2013-14 Swimming & Diving News
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April 14, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's swimmer Emma Svensson and baseball player Michael Suchy as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of March.
April 11, 2014
After landing the Eagles in 32nd place during their historic run at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship, FGCU’s Emma Svensson and Kira Toussaint were named to the 2014 College Swimming Coaches Association of America D-I Swimming and Diving All-America Teams, announced by CSCAA officials on Thursday.
April 04, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics has become just the third school in the nation to partner with Australian-based calendar communication company ECAL to provide Eagles fans the ability to easily input every FGCU sporting event into their personal calendar on their favorite electronic device.
April 02, 2014
FGCU is pleased to invite the public to its 2nd Annual Golf Event at the private Hideout Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. The event will be a friendly competition among players and a fundraiser to help benefit FGCU Athletics.
March 31, 2014
FGCU Athletics is pleased to unveil 'Birds Eye View' as the official blog of the Eagles, giving fans a unique perspective into news and information about each of the Green and Blue's 15 teams. Fans can access the blog by logging on to FGCUEaglesEye.com.
March 24, 2014
After advancing to finals in every event they competed in, FGCU’s Emma Svensson and Kira Toussaint capped the Eagles historic run at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday night in Minneapolis. Swimming just three events, the pair from the green and blue accumulated 22 points to place 32nd in the fastest meet in the world of swimming.
March 21, 2014
After Emma Svensson made FGCU history in day one of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship, day two brought freshman Kira Toussaint the opportunity to make a mark of her own, and that is exactly what she did. Becoming the first from the Green and Blue to stand on the awards podium at NCAAs, Toussaint placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking a 51.81.
March 20, 2014
It took just 22.09 seconds for Emma Svensson to start writing Eagle history in the opening day of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, and it took 22.33 for her to write it again on Thursday night. Becoming the first from FGCU to compete in final at NCAAs, Svensson placed 12th in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking a 22.33.
March 19, 2014
Marking the program’s third appearance in as many years, Emma Svensson and Kira Toussaint of FGCU Women’s Swimming and Diving have touched down in The Twin Cities looking to write FGCU history in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship, held Mar. 20-22 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
March 06, 2014
Ending the 2013-14 regular season sitting at No. 44 in the CollegeSwimming.com Top 50, the FGCU swimming & diving team will be represented at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship for the third-straight year as a record-setting two Eagles were named to the list of qualified swimmers, announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. Selected to compete for the third year in a row is Emma Svensson, joined by team-newcomer Kira Toussaint.
March 03, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The Atlantic Sun is one of 15 college conferences to have its own branded destination on WatchESPN, the network announced today.
March 02, 2014
Looking to improve their personal best times, Emma Svensson and Nina Schiffer of the FGCU swimming & diving team did just at the Bulldog Last Chance Invitational on the campus of the University of Georgia this past weekend.
February 26, 2014
Under the umbrella of the FGCU Athletics Life Skills Program, the Fifth Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation Academic Honors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Cohen Center Ballroom on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
February 22, 2014
Picking up four first-place finishes and garnering two achievement awards, the FGCU swimming & diving team ended its five-year win streak of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships taking second place in the 2014 conference meet on Saturday night at the Allan Jones Aquatics Center in Knoxville.
February 21, 2014
Picking up three first-place finishes and setting both a Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association and FGCU program record, the FGCU swimming & diving team ended day three of the CCSA championships closing in on first place for a sixth-straight championship title.
February 20, 2014
After relay disqualifications led to an uncomfortable 8th-place standing following day one, the FGCU swimming & diving team used day two of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Conference Championships to bounce back into contention for a sixth-straight championship title, while picking up two first-place finishes, two NCAA B cut qualifying times and a program record.
February 19, 2014
With a record-setting performance in the 200-yard medley and a disqualification in the 800-yard freestyle relay, the FGCU swimming & diving team sits in eighth place after day one of the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Conference Championship at the Allan Jones Aquatics Center in Knoxville.
