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Sharks Crowned Conference Champs

Courtney DeVeny Named SSC Female Swimmer of the Meet



FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, the Nova Southeastern men and women’s swim teams claimed the Sunshine State Conference championship crowns. With a total of 997.5 points, the women’s team routed all other teams by at least 200 points while the men’s team took first with 876 points. With 80 total points and two conference records, Courtney DeVeny repeats as the Female Swimmer of the Meet.  


WOMEN TOTAL SCORES: Nova Southeastern Sharks (997.5, 1st Place)
MEN TOTAL SCORES: Nova Southeastern Sharks (876, 1st Place)
LOCATION: The Long Center | Clearwater, Fla.
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  • Franco Lupoli earned his second gold of the weekend in the 1650 freestyle, finishing with a meet-record time of 15:23.94.
  • Courtney DeVeny earned her fifth gold medal of the weekend with a win in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:57.73.
  • Malin Westman earned her second individual gold of the weekend with a time of 2:15.59.
  • The women’s 400 freestyle relay consisting of Sydney PanzarinoJordan ShowsEmma Sundstedt and Jenna Johns set multiple records with their winning time of 3:21.16. This time not only signifies a provisional time, but an SSC, championship meet and NSU record.


  • DeVeny earned the first spot in the 200 backstroke with a B-Cut time of 2:00.02.
  • Westman also took first in the 200 breaststroke with a B-Cut time of 2:16.19.
  • Adan Diaz grabbed first in the 200 breaststroke prelims with his time of 1:59.52.

UP NEXT:  The Sharks will continue to prepare for their postseason run, and will travel to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the 2018 Div. II NCAA National Championships.

SHARKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow along with live updates on Twitter by following @NSU_Swim.





About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. For more information, please visit


March 02, 2018

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Jameson Carter
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