FORT MYERS, Fla. – The four-time defending Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Champion FGCU women’s swimming & diving team will host its first meet of the 2012-13 season when it takes on FSU Saturday, October 6 at the FGCU Aquatics Center, beginning at 11 a.m.
The Eagles faced off with the Seminoles last weekend at the All-Florida Invite and finished 167.5 points behind FSU, who took second place. The Green and Blue had an excellent showing at the All-Florida last weekend, in which the Eagles took home third place and beat Miami, FAU, North Florida, Nova Southeastern and Rollins.
Last year, the Eagles competed against FSU twice, in a tri-meet at Miami and the All-Florida Invitational.
In individual races, FGCU had 14 top-8 finishes at the All-Florida Invite last weekend. Multiple student-athletes swam well for the Eagles including, freshmen Julie Leth-Espensen (Vanloese, Copenhagen, Denmark), Jennifer Morgan (Edmonton, Canada/Harry Ainlay HS), and senior Eva Lehtonen (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams HS/Florida).
The relay team of senior Megan Wolfe (Sebring, Fla./Sebring HS/Daytona State College), freshman Sara Hamilton (Stonehaven, Scotland/Mackie Academy), Morgan and Lehtonen took home a fourth place finish on the final day of competition in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The second team of junior Christina Tanninen (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson), senior Jamie Akenberger (Bowling Green, Ohio/Bowling Green HS/BGSU), sophomore Heather Coutts (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS/Houston) and junior Jessie Porter (Chorleywood, Hertforshire, United Kingdom/Royal Masonic) finished in eighth place in the same event.
Results and recap will be available at www.FGCUATHLETICS.com at the conclusion of the event. Fans can also get updates from the team through twitter @FGCU_WSwim.