February 18, 2014
With every lap, every practice and every race of the entire season being a preparation for the next four days, the FGCU swimming & diving team heads to the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Conference Championship with one thing on its agenda: hit ‘em six.
February 17, 2014
FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with a record-tying 3.31 semester GPA and record-breaking 3.33 cumulative GPA for the fall of 2013.
February 01, 2014
In its final head-to-head contest of the season, the FGCU swimming and diving team took home a 161-135 win from Florida Atlantic on Saturday afternoon in Boca Raton. Finishing first in seven events, second in four events and third in eight events the Eagles move to 5-3 on the season.
January 29, 2014
FGCU swimming & diving junior Emma Svensson picked up the team’s third conference honor of the 2013-14 season as she was named Costal Collegiate Swimming Associating Swimmer of the Week for the ninth time in her career.
January 25, 2014
Finishing first in ten of 16 events, the FGCU swimming and diving team claimed its tenth all-time win over Florida International University with a 189.5-109.5 victory Saturday afternoon in Naples.
January 24, 2014
In what feels like the beginning of a new season, the FGCU women’s swimming & diving team returns to the pool after a nine-week hiatus from competitive action to host FIU on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the YMCA Norris Pool located on the campus of the Community School of Naples.
January 06, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's basketball player Stephanie Haas (Avon Lake, Ohio/Magnificat High School) and swimmer Karen Vilorio (Tegucigalpa, Honduras/Elvel School) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of December.
January 02, 2014
The FGCU women’s swimming & diving home meets against Liberty (Jan. 4) and Radford (Jan. 14) have been canceled due to emergency renovations needed at the FGCU Aquatics Center. Last month Aquatics Center staff discovered five leaks in the 50-meter pool, which require a complete de-watering to patch.
December 20, 2013
FGCU Athletics raised a gross figure of $377,000 thanks to generous support of the FGCU community. The Athletics department extends its most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that made this event such a huge success.
December 03, 2013
The FGCU Athletics Development Office is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual "Night at the Nest" gala that will be held this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, at Alico Arena is sold out.
November 27, 2013
The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team earned a program-high No. 27 ranking on the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top 30 and the No. 3 position on the Mid-Major Ranking, as announced on Tuesday.
November 27, 2013
FGCU swimming & diving freshman Kira Toussaint picked up the team’s second conference honor of the 2013-14 season as she was named Costal Collegiate Swimming Associating Swimmer of the Week for the inaugural time of her career.
November 24, 2013
After three days of fierce competition at the Georgia Tech Invite, the FGCU swimming and diving team returns from Atlanta with a second-place title after proved its ability to compete with and outrace high-major programs from around the southeast.
November 23, 2013
Building upon their successful foundation built during day one, the FGCU Swimming and Diving team left day two of the Georgia Tech Invite remaining in second place after sprinting to three FGCU program records.
November 22, 2013
As the opening round of competition draws to a close, the FGCU Swimming and Diving team exits the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center sitting in second place after day one of the Georgia Tech Invite. After posting an FGCU program record and racking up four first-place finishes in the five events of day one it’s clear that Eagles came to Atlanta looking to make a statement.
November 21, 2013
Looking to down a slew of ACC and SEC opponents, the FGCU women’s swimming & diving team takes to the water for the last competition of 2013 at the three-day Georgia Tech Invitational. Running from Friday to Sunday, the Eagles will race through the site of the 1996 Olympic Games, the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
November 01, 2013
Facing fierce PAC 12 competition, the FGCU swimming & diving team set five season-high times as it picked up a win over Oregon State on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. Competing in a quad-meet, the Eagles soared past the Beavers, but fell to Big West member UC Santa Barbara and UCLA, which received votes in the latest installment of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Top 25.
