#44 FIU Welcomes Cornell, Yale, and Calvin College


From FIU Swimming and Diving

MIAMI (Dec. 28, 2016) – The No. 44-ranked FIU swimming and diving team (7-1) will host Cornell, Yale and Calvin College in a quad meet on today, Dec. 29, at the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center.

The meet will begin 5:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

The Panthers have won seven-straight meets, coming off a 216-138 win over Georgia Southern on Dec. 15. A perfect 4-0 at home this season, FIU has defeated the opposition by an average of 81 points at the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center.

On the year, FIU swimmers have registered the top times in Conference USA in 10 individual events. Kyna Pereira leads the way with the top times in four events, including a school record in the 500 Free (4:43.81 – 11/18). The Panthers have also notched the fastest times in C-USA in all five relay events, including a school record in the 200 Free Relay (1:30.50 – 11/18).

In diving, Rebecca Quesnel has notched the top scores in each event, recording NCAA Diving Zone B qualifying marks in each of the three programs.

Currently ranked No. 44 in CollegeSwimming.com’s national poll, FIU has totaled three C-USA Swimmer of the Week honors (Pereira – Oct. 18; Skye Carey – Oct. 25; Naomi Ruele – Nov. 22), while Quesnel is the league’s only repeat C-USA Diver of the Week (Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20) this season.