Nov. 8, 2013
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - In their first ever ACC meet, the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving teams take on conference foes Notre Dame and Virginia Tech Saturday morning at Tree's Pool. Diving will get the meet started at 11 a.m., followed by swimming events which begin at approximately 12:15 p.m.
The Panthers will also help raise money and awareness for breast cancer by hosting `Pink the Pool.' The Panthers will wear pink caps which are available to purchase for $5 and all money raised will be donated donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Panthers return to the pool after picking earning their second road win of the season by defeating Bucknell two weeks ago. The women defeated the Bison by a score of 208-90, while the men topped Bucknell 199-99.
Male Swimmers to Watch:
After two successful seasons at Pitt, Junior Kourosh Ahani looks to continue to build upon his impressive resume. Last season, Ahani attended the NCAA National Championship meet and he remains undefeated in the 100 Fly during dual meets and invitational. Already this season, Ahani set a pool record in the 100 yard butterfly at St. Bonaventure.
Sophomore David Sweeney, Jr. will also look to help the Panthers this season. At Bucknell, he was victorious in the 100 freestyle and was on the winning 200 yard medley relay team.
Female Swimmer to Watch:
Senior Veronica Lee returns to lead the Panthers in her final season at Pitt. Last year Lee swam the fastest 200 breaststroke time in Pitt history with a 2:12.93 at the Big East Championship Meet. So far this season, Lee placed first in the 200 butterfly at Bucknell and second in the same event at St. Bonaventure.
Male Diver to Watch:
Junior Aaron Snyder will lead the Panthers in diving this season after winging the Big East Championship on the 3M board. Synder has already been successful this season winning the 1M and the 3M competitions at Bucknell.
Female Diver to Watch:
Sophomore Samantha Winkelmann has already started off the season with wins under her belt. At Bucknell, she won both the 1M and 3M boards. This was her second time this season winning the 3M competition.