October 31, 2013
After a 2,644 mile trek the Eagles have landed in The City of Angels ready to capitalize on the early success of this season as they race against some of the West Coast’s fastest. Facing UC Santa Barbara, Oregon State and host UCLA, the Green and Blue will take to the Spieker Aquatics Center for a quad-meet at 3 p.m. EST on Friday.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Denise Da Silveira to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, as appointed by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh this week.
October 23, 2013
FGCU swimming & diving junior Emma Svensson (Uppsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) picked up the team’s first conference honor of the 2013-14 season as she was named Costal Collegiate Swimming Associating Swimmer of the Week for the eighth time in her career.
October 18, 2013
The FGCU swimming & diving team pick up its first loss of the season Friday afternoon in a rainy dual meet against the Seminoles of Florida State. Having never beaten the Noles, the Eagles racked up a total of four first-place, seven second-place and five third-place finishes, but ultimately suffered a 189–109 defeat.
October 17, 2013
The 2-0 FGCU swimming & diving team gears up for its third dual meet of the season as it heads to Florida’s capital city to take on the Seminoles of Florida State. Aiming to collect the first win in program history over FSU, the Eagles have been preparing hard for Friday’s 2 p.m. contest.
October 12, 2013
Finishing first in 10 of 16 events, the FGCU swimming and diving team claimed its sixth-straight and seventh all-time win over the University of Miami with a 175-123 victory Saturday afternoon in Coral Gables.
October 11, 2013
Coming off two exceptional performances to open the 2013-14 season, the FGCU swimming & diving team gears up for its annual dual meet against the University of Miami Hurricanes, having never felt more ready. Unafraid of the battle, the Eagles fly directly into the storm for Saturday's Noon contest in The City Beautiful.
October 05, 2013
Five different Eagles posted multiple first-place finishes as the FGCU swimming and diving team earned a dominating 143.5-94.5 victory over the University of North Florida Saturday morning at the FGCU Aquatics Complex to open the home portion of its 2013-14 season.
October 04, 2013
Coming off a standout performance in its season opener, the reigning Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Champion FGCU women's swimming & diving team prepares to host CCSA foe North Florida in its home opener Saturday at 10 a.m. at the FGCU Aquatics Center.
October 01, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Club Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Naples Advisory Committee (NAC) in order to reach a larger audience and stretch awareness and support for FGCU Athletics.
September 29, 2013
After three days of fierce competition at the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invite, the FGCU swimming and diving team exited UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center solidifying its title as one of the top-three programs in the state of Florida.
September 28, 2013
Off to a great start at the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invite, the FGCU swimming and diving team returned to UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center aiming to continue building success in day two of the battle for state glory.
September 27, 2013
As the lights go out and the water calms the FGCU Swimming and Diving team exits the Stephen C. O'Connell Center holding third place after accumulating 225 points over day one of the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invite Friday in The Swamp.
September 26, 2013
After an unmatched 2012-13 season marked by NCAA postseason appearances, a sweep of the top Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) honors and a fifth-consecutive CCSA Championship title, the FGCU women's swimming & diving team officially opens its 2013-14 campaign at the three-day Pinch A Penny All Florida Invitational, beginning on Friday at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville.
September 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Jamie Church to the athletics communication staff, as released by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh.
August 29, 2013
The Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) is pleased to announce the additions of the University of the Incarnate Word, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the New Jersey Institute of Technology beginning with the 2013-14 campaign.
August 19, 2013
A recap of Eagle Revolution built exclusively from tweets.
August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the 2013-14 year about to commence, FGCU student-athletes will look to build off a record-setting academic performance during the 2012-13 year in which they posted a 3.31 term GPA for the Spring Semester and 3.29 cumulative GPA.
August 15, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - SwimSwam.com has ranked FGCU women's swimming as number 12 on their list of the top 12 women's classes of 2013.
July 02, 2013
The 28th Central American and Caribbean Swimming (CCCAN) Championships got underway from San José, Costa Rica on Monday, July 1 with a trio of FGCU swimmers collecting a total of four medals. A total of 15 nations are competing in the championships hosted by the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation.