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NC State’s Boffa also earns recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Following a strong performance against in-state rival No. 5 Florida, the Florida State swimming and diving team earned three Atlantic Coast Conference weekly awards. Junior Kaitlyn Dressel was named Female Swimmer of the Week, senior Kelsey Goodman was tabbed as Female Diver of the Week and senior Tom Neubacher was cited as Male Diver of the Week. Also earning recognition from the league was NC State senior Jonathan Boffa, after he turned in a solid effort against No. 10 Georgia that earned him Male Swimmer of the Week honors.
In a head-to-head meet against No. 5 Florida, Kaitlyn Dressel contributed a pair of individual wins while helping the 200 free relay to a victory. Dressel won both the 50 and 100 free races, posting times of 22.90 and 50.49 respectively. Dressel’s 50 free time of 22.90 was good enough to earn an NCAA ‘B’ standard. The honor marks the second time this season that Dressel has been named Female Swimmer of the Week.
Goodman headlined the Seminoles’ charge on the diving boards against the Gators, as she won the 1-meter event with a NCAA zone score of 292.50, In the 3-meter event, Goodman posted a NCAA zone score of 295.20, good enough for second place. Goodman has now collected Female Diver of the Week honors three times this season.
In the in-state rivalry matchup, Neubacher shined on the boards, winning the 1-meter with a score of 384.75, before taking 3-meter with a mark of 375.55. By winning with margins of 58.73 on 1-meter and 36.22 on 3-meter, Neubacher won both boards by a total of 94.75 points combined and recorded two NCAA zone standard scores. The award marks the second time that Neubacher has earned Male Diver of the Week during the 2013-14 season.
Boffa enjoyed a strong weekend against Georgia, as he posted a first-place finish in each of the four races he competed in throughout the afternoon. Individually, he won the 100 free (44.37) and the 200 free (1:38.59). In addition, he also was on the 200 medley relay (1:28.46) and 400 free relay (2:58.23) team that each won their respective events. Boffa was previously named Male Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 29.