FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU swim and dive workforce hits the street for a twin meet in opposition to the College of Miami, Friday afternoon. The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
The Eagles are coming off their first residence meet of the season in opposition to Vanderbilt this previous Saturday. Regardless of setting a couple of prime ends in the CCSA, FGCU fell to the Commodores, 151-143.
Senior Petra Halmai (Dombovar, Hungary/Lanczos Kornel Secondari Grammar College) was named CCSA Swimmer of the Week after choosing up three victories in opposition to Vanderbilt. She set prime CCSA occasions within the 100 breast (1:03.42) and the 200 breast (2:17.62) en path to wins whereas additionally profitable the 400 IM. As a part of the 200 medly relay, Halmai set one other prime CCSA time at 1:43.89.
Halmai was not the one CCSA honoree for the Eagles this week as junior Reese Wakefield (Guelph, Ontario, Canada/Bishop Macdonell CHS) was acknowledged as Diver of the Week. She took residence the victory on the 1m with a rating of 268.95, greater than 20 factors forward of the next-best CCSA rating. She additionally completed second on the 3m with a stable rating of 250.20, which is third-best within the CCSA this season, and simply behind her sister Megan Wakefield (Guelph, Ontario, Canada/Centennial CVI), who received the occasion with 259.75 factors.
Senior Wiktoria Czarnecka (Lublin, Poland/Liceum NR 10 W Lublinie) additionally set two new CCSA prime occasions in two occasions, swimming 23.43 within the 50 free and 55.98 within the 100 fly, extending her personal CCSA benefit to greater than 1.5 seconds over the next-best time.
Sophomore Alicja Ulicka (Rybno, Poland/Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace IM.Wislawy Syzmborskiej) and Brittney Pike (Boerne, Texas/Boerne Samuel V. Champion/Arkansas) additionally picked up particular person wins on the day. Pike received the 100 free (52.14) whereas Ulicka touched first within the 200 again (2:05.48).
For Miami, this would be the Hurricanes’ second twin meet of the season after defeating FIU, 162.5-137.5 on October 2. Additionally they completed fourth on the SMU Traditional behind a number of the prime groups within the nation in Michigan, Louisville, and Missouri and forward of SMU and Arizona.
FGCU and Miami have met within the pool 13 occasions since 2009, with the Eagles holding an 8-5 benefit. Nonetheless, the Hurricanes have received 4 straight within the collection.
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HEAD COACH DAVE ROLLINS
Head coach Dave Rollins is just the second coach in program historical past. He was employed Sept. 1, 2016 and owns a 34-23-1 (.595) twin meet file, which features a 13-2 (.857) mark in opposition to CCSA opponents, in his fourth season. Rollins guided FGCU to back-to-back CCSA titles (2017, 2018), in addition to this system’s fourth-straight title in 2018, marking the ninth championship in 10 years earlier than profitable the tenth championship in program historical past in 2021. As well as, he has been awarded CCSA Coach of the 12 months in two of his seasons on the helm. Beforehand, Rollins was the affiliate head males’s swimming coach at The Ohio State College. Rollins brings over a decade of teaching expertise to The Nest, which incorporates serving to to develop Olympians, NCAA Champions and All-Individuals, together with a number of convention champions. A local of Brockton, Mass., he was a standout collegiate swimmer in his personal proper and was inducted into the College of Arizona’s Corridor of Fame in 2017, as a nine-time NCAA All-American, nationwide champion, college file holder and workforce captain.
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