1988 1977 2008 1988-89-90-91 1982 1992 1984 1984 R Rademacher, Stacy Raleigh, Christie Ramer, Tenelle Rasor, Tonya Reed, Connie Reeves, Kim Roberts, Meredith Robertson, Caroline Ronan, Katie Rosenbluth, Beth Rosendahl, Carrie Ruscoe, Katie Russell, Cameron 2005-06-07-08 2006-07 1996-97-98-99 2001-02-03-04 1981 1976 2002 2006-07-08 2004-05-06-07 1994-95-96 1981 1997-98-99-00 2006 19 97-98-99-00 1984 1994-95-96 1992-93-94-95 1994-95-96-97 1992 1997-98-99-00 2001-02 2008 1989 1980-81 1977-78 2007-08 2005-06-07-08 1984 1989 1995-96-97 1979-80-81-82 2001-02-03-04 1989-90-91-92 2005-06-07-08 1980-81-82 1997-98 1990-91-92 2007-08 2005 2007 1984 2006-07 1995-96-97-98 1980-81-82 1981 1988-89-90 1990-91 2008 1990-91 1989-90-91 1975 1989 2001-02 1988 1999 1980 1996-97-98-99 2005 1977 1977-78 2000-01 1994-95-96 1980 1992-93-94 2005 1997-98-99 1996 1988-89 1989-90 2002-03-04 1998 S L E Y Z Young, Kyle Young, Scott Young, Tom Zapp, Richard Zeller, Kile Zettle, Craig Zuments, Kristopher Elias, Tiffany Ellis, Carrie Engel, Betty Engelbrecht, Jenny Epstein, Carolan Evans, Stacia Evins, Ann F WOMEN A Acre, Karen Adams, Kristen Adham, Katherine Ahrens, Allison Akridge, Camille Alexander, Jane Altmann, Romy Amberntson, Carolynn Amman, Racheal Andresen, Sally Armond, Amy Armond, Emily Averill, Kim 1984-85-86-87 1998-99-00-01 2008 1992 2004-05 1984 2005-06-07 1988 1997-98 1980-81-82 1996-97 2002 1980 1980 1984 1981 1976-77-78 1998 1987-88 1984 1984 1900-01 1984 1981 1997-98-99-00 1982 2002 1991 1996-97-98 1992-93-94-95 2002-03-04-05 1994-95-96 1988-89-90-91 2004-05-06-07 1997 1987 1987 1980 1987-88-89 1981 1981 2007-08 1980-81 1994-95-96 2007-08 1994-95 1998-99 2000 1992 2000-01-02 1991-92+94 1988-89-90-91 2006-07 1987 1990 1975 2001-02-03 1990-91-92 1981 1984 2001-02 Finfrock, Linda Foster, Kim Fowler, Sherri Fox, Margaret Freeman, Alice Fuller, Wendy G B T Tackels, Robin Taff, Bo Tandy, Charles Tankersley, Vance Tate, Joe Teeters, Craig Temple, Fred Thacker, Scott Thomas, Gary Thompson, James Thompson, Paul Tilbrook, Alex Tofaletti, David Tomson, Scott Trapanier, Dave Trimble, Gary Truscott, Tom Tucker, Angus Tyler, John Bajus, Jackie Bajus, Jill Baker, Julie Barber, Laura Battista, Cristine Beadle, Chris Bedard, Joanne Belew, Ann Bell, Summer Bishop, Suzanne Bibby, Maureen Blachford, Anne Booth, Sonya Boyle, Niki Boynton, Jonna Bradley, Meagan Bralic, Dora Breen, Emily Brennan, Meghan Brennan, Merrie Brick, Lauren Brock, Kelly Browdy, Leslie Brown, Leslie Brown, Terri Bunnell, Missy Burdick, Nanci Burke, Sue Gajda, Renee Gallivan, Kristina Gaztanaga, Maider Giles, Stacey Gillooly, Erin Goff, Shannon Goodman, Lisa Goodwin, Amber Gorhamn, Mary Gouldy, Cary Gribble, Lenore Grimes, Kylsie Gunn, Suzanne Gurr, Tanya Guyler, Jen Lambert, Caitlyn Lamport, Laura Lane, Leah Lawler, Ashley Lawsky, Karen Laycock, Kammy Leach, Angie Lehner, Laurie Lerch, Susie Lerew, Brittany Lerew, Chelsie LeRoy, Andree-Anne Lill, Laurane Lindsey, Christy Linke, Sara Lo, Amy Lock, Megan Love, Therese Lowe, Sue Lukes, Teri Lyes, Jennie M Sabesky, Marya Salmela, Lisa Schalk, Heather Schiff, Paige Schmedeman, Karen Schoen, Jennifer Scobey, Sarah Sekeres, Michelle Selts, Brittany Sharer, Deanne Shows, Laura Shuster, Sara Sirounis, Katie Skaggs, Kate Skrobiak, Lori Small, Kim Smith, Allison Smith, Dawn Smith, Jennifer Spaeder, Anne Sparg, Lauren Spuler, Sharon Stafford, Danielle Steinberg, Christine Steinhauer, Stevi Stevens, Brittany Stratton, Katie H C U V Unger, John Van de Graaf, Jeff Van Farowe, Jim Vining, Jim Vivoni, Al Von Roenn, Kenneth Vythoulkas, Chris Cabassol, Melanie Camille, Cox Campbell, Kristen Carr, Jessie Carpenter, Colleen Carrihill, Kirsti Caruso, Anne Castello, Anne-Carol Cech, Christy Cenanovic, Nada Chambers, Kristan Cipoletti, Ann Ciesla, Karen Clark, Courtney Clark, Susan Colley, Margaret Connolly, Melissa Cox, Camille Creutzinger, Chris Cucchi, Alison Hahn, Susan Hamilton, Caroline Hanna, Carissa Hansen, Loren Hanson, Tanya Harrington, Kirsten Hartzer, Paula Harvey, Alison Hatﬁeld, Elise Havens. Sara Kate Haynes, Cheryl Hayes, Jane Hazard, Jennifer Helmers, Kristina Henderson, Julie Henderson, Sarah Henning, Meghan Henshaw, Jennifer Henry, C.J. Hillencamp, Kelly Hirai, Caren Hoffman, Patty Holderness, Georgia Holmes, Kelly Holmstedt, Karin How, Lisa Hudak, Courtney Hughes, Jennifer Hugus, Jennie Huntwork, Kylen Manning, Tiffany Marcus, Golda Marion, Cindy Mateka, Laura Martelle, Meredith Martin, Belinda Matherly, Megan McClain, Amber McClow, Courtney McCoy, Lynne McCubbins, Kathleen McCully, Meg McFarland, Amy McHugh, Shannon McKeithen, Julie McRoberts, Kristina Metka, Katie Miller, Kathi Miller, Terri Mills, Holly Moore, Valerie Monden, Aleia Montgomery, Mary Morse, Ann Morse, Siobhan Moxley, Dana Myers, Krissy T Tankersley, Jennifer Tessier, Teresa Toole, Maria Triau, Jane Tuker, Liz Turner, Kathy Tuveson, Tracy Tynan, Lowri V Valseca, Aurora Van Dyke, Danielle W N Nagy, Betsy Nelson, Dean Nencioni, Lisa Nethercott, Candice Neubarth, Lori Nichols, Kathleen North, Susan Norton, Nancy Walker, Jackie Walker, Julie Walker, Lauren Warning, Sharon Washburn, Summer Weseman, Linda White, Samantha Whitehurst, Keri Wiking, Terri Wilkins, Jana Williams, Christine Wilson, Claudia Wise, Jackie Withrow, Jennifer Woodard, Leah Wright, Katie Wright, Kathleen Wright, Stacy Y Z Yenglin, Juliette Zemina, Kayce Zingarelli, Mary O P Oglesby, Brandy O’Toole, Patsy Oxford, Kristin Pariente, Janine Parker, Ann Parkinson, Elizabeth Patla, Jill Paugh, Casey Peluso, Julie Pesce, Christie Petry, Susan Peyton, Jennifer Pfaff, Nancy Phillips, Jocelyn Pollack, Susan Polowski, Cheryl Powers, Kerri Price, Connie Proctor, Missy I Ignacio, Taryn Isackson, Kathy Current athletes in bold. The years listed indicate the spring semester (i.e. 1994 indicates the 1993-94 school year). Men’s list as of 1961, women’s list is as of 1980. Records prior to that season are incomplete. Corrections are welcome. J Jaskowski, Polly Jepson, Helen Jones, Beth Jones, Monica Josey, Katherine 67 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Since the inception of the program in 1949, Florida State swimming and diving has had their share of All-Americans. The Seminoles have racked up a combined 182 All-American certiﬁcates in 58 years. In addition to the All-American accolades, FSU boasts six National Champions, at least one every decade since 1960. A sure sign that Florida State is on their way to being on of the elite programs in the country. CURT GENDERS - ONE-METER DIVING (1961) Before Dave Cowens, Deion Sanders or Charlie Ward, Curt Genders was considered to be “Possibly the greatest athlete in Florida State history” in the 1964 swimming and diving media guide. The moniker was well earned as Genders became the ﬁrst swimmer or diver to ever earn All-America honors in three different seasons as he picked up the award from 1959-61 on the one-meter board as well as three-meter board or “high board” as it was called back in the 1960’s. A native of Sarasota, Genders saved his best NCAA meet for his last. During the 1961 competition, he defeated a pair of Olympians on his very last dive to claim the title on the one-meter board, a ﬁrst for Florida State swimming and diving. Ten years after Curt Genders brought home the program’s ﬁrst national championship, Phil Boggs brought home another. While most of the swimmers and divers recruited by Florida State today have national accolades, Boggs was not well known outside of his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Despite standing in at just 5-foot-5, Boggs was actively involved in diving, football, baseball and track, but it wasn’t until his junior year that he fully turned his attentions to the springboard. Working with FSU graduate Dick Wells at Firestone High School, he began his journey to national recognition and eventually an Olympic gold medal. Following a satisfactory freshman season, instead of returning to Ohio, Boggs spent the summer in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., training with coach Bill Barton. Barton’s work that summer had a tremendous impact as the very next season Boggs placed fourth on the one-meter board at the 1969 NCAA Championships. His All-America certiﬁcate was the ﬁrst by a Seminole diver since Genders in 1961. “It was fun,” Boggs said of his summer under Barton’s tutelage. “He was the ﬁrst person to tell me that I had the opportunity to compete on the national level.” The improvement continued the next as he moved up two spots on the one-meter board while adding All-America recognition during the three-meter competition. His ﬁnal season Boggs climbed to the top of the diving mountain with a national championships on the one-meter. At the time, Boggs’ ﬁve All-America awards tied him with Genders for the most in the program’s history and the diving duo currently rates third. Five years after winning the national championships for the Seminole, Boggs went on to claim a gold medal on the one-meter board at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. PHIL BOGGS - ONE-METER DIVING (1971) WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE & 200 MEDLEY RELAYS (1982) The women’s program when out on a high note in its last AIAW Championships as it won a pair of relay titles. The Seminoles ﬁnished second to Texas in the team standings thanks to championships in the 200 freestyle and medley relays. Getting Florida State’s ﬁrst women’s national championship in swimming was the quartet of Meg McCully, Sharon Spuler, Laurie Lehner and Simone Kusseling in the 200 medley relay. The foursome set a new school record with a winning time of 1:42.86. Up next was a title in the 200 free relay as Spuler, Lehner and Kusseling were joined by Lenore Gribble to post a top time of 1:33.50 to set another Seminole standard. A tribute to the talent on that year’s team, both relay marks would stand for more than 15 years. It wasn’t until 1999 that the 200 free relay record was taken down and on the 20th anniversary of the 200 medley relay title, the record was ﬁnally broken. The 200 medley and free relays were the centerpiece of one of the most successful years in the program’s history. Eight different swimmers came home with All-America certiﬁcates, including ﬁve that amassed 12 individual awards to go along with accolades in four of the ﬁve relays. The following year Florida State competed at its ﬁrst Women’s NCAA Championships after the national governing body began sponsoring the sport the year before. STEPHEN PARRY - 200 BUTTERFLY (1997) Within the ﬁrst 23 years of the program, Florida State had a pair of national champions, but after Phil Boggs in 1971, it would be another 36 years before a Seminole stood on top of the podium at the NCAA meet. Florida State returned to men’s swimming and diving glory in 1997 when Stephen Parry put the program back on the map. Parry trained in crowded pools and limited facilities in Liverpool, Great Britain, but from that setting came great accomplishments. He was the 1994 Junior European Champion and the 1995 England National Champion in the 200-ﬂy. Parry found his ﬁrst year at FSU to be a challenge, having to adjust to a new training program, a new school and new country all together. But it was after the British Trials that he knew he had to change something. He returned to FSU with a new ambition — a team victory at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and a top ﬁve ﬁnish in the NCAA. He took advantage of the training facilities and started working harder and longer. 