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Athletics

Men’s Soccer Hires Rivera as Assistant Coach

Nova Southeastern men’s soccer coach Giuseppe DePalo has announced the hiring of NSU alumnus Juan Rivera as the program’s assistant coach. “I’m happy to welcome Juan back to the Sharks family, he brings a wealth of playing experience and knows the inner workings of our program,” said coach DePalo. “In addition,…


Porter Adds another All-American Accolade

Highly-decorated guard Meixandra Porter added recognition to her ledger as she was recently named third-team All-American by Women’s Division II Bulletin. Less than a week after being chosen as a State Farm/WBCA Coaches’ All-American, Porter (Sr., Chantilly, Va.) became the first DII Bulletin honoree since Stephanie Sarosi was chosen by the publication twice…


Congrats! Swimming and Diving Brings Home 18 All-American Honors

The Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up their third season of competition at the NCAA Division II National Championships, and the Sharks made their presence known. Together, the teams captured 18 All-America honors and 28 honorable mention All-America accolades. To be selected as All-America, a…


Porter Becomes First-Ever Women’s Basketball First-Team All-American

On Monday night, Nova Southeastern guard Meixandra Porter was named as the program’s first-ever national first-team All-American, as announced at the NCAA Elite Eight Banquet of Champions. Porter (Sr., Chantilly, Va.) was recognized as one of the top 10 players in all of Division II, as she was voted onto the…


SAAC Wins At Pause For Cause Charity Event

The Nova Southeastern University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee participated in the Pause for Cause benefit. The NSU Student Government dubbed March 21, SEA Thursday Pause for a Cause! In total the Make-A-Wish Foundation was one of twelve charities that participated in Pause for a Cause! Upon arriving at SEA, each student…


Ben Futerman Receives Track Athlete of the Week Honors

Nova Southeastern men’s and track & field athlete, Ben Futerman (Sr., Freehold, N.J) has been selected as Peach Belt Track and Field Athlete of the week, announced by the conference office, March 26. Futerman placed second in the discus at the Miami Invitational, breaking his own school record with a…


Women’s Basketball Run Ends in Elite Eight With Overtime Loss

The Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team’s historic run ended in overtime at the national Elite Eight, falling to No. 5 Western Washington, 80-76. The Sharks trailed by as many as 17, and were down 13 at the half, before retaking the lead with 5:06 remaining on a Tailor Jones (Sr., Altamonte…


Porter and Robinson Honored by Daktronics

Nova Southeastern women’s basketball players Meixandra Porter and Danielle Robinson were honored Thursday as members of the Daktronics All-South Region Team. For the second time in her career as a Shark, Porter (Sr., Chantilly, Va.) has been honored by Daktronics, but for the first time as a first-team selection. She…


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

Nova Southeastern University Student Athlete Affairs Educational Workshops hosted an event where student-athletes celebrated the Title IX 40th Anniversary. Lura Fleece and Rene Carls of Exchange It! led the workshop, which focused on recognizing and understanding different challenges and the step to take to move through them and into a…


Track & Field Notches Two PBC Athletes of the Week

Two Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s track & field athletes, Ryan Jerothe and Johniqua Stafford have been selected as Peach Belt Athletes of the week announced by the conference office, March 19. Jerothe set a new personal record and reached an NCAA Provisional height with his 4.75m (15′ 7″) pole vault at…


No. 1 Women’s Golf Wins Third Straight, Capturing the Crown in Vegas

The No. 1 Nova Southeastern women’s golf team won their third consecutive spring tournament on Friday, March 15 at the Bison Invitational in Las Vegas, shooting a tournament best +10 (296-290—586). The Sharks initially held the lowest team round in the tournament until surpassing it today by six strokes with a +2…


Johansson Captures Another SSC Player of the Week Honor

Nova Southeastern women’s golfer Linnea Johansson (Fr., Faxjo, Sweden) has won her second straight Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week honor, as presented by VALIC. Johansson earned her second straight individual victory against a strong field at Rollins’ Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational. Johansson shot a three-round score of 215…


Black and Nordstrand Make Swimming and Diving Program History at NCAA Championships

The Nova Southeastern swimming and diving teams made history Friday during the third night of finals at the 2013 NCAA Division II national championship. Senior Erin Black (Fort Myers, Fla.) left nothing in the water, as she successfully defended her 500-yard freestyle title and became a two-time champion in the…


Men’s Golf Takes Title at St. Edward’s Invitational

The No. 1 Nova Southeastern men’s golf team returned to its winning ways, taking the championship at the St. Edward’s Invitational in Austin, Texas with a score of +10 874 (294-282-298). The Sharks took their first title of the spring after a frustrating start to the season. After taking the…


Two NSU Student-Athletes Make Swimming and Diving Program History at NCAA Championships

The Nova Southeastern swimming and diving teams made history Friday during the third night of finals at the 2013 NCAA Division II national championship.  Senior Erin Black (Fort Myers, Fla.) left nothing in the water, as she successfully defended her 500-yard freestyle title and became a two-time champion in the…


Women’s Golf Makes History with Win at Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational

The No. 1 Nova Southeastern women’s golf team has won the 38th annual Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational for the fifth straight year, sealing the victory Tuesday at the Tuscawilla Country Club. NSU finished the tournament with a score of +22 (295-295-296—886). The Sharks claimed the lowest final team score in…


Contaldi Recaptures SSC Pitcher of the Week Title

Vinnie Contaldi (Sr., Jupiter, Fla.) has been named Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday. The senior starter tossed a complete-game shutout in the Sharks’ 5-0 win over Bentley. Working nine innings, Contaldi surrendered just two hits with no walks. He struck out…


Johansson Locks up SSC Golfer of the Week Honor

Nova Southeastern women’s golfer, No. 4 Linnea Johansson (Fr., Vaxjo, Sweden), has been named Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week presented by VALIC as announced by the conference office today, March 4. Johansson won medalist honors at the Lady Moc Classic, defeating teammate No. 7 Liliana Cammisa in a playoff…


50 Student-Athletes Named to Fall Commissioner’s Honor

Fifty out of 438 NSU student-athletes were named to the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2012 semester, announced last week by Commissioner Jay Jones. Seventy-six students carried a perfect 4.00 GPA for the semester. To be eligible for the Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll, a student-athlete must…


Robinson Named SSC Player of the Week

After a week that saw the Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team victorious in two games and move into first place in the Sunshine State Conference, the league offices have announced that guard Danielle Robinson has been named SSC Player of the Week presented by VALIC. Robinson (So., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)…


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