Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving wraps up the White vs. Gold intrasquad meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech swimming set a number of new career best times on the day
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed for the Jackets in the 100 and 200 breast events, as well as the 200 IM ... Recorded the second-fastest time on the year for Tech in the 100 breast (1:01.97) and the third-fastest time in the 200 breast (2:16.15) ... Also had the fifth-best time on the season for the Jackets in the 200 IM (2:09.75) ... A member of the third-fastest 200 medley relay (1:42.22) and 400 medley relay (3:42.20) teams for Tech ... Tallied 14 total top-10 finishes on the year ... Took first-place overall in the 200 breast (2:17.48) in the tri-meet with Cincinnati and FAU ... Finished runner-up in the 200 breast (2:17.48) in the dual meet with Alabama ... Placed third in the 100 breast (1:04:09) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:25.07) in the dual meet versus Georgia ... Also finished fourth in the 100 breast versus Notre Dame (1:04.09) and in the double-dual meet against Boston College and Pitt (1:05.25) ... Recorded a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast versus BC and Pitt (2:24.93), as well as versus Notre Dame (2:21.26) ... Finished seventh in the 100 breast (1:01.97) and 13th in the 200 breast (2:16.15) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Also competed in the 100 breast (1:01.98) and 200 breast (2:18.47) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet.
2015-16 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact for the Jackets in the breaststroke events ... Helped break two relay records and one individual record ... Swam the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay to help break the school record with Maddie Paschal, Laura Branton and Iris Wang ... Broke the school record in the 100 breast with a career-best finish of 10th at the ACC Championships and a time of 1:01.78 ... A member of the 400 medley relay with Maddie Paschal, Laura Branton and Iris Wang which broke the school record by three seconds at the ACC Championships with a time of 3:39.92 ... Swam a career-best 200 breaststroke at the ACC Championships with a time of 2:15.59, good for the fourth-fastest time in Tech history ... Showed her versatility by swimming the 200 fly and 200 IM, recording career-bests marks of 2:09.48 (200 fly) and 2:09.26 (200 IM).
Before Tech: Swam the breaststroke in high school ... Both a junior and senior national champion in Romania ... Competed in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China (2014) ... Holds the national record in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events ... Finished 12th in the 100m breaststroke at the European Junior Championships.
Personal: Full name is Florina-Alexandra Ilie ... Daughter of Adrian and Viorica Ilie ... Born Feb. 7, 1996 in Ploiesti, Romania ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the great academics and athletics ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in international affairs and modern languages.
|Ilie's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|100 Breast||1:01.78||2016 ACC Championships|
|200 Breast||2:15.59||2016 ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||2:09.48||2015 GT Invitational|
|200 IM||2:09.26||2016 ACC Championships|