68 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS At the 1997 NCAA championship meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Parry and his teammates achieved several honors. Dedekind became the ﬁrst FSU swimmer to achieve three All-America ﬁnishes and all ﬁve Seminole relay teams scored for the Seminoles. But perhaps the greatest accomplishment came on the night of March 29th when Parry, who was seeded ﬁrst in the 200-ﬂy going into the ﬁnals, won the ﬁrst national championship for swimming in FSU history. His pool record time of 1:44.28 won him the title and helped etch his name in the Seminole record books. “I wasn’t really thinking about it (the championship) at the time,” Parry said. “Going into the race seeded ﬁrst, there was some pressure but I wasn’t expecting to win. It was more of a shock than anything else. I just swam the race the way coach planned it out. It really didn’t hit me until I got back to Tallahassee that I had won a national championship. And it wasn’t even until this summer that I realized I’m as good as the best swimmers in the nation.” BRENDON DEDEKIND - 50 FREE (1997) & 100 BREASTSTROKE (1998) Swimming in a lane with six and seven people is not the ideal training conditions for an Olympic swimmer. But for Brendon Dedekind, it was the starting point for what would soon become a successful career in collegiate and international competition. After the 1992 South African Nationals, he began to pursue that dream. Dedekind sent out 32 applications to United States universities and received many prospect questionnaires, but no scholarships materialized. So in 1993 he enrolled in engineering classes in South Africa and gave up on the dream. In 1993 the tables began to turn for Dedekind and he started to see the dream becoming a reality. Neil Harper, an assistant coach at FSU at the time, received a phone call from former LSU teammate, Darryl Cronje, a fellow South African swimmer, telling him about a South African who could be an asset to the team. Not too long after, Dedekind received a call from then assistant head coach Neil Harper offering him a scholarship. As a freshman in 1995, he qualiﬁed for the NCAA Championships at the University of Texas. Although he made the consolation ﬁnals in the 50free and won the heat ﬁnishing ninth, he was still overwhelmed by the facility and the stronger, faster swimmers. This gave him more incentive to train and work harder for the next season. The following March, Dedekind started to make his mark in FSU swimming history. With one NCAA meet under his belt, Dedekind felt more relaxed and less overwhelmed by the enormity of the competition at the 1997 Championships at Minnesota. That year he became the ﬁrst swimmer in FSU history to garner All-America honors in three events as he ﬁnished in the top ﬁve of the 50 and 100 freestyle—including the fastest 50 free heat in NCAA history—as well as the 100 breaststroke. In the 1998 NCAA meet at Auburn, his 19.17 qualifying time in the 50 free set a new pool record and gave him the top seed going into the evening competition. That night, Dedekind dominated the competition and became only the second swimmer in FSU history to win an individual title, taking ﬁrst in the 50 free. “I took the race as just another race,” Dedekind remarked. “It was really exciting to win the 50-free, but I was still not satisﬁed with my time. I think I could have swam faster that night.” Satisfaction came in his senior year, but not in the 50 free. Dedekind entered the 1999 NCAA Championships qualiﬁed in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 breaststroke. He walked away with yet another title, but this time it was in the 100-breast. A participant in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympic Games, Dedkind’s Florida State career will come full circle in the fall of 2004. Dedekind became the eighth Seminole from the swimming and diving team to be elected to the Florida State Hall of Fame. TERRY HORNER - ONE-METER DIVING (2007) After taking home two diving National Titles in 10 years it would be another 36 until FSU would once again have a diver atop the podium. Not only did Terry Horner bring home the Seminoles ﬁrst diving championship in more than three decades, he became the ﬁrst freshman swimmer or diver to do so. Horner’s 6 dive total of 399.35 put the freshman from Orlando in elite company. He, along with Seminole sprinter Walter Dix are the only FSU athletes to ever win an individual National Championship as freshmen. Horner was able to pull away early when his second dive of the ﬁnals scored a 9.0 from all seven judges. He was able to seal the deal on his ﬁnal dive where he received four more 9.0 scores. Horner now joins Seminole legend Curt Genders and Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Boggs as diving National Champions. 69 FSU’S OLYMPIC TRADITION FSU’S SWIMMING & DIVING OLYMPIC HERITAGE For an athlete, the highest honor a nation can bestow upon them is to have them represent their country in the Olympic Games. Since the 1976 Games in Montreal, Canada, the Summer Olympics have had a Garnet and Gold feel to them. All told, 13 current and former Florida State swimmers and divers have represented 11 different countries. Dating back to Florida State’s ﬁrst Olympic representative in the pool, diver Phil Boggs at the 1976 Games, the Seminoles have had at least one representative in all but two of the last eight Olympics. At the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece, Florida State had ﬁve representatives – the second highest total in school history – and former Seminole Parry produced the school’s second medal in the pool as he took the bronze in the 200-meter butterﬂy. The last three Olympic Games have been especially bountiful for Florida State representation at the aquatics center. Eleven of the Seminoles’ 13 Olympians took part in either the Atlanta, Sydney or Athens Games. The 2000 Sydney Olympics saw FSU’s highest participation as six former Seminoles competed at the event. In the last two Games, Florida State has had eight different participants. Success was immediate for the Seminoles the ﬁrst time they had an athlete in the pool at the Olympics. Diving for the United States, Boggs captured the school’s ﬁrst medal when he won gold during the springboard event in Montreal. It would be another 28 years before a Seminole would appear on the medal stand after Great Britain’s Stephen Parry captured the bronze in the 200-meter butterﬂy. While Parry ended Florida State’s 28-year medal drought, a different dry spell of almost equal length was halted as well in Athens. In 1980, Wendy Fuller became the ﬁrst female FSU swimmer or diver, and only the second overall, to complete in the Olympics when she dove for her native Canada. It wasn’t until 2004 when the Seminoles had their second female in the water as Golda Marcus, competing for El Salvador, swam in the 400 and 800-meter freestyle. Besides being only the second female Olympian in the program’s history, Marcus is part of another elite group. She and teammate Chris Vythoulkas—a member of this years Bahaman team—are two of only four FSU swimmers to ever compete in the Olympics while still part of the active roster. The ﬁrst pair of current Seminoles to compete in the Games was South African Brendon Dedekind and Rob Braknis of Canada when they swam in the 1996 Atlanta Games. Up until this year, no Seminole had participated in more than two Olympic Games. All of that changed in 2004 as Julio Santos made his third appearance in the games for Ecuador. A two-year All-American, Santos made his ﬁrst trip to the Games in 1996 then returned in 2000. All told, ﬁve Florida State swimmers and divers have participated in more than one Olympics. Florida State has been well represented on the pool deck by a pair of coaches. Head coach Neil Harper, an Olympian himself in 1984 and 1988, served as a coach for South Africa in 2000, while returning in 2004 as a member of the Swaziland coaching staff. Diving coach Patrick Jeffrey made the trip to Atlanta in 1996 as member of the US team. In 2002 he was a member of the US coaching staff in Sydney. 70 FSU’S OLYMPIC TRADITION GARNET AND BRONZE Every swimmer that participates in the Olympic Games dreams of being on the medal stand and having a dignitary place that medal around their neck. From the world record holders all they way down to person seeded last in lane eight, the dream is there. It’s what drives them to get up at 5:30 a.m. every morning for practice instead of hitting the snooze bar one more time and what makes them swim one more lap instead of hitting the showers even though their body aches. Every Olympian daydreams of seeing their ﬂag rose to the rafters and for former Florida State University swimmer Stephen Parry that dream became a reality. In 2004 he became the ﬁrst Seminole in 28 years to capture a medal as he took home bronze in the 200-meter butterﬂy. “I’m really, really proud. It’s an amazing feeling, a fantastic feeling,” Parry said. “I know it’s an old cliché, but it really is a dream come true. I’m so proud to be a part of the British team and give them this medal.” The fulﬁllment of that dream almost became a nightmare for Parry. Swimming for Great Britain, a ton of pressure had been put on Parry and his teammates after the squad came up dry in the medal count during the Sydney Games, a ﬁrst for Britain since the 1936 Olympics. Perhaps it was the weight of an entire country on his shoulders or the internal pressure following a fourth-place ﬁnish at the 2003 World Championships, irregardless, the preliminaries of the 200 butterﬂy on August 16 did not go as planned. In fact, the prelims were almost Parry’s only swim of the entire meet. The 16th and ﬁnal swimmer in the semiﬁnals, he was a tenth of a second from being in the stands for the race instead of in the pool. “It was a disappointing start and I was desperate to give something to the team,” Parry noted. “I watched the same clip of Rocky III and I was really nervous. But now I know the feeling of being an Olympic medalist and it’s wonderful.” With his world turn upside down, Parry turned to a safe haven – Florida State head coach Neil Harper. A conﬁdant from his days as Parry’s assistant coach at FSU and someone who knows what pressure is like on the British team, Harper— who traveled to Athens as a member of the Swaziland coaching staff—was able to put Parry back in the right frame of mind for the semiﬁnals that night. It’s funny how far a “nothing to lose” attitude can take you. Swimming out of lane eight, Parry not only qualiﬁed for the ﬁnals, but he did something that only one other individual had done at the Games, he beat Michael Phelps. The 19-year-old American phenom was the favorite to win ﬁve individual medals, but in the semis Parry stole the spotlight as he beat Phelps to the wall and earn the top seed for the ﬁnals the following night. “Sometimes that’s just the way sports go,” Harper added. “He was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. He had a poor swim in the morning and let the stress and pressure get to him. Now he’s in the outside lane and had nothing to lose and everything to gain and you could tell he enjoyed swimming again. Luckily for him it