The Georgia Tech swimming & diving program is excited to announce its team captains for the upcoming 2016-17 season in Andrea Demick, Morgan Lyons, Chiara Ruiu, Rodrigo Quadros Correiaand Ben Southern.
Voted on by their fellow teammates, the five captains look to lead a program that continues to excel both in and out of the pool under eight year head coach Courtney Shealy Hart.
They are expected to lead by example both in and out of the pool.
With this honor comes higher standards and expectations, which they have accepted.
Lyons also is part of the 200 medley relay team that holds the second-best time in school history at .25.
She ranks fourth in the 50 free (23.29) and in the 100 fly (54.79) all-time at Tech, and is also in the top-10 in both the 100 free (51.17) and the 400 medley relay (.90).
They serve as the liaisons between the team and the coaching staff throughout the season and are expected to continue to help contribute to the continuing growth of this program.” Demick, a senior diver for the Jackets, competed at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in each of the last three years and is coming off a junior season in which she overcame an injury that hampered her for most of the season to place second among the team on the 1-meter springboard for the year with a career-best mark of 299.40.
She recorded points for the Yellow Jackets at the 2016 ACC Championships and was tabbed a 2015-16 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Honorable Mention last year.
“It is a great honor and a privilege to be a captain, especially to be voted on by your peers and teammates,” stated Coach Hart.
“This group of individuals are seen as leaders by their teammates.
Lyons, who is in her third year at Tech in 2016-17, is coming off perhaps her best season yet last year as a sophomore in which she set new career-best times in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly events.