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Clemson Swimming and Diving to Compete in Nike Cup

Clemson Swimming and Diving to Compete in Nike Cup

Nov. 15, 2004

The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete in the Nike Cup this weekend at the Koury Natatorium in Chapel Hill, NC. Clemson enters the competition with both the men’s and women’s teams sporting a 2-4 record overall and a 1-2 mark n Atlantic Coast Conference action.

The Clemson men are led by senior captains Buddy Reed, Tommy Rappold, and Eric Shulick. Reed has posted season-best times for Clemson in the 100 free (45.96) and the 200 free (1:40.77), with both times coming in the Tigers’ meet against Georgia. Rappold holds the top time in the 100 fly with a 49.51 mark in a meet against nationally-ranked Georgia. Shulick, the defending ACC Champion in the one-meter diving event holds top scores for Clemson in the one-meter event with a tally of 301.13 against Virginia and in the three-meter competition with a mark of 303.50 against Duke.

The Clemson women are led by All-American Kim Routh, junior Ashley Shafer, and newcomer Liz Guindon. Routh has posted top times for Clemson in the 200 free (1:51.07) against Florida State, and in the 500 free (4:57.92) and the 1000 free (10:03.55), both against Georgia. Shafer leads the Tigers in the 100 and 200 breast with times of 1:05.34 and 2:19.05 respectively. Her time in the 200 breast, in a meet against in-state rival South Carolina, was a personal best and good for ninth-fastest all-time at Clemson. Guindon, a transfer from Indian River Community College, holds season-best times in the 200 fly (2:06.74), the 200 IM (2:07.06), and the 400 IM (4:24.37).

Clemson is under the leadership of head coach Chris Ip in his third season. In his two previous seasons at Clemson, Ip has led the Tiger men and women to records of 20-6-1 and 17-11 respectively. Ip has coached seven athletes to appearances in the NCAA Championship and four ACC event champions.

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