wasn’t damaging enough that it didn’t cause him to not make the semiﬁnals.” All of sudden his rollercoaster ride through the Olympics was heading back up hill at a dramatic pace. Instead of just being another also-ran in the Michael Phelps’ coronation, Parry joined Australia’s Ian Thorpe as the only swimmer at the Games to beat the second-coming of Mark Spitz to the wall. The spotlight was back on. “Sometimes uptight is not the best way for him to perform,” Harper said. “As you saw from semiﬁnals he’s at his best when he is footloose and fancy-free. What it did for him was take some of the pressure off him. You could see by the way he swam that the weight had been lifted off his shoulders. It was fun to watch him last night. He tried to keep it low key for the ﬁnals but it’s tough when you know the whole world is watching.” While Parry tried to bring his carefree demeanor to the ﬁnals of the 200 butterﬂy, having the eyes of the world on you and an agitated world record-holder in the lane besides you doesn’t make for a walk in the park. From his observation spot on the deck, Harper noted that as the ﬁnalist marched onto the deck for the event, Parry tried to give a wave and a smile to his British teammates in the stands, but clearly his game face is on. As was to be expected, Phelps took an early lead in the race and tried to put as much distance as possible between he and the rest of the ﬁeld. One of the best in the world at closing out a race, if Phelps had a sizeable lead at the last turn everybody else would be racing for silver. Through the ﬁrst 100 meters, Parry was ﬁrmly in second ahead of Japan’s Takashi Yamamoto, but nearly a second behind Phelps. Midway through the third 50 meter lap, Parry’s “nothing to lose” attitude came back. If he didn’t take his shot at catching Phelps he would never know what might have been. “I thought I’d lost it there at the end,” Parry added. “I saw Michael getting away. I got really excited down that third length. I thought I was reeling him in a bit and I didn’t expect to be there. I came off that last wall and that’s when he showed his true form. He really is fantastic.” During that third lap Parry hit the afterburners—his third split of 29.74 was lap three’s fastest and the third fastest 50-meter split during the ﬁnal 100 meters of the race—and with 25 meters to go he was neck and neck with Phelps. Unfortunately, the combination of Phelps’ closing ability and not enough fuel in Parry’s tank allowed Phelps to pull away for the gold. “It got really exciting. Steve was pushing Phelps and the two of them just took off,” Harper said. “Stephen tried to make a move at 150 (meters) and caught up to him and it look for a second that he might pull it off, but he ran out of gas and the Japanese guy caught up to him and Stephen held on for the bronze. “You could tell that Steve was really relieved at the end. He had given himself a shot to win the gold and was able to hold on for the bronze. He got what he wanted and it’s great to see that. He soaked it all up.” Yamamoto also pulled away during the last few strokes as he snuck in for the silver, but Parry would still be on the medal stand. After his performance in the semiﬁnals, Parry told Harper that after a sixth-place ﬁnish in Sydney and fourth at last year’s World Championships, he did not want to ﬁnish fourth through sixth, he wanted that medal and now he had it. In addition, Parry reset the British record that he took down the night before with a time of 1:55.52. Besides ending Britain’s eight-year drought without a medal, Parry also snapped a 28-year drought for the Florida State swimming and diving program. The team’s only medal came at the 1976 Games in Montreal, Canada, when diver Phil Boggs captured the gold medal on the springboard. 71 FSU’S OLYMPIC TRADITION When he ﬁrst came to Florida State in 1968, very few would have pegged Phil Boggs as a future gold medal winner in the Olympic Games. It was through hard work and a boost of conﬁdence that got him to the top of the medal stand in 1976. A four-sport athlete in his native Akron, Ohio, Boggs didn’t concentrate on diving until his junior year and his ﬁrst season at Florida State was not outstanding. Instead of heading back to the Buckeye State for the summer following his freshman year, Boggs decided to spend the break in Ft. Lauderdale with coach Bill Barton. When he wasn’t working as a lifeguard or cleaning the pool, Boggs was on the diving board learning from Barton. Besides improving the technical aspect of his diving, Barton’s biggest impact on Boggs may have been the boost of conﬁdence he gave the young diver. “It was fun,” Boggs said of his summer under Barton’s tutelage. “He was the ﬁrst person to tell me that I had the opportunity to compete on the national level.” Over the course of a summer Boggs was transformed from just another diver to one of the top collegiate divers in the country. At the 1969 NCAA Championships, he picked up his ﬁrst All-America honor – the ﬁrst by a Seminole diver since 1961—and proceeded to collect four more national honors over the next three seasons. If he didn’t know it by his senior year, Boggs would ﬁnd out in 1971 that he had what it took to compete beat the elite athletes. That season he captured Florida State’s second national championship, winning the one-meter crown. Now that he had capped of his collegiate career at the top of the mountain, it was time to test himself against the rest of the world. The year after he won the national championships, Boggs virtually had his ticket punched for the 1972 Games in Munich. A poor dive during the ﬁnal round of the US Olympic Trials kept him off the 1972 team and put Olympic Dreams on hold for four years. “People always talk about sacriﬁces, I don’t know where they get that from,” Boggs noted. “That’s a distorted view. It’s just a matter of priorities. You can’t think ‘Gee I missed a party because I had to get up early to work out. I enjoyed the workouts. You have the camaraderie of the people you work out with. It’s like a fraternity or sorority in itself.” Not only was Boggs determined to be on the 1976 team in Montreal, he had his eyes set on winning a medal. Between the 1972 Olympic Trials and the ’76 Games, Boggs won 17 national and international titles, including the 1973 and 1975 World Championships. In four years he had gone from being a spectator to being the favorite for gold. Going into the ﬁnal round of the 1976 Olympics, Boggs was well in command of the springboard competition, holding a 40-point lead on the nearest competitor, but his experience at the 1972 Trials told him that nothing was guaranteed. He nailed his ﬁnal dive, a 2 ½ somersault with a twist, and when he came back to the surface and saw the judges’ scores, Boggs knew he had the gold medal wrapped up. His ﬁnal score of 619.05 put him 48.57 points ahead of silver medalist Franco Cagnotto of Italy. “Everything you’ve ever dreamed of is right there. Even if no one else knows, you know it will always be there,” Boggs added. “When the national anthem plays and you’re presented your medal, you feel like the king of the world.” Boggs went on to become the president of US Diving and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1985. The Phil Boggs Awards is present annually at the US Aquatic Sports Convention, honoring those who have achieved individual excellence in diving and have given back a part of themselves to insure the sport’s success continues. Boggs died on July 4, 1990, in Miami, Fla. PHIL BOGGS: FSU’S FIRST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST 72 FSU’S OLYMPIC TRADITION OLYMPIC TIMELINE PHIL BOGGS United States 1976 – Montreal, Gold Medal Winner – 1 Meter Diving NELSON MORA Venezula 1996 – Atlanta TAL STRICKER Israel 2000 – Sydney WENDY FULLER Canada 1980 – Moscow 1988 – Seoul JULIO SANTOS Ecuador 1996 – Atlanta 2000 – Sydney 2004 – Athens GOLDA MARCUS El Salvador 2004 – Athens KEAM ANG Malaysia 1996 – Atlanta CHRIS VYTHOULKAS Bahamas 2004 – Athens WICKUS NIENABER Swaziland 2000 – Sydney 2004 – Athens ROB BRAKNIS Canada 1996 – Atlanta STEPHEN PARRY Great Britain 2000 – Sydney 2004 – Athens, Bronze Medal Winner – 200 Butterﬂy HEAD COACH NEIL HARPER 1984 – Los Angeles (Great Britain - Athlete) 1988 – Seoul (Great Britain – Athlete) 2000 – Sydney (South Africa – Coach) 2004 – Athens (Swaziland – Coach) BRENDON DEDEKIND South Africa 1996 – Atlanta 2000 – Sydney BRETT PETERSON South Africa 2000 – Sydney DIVING COACH PATRICK JEFFERY 1988 – Seoul (United States – Athlete) 1996 – Atlanta (United States – Coach) 2008 OLYMPIC TRIALS US OLYMPIC TRIALS Carrie Ellis Nick Graves Alex Kennon 50 Free 100 Free 1500 Free 50 Free 100 Free 100 Fly 100 Free 200 Free 1500 Free 1500 Free 100 Fly 200 Free 400 Free 1500 Free 100 Back 200 Back 200 IM 25.72 57.46 15:31.58 22.94 50.42 54.30 57.62 2:03.15 15:48.31 15:30.08 1:03.96 1:52.80 3:55.70 15:15.36 1:03.39 2:15.06 2:21.83 tied for 19th 80th 14th 34th lifetime best 44th lifetime best time trial lifetime best 85th 67th 41st 13th 132nd 63rd 26th 5th lifetime best 42nd lifetime best 28th lifetime best 91st Georgia Holderness Rob Holderness Holly Mills Ian Powell Matt Shead Lowri Tynan ** Andy Hodgson 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Back 200 Back 100 Fly 200 Fly 100 Breast 100 Breast 100 Back 200 Back 1:08.76 2:29.99 1:03.52 2:16.71 1:05.64 2:16.78 53.77 1:59.78 1:04.44 1:11.79 56.36 2:00.12 3rd 1st 10th 11th 21st 10th 6th 4th 17th 13th 6th 5th **FINA “A” cut, lifetime best lifetime best lifetime best lifetime best lifetime best lifetime best lifetime best Jocelyn Phillips Steve Roof Ian Rowe Brittany Selts Kyle Young lifetime best lifetime best SOUTH AFRICAN OLYMPIC TRIALS Jarryd Botha Lauren Sparg 50 Back 100 Back 50 Fly 100 Fly 26.33 56.94 27.78 1:01.16 2nd 5th 2nd 4th lifetime best lifetime best ** Stephanie Sarandos ** Jessica Sabotin BRITISH OLYMPIC TRIALS Ed Denton 50 Free 100 Free 23.01 50.14 9th 9th lifetime best lifetime best ** denotes incoming Seminole swimmer for fall 2008 73 INTERNATIONAL TRADITION When the collegiate careers of Florida State University swimmers and divers are ﬁnished, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are done in the water. Over the last ten years current and former Seminoles have made a name for themselves on the international scene. Representing ten different countries, Florida State athletes have competed at the top level of swimming and diving in biggest events on the planet, including the Olympics and World Championships. 2008 FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sophomore Rob Holderness competed against some of the world’s best young swimmers and placed third in the 200 breast at the 2008 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Monterrey, Mexico. Holderness touched the wall in 2:15.67 to earn a bronze medal. STEPHEN PARRY • • • • • • • • • • • • Florida State divers turned in a tremendous performance at the U.S. National Diving Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Junior Terry Horner won the National Championship on the one-meter board with a score of 360.80. Horner followed up his national title with a third-place ﬁnish on the three-meter with a career best score of 435.20. Senior Dan Frebel ﬁnished seventh on the platform scoring 321.05 points and teamed with fellow senior Scott Derner to ﬁnish fourth in the threemeter synchro competition (341.07). Junior Aleia Monden also had a great showing placing third in the platform synchro event with partner Jacqueline Schroeder (241.44). 2008 U.S. NATIONAL DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Represents England in many major competitions around the world Won the bronze medal in the 200 butterﬂy at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Placed fourth at the 2003 World Championship in the 200 meter ﬂy. Finished sixth in the 200-ﬂy at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Finished ﬁfth in the 200m ﬂy at the 1999 European Championships in Istanbul, Turkey Finished sixth in the 200-ﬂy at the 1995 World University Games at Tokyo British National Champion in the 100- and 200-ﬂy in 1996 and the 200-ﬂy in 1994 and 1995 Finished third at the European Championships in the 200-ﬂy in 1997 Was fourth in the 200-ﬂy at the 1997 World University Games Finished sixth in the 200-ﬂy and competed in the 100-ﬂy at the 1998 World Championships in Perth, Australia Finished third in the 200-ﬂy at the 1998 Commonwealth Games Was a member of the 1998 gold medal World All Star team at the Goodwill Games in New York ROB BRAKNIS • • Competed for Canada at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta Finished 16th in the 100-back and was a member of the 12th place 400medley relay 2008 U.S. OPEN Several Seminoles made the trip to Minneapolis, Minn. to compete in the 2008 U.S. Open. Red-shirt senior Kyle Young made the most Dan Frebel of his opportunity placing second in the 800 free (8:03.91), eighth in the 1500 free (15:30.85) and 11th in the 400 free (3:55.61). Junior Nick Graves also had an outstanding meet ﬁnishing ﬁfth in the 800 free (8:10.44), seventh in the 1500 (15:30.47) and 24th in the 400 free (3:59.54). Senior Georgia Holderness competed in the 200 breast ﬁnishing 21st (2:35.68) and the 200 IM placing 48th (2:22.52) 2007 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES In 2007 three Florida State athletes competed in the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. Jarryd Botha, Dan Frebel and Terry Horner competed against the world’s best swimmer and divers with Horner coming away with the groups best ﬁnish a seventh place mark on the 1m board. Horner was the highest American ﬁnisher in the event. Stephen Parry and Neil Harper 74 INTERNATIONAL TRADITION Wickus Nienaber BRENDON DEDEKIND • • • • • • • • • • NELSON MORA • • • • • Represented South Africa in many major competitions around the world Finished ninth in the 50m free at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Finished second in the 50m free and 50m breast at the 2000 World Short Course Championships in Athens, Greece Won the 50m free at the 1999 Pan-Paciﬁc Championships in Sydney, Australia Finished ﬁfth in the 50m free and 26th in the 100m free at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta Finished fourth in the 50m free at the 1997 Pan-Paciﬁc Games Finished third in the 50m free at the 1997 World University Games Placed 6th in the 50m free and competed in the 100-free at the 1998 World Championships this summer Member of the 1998 gold medal World All-Star team at the Goodwill Games in New York Silver medalist at the 1998 Commonwealth Games this September Represented Venezuela in international competition Was a ﬁnalist at the 1999 Pan-American championships in the 200-ﬂy and was on the 4th place 400- free relay Received a bronze medal in the 200-ﬂy at the 1999 Latin Cup Gold medalist in the 200m ﬂy at the 1995 Pan-American games Finished 20th in the 200m ﬂy at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta WICKUS NIENABER • • • • • Represented Swaziland in international competition Swam the 100 meter breaststroke at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Swam the 100 meter breaststroke at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Holds nearly every Swaziland national record. Competed at the 2003 World Championship and All-Africa Games. TANYA GURR • • BRETT PETERSON • • • Represented Zimbabwe in international competition Competed in the 1999 All-African Games GREG MAIN-BAILIE • • Represented South Africa in international competition Finished seventh in the 100m breast at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Finished fourth in the 100m breast and was on the fourth place 400-free relay at the 1999 Pan-Paciﬁc Championships Finished ﬁfth in the 100m breast with a time of 1:03.28 in the 1998 Commonwealth Games Represented South Africa in international competition Finished 12th in the 50-free and 15th in the 100m free at the 1999 PanPaciﬁc Championships in Sydney, Australia JULIO SANTOS • • • • • Represented Ecuador in international competition. Swam the 50m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens Participated in the 2003 World Championships Swam at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and Sydney Was a member of the 400m free relay in Athens 75 76 77 From its pre-Civil War beginnings as the Seminary West of the Suwannee to a nearly four-decade stint as the Florida State College for Women to its return to coeducational status as a university, Florida State University has evolved into an internationally recognized research institution. Committed to preparing graduates for the ever-expanding opportunities of a global society, FSU is celebrated not only for its worldclass research but also for its teaching and record of public service. Florida State University enrolls about 41,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, of which nearly 30 percent are minorities and 57 percent are women. FSU students come from every county in Florida, all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and more than 128 countries. The university offers an impressive breadth of academic degree programs, including 99 at the bachelor’s degree level; 112 at the master’s level; 26 at an advanced master’s/ specialist’s level; 73 at the doctoral level; and two at a professional degree level. Courses are offered through 16 colleges — Arts and Sciences; Business; Communication; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Engineering; Human Sciences; Information; Law; Medicine; Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts; Music; Nursing; Social Sciences; Social Work; and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance. Florida State is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive institution, awarding more than 2,000 graduate and professional degrees each year. Doctoral faculty in ﬁve academic areas have been ranked among the tops in the nation according to the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index: social work – #4; Spanish – #4; marketing – #5; oceanography – #8; and atmospheric sciences – #10. FSU has many undergraduate and graduate academic programs that consistently rank among the nation’s top 25 at public universities, among them programs in business, chemistry, communication disorders, creative writing, criminology, ecology and evolutionary biology, education, information, law, meteorology, oceanography, physics, political science, psychology, public policy, sociology and statistics. At Florida State, students have the opportunity to work and study alongside members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences; members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; winners of the Pulitzer Prize; Guggenheim Fellows; a Nobel laureate; and other globally recognized teachers and researchers, including faculty who lead several scholarly ﬁelds in citations of published work. Students can choose to conduct research in specialized interdisciplinary centers such as the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, and the School of Computational Science. They can participate in interdisciplinary work across campus through programs that integrate economics, geography, climate forecasting, law and other environmental courses and programs; or work alongside faculty to forge new relationships among professions, including medicine, the physical sciences, engineering, business and law. Students at Florida State also are encouraged to participate in international education through the university’s programs in England, Italy, Switzerland, France, Panama, China, Costa Rica, Spain, Russia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Germany, Ireland and the Caribbean. The university’s study sites in Valencia, Spain; Florence, Italy; and London, England are considered by many to be among the nation’s best. 78 78 The university logged many noteworthy achievements in 2007-2008: Alan G. Marshall, FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director of the Ion Cyclotron Resistance Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, received the 2008 Ralph and Helen Oesper Award from the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society –– eight of the past 26 awardees of the prestigious Oesper award went on to win the Nobel Prize. Professor Kathleen Yancey, director of the English department’s graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition, became president of the National Council of Teachers of English. Max Gunzburger, a Francis Eppes Professor and director of the School of Computational Science, earned the distinguished W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for his work in computational mathematics and his mathematical models of science and engineering problems. FSU Student Government President Joe O’Shea became one of just 32 U.S. college students selected for a 2008 Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most prestigious international study award bestowed on American students. O’Shea, who won a Truman Scholarship in 2007, also was one of just 20 undergraduates named to USA Today’s 2007 All-USA College Academic First Team. FSU Film School student Paul Seetachitt crafted a 30-second public service announcement that took ﬁrst place in a national competition sponsored by the Center for International Disaster Relief. Honors won by other Film School students over the past year included a Student Academy Award; two collegiate-level “Emmy” awards; and two Directors Guild of America awards for the nation’s best minority and female student ﬁlmmakers. Dr. T.K. Wetherell congratulates Garrett Johnson on winning the Rhodes Scholarship Over the past year, the university has won research grants totaling more than $196 million. FSU was ranked No. 1 in the nation among top research universities in graduation rates for African-Americans. FSU is currently developing, designing, breaking ground for or constructing about $500 million worth of facilities, and the new Chemical Sciences Laboratory and the James E. “Jim” King Life Sciences Building are world-class examples that herald the dawn of a new era for Florida State’s science community. The FSU track and ﬁeld team won its third-in-a-row NCAA championship. Thirteen FSU student-athletes and coaches from three sports represented the Seminoles and eight different countries at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. And, closer to home, a commitment to community service put FSU student-athletes at the top of the Outreach Honor Roll from the National Consortium for Academics and Sports. Two leaders in medicine, Florida State University and Mayo Clinic, signed an agreement to work as research partners in the quest to improve health care outcomes for Floridians and all Americans. The agreement calls for interaction and collaboration between researchers at FSU and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., the establishment of joint research programs, and the exchange of scientiﬁc and educational literature and research –- and opens up unique opportunities to turn basic science into new cures for a variety of diseases, from cancer to Alzheimer’s. The collective strength of biomedical research at Florida State and the scientists who lead it has earned an extremely competitive $2 million High-End Instrumentation grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant and an additional $2.8 million in FSU matching funds will be used to purchase a stateof-the-art robotic electron microscope that will place the university among the very top imaging centers in the world. FSU scientists will use the unique robotic microscope to advance their cutting-edge research on HIV/AIDS, heart disease, hypertension and cancer. FSU is bringing together researchers with expertise in a variety of ﬁelds to develop new strategies for dealing with Florida’s energy challenges. The new Florida Energy Systems Consortium is a collaborative effort among the state’s 11 public universities to address key issues pertaining to energy, climate and the environment –– with a particular focus on promoting renewable energy. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a comprehensive energy bill establishing the consortium and providing a total of $50 million in funding, to be divided among four core institutions — FSU (with $8.75 million), the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. The university has been selected as the lead institution for the new Florida Center for Advanced AeroPropulsion, a collaborative project featuring the state’s premier researchers in aerospace and aviation. Of $14.57 million in funding appropriated to create the center, FSU will get the largest portion — nearly $6 million — to oversee center operations and develop research and policy that unites scholars from various disciplines and universities. Florida State’s main campus is spread over 450.5 acres in Tallahassee. Within the state, the university maintains facilities in Panama City, at its Coastal and Marine Laboratory on the Gulf of Mexico, and at the Asolo Performing Arts Center in Sarasota. The university also operates the Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts in Sarasota, which includes the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art –– the largest museum/university complex in the nation. Library holdings at Florida State include 2.9 million book titles and 9.1 million microforms and rank among those at the nation’s top 30 public research universities. Collectively, the FSU libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries, whose membership is comprised of the top research university libraries in the United States. 79 79 BACKGROUND: The Florida State University is one of eleven units of the Division of Colleges and Universities of the Florida Board of Education…It was established as the Seminary West of the Suwannee by an act of the Florida Legislature in 1851 and ﬁrst offered instruction at the postsecondary level in 1857…Its Tallahassee campus has been the site of an institution of higher education longer than any other site in the state…In 1905, the Buckman Act reorganized higher education in the state and designated the Tallahassee school as the Florida Female College…In 1909, it was renamed Florida State College for Women… In 1947, the school returned to co-educational status, and the name was changed to The Florida State University… It has grown from an enrollment of 2,583 in 1946 to an enrollment of 41,065 in the Fall Semester 2007. ENROLLMENT (FALL, 2007): Total, 41,065 …76.7% undergrad, 20.8% grad, 2.5% unclassiﬁed…80.7% in-state…93.7% from the United States… students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are in attendance…18 states contributed over 100 students each…21 foreign countries contributed over 25 students each…female, 55.7%… male, 44.3%…minority, 25.1%…international, 3.1%. ACREAGE: Main Campus: 451.6 acres in Tallahassee, Leon County (main campus)…Panama City Branch: 25.6 acres in Panama City, Bay County…The university owns a total of 1,545.5 acres in Leon, Bay, Franklin, Sarasota, & Gadsden counties…Sites are leased in Marion and Leon counties in Florida, and other locations overseas. COLLEGES/DEGREE PROGRAMS: With 16 colleges and schools, students may take courses of study leading to the baccalaureate degree in 101 degree programs, to the master’s degree in 114 degree programs, to the advanced master’s degree in one program, to the specialist degree in 26 degree programs, to the doctorate degree in 73 degree programs, and to the professional degree in two degree programs. The academic divisions are the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, Information, Law, Medicine, Music, Social Science, Social Work and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance; and the Schools of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts and Nursing. OPERATING BUDGET (2007-08): $1,093,306,080 DEGREES AWARDED FOR 2007-08: Bachelor, 7,189… Masters, 1,989 Doctorate, 350…Medical Doctorate, 48… Specialist, 54…Judge Doctorate, 233… Total, 9,863 ENTERING FRESHMAN FACTS (FALL, 2007): The middle 50 percent High School GPA, 3.3-3.9; SAT score 1110-1260, ACT score 23-28. There were 55 National Merit Scholars, 12 National Achievement Scholars, and 15 Hispanic Scholars enrolled as undergraduate students during the Fall 2007 term. RETENTION RATE: First year, 100%…second year, 88.1%… third year, 80.9%…fourth year, 76.1%. FACULTY/STAFF: Total 2,359…FSU’s faculty includes some past graduates, such as former astronauts Dr. Norm Thagard, who teaches Electrical Engineering, and Winston Scott who serves as Vice President of Student Affairs …FSU’s faculty has included six dynamic Nobel Laureates: 12 members elected to National Academy of Sciences…10 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences…and two Pulitzer Prize winners Ellen T. Zwilich and Robert Olen Butler. EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGES: Florida State University has a uniqueness in providing programs that are consistent in excellence across the board, from ﬁne arts and humanities to the hard sciences…The balance of programs is based on FSU’s long tradition as a leading liberal arts institution combined with its position as one of the top 10 universities in generating research-based revenues…FSU was ranked 18th most connected university in the nation by Yahoo! Internet Life. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD: FSU offers a variety of overseas study opportunities for students during the regular academic year. FSU has study centers located in Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Valencia, Spain; and London, England. Courses at the study centers are offered each semester and cover a wide range of subject areas perfect for meeting general and liberal studies requirements. International Programs also offers study programs, some general and some major speciﬁc, in: Cairns, Australia; Salvador, Brazil; Tianjin, China; San Jose, Costa Rica; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Prague, Czech Republic; Napo, Ecuador; London, England; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; Tokyo, Japan; Moscow, Russia; and Leysin, Switzerland. A summer Law program is offered in Oxford, England. There is one Linkage Institute, FLORICA, in Costa Rica, and Beyond Borders programs in Turrialba, Costa Rica, Kingston, Jamaica, and Dresden, Germany. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: FSU has over 400 student organizations that allow students to ﬁnd their own niche. FINANCIAL AID: FSU offers two types of ﬁnancial assistance: need-based and merit-based…Over $160 million is given away for ﬁnancial assistance each year. STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 18-1… Many of the general education classes are large, lecture classes; however, over 80% of major classes have less than 50 students. RESEARCH: The Florida State University has built a reputation as a strong research center in both the sciences and the humanities. It is expected that more than $100 million in external funds will be generated this year by the university faculty and administration as supplements to state funds used for research. These external funds are in the form of contracts and grants from private foundations, industries, and government agencies, and are used to support research, improve research facilities, and provide stipends for graduate students. SPONSORED RESEARCH (2007-08): $201,569,624 LIBRARY HOLDINGS: The University Library System contains over 3.4 million volumes, of which more than 451,000 are available electronically as e-books. The libraries subscribe to more than 107,000 current serials including academic journals, professional and trade journals, and major newspapers from around the country and the globe in both paper and electronic formats. The libraries also subscribe to more than 350 databases. The FSU Libraries include 8 libraries on campus: The Robert Manning Strozier Library, Paul A. M. Dirac Science Library, Mildred and Claude Pepper Library, Warren Allen Music Library, Harold Goldstein Library and Information Science Library, College of Law Library, College of Medicine Medical Library, and the College of Engineering Library. Library materials and services are also available at the FSU Panama City Campus, as well as International Programs study centers in London, Florence, and Panama, and a collection of art and related materials at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. 10 LEADING STATES OF ORIGIN (ENROLLMENT) Florida ................................................................ 33,154 Georgia ................................................................... 882 Virginia .................................................................... 409 New York ................................................................. 311 Texas ....................................................................... 267 North Carolina ......................................................... 265 Pennsylvania ........................................................... 246 New Jersey ............................................................. 212 Maryland ................................................................. 206 California ................................................................. 