Feb. 21, 2006
The Match Up
The No. 16 Florida State men's swimming and diving team will resume competition at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships February 22-25, at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium in
Diving Wrap Up
FSU's top finisher in the 1M, held Feb. 16, was sophomore Alex Tilbrook (
2005 ACC Championships - Meet Results
2005 Returning ACC Champions
The Seminoles only event championship in 2005 came in the 400 free relay. FSU returns three of the fours legs with senior Joel Roycik (
The Seminoles had seven student-athletes named to the All-ACC team in 2005 and five of them returned to this year's team.
ACC Championships History
Since joining the ACC in 1992, FSU's highest finish is second, which they have done six times.
Dual Meets against the ACC
Five Top Two Relays
Florida State comes into the ACC Championships with all five of their relays possessing a top two time in the conference. The Seminoles' 400 free (2:58.26) and 800 free (6:39.65) relays are the best in the ACC. Both of those relay times were record at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Nov. 18-19. FSU's other three relays rank second in the conference. They swam their best 400 medley relay (3:18.36) also at the Georgia Tech Invitational while they recorded their best times in the 200 free (1:20.40) and 200 medley (1:30.20) relays in a dual meet against Florida, Nov. 22.
Fastest 200 Free in the ACC
Sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa) comes into the ACC Championships with the fastest 200 free time of 1:37.92 in the conference and the 25th fastest time in Taper & Shave's College Quick 100. Marais is the only Seminole who currently ranks first on one of the ACC's top ten lists. Marais also ranks in the top ten in the ACC with the seventh fastest 200 back (1:49.50).
Going the Distance
Junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio) and sophomore Kyle Young (Oviedo, Fla.) are two of the countries best distance swimmers. Last season, both earned NCAA All-American honors swimming on FSU's 800 free relay team that finished 16th at nationals. This season, Roof and Young rank in the top ten in the ACC in three categories each. Roof is second in the 1650 free (15:16.72) and 1000 free (9:09.82), and fourth in the 500 free (4:25.46). Young is third in the 1650 free (15:19.75) and seventh in the 500 free (4:29.06) and 1000 free (9:16.12). Roof's time in the 1000 free ranks 12th in Taper & Shave's College Quick 100 while Young's time ranks 29th. Roof also earned the honor of ACC Performer of the Week after his outstanding performance at the ACC quad meet Oct. 21-22.
Coming in to this season, Joel Roycik's list of ACC honors went like this: three-time All-ACC and two-time ACC champion. Roycik added to that list in the middle of the season, as he picked up his first career ACC Performer of the Week honors. He earned the award after picking up wins in two events (100 free and 200 free relay) in a dual meet vs. Florida, Nov. 22. Roycik comes into the 2006 ACC Championships with the second fastest times in the conference in the 100 free (44.29) and 100 fly (48.30). His 100 free is 27th and 100 fly is 17th in Taper & Shave's College Quick 100.
Billy Jamerson capped off a stellar freshman campaign last year as he earned NCAA All-American honors as a part of the Seminoles' 800 free relay that placed 16th at nationals. This season, Jamerson hasn't missed a beat as his time of 1:59.56 in the 200 breast ranks second in the conference and 17th in Taper & Shave's College Quick 100. Jamerson also ranks third in the ACC in the 100 breast (55.46) and 26th in Taper & Shave's College Quick 100.