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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Sharks Reload with 13 Newcomers for 2017 Campaign

Nova Southeastern University women’s soccer head coach John Constable is pleased to announce the addition of 13 newcomers that will be joining the team for the upcoming 2017 fall season. FULL RELEASE

Softball Announces Open Tryouts for 2018 Season

Nova Southeastern University head softball coach Julie LeMaire has announced open tryouts for the 2018 season. The tryouts will be held at the AD Griffin Sports Complex on Wednesday, Aug. 23 beginning at 3 pm. Any student interested in participating in the open tryouts, must be currently enrolled in at…

Sharks Welcome Thompson to 2017-18 Team

Head coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry and the Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team continues to build its 2017-18 squad with the addition of 5-8 guard MiKayla Thompson. Thompson, a junior transfer from Southeastern Illinois College, will be the eighth signee for the upcoming season, joining former teammate Bree Matthews. “Mikayla is a…

NSU’s Furlongue and Cousins Selected to Division II National Committee

Nova Southeastern University compliance coordinator, Marlon Furlongue and cross country and track and field assistant coach, Jessica Cousins, have been appointed to the NCAA Division II National Committee. Furlongue was named Chair of the Division II women’s rowing committee after serving two years as a member and will hold this…

Crutchfield, Sharks Collect Three More 2017 Commits

With the summer nearing conclusion, head coach Jim Crutchfield and his staff completed the Sharks’ 2017 men’s basketball signing class with a bang, inking a pair of transfers and an incoming freshman on Thursday, Aug. 10. Continuing to build the depth at the guard position, the Sharks added two veterans…

NSU Rowing Set to Hold Open Tryouts

The Nova Southeastern rowing team will be holding open tryouts at the start of the fall semester – no previous rowing experience is needed to join. To learn more, fill out the walk-on questionnaire and attend either of the informational meetings. These meetings will give you more information about the…

NSU Adds Whitney-Babcock to Athletic Training Staff

The Nova Southeastern Athletics Department has officially hired Kelly Whitney-Babcockto its Athletic Training Staff, announced Friday morning. “I’m proud to welcome Kelly Whitney-Babcock to the Sharks family,” said Zevon Stubblefield, NSU’s Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. “Kelly brings a multitude of great experience and skills to the position. Our…

Hewitt Welcomes Daniel Murphy to NSU Swimming Coaching Staff

Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s swimming head coach Ben Hewitt announced Daniel Murphy as his new assistant on Thursday. “I’m delighted to have Danny join our NSU swimming family,” Hewitt said. “He emerged from a very competitive search as someone who has a tremendous work ethic, a track record…

NSU Makes Program History with New No. 7 Ranking

  The Nova Southeastern women’s soccer team made history, eclipsing the previous program record by climbing up to No. 7 in the new United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II rankings. “It is nice to see our team get recognized for their good work so far this season,” said head coach…

NSU Rowing Team Welcomes Seven Newcomers to the 2017-2018 Roster

The Nova Southeastern rowing team and head coach Devin Fay are pleased to welcome seven newcomers to the 2017-18 roster. The new Sharks are all freshmen: Emma Brownawell, Jasmine Morris, Kassie Moss, Courtney-Rose Papion, Krystal Renta, Valentina Romeo and Emily Stewart. FULL RELEASE

Sharks Welcome Lemon to 2017 Squad

The Nova Southeastern volleyball team rounds out its 2017 signing class with the addition of junior transfer Sydney Lemon. The 6-2 middle blocker not only adds height for the Sharks, but experience to a young squad. FULL RELEASE  

NSU Women’s Tennis Lands Four on ITA All-Academic Team

Nova Southeastern University women’s tennis players, Alex Kaeser, Luicelena Perez, Nastassia Rubel and Arina Sharonova were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athletes and earned spots on the ITA All-Academic Team, announced by the ITA office . FULL RELEASE  

Hewitt, NSU Release 2017-18 Swimming Slate

After a successful 2016-17 season, Nova Southeastern University second- year head coach Ben Hewitt is ready to begin the 2017-18 campaign, set to open with the Shark Invite on Friday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. ET. FULL RELEASE  

NSU Associate AD Kelley Kish Selected for NCAA Mentoring Program

Nova Southeastern University’s Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) has been selected as one of just 10 to participate in the Women and Minorities Mentoring Program sponsored by the NCAA and Division II Athletic Directors Association. She attended orientation session from July 19-21 in Indianapolis. FULL RELEASE  

Sunshine State Conference Launches New Brand

The Sunshine State Conference is proud to launch its new logos as part of the ongoing evolution of the league’s brand. The new marks reflect the SSC’s geography, future, and emphasis on academic and athletic excellence. FULL RELEASE  

NSU’s Sherrelle Jordan Selected for FLAME Program

Nova Southeastern University women’s track and field star, Sherrelle Jordan, has been selected to take part in FLAME – Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere. The three-time All-American hurdler joins former NSU women’s basketball player, Jasmine Wilkins, as the only Shark student-athletes to participate in the program. FULL RELEASE

NSU Swimming Garners CSCAA Scholar All-America Distinction

For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of American (CSCAA), more than 700 teams received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 semester. Both the…

Women’s Hoops Claims No. 9 Ranking in WBCA Academic Top 25

The Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team continued its success on the court in 2016-17 by reaching the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. On Wednesday, it was what the Sharks did off the court that made headlines, as head coach LeAnn Freeland’s program finished No. 9 among NCAA Division…

NSU Partners with Nevco for Rick Case Arena Digital Display Upgrades

With installation already underway, Nova Southeastern University has partnered with Nevco for their new LED video display and scoring solution for the recently named Rick Case Arena on NSU’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Installation is scheduled to be complete by mid July, 2017. Rick Case Arena, home of the…

Freedman Secures Spot in U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Jamie Freedman has enjoyed plenty of success throughout her three years as a member of the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team. The senior-to-be has received All-America recognition both on the course and in the classroom, and helped guide the Sharks to their first Sunshine State Conference Championship since 2012 this past…

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