194 80 OTHER DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI ASTRONAUTS Carolyn S. Griner Winston Scott MILITARY LEADERS Ron J. Friedman Jay Garner Franklin L. Hagenbeck Paul David Miller Kenneth Minihan POLITICAL LEADERS Jason Altmire Reubin Askew Jim Bacchus Allen Boyd, Jr. Kathy Castor Parris Glendenning Jeff Kottkamp Mel Martinez Jim Towey ENTERTAINERS Daniel Bakkedahl Faye Dunnaway Davis Gaines Cheryl Hines Christine Lahti Sonny Shroyer Robert Urich MISS AMERICA MUSICIANS Rita Coolidge Ray Key Sean Mackin Jim Morrison Charles G. Rex Claudia Waite David Ward-Steinman Dr. Valint Vazsonyi Tara Dawn Holland Christensen PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS Doug Marlette Ellen Taaffe Zwillich FITNESS EXPERT Richard Simmons JUDICIARY WRITERS Alan Ball Kenneth B. Bell Susan H. Black Raoul G. Cantero, III 81 Among low, rolling hills, down moss draped canopy roads, within picturesque historical districts, and across seas of ﬂowering azaleas lies a magical part of the Sunshine State —Tallahassee — Florida’s capital city. With its intriguing combination of power-play politics and classic character splashed with a twist of beauty and charm, Tallahassee is a genteel Southern belle with good manners, old plantation homes and y’all-come hospitality — a side of Florida few expect to ﬁnd. With the Gulf of Mexico just 25 miles south and the Georgia border only 14 miles north, Tallahassee rests between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the juncture of Florida’s panhandle and peninsula in an area known as “The Big Bend.” Nearer in miles to Atlanta than to Miami, Tallahassee more closely resembles its’ Georgia neighbor than Florida in topography, climate and lifestyle. Like the city itself, the story of how Tallahassee was chosen as the state capital is rich in history. In 1823, two explorers set out — one on horseback from St. Augustine and the other by boat from Pensacola — to establish a permanent, central location for the seat of government. The two met at a beautiful site that the Creek and Seminole Indians called “tallahassee” — derived from the words “talwa,” meaning town, and “ahassee,” meaning old. This historic meeting place remains Florida’s capital today. The new Capitol building rises at the center of Tallahassee’s downtown as a sleek modern structure, juxtaposed next to the Old Capitol, built in the more classic domed style. A gallery atop the 22-story New Capitol provides a sweeping view of the hilly city and its tree-lined streets. From it, you can see all the way to Georgia, 20 miles away. Around the capitol complex, a 10-block historic district spreads, preserving the town’s gracious old homes along a linear park and holding a historic inn, bars and restaurants patronized by Senators and sophomores alike. With no shortage of culture, downtown also offers museums, theater and art galleries. Artists have turned the old warehouses of Downtown Industrial Park into the studios and cafes of Railroad Square. The Museum of Florida History, nearby, is highly acclaimed for its scan of the state’s past, and The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, along with changing art exhibits, brings learning to a kid’s level with hands-on exhibits. Other sightseeing favorites include the ﬂoral masterpiece of Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens; Bradley’s Country Store; FAMU Black Archives; and the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum. 82 ,100 ring a 12 plus ty featu ent facili xhibition space mily m entertain s, fa nd e tion and ft. of meeting a riety of concert conven urpose ver 52,000 sq. osts a wide va tball. e o h a multi-p enter is lub Seats and Civic Center ding FSU bask at with ucker C e C lu nter, wh rock, nald L. T ury Suites and tlight Grille. Th ing events inc f cker Ce The Do na, Lux ald L. Tu y the sounds o ulars. ort po nt, S nd sp c the Don njo seat are view restaura s, ice shows a r ﬂock to ker Center to e ree-ring specta ea a d th uc ople a y an aren roadway show illion pe ople go to the T tball, rodeos an trade shows. B em pe ske shows, over on and itol nd why it offers. Some r the thrills of ba , or consumer the Cap ndersta s cks from asy to u ay of attraction rts. Some go fo ts, expositions It is e d arr two blo e e nqu conc e r is only the vari pop and urban onventions, ba r Cente c e Tucke country, ers come for treet, th S th sacola While o on Pen wntown ated do Loc . building The area surrounding Tallahassee reveals numerous other historic and archaeological treasures, such as De Soto State Archaeological and Historical Site, Lake Jackson State Archaeological Site, Mission San Luis, Natural Bridge Battleﬁeld and San Marcos de Apalache. Visitors can explore prehistoric Florida at the Museum of Florida History, where they are greeted by a giant 12,000-year-old mastodon pulled from nearby Wakulla Springs. On the shores of Wakulla Springs, alligators still laze under the watchful eyes of “snake birds” perched on twisted cypress trees. The site of many underwater scenes in “Tarzan” movies, it’s one of the world’s deepest freshwater springs. Glass-bottomed boat tours across these mystical waters are available. Nearby small towns offer fascinating excursions to places such as Pebble Hill Plantation, Florida Caverns State Park, Monticello Opera House and St. George Island. TALLAHASSEE UP CLOSE Tallahassee is home to more than 60,000 college students between Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. Nearly sixty percent of Tallahassee’s population is between the ages of 18-44. The average maximum temperature in Tallahassee is 78 degrees and almost twenty-ﬁve percent of the year the temperature is above 90 degrees. There are over 150,000 people living in the Tallahassee area and over 300,000 in the metropolitan area. The capital of the State of Florida has been located in Tallahassee since 1823. The Gulf of Mexico is just 20 miles south of Tallahassee and the Georgia border is just 14 miles to the north. 83 The FSU strength and conditioning program is designed to improve athletic performance through an individualized regimen of stretching, lifting, speed, power, agility and conditioning drills. The goal of the program is to maximize the on-ﬁeld performance of each athlete, while reducing the risk of injury. Before a strength program is designed for an athlete, they are put through a series of physical tests to evaluate their speed, power, strength, agility, and body composition. Once the testing is completed, a program is designed for each student-athlete that will speciﬁcally address his weaknesses and enhance his strengths. The computerized workout programs show in detail the exercise, the number of sets, repetitions and amount of weight prescribed for each workout. Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Jon Jost and his staff of experts closely monitor progress to assure each student-athlete is on schedule to reach their goals. Physical development is critical in order to excel at the collegiate level. FSU’s athletics department is committed to excellence in every area. This includes providing its athletes with the most state-ofthe-art facility and equipment. Florida State’s Champions Training Complex provides the best platform to train its athletes to their full athletic potential. If the coaching staff is the engineer that ﬁne-tunes the automobile, then Strength and Conditioning coach Dwan Riggins is the mechanic that builds the strong machine. Riggins is responsible for designing and implementing training programs for the Women’s Soccer team as well as the Swimming and Diving squad. She began working with the Swimming and Diving team upon her arrival at Florida State in 2004. A native of Tallahassee, Riggins received her undergraduate degree in 2003 from the University of Florida (UF) in Exercise and Sport Science and a Master’s degree in Sport Management from FSU (2008). Riggins served as a volunteer for the Gator’s Strength and Conditioning staff, working with volleyball, soccer, and women’s basketball. Her ﬁnal season in Gainesville she worked as a ﬁtness trainer at the Living Well Facility on the UF campus. Riggins began as an intern for FSU’s Strength and Conditioning department and later took the role as full-time coach. She is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certiﬁed through the CSCCa and is pursuing the CSCS certiﬁcation with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In his third year at Florida State, Jesse Collins continues to build a top-notch weight room program for the swimming and diving teams. After two years as a graduate assistant with the Seminoles Collins now joins the FSU strength and conditioning staff on a full time basis. Collins graduated from Central College (Ia.) with a B.A. in Exercise Science. While attending Central College, he volunteered in the weight room and was a member of their football team. Collins is also a Certiﬁed Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. After graduation, he joined the University of Iowa Strength and Conditioning staff as an Intern. Collins assisted Head Strength Coach Chris Doyle and his staff with the off-season training of the Iowa Hawkeye Football team. 84 84 NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND SERVICE (N.O.L.E.S) Developed by the Florida State University Department of Athletics, the N.O.L.E.S. program represents a commitment to the total growth and development of each student-athlete. The program establishes an administrative commitment to academic and athletic excellence. Those efforts will be supported with programs and services in personal and career development service. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Fostering the development of personal growth is a fundamental component of the N.O.L.E.S. program. The support programs ensure that the student-athlete will be provided with opportunities to focus on personal growth areas such as value clariﬁcation, goal setting, ﬁscal planning, decision making and personal responsibility. Programming focuses on helping the student-athlete develop a healthy lifestyle while they are at Florida State and habits that will beneﬁt them for life. acquaint students with the job search process, provide networking opportunities and ultimately assist with job placement. The program places a priority on the development of the total person, with the goal of developing individuals who will have rewarding careers and productive lifestyles after they leave Florida State. The newest addition to the Career Development program is the Senior Transition Seminar offered through the Ofﬁce of Student Services. The course is offered to all senior studentathletes with exhausting eligibility and is designed to assist with resume building, networking with former student-athletes, and tips on transitioning from intercollegiate athletics into the working world. Serving the community is the focus of the Seminole Spirit program. Studentathletes are challenged to provide service to our community and individuals who are in need. With a clearly deﬁned program of service, student-athletes are given the opportunity to develop lifelong commitment to volunteerism. Over the years, the commitment to community service has grown leaps and bounds. The FSU athletic department was recently recognized by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports for the most successful outreach and community service program in which FSU student-athletes impacted the lives of over 150,000 youths. COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT Preparing for life after college is a major focus of the N.O.L.E.S program. The program is designed to work in cooperation with Florida State’s Career Center to The Florida State University Department of Athletics is committed to developing programs of excellence that foster leadership development. The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been in place in the Florida State University Athletic Department for ten years, and consists of a fantastic group of motivated student-athletes. The SAAC consists of 42 student-athletes, at least two from every team, and they meet every two weeks to discuss issues confronting student-athletes, here at FSU, as well as in the Atlantic Coast Conference and across the nation. The SAAC at FSU has many responsibilities: they take the lead on a variety of events, starting with the New Student-Athlete Orientation, Peers Helping Athletes Transition (PHAT) Tuesdays with freshmen student-athletes, the Culture Fest (student-athletes celebrating diversity within the athletic department), the Welcome Back Picnic and culminating with the Golden Nole Awards year ending banquet where seniors from each team are honored and studentathletes who have excelled in the area of community service are awarded. 