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McQuate Garners All-SSC Postseason Award

Nova Southeastern men’s cross country senior Ian McQuate received his first-ever Sunshine State Conference postseason accolade as the Keaau, Hawaii native was named to the All-SSC second-team as announced by the league office. FULL RELEASE  

NSU Chosen to Finish Tied for 10th in SSC Preseason Poll

Exactly two weeks from the opening tip of the regular season, Nova Southeastern has been selected to finish tied for 10th in the Sunshine State Conference preseason coaches’ poll, announced by the league office. The Sharks were slotted alongside Saint Leo, with both teams receiving exactly 22 total votes. FULL RELEASE

Sharks Picked as Second Favorite in 2017-18 SSC Preseason Poll

In its annual preseason coaches’ poll, the Sunshine State Conference selected the Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team to finish second during the 2017-18 season. The Sharks collected 82 total points to go along with two first-place votes, six points behind the top-pick Rollins, who received 88 votes and three…

Corbin and Faistenauer Collect SSC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Capping a special past few days for Nova Southeastern’s men’s and women’s soccer programs, both Bailey Corbin and Stefan Faistenauer have been named the Sunshine State Conference’s Defensive Players of the Week, announced by the league office. FULL RELEASE

Four Sharks Selected First Team All-SSC

The Sunshine State Conference regular season champions received plenty of well-deserved, individual recognition on Thursday, as four players landed on the All-SSC First Team. Additionally, head coach John Constable was honored as the league’s Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. FULL RELEASE  

Sharks Tabbed Third in CSCAA Preseason Poll

Following their performance in the Shark Invitational last weekend, both the Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s swimming teams enter the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) preseason poll at No. 3. The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition. FULL RELEASE

Sharks Sweep SSC Swimmer of the Week

After solid performances at the Shark Invitational last weekend, Nova Southeastern swimmers Jenna Johns and Franco Lupoli earned the first Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Week awards as announced by the league office. FULL RELEASE

Sharks Named Top Seed in First Official NCAA South Region Rankings

With the NCAA Tournament approaching in the coming weeks, Nova Southeastern controls its own postseason destiny after the NCAA announced the Sharks as the south region’s top seed in its first official rankings. Thanks to its 10-1-1 record, including 9-1-1 against Division II competition, head coach John Constable‘s club would…

2017 GolfRank Invitational Shaping Up to Be Exciting

Continuing a tradition that officially began back in 2006, the Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s golf programs are set to host the 12th annual GolfRank Invitational at PGA National Golf Resort and Spa from October 9-10. The three-round tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday followed by 18 more on…

Sharks’ 2017-18 Women’s Basketball Schedule Revealed

A team filled with fresh talent, the Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team and head coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry are ready to kick off the 2017-18 season on the road with the GSC/SSC Crossover Challenge in mid-November. The Sharks return six, including 2016-17 SSC Freshman of the Year, Maria Bardeeva, and 2015-16 SSC Player of…

Sharks Announce 2017-18 Men’s Hoops Schedule

Let the countdown begin. Nova Southeastern officially announced it’s 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday, as the start of the “Coach Crutch” era is only a shade over a month away with the regular season tip-off set for Friday, November 10 at home against Florida National. Following the move from West Liberty,…

NSU Swimming Amped for 2017 Shark Invitational

Second-year head coach Ben Hewitt and the Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s swim teams are days away from the 2017-18 season, with the Sharks set to make their anticipated debut by hosting the 2017 Shark Invitational from October 13-14. The eighth annual event features a number of premiere programs who have…

Heikkila Named SSC Offensive Player of the Week

After helping the No. 13 Nova Southeastern University women’s soccer team maintain their first-place lead in the Sunshine State Conference standings with three goals in two games last week, Emma Heikkila received her first-career SSC Offensive Player of the Week. Full Release  

NSU Matches Highest Ranking in Program History

After running its current unbeaten streak to four matches a week ago, Nova Southeastern continued its ascension up the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II women’s rankings, coming in at No. 9 in the latest poll. The Sharks’ new ranking matches a program-best set last October. Full Release

Kelley Kish Hired as Director of Athletics at Lake Erie

Lake Erie College President Brian Posler has named Kelley Kish the university’s new Director of Athletics. Kish, the current Associate Director of Athletics at Nova Southeastern University, has almost two decades of leadership experience as an administrator within higher education and intercollegiate athletics. Full Release

DII Announces 2017-18 Basketball Showcase

NCAA Division II announced 28 men’s and women’s basketball games that will be streamed live during the 2017-18 season on ESPN3. This year, the Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s basketball teams will both be featured. Full Release  

Five Sharks Named NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes

Five members of the 2017 Nova Southeastern softball team earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year. A record 7,351 players across seven membership divisions achieved the recognition for earning at least a 3.5 GPA. Of those, 1,268 were Division II student-athletes. Full Release

Tyler-Palmer Earns First 2017-18 SSC Player of the Week Nod for NSU

After almost three weeks off the court due to Hurricane Irma, the Nova Southeastern volleyball team came back with a 2-0 weekend, picking up wins over Embry-Riddle and Florida Tech. During the winning weekend, Denvyr Tyler-Palmer put up back-to-back double-double performances, earning her the honor of Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of…

Sharks Reappear in United Soccer Coaches Top-25

Following a brief stint outside the national poll, Nova Southeastern has made a well-deserved return to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II women’s rankings, checking in at No. 20 this week. The Sharks fell from No. 13 out of the Top-25 entirely after Hurricane Irma postponed four consecutive matches….

NSU Jumps to No. 5 in Coaches Poll

Nova Southeastern made quite the impression on the voters following its Top-5 finish at the Griffin Invitational, rising from No. 11 to No. 5 in the updated Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. Notable efforts from the likes of Juan Jose Guerra, Benjamin Hjort and Finlay Mason guided the Sharks in the opening tournament…

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