Got Game: Lindsay Kenney

By: Elton Gumbel Email
By: Elton Gumbel Email

When the FSU Swimming & Diving team kicked off their season this past weekend with the annual Intersquad scrimmage, several storylines fell into the pool... So our own Elton Gumbel decided to come to their broadcast rescue, and here's the story of an FSU Captain doing more than a simple splash.

For FSU senior Lindsay Kenney, water has been the driving force of her college ride... She's splashed her way into a leadership role with the Ldy Noles and is well aware that she must now tread a heavier load.

Lindsay Kenney, Senior Captain in Freestyle & Fly events, says:
"I wanna have a good last year being a senior. I wanna go out with one last time. I know this is it so I have to push harder and reach my goals."

Last season, Kenney finished 4th at the ACC Championships in the 800meter freestyle relays and earned All-ACC honors for each of the past 2 seasons... But this 21 year-old from Plano, Texas wasn't always smoking her competition. Nope, she actually began her career getting overheated about what she couldn't do in the water.

Kenney says
"It was more out of revenge because my dad and my sister made fun of me because I couldn't swim... Then after a while I had fun and started going to meets and winning so I said I can keep doing this for a while."

Times have changed and so have Kenney's responsibilities... So when the first meet begins October 13th against Clemson, Alabama, and Georgia Tech, look for this senior captain to dive in to her new role


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