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McMahon Earns SSC Defensive Player of the Week Laurels

Nova Southeastern women’s basketball starting guard Claire McMahon received her first weekly honor by the Sunshine State Conference, capturing the Defensive Player of the Week title after the opening week of league play. FULL RELEASE

NSU Surges into Top-10 of National Rankings

Following an upset of then-No. 12 Barry, along with a sound 19-point win at Embry-Riddle, Nova Southeastern has jumped all the way to No. 9 in this week’s National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll. FULL RELEASE

Sharks Make Splash During Early Signing Period

 Head coach Jim Crutchfield is off to an impressive start in his second recruiting cycle with Nova Southeastern, as the men’s basketball program landed a pair of early signees for the 2019 class in both Jake Maranville and Tommy Sala.  FULL RELEASE

Former Sharks Baseball Star Carris Collects Distinguished Alumni Award

During NSU’s Homecoming celebrations, former Sharks pitcher Nick Carris expanded his growing awards list; but for his work beyond the field. Now a highly-respected pharmacist, Carris was named for the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, where he earned his B.S. in Biology,…

Sharks Clean Up with More Postseason Awards

On the heels of a stellar sophomore campaign, forward Sebastian Loibl has been selected as a Third Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches. The award becomes the second-ever handed out to a Nova Southeastern player since the program shifted to NCAA Division II in 2002, and first since Matthew…

NSU Duo Named All-South Region by United Soccer Coaches

Following prominent seasons which resulted in a fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament for Nova Southeastern, both Emma Heikkila and Adanna Edwards have been recognized as all-south region honorees by United Soccer Coaches. Heikkila was selected as a first team selection, while Edwards landed on the second team. FULL…

NSU Teams with University School for South Florida Showdown Doubleheader

The Nova Southeastern men’s basketball team has beefed up the local fanfare for its Dec. 13 date with the announcement of the inaugural South Florida Showdown doubleheader event. Adding to the existing face-off with local rival St. Thomas Bobcats at 7:00 p.m., the Sharks will also host Florida high school…

Unbeaten NSU Climbs to No. 17 in National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Poll

One week after breaking into the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Top-25 poll for the first time in program history, Nova Southeastern made another significant leap, rising to No. 17 in the latest national rankings. FULL RELEASE

SSC Remains NCAA Division II Leader in Academic Success Rate

  The Sunshine State Conference continues to lead the nation in NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR). On Wednesday, November 14th, the NCAA released ASR data for all 24 NCAA Division II conferences, with the SSC on top for a third consecutive year. FULL RELEASE

Heikkila Earns D2CCA All-South Region Honors

Having already been named an All-Sunshine State Conference performer just two weeks ago, Nova Southeastern women’s soccer standout Emma Heikkila added another postseason accolade on Wednesday after being selected to the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-South Region Second Team. FULL RELEASE

Bajor Announced as New NSU Rowing Assistant Coach

The Nova Southeastern women’s rowing team has bolstered its coaching staff with the hiring of Zayln Bajor as the new assistant coach for the 2018-2019 season. Bajor spent this past fall as a part-time coach with the Sharks, where his impressive contributions to the program made a lasting impression on…

Sharks Place Five on D2CAA All-South Region Teams

Following a memorable season in which the program cracked the Top-25 for the first time since 2007, the Nova Southeastern men’s soccer team landed five players on the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-South Region teams, announced Wednesday. Sebastian Loibl led the way with first-team honors, while Aleks Berg, Bradley Fountain, Darwin Lom and Curtis Thorn were…

Sharks Return to NCAA Tournament for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth time in as many years under head coach John Constable, the Nova Southeastern women’s soccer team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. After winning 13 matches and reaching the Sunshine State Conference Tournament final, the Sharks have earned the No. 6 seed in the south region…

Gerard Tarin Beats Odds to Make NBA G-League

This past January, Gerard Tarin sat hobbled on the Nova Southeastern bench, this time dealing with an ankle issue that occurred a mere 10 minutes into the Sharks’ Sunshine State Conference game against Saint Leo. The setback was just another among a continuous list of untimely injuries that always seemed…

Madden Takes Over as Nation’s No.1

NCAA Division II women’s golf has a new No. 1 player, as Nova Southeastern senior Sophie Madden has officially taken over the top spot according to the latest Golfstat rankings. A First Team All-American a year ago, Madden has already earned two wins this fall in just three tournament appearances….

Sundstedt Picks Up Second SSC Swimmer of the Week Award of the Season

Following another solid weekend of competition, Emma Sundstedt has earned her second Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Week award of the 2018-19 season, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Sundstedt has received two of the three awards handed out so far this season, and this serves as…

NSU, Neagle Welcomes Mid-Year Transfer Nosievici

Third-year Nova Southeastern women’s tennis coach Doug Neagle announced on Tuesday the addition of mid-year transfer Chantal Nosievici, who will join the Sharks’ 2018-19 squad in January. With NSU proving to be a deep squad through the fall slate so, Nosievici’s addition provides another experienced weapon for the Sharks. FULL RELEASE  

Loibl, Fountain Recognized on All-SSC Teams

In the midst of a breakout season, the Nova Southeastern men’s soccer team had two players honored as All-Sunshine State Conference performers on Wednesday, as forward Sebastian Loibl was named to the All-SSC First Team while midfielder Bradley Fountain earned an All-SSC Second Team nod. FULL RELEASE  

Heikkila, Edwards Repeat as All-SSC Performers

For the second consecutive year, Nova Southeastern women’s soccer standouts Emma Heikkila and Adanna Edwards have been named All-Sunshine State Conference selections, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. FULL RELEASE

Sharks MBB Selected Fifth in SSC Preseason Poll

 The Nova Southeastern University men’s basketball team has been selected to finish fifth in the Sunshine State Conference preseason poll, as voted by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office. FULL RELEASE.

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