Whitney Roper is one of five seniors to be honored prior to Friday's home match at 3 p.m.
Jan. 20, 2010
Florida Atlantic University's swimming and diving teams will close out the home schedule of the 2010 season on Friday, January 22 with a triangular meet against University of Miami, Indiana River Community College and University of Florida A&M, starting at 3 p.m., at the FAU Aquatic Center, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus.
Senior members of both Owls teams will be recognized before the meet. The honorees will include Emilienne Allen, Stephanie Goodman, and Whitney Roper of the women's team, and Dan Brancaccio and Andrew Walsh of the men's squad.
FAU's teams are looking to be victorious again after losing a dual meet at nationally ranked University of Florida last Saturday.
Sophomore Csaba Pek has shown improvement throughout the season for the men's team and posted a victory in the 200-yard individual medley against the Gators. Freshman Alex Rodriguez earned a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke and a third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke last Saturday, while sophomore Mikolaj Czarnecki is strong in the butterfly events and swims a leg of the Owls' competitive 200-yard freestyle relay team.
The women's team has been led this season by freshman Eszter Bucz and sophomore Jonna Nyback. Bucz has earned the Sun Belt Conference's Female Swimmer of the Week Award twice this season, while Nyback tallied 21 team points in the Florida meet.