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Tag Archives: Student-Athlete

104 Sharks Named to SSC Spring Honor Roll

Nova Southeastern has placed 104 student-athletes on the 2013 Sunshine State Conference spring honor roll. With this remarkable academic season, the Sharks have set a program-best for total athletes on the spring honor roll. To be eligible for the Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum semester…


NSU Student Athlete Receives Prestigious Wilma Rudolph Award

Nova Southeastern University swimmer Jonathan Key has been named as a recipient of the 2013 Wilma Rudolph Award, given by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics at their recent national conference. The N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award honors student-athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds…


SAAC Presents Check to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Three members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Lauren Boudreau (Sr., Waterford, N.Y.), Roberto Baroniel (So., Miami, Fla.) and Kyle Harrington (Fr., Davie, Fla.) visited the office of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to present President and CEO Norman Wedderburn with a check for $5,5442.72. The money SAAC raised this year will grant one child a…


Three Swimmers Earn Capital One Academic All-Region

The NSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs collectively had three student-athletes honored as Capital One Academic All-Region team members, as announced by CoSIDA last Thursday. Rebecca Bergen, Kelsea Smith and Michael Zislin are the Sharks’ honorees and are now eligible for Academic All-American status. These honors represent the strong academic standards…


Blackwood to Spend Summer with Houses of Hope in Kenya

Nova Southeastern tennis student-athlete, Kamryn Blackwood (Jr., Farmington, N.M.), will be spending her summer helping people halfway across the world. She is joining Houses for Hope on a mission trip to Kenya. Blackwood has been involved with Houses for Hope for years and serves on the board of the organization….


Tanaka Named Second Team All-SSC Softball

NSU student-athlete and shortstop, Samira Tanaka, was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference Softball Second Team, as announced by the conference office last week. Tanaka (Jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil) led the Sharks in batting average in her first year on the squad, hitting .354, ranking her 10th in the SSC….


SAAC Presents Check to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Three members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Lauren Boudreau (Sr., Waterford, N.Y.), Roberto Baroniel (So., Miami, Fla.) and Kyle Harrington (Fr., Davie, Fla.) visited the office of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to present President and CEO, Norman Wedderburn with a check for $5,5442.72. The money SAAC raised this year will grant one child a…


Williams Earns Peach Belt Athlete of The Week

Nova Southeastern women’s and track and field student-athlete, Ciona Williams (Fr., Stockton, Ca.) has been selected as Peach Belt Track and Field Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference office. Williams ran on the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relay teams at the Drake Relays over the weekend, setting season-bests in both…


NSU SAAC Raises Over $5,500 for Make-A-Wish

Nova Southeastern University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised the most funds in school history for their Division II national charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through Shark Nights and many athletes’ participation, SAAC will be able to grant a child in need in Broward County one wish. SAAC’s main focus was to increase…


SAAC Wins “Battle Of The Orgs” SEA Thursdays

The Nova Southeastern University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) made a push to join the rest of the student body organizations and have a presence at SEA (Student Events and Activities) Thursdays. Through the SAAC’s participation, the organization earned its second win at the SEA Thursdays. The SEA Board has implemented…


No. 1 Women’s Golf Practically Sweeps All-SSC Awards

The No. 1 Nova Southeastern women’s golf team earned high praise in this year’s All-Sunshine State Conference awards, capturing Golfer of the Year, Freshman of the Year and four 1st Team All-SSC selections as announced by the conference office Tuesday, April 24. A total of 11 student-athletes have been recognized…


Osteen Receives Track Athlete of the Week Honors

Nova Southeastern women’s and track and field student-athlete, Jessica Osteen (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) has been selected as Peach Belt Track and Field Athlete of the week, announced by the conference office, April 9. Osteen ran the fastest 400 meter hurdles in the PBC so far this year, reaching an NCAA…


University School of NSU Teams Honored as Academic Champions, Second Year in a Row

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) placed every University School of NSU fall and winter varsity team on the Top 10 list for academic achievement. University School’s girls swimming and diving and girls basketball captured 1st in their sports’ classification, and three additional University School teams ranked in 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


SAAC Holds Successful Silent Auction for Make-A-Wish

The Nova Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its inaugural silent auction on Mar. 29 in the Don Taft University Center. The event, which will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, raised $1,335. The Sharks auctioned several items, including a Florida Panthers jersey, a flat-screen television, a spa package, a charter fishing…


Student-Athletes Volunteer for Special Olympics

Nova Southeastern University student-athletes spent their Saturday volunteering for the Special Olympics basketball tournament held in the Don Taft University Center. For the second consecutive year more than 100 student-athletes from men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, women’s rowing, volleyball, softball,…