85 85 MISSION STATEMENT The primary focus of the Athletic Academic Support Program is to provide an environment which facilitates the academic success of each student-athlete. Student success is encouraged through competent academic counseling, study skills development, individualized assessment and support, and a wide array of tutorial services. ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS PROGRAM SERVICES AND PROGRAMS ACADEMIC ADVISING The advisors in Academic Support serve as the lower-division advising unit for all student-athletes. The staff advises students through the Liberal Studies curriculum and degree prerequisites. The advisors work with the students in a number of areas related to the academic experience at Florida State University, but with a primary emphasis in advising and monitoring the progress toward the selected degree program, taking into consideration, all variables, which would enhance or impede each student’s progress toward the goal of graduation. The Academic Support Program is committed to recognizing the academic success of all student-athletes. The annual “Golden Torch Gala,” a black-tie academic awards banquet organized by Seminole Boosters, Inc., occurs each fall. At this event, the ACC Honor Roll student-athletes, as well as the individuals with the highest GPA on their respective teams, and the men’s & women’s teams with the highest GPA are recognized. Team meetings are held each year, during which time studentathletes are notiﬁed of potential honors and awards and are encouraged to apply. Combining a strong grade point average with athletic accomplishments, community service activities, and leadership experiences make for a student-athlete capable of obtaining unlimited academic honors, awards, and postgraduate opportunities. SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM Athletic Academic Support, in conjunction with Athletic Student Services and the University, offers incoming student-athletes a “Summer Bridge Program” to aid in the transition from high school to college. The program is a week long intensive orientation that incorporates the University orientation with the athletics department orientation. This orientation highlights many different topics that are important for student-athlete success. In addition to introducing the student-athlete to academic policies and procedures, other topics covered include nutrition, student life, community service, technology on campus, media training and compliance. STUDY HALL Professionally supervised study sessions for each athletic team are organized in order to help ensure the academic success of the student-athletes. The main focus of the study hall program is to help students develop consistent and appropriate study patterns by providing a structured setting to work on class assignments and to provide tutorial assistance before academic problems arise. Although the criteria for study hall is left to the discretion of each academic counselor, typically, most freshmen, ﬁrst year transfers, and upperclassmen who have not yet achieved a satisfactory cumulative grade point average are asked to attend study hall. TUTOR AND MENTOR PROGRAM The tutorial program is available to all student-athletes as they progress towards their ultimate goal of obtaining a college degree. Approximately, 65 tutors are hired a year, from a variety of academic departments. Each tutor is committed to providing a proactive, individualized approach in assisting studentathletes with course comprehension and study skills. The tutors are graduate level students or undergraduates that excel in a speciﬁc area of study. All mentors are graduate or PhD level students who have outstanding academic backgrounds. Mentors are academic role models who have demonstrated the ability to teach and give guidance in areas of academic developmental skills. They are responsible for providing assistance in the development of skills such as note taking, test preparation, and communication with faculty. In essence, mentors become an extension of the academic counselor as they keep the academic performance of their student-athletes under close observation and report to the academic counselors each week. COMPUTER LAB The Athletic Academic Support Computer Lab is located in the Athletic Academic Support wing at the Moore Athletics Center. It is outﬁtted with 30 PC compatible computers and several laser printers. The computer lab is available to student-athletes six days a week with extended hours during ﬁnals week. The entire Athletic Academic Support wing is also equipped with wireless internet. 86 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COMPLIANCE OFFICE PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS The following information is provided by the Florida State Ofﬁce of Compliance for prospective student-athletes. It is intended as a guideline to introduce you to some of the rules governing NCAA athletics. KEY DEFINITIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW Representatives of Athletics Interests are commonly called “boosters”. Under NCAA rules, a representative of the institution’s athletics interest is any individual who is known (or should have been known) by a member of the institution’s athletic department that has ever: • Contributed to the athletics department or to its booster club. • Joined the institution’s booster club or any sport speciﬁc support group • Provided beneﬁts to enrolled student-athletes or their families • Assisted in any manner in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes • Promoted the institution’s athletics program. • Purchased season tickets. *** Once an individual is identiﬁed as a representative, the person retains that identity forever *** Prospective Student-Athlete: A prospective studentathlete is any student who has started classes for the ninth grade regardless of his/her athletics ability and/or participation. Any student younger who receives any beneﬁt from an institution or representatives of athletics interests immediately becomes a prospective student-athlete. In addition, student-athletes enrolled in preparatory school or two-year colleges are considered prospective studentathletes. A prospective student-athlete remains a prospect even after he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or accepts an offer of ﬁnancial aid to attend an institution. The prospect remains a prospect until he/she reports for the ﬁrst day of classes for a regular term (fall or spring) or the ﬁrst ofﬁcial day of practice (whichever comes ﬁrst). Contact: A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parents, relatives or legal guardian(s) and an institutional staff member during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Evaluation: An evaluation is any off-campus activity designed to assess your academic qualiﬁcations or athletic ability, including any visit to your high school (during which no contact occurs) or the observation of any practice or competition in which you participate. Phone calls from coaches (but not boosters) are permitted beginning July 1 before your senior year in high school. A coach is limited to one phone call per week except that unlimited phone calls may be made: • During the ﬁve days immediately before your ofﬁcial visit to the university; • On the day of a coach’s off-campus contact with you. • During the time beginning with the National Letter of Intent signing date through the two days after the signing date and after a National Letter of Intent or scholarship agreement is signed. A Prospect of Any Age Could Receive the Following From a Coach: • Questionnaire • Camp brochure • NCAA educational information • Business Card • None-athletics institutional publications After September 1 of a Prospect’s Junior Year, a Coach Could Provide: • Written correspondence, including letters and e-mails • Game programs (only on an ofﬁcial or unofﬁcial visit) • Media Guide • Ofﬁcial academic, admission and student services publications and videotapes produced by the institution and are available to all students • Any other information my be provided via the institution’s web site. WHO IS PERMITTED TO RECRUIT FOR FLORIDA STATE? Only Florida State University coaches who have successfully completed the NCAA Recruiting Rules Examination on an annual basis may be involved in the recruitment process. Boosters may not make any recruiting contacts. This includes letters, telephone calls or face-to-face contact on or off campus with a prospect or the prospect’s parents. * You may forward information about prospective studentathletes to the appropriate coaches. * You may have contact with a prospect regarding permissible pre-enrollment activities such as summer employment, provided the prospect has already signed a National Letter of Intent and the Compliance Ofﬁce is aware you are making these contacts in regard to employment. * You may have a telephone conversation with a prospect only if the prospect initiates the call. Such a call may not be prearranged by an institutional staff member and you are not permitted to have a recruiting conversation, but may exhibit normal civility. You must refer any questions about our athletic programs to an athletics department staff member/coach. * You may view a prospect’s contest at your own initiative provided you do not contact the prospect or his/her parents. In addition, you may not contact a prospect’s coach, principal or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the prospect. * You may continue established family relationships with friends and neighbors. Contacts with sons and daughters of these families are permitted as long as they are not made for recruiting purposes or encouraged by Florida State University coaches. * You may not become involved in making arrangements to receive money or ﬁnancial aid of any kind for a prospect or the prospect’s family and friends. * You may not make contact with a prospective studentathlete and his/her parents when the prospect is on campus for an ofﬁcial or unofﬁcial recruiting visit. * You may not transport, pay or arrange for payment of transportation costs for a prospect and his/her relatives or friends to visit campus (or elsewhere). * You may not pay or arrange for payment of summer camp registration fees for a prospect. * You may not provide anything to a prospect, the prospect’s family or friends without prior approval from the Compliance Ofﬁce. For more information, please contact the Florida State Compliance Ofﬁce at (850) 644-4272. ALUMNI AND BOOSTERS DO’S AND DON’TS 87 An athlete can expect to receive the best care and treatment possible with the athletic training team at Florida State. Prior to competition, all