Jan. 22, 2004
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will play host to Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon in Clemson. Saturday’s meet is Senior Day, and the Tigers will honor 14 seniors as they compete in their final home meet at McHugh Natatorium. It is also Parents Weekend for the Clemson swimming and diving program and the athletes will honor their families at the meet, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
The Clemson men’s team is 11-2-1 on the season, and 2-1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference after tying 22nd-ranked North Carolina last weekend in Chapel Hill. Senior Mark Henly led the Tigers against the Tar Heels, winning three individual events as well as being a member of one first-place relay team at the meet. Henly garnered ACC Swimmer of the Week honors for his performance at the meet. Senior Drew Scheerhorn took first place in two individual events and was a member of both of the Tigers’ winning relay teams against North Carolina, while senior Ryan Cassella took first in one individual event and one relay for Clemson.
The Tiger women’s team is 9-4 overall (0-3 ACC) this season, after falling to #15 North Carolina last weekend. Senior Lindsey Kroeger and sophomore Kim Routh won one event apiece against the Tar Heels. Kroeger took first in the 100 back, while Routh won the 1000 free for Clemson, setting a new personal-best time in the event.
Clemson holds a 27-13 series advantage over Georgia Tech, with the Tigers winning last season’s meeting against the Yellow Jackets by a score of 159-84. This season, Georgia Tech’s men’s team is 3-5 overall and 2-2 in conference action, most recently falling to Florida State.
In women’s swimming and diving action, the Tigers are 2-0 all-time against Georgia Tech. Last season, Clemson won a 156-87 decision over the Yellow Jackets. This season, Georgia Tech’s women’s team is 3-5 (1-3 ACC) after falling to the Seminoles last weekend.
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