Jan. 17, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's been almost two months since the Vanderbilt swim team has been in the pool competing, but that wait comes to an end this weekend. The 'Dores play host to West Florida and Liberty on Senior Day at the Centennial Sportsplex, Saturday afternoon.
Vandy will honor seniors Margaux Georgiadis, Melissa Roberts, Alyxandra Vernon, Michelle Williamson and Rebecca Young prior to the 1 p.m. meet. The five swimmers have all been apart of the program over the past four years and played a big part in its growth.
"These senior days are always bittersweet," said head coach Jeremy Organ. "For these girls its their last home swim meet. They've been a very important part of our progression from year-to-year. Each one of these girls, individually, has made an impact on the program. All of these girls exemplify what it means to be a student athlete, each of them will go on to have great careers after college."
The Commodores will face Liberty for the second time this season. The 'Dores fell to the Flames on the road, 154-104, in November. West Florida program is in its inaugural year, participating at the Division II level. The Argonauts, though in their first season, are ranked eighth among DII schools.
With just a few weeks remaining before the 2014 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships every meet and every swim is important.
"We're excited to get back in the pool and compete," said Organ. "We're only a month out of SEC's so it is time to start looking at the little things and fine tune the races and to make sure we are executing our races properly."