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Athletics Staff Member Speaks at CSCCa National Convention in Nashville

Nova Southeastern University’s Program Director for Sports Performance, Steve Orris, recently presented at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Orris presided over a speech entitled Nutrition for the College Athlete, attempting to answer whether student-athletes have enough tools necessary to implement a sports nutrition…

2015-16 Cross Country/Track and Field Recruiting Class Released

Nova Southeastern University cross country and track and field head coach Bryan Hagopian has released the signees in the 2015-16 NSU recruiting class. The Sharks will bring in 12 new athletes for the upcoming fall, specializing in several different events. Below is a list of signees and why they chose…

Brown Named NCBWA Co-Coach of the Year, Garcia Player of the Year

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associations has selected head coach Greg Brown as the South Region Co-Coach of the Year and Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.) as the South Region Player of the Year. Brown has led the Sharks to a record breaking 2015 campaign, as the Sharks won the…

NSU Rower Named CoSIDA At Large Academic All-District

Nova Southeastern University rower Rebecca Bergen (Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba) has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At Large Team, as announced Thursday, May 7. As a rower, Bergen went up against the best academic student-athletes from rowing, tennis, golf, swimming and diving, field and ice hockey, water polo, rifle,…

Five Sharks Named to Daktronics All-South Region Team Including Player of the Year Garcia

The Nova Southeastern University baseball team had five players named to the Daktronics, Inc. All-South Region Teams, including Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.), who was once again named South Region Player of the Year. Garcia was also honored as a first-team outfielder along with starting pitcher Ryan Castellanos (Jr., Davie,…

Schram Named ITA South Region Tennis Coach of the Year

Nova Southeastern University tennis head coach Stephen Schram has been named the 2015 ITA South Region Coach of the Year, as announced Thursday, May 7. Schram, who joined the team in the fall of 2013, led the Sharks to an 18-3 season. The Sharks finished second in the Sunshine State…

Track Earns Two PBC Athletes of the Week

The Nova Southeastern University men’s track and field team took home a pair of Peach Belt Conference honors, as seniors Talyn Washington (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and Ryan Jerothe (New Port Richey, Fla.) earned athlete of the week honors. Washington was recognized for his performance in the 400-meter dash at…

Nunez and Stoicovy Join 2015-16 Women’s Basketball Roster

The Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team and head coach LeAnn Freeland are pleased to announced two more incoming recruits for 2015-16 in Alexis Nunez and Emily Stoicovy. Both are incoming freshmen, with Nunez coming from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and Stoicovy hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania’s Mercyhurst…

Ammons and Matautia Earn All-SSC Honors

Nova Southeastern University softball players Katrina Ammons (Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.) and Te Reo Powhiri Matautia (Jr., Auckland, New Zealand) were each named 2015 All-Sunshine State Conference honorees, as announced Wednesday. Ammons was named the All-SSC First Team first baseman, while Matautia was named an outfielder on the All-SSC Second Team….

No. 5 Shark Tennis Takes Home Seven All-SSC Nods

Five Nova Southeastern University players snagged seven All-Sunshine State Conference tennis nods as the awards were announced by the league office on Friday morning. The No. 5 Sharks, heading to the NCAA South Regional this weekend, had three singles players and two doubles teams honored in the coaches’ voting. Petra…

Sharks Baseball Claims the SSC Title on Senior Day: Nap No. 2 Seed in NCAA South Regional

For the first time in program history, the top-ranked Nova Southeastern University Sharks (38-11, 18-6 SSC) are the champions of the Sunshine State Conference. With two wins on Saturday over the Barry University Buccaneers (21-28, 8-16 SSC), the Sharks set the NCAA era record for total wins in a season…

NSU Student Athlete Justin Garcia Named SSC Player of the Week

Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.) has been named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, the third time he has won the award in 2015. Garcia launched five home runs on Saturday, homering twice in the first game of the doubleheader and three times in the series finale. Garcia…

NSU SAAC Raises Over $3,500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Nova Southeastern University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee officially raised $3,546 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the official charity of NCAA Division II, during the 2014-15 academic year. “It was really fortunate that we had the EBoard that we had, with Bubba (Baroniel) as president and everybody that came through,” reflected senior…

Volleyball Adds Two Student Athletes for 2015 Season

The Nova Southeastern University volleyball head coach Jennifer King has announced the signing of two recruits, Denvyr Tyler-Palmer and Kim Blasko, for the 2015 season. 10131A 6-0 outside hitter, Tyler-Palmer comes to NSU from Bishop Kenny HS in Jacksonville, Florida. A four-year varsity letter winner, Tyler-Palmer leaves high school with…

Three Sharks Receive PBC Player of the Week

The Nova Southeastern University track and field team had three Athlete of the Week honorees from the Peach Belt Conference in Sherelle Jordan (So., Chandler, Ariz.), Sydney Molina (Fr., Miami, Fla.) and Darren Hendricks (Jr., North Port, Fla.). The trio earned the honors after a solid performance at the Miramar…

Academic and Athletic Success Honored at 2015 NSU Athletic Banquet

The Nova Southeastern University athletic department honored all 17 of its athletic teams, as well as cheerleading and dance, for their academic and athletic accomplishments at Sunday’s annual NSU Athletic Banquet, held at the Don Taft University Center. The night began with a welcoming from the master of ceremonies Jeff…

No. 1 Men’s Golf Moves on to National Championships as Super Regional Winner

The No. 1 Nova Southeastern University men’s golf team utilized an outstanding final-round performance, a 13-under 275 on Wednesday, May 6 to turn an eight-stroke deficit into a 10-shot win at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The Sharks not only had the…

Sharks Receive Five Golf Honors From SSC

Junior men’s golfer Santiago Gomez and head coach Ryan Jamison won top honors on Tuesday as the Sunshine State Conference Player and Coach of the Year, respectively, in voting done conference-wide amongst head coaches. In addition, women’s golfer Liliana Cammisa (Sr., Alta Gracia, Argentina) earned the third conference nod of…

Men’s Golf Adds Freshmen Guerra and Whelan for Fall

The Nova Southeastern men’s golf team and head coach Ryan Jamison are pleased to announce their first two newcomers for the fall 2015 season in incoming freshmen Juan Jose Guerra and Daniel Whelan. Guerra, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, golfed at Central Florida Prep, while Whelan hails from Coral Springs,…

Women’s Basketball Adds Freshman Sarah Kelly to 2015-16 Roster

Head coach LeAnn Freeland and the Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team are pleased to announced the addition of incoming freshman Sarah Kelly to the 2015-16 roster. Kelly, a 5-9 point guard from Spring Valley High School in Huntington, West Virginia, is the school’s all-time assist leader, and nearly averaged…

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