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Sharks Increase Gold Medal Count To 16

NSU continues to sit in first place on both sides


relay_medalFORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – On day three of the Sunshine State Conference Championships, the Sharks earned sic gold medals, broke three SSC-meet records, two SSC record and two NSU record.   INSIDE THE MEET: WOMEN TOTAL SCORES: Nova Southeastern Sharks (742.5, 1st Place) MEN TOTAL SCORES: Nova Southeastern Sharks (665, 1st Place) LOCATION: The Long Center | Clearwater, Fla. FOLLOW US: @NSUSHARKS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube TOP PERFORMERS: 

  • Emma Sundstedt earned her third gold of the weekend in the 500 freestyle, finishing with a meet-record time of 4:48.11.
  • Jenna Johns took the gold in the 100 backstroke with her winning time of 54.88.
  • Malin Westman earned her first individual gold with a victory in the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:02.26.
  • Courtney DeVeny earned her fourth gold medal of the weekend with a win in the 200 butterfly. Her time of 1:59.80 was a SSC record, meet record and NSU record.
  • Magnus Poulsen took the gold in the 200 butterfly with a B-Cut time of 1:46.28.
  • The women’s 800 freestyle relay consisting of Jordan ShowsEmma SundstedtAnnie Carr and Courtney DeVeny set multiple records with their winning time of 7:22.14. This time not only signifies a provisional time, but an SSC, championship meet and NSU record.


  • Sundstedt started the morning strong for the Sharks with a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a B-Cut time of 4:53.37.
  • Blake Woodrow and Samuel Brettman grabbed the second and third spot in the 500 free prelims, finishing in 4:29.46 and 4:30.08, respectively, both B-Cut times, as well.
  • Jenna Johns took the first seed in the 100 backstroke prelims, finishing with her B-Cut time of 55.13.
  • DeVeny and Caroline Oster took the first and second seeds in the 200 fly, with the times of 2:00.68 and 2:02.06, respectively.
  • Westman took first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.63.

The four-day SSC Championship meet will conclude tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 25. The prelims will remain at 10:00 a.m., but finals will begin at 5:00 p.m. preceded by senior student-athlete recognition.

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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


February 26, 2018

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