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Conn Collects Second SSC Pitcher of the Week Award

Devin Conn‘s second scoreless outing of the season has resulted in his second Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Week award, announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Conn set the tone on the mound in Thursday’s series opener against Rollins, as the Sharks eventually cruised to their second…

Five Interesting Facts About the Red-Hot Nova Southeastern Women’s Golf Team

Nova Southeastern is lighting up the DII women’s golf circuit. The Sharks are not simply winners of six in a row, they have beaten some hefty competition along the way. They have done so by an average 12.3-stroke margin, so not only is NSU winning, it is doing so comfortably….

Constable, NSU Women’s Soccer Announce Full Slate of Summer Camps

Fresh off its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and first-ever outright Sunshine State Conference regular season title, Nova Southeastern and women’s soccer head coach John Constable have announced the dates for their Elite ID Camps and Junior Sharks Camps on the NSU campus this summer. Three separate Elite ID Camps…

Amira Bendrif Tabbed PBC Field Athlete of the Week

After a career-best performance in the triple jump at the UNF Spring Break Invitational, Nova Southeastern track and field senior Amira Bendrif was named Peach Belt Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. “We are excited to see Amira performing well this season,”…

J.D. Martinez and the Three Sharks who went from Nova Southeastern to MLB Opening Day Rosters

Nova Southeastern has become quite the DII baseball factory. Winners of the 2016 national championship, the Sharks are the only program in DII to have four alum represented on 2018 Opening Day rosters. It all started with the 2009 class. J.D. Martinez, Michael Fiers and Miles Mikolas led the Sharks…

Sharks Women’s Swimming Sweeps SSC Awards

After earning their highest finish in program history at the NCAA Div. II Championships on Mar. 17, the Nova Southeastern women’s swimming team captured all three of the Sunshine State Conference’s highest accolades, as announced by the conference office. For the second-consecutive year, the Sharks claimed the title of women’s…

NSU Rolls Out Red Carpet for Memorable Make-A-Wish Reveal

“It’s a blessing to be able to use our voice and impact other people’s lives who have been through much more than most of us can imagine.” Those were the words used by Nova Southeastern baseball player Kyle Kilbourne to describe yet another inspiring moment on the campus of NSU. In partnership…

Eric Moate Named PBC Track Athlete of the Week

After a career-best performance in the 200m dash at the Miami Hurricane Invitational last weekend, Nova Southeastern track and field senior Eric Moate was named Peach Belt Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. “Eric is running really well this year, he’s giving…

Ana Navas Tabbed SSC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Following a 4-0 performance that led to a pair of Sunshine State Conference wins, including an upset over No. 15 Florida Southern, Nova Southeastern’s Ana Navas received her first-ever SSC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award as announced by the league office. “Well deserved for Ana,” said head coach, Doug Neagle. “She…

NSU Women’s Track & Field Cracks Top-25 in First USTFCCCA Poll

Just three competitions into the 2018 season, the Nova Southeastern women’s track and field team has broken into the United States Track and Field Cross Country and Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll, announced Tuesday afternoon. The women enter the year’s first poll at No. 21 in the country, while the…

Freedman Chosen to Represent U.S. in 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup

For the second consecutive year, Nova Southeastern will have a representative among the prestigious Arnold Palmer Cup as senior women’s golfer Jamie Freedman has been named a committee selection on the United States side in this July’s event. Freedman joins former men’s golfers Ben Taylor and Richard Mansell as the only NSU…

Dennis, Hardy Among SSC’s Major Award Winners

The Sunshine State Conference handed out its annual awards  with a pair of Nova Southeastern guards among the forefront. Prominent factors in the Sharks’ 11-win improvement from a year ago, David Dennis has been named the 2017-18 SSC Newcomer of the Year while Malik Hardy has been tabbed the SSC…

Hughes Earns Sunshine State Conference Accolades

Nova Southeastern starting guard Alison Hughes received two postseason nods from the Sunshine State Conference, finding her name on the All-SSC Second Team and All-SSC Newcomer Team, as announced Thursday afternoon. FULL RELEASE    

DeVeny, Lupoli Named CollegeSwimming National Swimmers of the Week

After helping both of their respective teams to their second-consecutive Sunshine State Conference Championship titles, Courtney DeVeny and Franco Lupoli have earned the title of College Swimming Div. II National Swimmers of the Week. FULL RELEASE  

NSU’s Student Athletes Recognized at Academic Luncheon

NSU’s Department of Athletics held the annual Student Athlete Academic Recognition luncheon hosted by NSU President George L. Hanbury, II to honor those student athletes who excelled in the classroom with a 3.8 or higher GPA during the 2017 fall semester. The overall grade point average for NSU’s student athletes…

Third Annual “Every Meter Matters” Event Raises More Than $1,500 For Curing Kids Cancer

Started in 2016 by Nova Southeastern University rowing alumni Hannah Di Lorenzo, the “Every Meter Matters Row for a Cure” event that took place on Wednesday, Feb. 21 helped raise $1,592 for the Curing Kids Cancer Foundation. FULL RELEASE

Tarin Tabbed First-Team Academic All-District

A model student-athlete on and off the court, Nova Southeastern forward Gerard Tarin has been named a First-Team Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). FULL RELEASE

Move Over UIndy, NSU Named Nation’s New No. 1

Winners in five of its six tournament appearances this year, Nova Southeastern has officially made the jump to No. 1 in the latest Golfstat team rankings. The Sharks leapfrogged Indianapolis to take over the nation’s top spot, the first time doing so under second-year head coach Heather Wall. FULL RELEASE…

Sharks Rise to Third in Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches

Fresh off its strong showing at the season-opening Matlock Collegiate Classic, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team has continued its ascension up the Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. After closing the fall as the nation’s No. 4 program, the Sharks moved up to third on Friday, matching their position…

Dennis Selected to Bevo Francis Top 50 Watch List

David Dennis has proven himself as one of the nation’s elite throughout the 2017-18 season, and has rightfully been selected to the Top 50 Watch List for the Bevo Francis Award, announced by Small College Basketball. The prestigious list consists of 50 of the finest men’s basketball players across the country,…

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