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NSU Sprinter Talyn Washington goes head-to-head with Olympian Dix

NSU sprinter Talyn Washington (Sr., Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) competed in the 200-meter dash this past weekend against former United States Track and Field Olympian Walter Dix, finishing just over a half second off to former silver medalist. Washington finished ahead of all collegiate runners in the event, finishing with…

Gallery: 2015 NSU Athletics Academic Luncheon

The Nova Southeastern University Athletic Department and the Office of President held a luncheon Monday, Feb. 23 to honor the elite academic performers among NSU’s student-athletes. Invited to the luncheon at Grande Oaks were student-athletes who had achieved a 3.8 GPA or higher in either of the last two semesters,…

NSU Women’s Soccer ID Clinics Announced; One Camp Remaining for Signup

UPDATE: July 18 is the last camp scheduled that isn’t sold out! The Nova Southeastern University women’s soccer team will hold three separate Elite ID Clinics,  July 18, for athletes age 15-18. Check-in for each day is at 8 a.m., and each clinic will run until 5 p.m. For further…

NSU Student-Athletes Learn about Athletics and Mental Wellness

Nova Southeastern University Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Associate Lecturer, Aimee Zadak, Ed.D., gave a presentation to NSU’s student-athletes on “The Athlete’s Mind: Understanding Your Identity.” The presentation, held in the Don Taft University Center, aimed towards the mental wellness of the collegiate athlete. According to the presentation description,…

Garcia and Thornton receive SSC Player of the Week Honors

For the second time in a three-week span, Nova Southeastern University has had multiple student-athletes honored by the Sunshine State Conference as their respective sports’ Player of the Week. A duo from the diamond in baseball leftfielder Justin Garcia (Jr., Hialeah, Fla.) and softball pitcher Rebecca Thornton (So., Lodi, Calif.)…

Former MLB All Star Cliff Floyd Donates to Scholarship Fund at NSU Hoops Game

Former Major League Baseball All Star Cliff Floyd has donated to the scholarship fund for the Nova Southeastern University Sport and Recreation Management program during halftime of Wednesday, Feb. 18 men’s basketball game. Floyd presented a $6,000 check for the second year in a row to the program in support…

Cross Country Squads Named USTFCCCA All Academic Teams

The Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s cross country teams were each recently named USTFCCCA All Academic Teams, while three Sharks were named Scholar Athletes. The NSU men’s team was honored for holding a team GPA of 3.05. Men’s standout runner Benjamin Manuel (So., Willemstad, Curacao) was named the team’s…

NSU Newcomer Petra Jurova Wins SSC Tennis Player of the Week

Nova Southeastern University newcomer Petra Jurova’s (Jr., Bratislava, Slovakia) performance during her debut weekend as a Shark has earned her the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week award, as announced by the league office Monday, Feb. 9. In team wins over No. 15 Valdosta State and No. 30 Flagler,…

Softball Head Coach Wins 400th Game With NSU in Split Day Two of Eckerd Spring Invite

The Nova Southeastern University softball team (4-2) went 1-1 during day two of the Eckerd Spring Invitational Saturday, Feb. 14, defeating Young Harris (3-2), 11-6, and losing to Shorter (3-0), 8-7. Head coach Lesa Boneè earned her 400th win with the program, increasing her total as the winningest coach in…

Rowing Team Releases Spring Schedule

Nova Southeastern University rowing head coach Heather Barney has released the spring 2015 schedule, slated to begin on March 28 with a dual meet against local rival Barry. The Sharks will take part in three scrimmage races from Feb. 21 to March 14 against Bates, Grand Valley State and Georgetown….

Tennis Garners No. 6 Spot in Preseason Conference Poll

  The Nova Southeastern University tennis team was chosen sixth in the Sunshine State Conference preseason coaches’ poll, released by the league office late Friday afternoon. The Sharks received 32 total votes, placing them just two behind Florida Southern for fifth place. Five-time defending SSC Tournament Champions Barry received eight…

Three Sharks Earn SSC Player of the Week after Undefeated Weekend

Nova Southeastern University student-athletes Chris Page (Jr., Plainfield, Ind.), Lorena Spaulding (Sr., Pembroke Pine, Fla.) and Kayla Wright (So., Lauderhill, Fla.) each were named Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week on Monday by the league office for their respective sports. Page scored 27 points at home for the men’s…

NSU Student Athletes Honored at NGWSD Luncheon

The Nova Southeastern University Department of Athletics honored keynote speaker Kathy DeBoer with the 2015 Pioneer Award, and women’s rower Haley McKissack as this year’s Flo Hyman recipient, as part of the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon held at the NSU Arena. DeBoer is the current…

Assistant Track Coach Attends NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

Nova Southeastern University assistant coach Austin Warner recently attended the NCAA’s Emerging Leaders Seminar at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The Emerging Leaders Seminar (ELS) is an annual professional development event providing effective leadership, educational and transitional programming for more than 200 current graduate assistants and interns from NCAA membership…

Assistant Athletic Director Graduates from NCAA Pathways Program

Nova Southeastern University Associate Athletic Director/SWA, Compliance, Sport Admin. & Internal Ops Kelley Kish graduated from the NCAA Pathways Program at the 2015 NCAA Convention in Washington D.C. “I am honored to be a graduate of the NCAA Pathway Program,” stated Kish. “The knowledge, access and growth really enhanced my…

Three Student-Athletes Participate in SAAC ELITE Weekend

Three Nova Southeastern University student-athletes represented the athletic department at the Sunshine State Conference SAAC ELITE Weekend. The retreat, held at the conference office in Melbourne, Fla., served as a way to bring together all nine conference institutions, as well as incoming schools in Palm Beach Atlantic and Embry-Riddle, together…

NSU Selected to Host International Volleyball Championship

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce that it has been selected by USA Volleyball to host the 2016 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Women’s U20 Continental Championship. “This is a tremendous honor for not only our athletics department, but for Nova Southeastern University as a…

Gomez Finishes Fifth and Facey 24th at Conclusion of LAAC 2015

Nova Southeastern University men’s golfers Santiago Gomez and Ian Facey each finished in the top 25 at the inaugural Latin America Amateur Championship that wrapped up Sunday at the Pilar Golf Club. Gomez (Jr., Armenia, Colombia) finished in a tie for fifth with his best round coming in the finale,…

Baseball’s Baroniel Named NCAA Division II SAAC Chairman

Nova Southeastern University’s Roberto “Bubba” Baroniel (Sr., Miami, Fla.) has made the most of his career as a NCAA Division II student-athlete over the past three and a half years. As much success as he has had on the field, he doubles that off of the field. Recently, Baroniel has…

Conference Head Coachs rank NSU Softball Third in SSC Preseason Poll

The Nova Southeastern University softball team was picked third in the Sunshine State Conference preseason poll, as voted on by the conference head coaches. The Sharks received 46 votes in the poll, finishing behind Rollins and Tampa, who finished with 60 and 58 votes, respectively. NSU was three points higher…

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