Jan. 16, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  - The Florida State swimming and diving team will host Clemson on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Bobby E. Leach Center pool.  A win against the Tigers will give head coach Neil Harper his 200th victory at Florida State.

"Every time we go up against an ACC team it is a good battle," Harper said.  "Over the last couple of years we've had a target on our back and we know teams like to beat a big school like FSU.

The 20th-ranked Seminole men (6-3, 1-1) are looking for their first victory of 2009 and hold a 12-4 against Clemson.  The Garnet and Gold currently hold the best time in the ACC in eight of 16 dual-meet events.  Senior Jarryd Botha currently holds the top spot in the ACC in three events.  The FSU women (6-5, 2-1) hold an 8-3 record all-time against the Tigers and hope to repeat last year's 2-0 record against Clemson.

"Clemson usually saves their best for us," Harper said.  "We just have to make sure that we continue to train hard even though we have some tough meets coming up."

For results and a recap of the meet log onto www.seminoles.com.