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DeVeny Named National Champion on Day Two of NCAA Div. II Championships

DeVeny Earns Her Second National Championship Title in the 400 IM




GREENSBORO, N.C. and FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Courtney DeVeny highlighted day two of the NCAA Div. II National Championships for the Nova Southeastern swimming teams, taking the gold in the 400 IM with a time of 4:15.39.


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  • In the men’s 200 freestyle relay, the team comprised of Julian CosterMagnus PoulsenAlec Dawson and Malieuq Elder took fifth with their time of 1:21.32.
  • Samuel Brettman took sixth in the consolation finals of the 400 IM with a time of 3:57.32.
  • The men’s 400 medley made up of Poulsen, Adan Diaz, Coster, and Elder relay took eighth in the consolation final with a time of 3:19.97.


  • In the first event of the day, the 200 freestyle relays, the women’s team earned the third seed in the finals with their time of 1:32.74 while the men earned a spot in the consolation final with a 10-place finish in 1:21.00.
  • In the 400IM, Adan Diaz and Blake Woodrow posted times of 4:00.49 and 4:04.54, respectively, while DeVeny’s time earned her the first seed in the finals and Brettman’s in the consolation finals.
  • In the 100 butterfly, Jenna Johns tied for 16th, forcing a swim off for the final spot in the consolation final. Her time of 55.92 ultimately fell short, giving her the role of first alternate. Oster and Coster also competed in the event, finishing in 56.36 and 48.88, respectively.
  • The last individual swimming event of the day, the 200 free, saw Jordan Shows post a time of 1:51.79 on the women’s side and Franco Lupoli and Alec Dawson finish in 1:39.81 and 1:40.28, respectively.
  • The men’s 400 medley relay finished with a time of 3:18.71, just cracking the top-16 and earning a spot in the consolation finals.

The Sharks will continue competition in the 2018 Div. II NCAA National Championships tomorrow morning, Mar. 16, at 10:00 a.m. EST. The first event of the day will be the 500 freestyle.

Follow along with live updates on Twitter by following @NSU_Swim.




About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. For more information, please visit


March 16, 2018

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