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Swimming and Diving to Take on Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky

Nov. 4, 2011

ATLANTA, GA – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will face Georgia Tech and Western Kentucky in Atlanta on Friday. This will be Clemson’s first conference meet of the season, with the showdown between the Yellow Jackets and the Tigers factoring into the league standings. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

“This is what we consider a double hump meet,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said, “coming off the intensity of our rival meet against USC last Saturday, and hitting our first ACC meet on a short preparation week. Our athletes must dial in preparing emotionally and physically to exude a champion mindset. This is where our team can learn to develop and generate momentum swings so important in athletics.”

The Clemson men’s team is currently 3-1, while the women’s team is 2-2. Both squads are coming off of losses to South Carolina last weekend. Both Yellow Jacket teams are 0-3 for the season after losses to Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Hilltoppers are 0-1 on the men’s side and 1-1 on the women’s side.

This will be the 69th and final meeting between the Yellow Jackets and the Tigers in men’s swimming. The Tigers lead the series 38-30, including a victory last season. The Clemson women’s team has won nine out of ten all-time meetings with the Georgia Tech women’s program. The Tigers have faced Western Kentucky once, in 2009, when they swept the Hilltoppers.

Clemson owns some of the top times in the Atlantic Coast Conference so far this season. Eric Bruck ranks second in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 free, and Chris Dart is second in the 200 IM and third in both the 100 back and the 200 back. Harry Foster is fifth in the 100 fly. Meg Anderson is fourth in both the 50 free and the 100 free.

Live stats will be available through the Georgia Tech athletics website.