Let’s take a look at how FSU and their Olympic sport teams did this past week.
While much of the attention is paid to the major FSU sports, including football, basketball and baseball, there is plenty of other athletic competition going on right now on the Tallahassee campus and across the country involving the ‘Noles. Here’s a recap of how some of the Olympic sports fared this past week.
For the Lady ‘Noles, it was another week of five very convincing wins that could have Florida State in the hunt for the No. 1 spot in the polls. After a shutout win over FAMU last Wednesday, FSU took care of business against two schools from the Big Ten, getting two wins each over Northwestern and Nebraska. The 10-0 start was enough to get FSU the No.1 ranking nationally and now they will host South Alabama on Tuesday before heading to Palm Springs, CA for a tournament that includes games against ranked foes Texas A&M, UCLA, Michigan and Arizona.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Both squads were at the home of an ACC foe this weekend, taking part in the Virginia Tech Challenge hosted by the Hokies. It’s the second time in two weeks the Seminoles will be seeing many of their conference foes, as FSU heads to South Bend, Indiana for the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships starting Thursday and running through Sunday.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
The men’s team had the week off from action, but will be back on the courts starting Friday against two of the top non-conference teams they will face this season, Pepperdine on Friday and Texas A&M on Sunday. The women’s team hosted Air Force and FAMU on Saturday, getting victories against both schools. They will head to South Florida on Tuesday, facing Miami and Florida Atlantic, before continuing ACC play Sunday against Georgia Tech.
Men’s and Women’s Golf
The men’s team was down the road in Gainesville for the annual Gator Invitational this past weekend. FSU tied for the lead after round one, but took a step back in the following two rounds to finish in fifth place. They will head south of the border this weekend for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational in Los Cabos, Mexico. The women’s team, after a week off, will return to action next Monday when they head to Texas for The Dickenson, an invitational tournament.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
Both squads were in Atlanta last week, with the men taking part in the ACC Diving Championships while the women’s team took part in their conference championships for both swimming and diving. The men finished in sixth place, two points behind Duke and 17 points behind eventual champ Virginia Tech. The women’s team also finished in sixth place, well behind eventual champ N.C. State. Both teams will take part in the Georgia Invite this coming weekend in Athens, GA.