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Men’s Basketball Releases 2014-15 Schedule, First game Nov. 14

The Nova Southeastern University men’s basketball team has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season. The Sharks will begin the regular season on Nov. 14 on Homecoming Night at 4:30 p.m. against Johnson University in the NSU Arena at the Don Taft University Center. Complete Release

NSU Student-Athletes Attend Financial Literacy Seminar

Nova Southeastern University student-athletes attended a financial literacy seminar in the athletic academic center on Thursday, Nov.13. The workshop, presented by PNC Bank, offered free pizza while helping student-athletes understand how the financial decisions they make now will affect their lives in the future. Cristie Ledon, graduate assistant of athletic…

Softball Spends Weekend Helping The Community

The Nova Southeastern softball team, in conjunction with the department of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, focused on team bonding while lending a hand cleaning Fort Lauderdale Beach and providing transportation in the Triple Crown Sports event. Complete Release

NSU Track and Field, Cheerleading and SAAC Team Up to Assist Sallarulo’s Race for Champions

The Nova Southeastern University track and field team joined the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the cheerleading squad to lend a helping hand at the annual Sallarulo’s Race, held at NSU on Saturday, Nov. 8. The track team, along with student-athletes from both the baseball and women’s soccer teams ran alongside…

Marzetti Named to All-SSC Tournament Team

Nova Southeastern University men’s soccer right back Mattia Marzetti (Jr., Rome, Italy) has been named to the 2014 All-Sunshine State Conference Tournament team. Complete Release

Cross Country Finishes Third at SSC Championship

The Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s cross country each finished third overall at the 2014 Sunshine State Conference Championship Saturday, Nov. 8 at Dover Trails. Complete Release

Austin Warner Named Assistant Coach – Cross Country/Track and Field

Nova Southeastern University cross country/track and field head coach Bryan Hagopian has announced the hiring of Austin Warner as assistant coach for both the cross country and track and field teams. Complete Release

NSU Athletic Trainer Gatens Leads Seminar at BCBOA/FHSAA Clinic

Nova Southeastern University head athletic trainer, research and development, Dustin Gatens, presided over three sessions at the recent Broward County Basketball Officials Association/FHSAA State Field Clinic, held at Cypress Bay High School in nearby Weston. Complete Release

Hansen and Sickert Sweep SSC Swimmers of the Week

Sophomores Bryndis Hansen (So., Akureyi, Iceland) and Thiago Sickert (Vila Velha, Brazil) have been named Sunshine State Conference Swimmers of the Week. It marks Hansen’s first SSC honor while Sickert earns his second. Complete Release

Sharks’ Tennis Squad, Two Singles Players Ranked by ITA

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently released their fall rankings, with the Nova Southeastern University squad ranked ninth in the South Region, and two players garnering attention in the singles ranks. Complete Release

Three Sharks Named to All-SSC Soccer Team

Nova Southeastern University had three soccer players, one woman and two men, named to the 2014 All-Sunshine State Conference teams, as announced on Thursday, Oct. 6. Sierra Lelii (Jr., Seminole, Fla.), Nicola Brivio (Jr., Gallarate, Italy) and Andrea Giombetti (Sr., Rome, Italy) were all named to the conference second team….

2014 NSU Hall of Fame Banquet, Nov. 12

Tickets are now on sale for the NSU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the NSU Arena. The class of 2014 is headlined by Detroit Tiger and former NSU Baseball Player J.D. Martinez. Ticket are $60 for the general public…

Women’s Basketball Second By Just One Vote in Preseason SSC Poll

The Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team was chosen second in the 2014-15 Sunshine State Conference Preseason Coaches’ poll, released by the league office on Thursday, Oct. 23. Complete Release

NSU Men’s Hoops Tabbed Third in Sunshine State Conference Preseason Poll

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Cook Crosses 1,000 Points in NSU Career

Volleyball player, Sydney Cook (Jr., Miami, Fla.), recently became the sixth player in program history to reach 1,000 points in her NSU career. After crossing the milestone in the South Region Crossover last weekend, Cook ranks behind former teammate Molly Sigirich who totals 1,139 points.Cook notched her best scoring match…

Sickert Earns SSC Swimmer of the Week Honors

Freshman Thiago Sickert (Vila Velha, Brazil) has earned the first Sunshine State Conference Male Swimmer of the Week honor of the 2014-15 season. In his first meet as a Shark, Sickert provisionally qualified for nationals in an impressive five events. Sickert placed second the A-Final of the men’s 50-yard freestyle with…

NSU Athletics Joins You Can Play Project

Nova Southeastern University has become the latest athletic department to join up with the You Can Play Project, supporting diversity and the inclusion of all student-athletes, coaches and fans. Administrators, coaches and student-athletes at NSU took part in the recent endeavor. Click the “play” button above to view the final…

It’s time for the 3rd Annual NSU Baseball Golf Classic – Nov. 17

Registration is open for the third annual NSU Baseball Golf Classic to be held on Nov. 17. This year’s tournament will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club, click on the links below for more information. Complete Release

Track and Field Assists with Shark Shuffle 5K

Recently, the NSU track and field teams assisted with the annual Shark Shuffle 5K.The annual event, raising money for active scholars, is held on the campus of NSU and goes from the Alvin Sherman Library, around campus and back. The Sharks assisted by handing out water at each mile point…

Women’s Golf Slots Third in Golfstat Rankings

  The Nova Southeastern University women’s golf squad stayed pat at No. 3 in the Golfstat relative rankings, released Wednesday, Oct. 15 on the company’s website. Complete Release

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