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Tag Archives: NCAA

Boudreau Named February’s Student Leader of the Month

NSU rower Lauren Boudreau has been named the Student Leader of the Month by the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. The student athlete, who is biology major, is also the acting President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which serves as a voice for student athletes. The organization’s involvement…

SSC Claims Highest DII ASR Rate for Sixth Straight Year

For the sixth consecutive year, the Sunshine State Conference has posted the top NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate. The Academic Success Rate (ASR) for all 23 Division II conferences was released at the NCAA Convention, which was held in Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 16-19. SSC member institutions posted an ASR…

Newly-Ranked No. 20 Sharks To Face FIT Wednesday

Following two big wins last week, the NSU women’s basketball team have re-entered the USA TODAY Sports NCAA Division II Top 25, at No. 20, as Florida Tech comes to town Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. matchup. Based on their road sweep of then-No. 19 Rollins and then-No. 15 Tampa,…

Men’s Cross Country Wins South Region Championship and Qualifies for Nationals

The Nova Southeastern men’s cross country team recently won the NCAA South Region Championship and last week qualified for the NCAA National Championship. The Sharks reached a milestone, as the first male team in NSU history to win a South Region Championship. The win also clinches the program’s second berth…

NATIONALS BOUND: Women’s Cross Country Qualifies for NCAA National Championship

The Nova Southeastern women’s cross country team has qualified for the NCAA National Championship after placing third at the NCAA South Regional Championship Saturday. This is the first National Championship berth for the women’s team. It is the culmination of a long term rebuilding project for the squad that started…

Women’s Basketball Ranked Second in SSC Preseason Poll

The Sunshine State Conference released its women’s basketball preseason poll on Oct. 10, which ranked Nova Southeastern as No. 2 in the conference standings. Rollins tops the preseason women’s basketball poll coming off the first NCAA Division-II semifinal appearance by a Sunshine State Conference women’s basketball team. NSU collected 165…

Porter Named to Preseason D-II Super-16

Nova Southeastern women’s basketball guard Meixandra Porter (Sr., Chantilly, Va.) was selected as part of the Women’s Division-II Bulletin Super-16, a preseason ranking of the best players in the nation. Women’s Division-II Bulletin selected the two best players from each of the NCAA D-II regions. Porter was chosen to represent…

Nova Southeastern University Places 33rd in Academics and Athletics among Division II Colleges

NCSA Athletic Recruiting is pleased to announce that Nova Southeastern University is ranked 33rd among the 100 NCAA Division II universities in the 10th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings. NSU was able to achieve this rank by scoring a 240 in the US News Rankings, 149 for the grade rate…

Women’s Golf Enters the Fall as the Nation’s Top-Team

The Nova Southeastern University women’s golf team is favored to win a record-setting fifth consecutive NCAA National Championship this year, according to the GolfWorld/WGCA Preseason Poll. The Sharks won their fourth straight title last season while playing with only four golfers in their starting lineup after a mid-season transfer. They…

Men’s Basketball Releases 2012-13 Schedule

Nova Southeastern University head men’s basketball coach Gary Tuell has released the schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Along with the always-tough Sunshine State Conference schedule, Tuell has added several national-contenders to this year’s slate. Tuell has a simple philosophy when it comes to scheduling: “Nothing great can be accomplished…

Volleyball Tabbed Eighth in SSC Preseason Poll

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Sunshine State Conference released the 2012 volleyball preseason poll in which Nova Southeastern was ranked eighth by the conference’s coaches and sports information directors. Tampa, which was a NCAA Final Four team last season, picked up 192 points to garner the top spot. The Sharks…

Men’s Golf Earns GCAA All-Academic Team Recognition

The Nova Southeastern men’s golf team added yet another accolade to their remarkable National Championship season, earning the Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team recognition. The award is presented by Farmers Insurance Group. To qualify for GCAA All-Academic Team recognition, a team must earn a combined GPA of 3.0…

Tennis Team Earns Several ITA Academic Awards

NSU’s tennis team was recently honored as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team and three of the student-athletes were recognized as Scholar Athletes. The Sharks, which was one of 66 schools in NCAA Division-II to receive the honor, earned the team award for having a cumulative team GPA of 3.2….

NSU hosts Miami Dolphins Symposium; Speakers focus on education and character

More than 700 student-athletes and coaches participated in the Miami Dolphins 7-on-7 football tournament and symposium on NSU’s campus recently. The symposium, held in the Arena at the Don Taft University Center, featured current and former NFL players, coaches and members of the Florida National Guard, including   George Hegamin of…

Gittings Selected as the SSC Female Athlete of the Year

Nova Southeastern junior women’s golfer Abbey Gittings has been selected as the 2011-12 Sunshine State Conference Female Athlete of the Year, as announced by the conference office on Monday, Jun. 25. A native of Tamworth, England, Gittings led the Sharks to their fourth consecutive NCAA Division-II Women’s Golf Championship. In…

No. 1 Ben Taylor Announced to 2012 All-Nicklaus Team

Nova Southeastern men’s No. 1 golfer, Benjamin Taylor (So., Leatherhead, England), has been selected to the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, which recognizes players from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season. The All-Nicklaus…

NSU Women’s Rowing Team Headed to the NCAA Championships

The No. 3 Nova Southeastern women’s rowing team has been selected as one of six teams to compete in the NCAA Division-II Championships, as announced by the NCAA on the evening of May 14. The three-day event will take place during May 25-27 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J….

Gittings Earns SSC Women’s Golfer of the Week

Nova Southeastern’s Abbey Gittings (Jr., Tamworth, England), the No. 1 women’s golfer in NCAA Division-II, has been named Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week, as announced by the conference office. Gittings tied for second of 67 golfers at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Md. With her team…

Swimming and Diving Brings Home 22 All-America Honors

The Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up their second season of competition last week at the NCAA Division-II National Championships, and the Sharks made their presence felt. The men’s team captured 15 All-America honors and 22 Honorable Mention All-America accolades, while the women brought home…

Golf Digest Profiles No. 1 Women’s Golf Team

On Friday, Mar. 16, Golf Digest’s Stephen Hennessey wrote a profile on the No. 1 Nova Southeastern women’s golf team. The article describes the Sharks’ search for a fourth straight NCAA National Championship despite only having a roster of four golfers. Below is an excerpt from Hennessey’s article. No. 1…