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Athletics

Garcia, Fernandez and Castellanos Taken in MLB Draft

Nova Southeastern University had three student-athletes taken in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, June 10 as Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.), Alexander Fernandez (Sr., Davie, Fla.) and Ryan Castellanos (Jr., Davie, Fla.) were selected. Garcia was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 17th round, Fernandez…


Bergen Named CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American

Nova Southeastern University rower Rebecca Bergen (Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba) has been named a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American in the women’s at large category. In the at large category, Bergen went up against All-District honorees from rowing, tennis, golf, swimming and diving, field and ice hockey, water polo, rifle, fencing, gymnastics,…


NSU Athletics Continues Excellence in the Classroom

Earlier this month, the Nova Southeastern University Department of Athletics capped off a banner year of athletic competition, finishing 14th out of over 300 NCAA Division II schools in the final Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. But that is only a part of the equation which defines the Sharks’ yearly success….


Tepe Earns Promotion to Full-Time Women’s Basketball Assistant

Nova Southeastern University women’s head basketball coach LeAnn Freeland is pleased to announce the elevation of Abbie Tepe to full-time assistant, effective immediately. Tepe, who was the team’s point guard from 2007-11 and immediately became a volunteer assistant coach following the end of her playing career, was tapped by Freeland…


NSU Baseball Player Named ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-American

  Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.) has been named an ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-American, as announced Monday, May 25 by the American Baseball Coaches Association. For a full list of the 2015 ABCA/Rawlings All-American, click here. Established in 1945, the ABCA is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at…


Jerothe, Jordan and Washington End Sharks’ Season at NCAA National Championship

The Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s track and field teams made a statement at the national level and punctuated their run with a strong finish at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship. Saturday’s finals were highlighted by a third-place finish by Sherelle Jordan (So., Chandler, Ariz.) in…


NSU Women’s Golfer Honored Nationally with Kim Moore Spirit Award

Nova Southeastern University women’s golfer Jamie Freedman was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Kim Moore Spirit Award, presented at the WGCA Division II Awards Banquet at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center on Thursday, May 14. Freedman (Fr., Miami Beach, Fla.) received this national award as she…


Women’s Golf Earns Two WGCA All-American Honors

Two more Nova Southeastern University women’s golfers earned notoriety at the WGCA Division II Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 14 for their performances during the 2014-15 season. In addition to Jamie Freedman (Fr., Miami Beach, Fla.) receiving the Kim Moore Spirit Award, both Mailen Domecq Chantry (Fr., Mar del Plata,…


NSU Women’s Basketball Player Chosen to Attend Prestigious FLAME Program

Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball graduate Jasmine Wilkins has been selected as one of just 30 student-athletes nationwide to attend the Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everyone (FLAME) program, put on by the United States Olympic Committee at the end of May. Wilkins was chosen to participate in the eight-day conference,…


Garcia, NSU Baseball Player, Named ABCA/Rawlings South Region Player of the Year

The accolades continue to roll in for Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.), as he has been named the ABCA/Rawlings South Region Player of the Year. It is Garcia’s fourth Player of the Year award after being named the Sunshine State Conference POY, NBCWA South Region POY and Daktronics South Region…


NSU Volleyball Player to Play Overseas on Bring it Promotions’ Southeastern U22 Team

Nova Southeastern University setter Katie Pyles (So., Denver, Colo.) has been chosen to play for the Bring it Promotions’ Southeastern U22 Team at the 2015 European Global Challenge from July 8-18. Twelve student-athletes make up the team that will travel to Falconara, Italy for three days of training sessions and…


DI Transfer Octavia Wilson is Newest Addition to Women’s Basketball Roster

The Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team and head coach LeAnn Freeland are pleased to announce the signing of junior guard Octavia Wilson, transferring to NSU from Division I New Orleans. Wilson, a 5-9 guard originally from Nicholasville, Kentucky, will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Sharks. As…


NSU Women’s Golfer Selected to PGA Tour Summer Internship Program

Nova Southeastern University women’s golfer Daniela Ortiz, who just completed a sterling four-year career with the team, has been chosen to take part in a summer internship with the PGA Tour, beginning June 1 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Ortiz (Sr., Morelia, Mexico) was selected as one of just 26…


Golfers Gomez and Mansell Named PING All-American; Singh All-American Freshman

Two Nova Southeastern University men’s golfers were named to the 2015 Division II PING All-American First Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America, and a Shark first-year was named as an All-American freshman, in separate announcements late Wednesday night. Santiago Gomez (Jr., Armenia, Colombia) and Richard Mansell (So., Staffordshire,…


No. 6 Rowing Selected to Compete in Varsity-8 NCAA National Championship

The No. 6 Nova Southeastern University rowing team was selected to send its varsity-8 boat to the NCAA National Championship in Sacramento, California from May 29-31. Six teams were selected to compete in Sacramento, with the Sharks receiving a bid to compete in one of two races taking place. NSU…


No. 6 Rowing Wins Petite Final to Finish Fifth at Nationals

The No. 6 Nova Southeastern University rowing team won the Varsity-8 Petite Final Sunday to finish fifth at the 2015 NCAA National Championship at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. The Sharks topped No. 5 Philadelphia with a time of 7:25.05. NSU won by over seven seconds, with Philadelphia cross the…


Athletics Hold Student-Athlete Graduate Reception

Nova Southeastern University Athletics held a graduation reception for its student-athletes Thursday, May 7 evening in the Don Taft University Center. The reception was a sendoff for the seniors graduating on Friday, May 8. To see photos from the event, click here.


Brown Named SSC Coach of the Year, Garcia Player of the Year

The Nova Southeastern University baseball team dominated the 2015 All-Sunshine State Conference team, earning seven awards, the most of any team in the SSC. In his fifth season, head coach Greg Brown was named the Coach of the Year, while Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.) was named the Player of…


18 Track and Field Student-Athletes Earn All-South Region Honors

The Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s track and field teams set a new program-record with 18 student-athletes earning USTFCCCA All-South Region honors, the most in program history. The USTFCCCA honored all student-athletes who finished within the top five in a particular event among regional competitors. NSU had 10 women…


Kristin Lyming Named as New NSU Cheerleading Coach

Nova Southeastern University Director of Athletics Michael Mominey announced Wednesday, My 13 that Kristin Lyming will take over as the Sharks’ head cheerleading coach effective immediately. Lyming comes to NSU after previously serving as the Head Cheerleading Coach and Spirit Coordinator at Missouri Valley College, where she helped the Vikings…


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