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NSU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Crowned SSC Champs!

2017 M&W SSC Champions

NSU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Crowned SSC Champs!

In what can almost be described as a fairy tale ending, first year head coach Ben Hewitt can now celebrate knowing that his Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s swim teams are now CHAMPIONS! On Sunday night at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center, both the men and women captured their respective 2017 Sunshine State Conference titles to close a record-setting performance at the seventh annual conference meet.

“It was a wonderful night for our young people and a seminal weekend for our program,” Hewitt said. “We are so proud and humbled by this honor. I’m most excited for the 45 young men and women who have dedicated themselves to this feeling and it was great to sit back and watch them all enjoy the moment as one. This wasn’t an easy accomplishment and we respect the great competition represented by our conference members. Our team has been #TillStrong all year and we have thought of him through this great moment.”

Nova Southeastern is the only SSC institution to have won both the men’s and women’s conference titles in the same season twice. The Sharks captured both the men’s and women’s championship in 2012 and now in 2017. Florida Southern is the only other SSC teams to combine for both the men’s and women’s titles in the same year, a feat accomplished just last season during the 2016 SSC meet. The NSU women have now won three SSC titles (2012, 2015, 2017) as have the men (2011, 2012, 2017).

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