Alabama Closes Regular Season With A Pair Of Dual Meets

by SwimSwam 0

January 19th, 2017 College, SEC

The Alabama swimming and diving teams close out the regular season with a pair of dual meets this weekend, including a road contest on Friday with Georgia Tech and a home meet against Florida State on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide will be in familiar territory on Friday when it takes on the Yellow Jackets after competing in the three-day Georgia Tech Invitational in November. The meet will get underway at 1 p.m. CT.

In a quick turnaround, the Tide returns home to the Alabama Aquatic Center to close the season after the Seminoles. The meet gets underway at 10 a.m. CT, with Senior Day festivities slated to get started at 9:30 a.m.

The Tide will be honoring 23 seniors on Saturday, including nine women and 14 men. The women’s side of the slate includes All-American Bridget Blood and Caroline Korst as well as Leah Bird, Kara Fredlock, Erika Nist, Dakota Toner, Taylor Zablocki and Emily Zapinski.

The senior men include All-Americans and Academic All-Americans Anton McKee, Connor Oslin and Pavel Romanov, All-American Alex Gray as well as Szymmy Day, Jack Hadjiconstantinou, Jacob Kelsoe, Carl Madden, Michael Messuri, J.J. Pursley, Robert Ramoska, Carlo Rezzonico, Brent Sagert and Kyle Simpson. McKee and Hadjiconstantinou both competed at the Olympic Games while Oslin and Romanov swam legs the Tide’s 2016 NCAA champion 200 medley relay, the first national relay title in Alabama’s storied history.

This group of seniors is made up of Alabama head coach Dennis Pursley’s first recruiting class. The men took Alabama to its first top-10 NCAA finish since 1994 and its first back-to-back top-10 finishes since the mid-1980s. The women took Alabama to its first top-30 national finish since 2005.

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