FSU student-athletes undergo screening in order to detect any potential injuries. If a problem is detected, the athlete may be placed on a prevention care system, which may include any kind of treatment from icing to exercising. Though the prevention of injuries is the main objective, some injuries are unavoidable. Rehabilitation is another component of the Florida State training room. The FSU athletic training staff will work with the athlete and provide an intense rehabilitation schedule that will allow the athlete to successfully rehabilitate after an injury. Some injuries and illnesses may be referred to the Seminole team physicians at the Tallahassee Orthopedic Center who, for many years, have worked in conjunction with the FSU athletic training staff in successfully rehabilitating athletes after an injury. Nutrition counseling and drug testing are also responsibilities of the athletic training team which is dedicated to providing the best care possible for all FSU student-athletes. TRAINING ROOM Florida State Athletic Training has experienced a very exciting time as construction on the brand new Don Fauls Athletic Training Room was completed in the spring of 2005. The 15,000 square foot athletic training room is housed off Doak Campbell Football Stadium and is used by all 19 Seminole varsity teams. This facility is adequately equipped with the latest advances that the ﬁeld of sports medicine has to offer. Some of the attractions include an in-house pharmacy, x-ray machine and two physician evaluation rooms. There is also a 4,000 square foot rehabilitation room with the latest version of a Biodex isokinetic testing machine. The treatment area includes 24 treatment tables with various modalities, computer injury tracking devices, and 18 taping benches. Florida State’s athletes have ample accessibility for aquatic therapy as the Don Fauls Athletic Training Room includes a 8’ x 40’ in-ground workout pool, a 9’ x 16’ in-ground cold whirlpool, a 9’ x 16’ in-ground warm whirlpool, and nine extremity whirlpools. Graduate Assistant Emmylou Philmon enters her ﬁrst season in charge of Florida State swimming and diving team. Philmon graduated from FSU in the fall of 2007 with a degree in athletic training. As a student she gained valuable experience working with the men’s and women’s cross country teams, women’s soccer and softball. Philmon was also part of the training staff for swimming and diving in 2006 and was with the women’s team in 2006 when they won their ﬁrst ACC Championship. Philmon took advantage of the opportunity to step away from Florida State and work a rotation at Chiles High School in Tallahassee. During her time there she worked with football, soccer and basketball. She also spent two summers at a physical therapy clinic in Rockledge, Ill. Philmon is a nationally certiﬁed NATA-BOC athletic trainer and is certiﬁed in CPR and ﬁrst aid. She is continuing her education in Florida State’s sport management master’s program. 88 MEN’S 25-Yard Course EVENT A Standard B Standard 50 Freestyle :19.35 20.02 100 Freestyle 42.26 :43.73 200 Freestyle 1:33.61 1:36.88 500 Freestyle 4:15.68 4:24.62 1,650 Freestyle 14:51.15 15:22.34 100 Butterﬂy :46.04 :47.65 200 Butterﬂy 1:42.95 1:46.55 100 Backstroke :46.69 :48.32 200 Backstroke 1:41.53 1:45.08 100 Breaststroke : 52.87 :54.72 200 Breaststroke 1:54.25 1:58.24 200 Individual Medley 1:44.13 1:47.77 400 Individual Medley 3:44.88 3:52.75 200 Freestyle Relay 1:17.69 1:20.40 400 Freestyle Relay 2:52.47 2:58.50 800 Freestyle Relay 6:23.26 6:36.67 200 Medley Relay 1:25.66 1:28.65 400 Medley Relay 3:08.22 3:14.80 1-Meter Diving Points—Dual 290/300*** 3-Meter Diving Points—Dual 310/320*** Platform Diving Points—Dual 290/300*** ***qualifying point total when using six optional dives with standard D.D. 25-Meter Course A Standard B Standard :21.60 :22.25 :47.17 :48.58 1:44.48 1:47.61 3:43.70 3:50.41 14:48.49 15:15.14 :51.39 :52.93 1:54.90 1:58.34 :52.11 : 53.68 1:53.32 1:56.71 :59.01 1:00.78 2:07.52 2:11.33 1:56.22 1:59.70 4:10.99 4:18.51 1:26.71 1:29.31 3:12.49 3:18.26 7:07.75 7:20.58 1:35.61 1:38.47 3:30.07 3:36.37 50-Meter Course A Standard B Standard :22.51 :23.29 :48.97 :50.68 1:48.22 1:52.01 3:51.39 3:59.48 15:23.48 15:55.80 :53.05 :54.90 1:58.88 2:03.04 :55.92 :57.88 1:59.59 2:03.78 1:01.77 1:03.93 2:13.16 2:17.82 2:01.51 2:05.76 4:19.98 4:29.08 1:30.34 1:33.49 3:19.85 3:26.84 7:22.06 7:37.53 1:39.84 1:43.33 3:39.89 3:47.58 WOMEN’S 25-Yard Course EVENT A Standard B Standard 50 Freestyle :21.93 :22.80 100 Freestyle : 47.84 :49.75 200 Freestyle 1:44.02 1:48.18 500 Freestyle 4:38.46 4:49.59 1,650 Freestyle 15:53.38 16:31.51 100 Butterﬂy :52.02 :54.10 200 Butterﬂy 1:54.95 1:59.54 100 Backstroke :53.01 :55.13 200 Backstroke 1:53.37 1:57.90 100 Breaststroke :59.99 1:02.38 200 Breaststroke 2:10.32 2:15.53 200 Individual Medley 1:56.13 2:00.77 400 Individual Medley 4:07.33 4:17.22 200 Freestyle Relay 1:28.35 1:31.88 400 Freestyle Relay 3:14.93 3:22.72 800 Freestyle Relay 7:02.07 7:18.95 200 Medley Relay 1:37.81 1:41.72 400 Medley Relay 3:32.56 3:41.06 1-Meter Diving Points—Dual 255/265*** 3-Meter Diving Points—Dual 270/280*** Platform Diving Points—Dual 260/225### ***qualifying point total when using six optional dives with standard D.D. ###qualifying point total when using ﬁve optional dives with standard D.D. 25-Meter Course A Standard B Standard :24.48 :25.45 :53.40 :55.53 1:56.10 2:00.74 4:03.63 4:13.36 15:50.53 16:28.55 :58.06 1:00.39 2:08.30 2:13.42 :59.17 1:01.53 2:06.53 2:11.59 1:06.96 1:09.63 2:25.45 2:31.27 2:09.61 2:14.79 4:36.04 4:47.08 1:38.61 1:42.55 3:37.56 3:46.26 7:51.07 8:09.91 1:49.17 1:53.53 3:57.24 4:06.72 50-Meter Course A Standard B Standard :25.18 :26.18 :54.74 :56.93 1:59.02 2:03.78 4:10.42 4:20.43 16:17.83 16:56.94 :59.32 1:01.69 2:10.48 2:15.69 1:02.15 1:04.64 2:12.29 2:17.58 1:08.96 1:11.71 2:28.43 2:34.37 2:13.95 2:19.30 4:42.35 4:53.64 1:41.44 1:45.49 3:43.04 3:51.95 8:02.92 8:22.24 1:52.56 1:57.06 4:03.21 4:12.94 89 HEAD COACH NEIL HARPER Why did you come to Florida State? “I had been here as an assistant, I put in three years of recruiting and I left to take my ﬁrst head coaching job at Ohio State which was a lot of fun, but I had some kids that I had recruited and sort of walked out on and there was a big contingency of those swimmers that wanted me to come back to Florida State again so that was the main thing. As a coach, I aspired to be a conference champion and to move up in the NCAA rankings. I thought that FSU had the university, academic programs, athletic department and facilities to let that happen. I think back then there was an excitement to get back to FSU and pick up where I left off.” What has been your most memorable moment on the women’s side? “When the women won it had been six years and we had worked hard to get the team where we wanted it to be. When it all came together it seemed like the hard work had really paid off. To get to the culmination of the ACC’s and do go through a three and a half day meet and for everyone to pour in their blood, sweat and tears and for us to come out on top is just a great achievement.” What has been your most memorable moment on the men’s side? “On the men’s side it was just one of those things where the women did it the year before and we were wondering if the men were ever going to do it. That year everyone believed, bought in and being in the locker room by ourselves staring each other down, no words needed to be said it was one of those things where emotions took over and you were on cloud nine.” Who is the best male athlete you have coached not currently on the roster? “Stephen Parry was probably the best athlete simply because he was not only an NCAA Champion and an Olympic bronze medalist, but apart from breaststroke he could do it all. He held numerous school records in different events and strokes and he was your go to guy. He was FSU’s equivalent to having a Michael Phelps. He was your trump card because you could put him in any event if you needed a win.” Who is the best female athlete you have coached not currently on the roster? “I’d have to go with Emma Dutton because she could do it all. She was an ACC Champion in the breaststrokes and the 50 free and she could swim the 100 and 200 free as well the 200 IM. She had the ability to swim all ﬁve relays at ACC’s or be in six or seven events if the rules allowed it.” When you look back at your ﬁrst nine years at Florida State what do you think about? “To come full circle and to put in basically 9-10 years of hard work and a lot of recruiting talking kids into coming here without our own pool, it is very gratifying to see the support of the boosters, alumni and administration has made this happen. Thanks to their support and generous donations, the kids today have a great facility and their options of what they can do and where they can be is phenomenal. I’m going to make sure everyday that I appreciate what we have and I realize where we have come from and we need to make the most of it.” DIVING COACH PATRICK JEFFREY Why did you come to Florida State? “I was ready to move on from the age-group level to the collegiate level and Florida State has a great tradition of athletics so this was a wonderful place to land. Another big factor for coming here was Neil Harper. He’s very supportive of diving and many swimming and diving programs are not and he has always told me he will be supportive and he’s really backed that up during the last 10 years.” What has been your most memorable moment on the men’s side? “On the men’s side it was deﬁnitely Terry [Horner] winning the National Championship. That was a huge accomplishment for us as a program to get a kid out of Florida to win a title for us. With so many schools recruiting internationally now I think it says a lot we were able to do that with someone from Florida.” What has been your most memorable moment on the women’s side? “When our girls went 1-2-3-4-5 at the conference meet in 2004. Everything came together just how we had trained and a couple of those girls went on to be All-Americans. That particular day was a great accomplishment for me as a coach and us as a program. That day also changed the complexion of diving in our conference. A bunch of swim coaches went out and got new diving coaches because of that and now the ACC is a much more competitive diving conference.” Who is the best athlete you have coached not currently on the roster? “I just really feel like we’ve gotten better and better and I feel like I’m working with the best athletes that I have had. The kids that came before were integral to get us to where we are now so it has been a building process with every athlete that I’ve coached.” When you look back at your ﬁrst nine years at Florida State what do you think about? “Our program is growing culturally where our kids now are more serious about diving. Our program has gone from being in old facilities while our athletic department has really rallied around our team with the new facility and everything that we have available to us through the strength and conditioning center, the training room, academic support and the expanded coaching staff. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and one of the best in the world so I think we have worked very hard to put everything in place and within the next several years you’re going to see a huge jump in our results.” 90