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Nov. 19, 2014

The South Carolina swimming and diving team will wrap up the fall season on the road this weekend, at two separate invitationals. The Gamecock swimmers will travel to Christiansburg, Va. for the Virginia Tech Invitational while the divers will head back to Atlanta, Ga. for the Georgia Tech Invitational.

Date/Opponents: Thurs., Nov. 20 – Sat., Nov. 22
Time: All day
Location: Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va.
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Date/Opponents: Thurs., Nov. 20 – Sat., Nov. 22
Time: All day
Location: Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga.
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Swimming Set to Race at Virginia Tech Invitational
The South Carolina swimming team concludes the fall portion of its schedule at the Virginia Tech Invitational. The meet runs Thursday-Saturday with preliminaries beginning each day at 10 a.m. and finals following at 6 p.m.

Diving Looks to Make a Splash at Georgia Tech
The South Carolina diving team will travel to Atlanta, Ga. to conclude the fall season at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Nov. 20-22. The Gamecocks will compete in the one-meter, three-meter and platform events over the three days. Preliminaries for the one and three meter will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, with finals to follow at 4:30 p.m.

Scouting the Field at the Virginia Tech Invitational
Alabama – The Alabama men, currently ranked 15th in the latest CSCAA poll, are 2-2 this season after picking up a win over SEC foe LSU earlier this month. The No. 23 women’s team is 1-3 on the year; all three losses have been to conference opponents.

Liberty (Women) – Liberty is 6-2, falling only to Penn State, now ranked 20th, and Virginia Tech at last month’s Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Challenge.

Ohio University (Women) – The Bobcats are 1-4, earning their lone win against Youngstown State.

Villanova – The Wildcat men are 0-7 while the women are 4-3.

Virginia Tech – The No. 17 men’s squad is 5-1 with their only loss coming to North Carolina who is currently ranked ninth in the country. The women are 6-2, falling only to North Carolina and Penn State, who are now ranked No. 12 and No. 20, respectively.

William and Mary – The men’s team is currently 4-2 while the women are 5-3.

History at the Virginia Tech Invitational
This marks the third-straight year the Gamecocks will compete at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Last season, both the Gamecock men and women finished in second place.

Watch Out For Wich-Glasen
Freshman Nils Wich-Glasen has quickly become one of South Carolina’s top performers. He posted the first NCAA qualifying time for the Gamecocks this season, with a B cut time of 1:58.49 in the 200 breaststroke. His time currently ranks fourth in the SEC and seventh in the nation.

Diving Opponents
Gamecock divers will compete against Auburn, Colorado State, Clemson, College of Charleston, Georgia Tech, Tulane and Utah.

SEC Honorees
After their performances against East Carolina and College of Charleston, senior Cole Miller and junior Lauren Lamendola were named male and female SEC Diver of the Week.

One, Two, Three
The Gamecock women own the three best scores in three-meter diving across the SEC. Freshman Julia Vincent’s score of 377.85, which she posted against FGCU, currently ranks first, while senior Patricia Kranz and junior Lauren Lamendola rank second and third, respectively.

So Far This Season
The Gamecock women are currently 5-1 after defeating both East Carolina and College of Charleston earlier this month. The women’s lone loss came in their season-opener at Kentucky. The men’s team is 3-1 on the season as they rebounded with a pair of wins over East Carolina and College of Charleston earlier this month after falling to Georgia Tech last month.

Looking Ahead
The Gamecocks will return to action on Jan. 3, 2015 when they host Georgia at Carolina Natatorium.