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FAU's Swimming and Diving Teams Set to Stay in Florida for January

Jan. 8, 2013

While most places around the country are experiencing the cold winter, the state of Florida has yet to budge from this summer's weather. FAU's swimming and diving team will be avoiding the harsh winter by competing throughout Florida during the month of January.

The diving team began competition today in a dual meet against West Virginia in Coral Springs. It was the Owls' first meet of 2013. Swimming coach Steve Eckelkamp and diving coach Michelle Davison-Sandelin will lead the swimming and diving teams in four more meets throughout the month, traveling all around Florida.

The Owls' next meet is set for January 12, against Western Kentucky and Nova at Nova. The team will then hit the road, traveling to the University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast, before heading back to South Florida in their final meet of the month at FIU on January 26.

The team's final meets of 2012 were marked by incredible accomplishments by Eric Williams, Agnes Bucz and Eszter Bucz, who will certainly remain strong competitors for the rest of the season. Williams won two events for FAU in both their dual meets against University of Denver on December 19 and Purdue on December 21.

Agnes and Eszter Bucz both took multiple wins against Denver and Purdue in December. The teams, comprised of fierce competitors, are certainly ready to take on the competition in 2013.

I urge all Owls to come out and root for your swimming and diving teams at their next meet on December 12 at Nova Southeastern University located at 3301 College Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

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