NSU Athletics Finishes 8th in LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The final standings for the 2023-24 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Nova Southeastern University Athletics, following a year in which two programs won NCAA Division II National Championships (Women’s Swimming and Women’s Tennis) and had 12 programs advance to their respective NCAA Tournaments, earned a second consecutive top-10 finish placing eighth overall.

“To finish in the top-10 of the prestigious LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup two years in a row is a true testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and our senior administration,” said Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President for Advancement, Michael Mominey. “I couldn’t be more proud to lead this preeminent and nationally recognized athletic department. We truly deliver on our mission by providing a holistic championship experience for our student-athletes. It simply doesn’t get any better than that.”

The LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup counts points based on the final standings after each sport’s respective seasons are finished. Overall, 15 total teams will be used in the scoring, four of which must be men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and volleyball.
Nova Southeastern Athletics totaled 705.5 points during the 2023-24 athletic year – 114 points in the fall, 324.5 points in the winter and 267 points in the spring.

During the fall, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Soccer totaled 64 points while the NSU Volleyball program added 50 to the departmental total. NSU moved into the top-10 of the standings after a dominant winter sports season, in which the women’s swimming team won their second consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship (100 points), the men’s basketball program finished as national finalists (90 points), Sharks women’s basketball, the Sunshine State Conference regular season champions, advanced to the NCAA South Region tournament (64 points), and the men’s swimming program earned an eight place finish at the NCAA National Championship meet (70.5 points). In the spring, NSU accumulated 267 points, which included the first NCAA National Championship by the Women’s Tennis program (100 points), in addition to points from women’s golf (66), men’s golf (51) and softball (50).

Nova Southeastern University student-athletes also continued the tradition of excellence in the classroom, reaching 28 consecutive semesters with a departmental grade point average above 3.00.

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Emily Trieschmann Repeats as SSC Female Athlete of the Year

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University swimmer Emily Trieschmann has been named the 2023-24 Sunshine State Conference Female Athlete of the Year, presented by S3 Design. Trieschmann, a winner of five individual national titles in 2023-24, ended the season repeating as the CSCAA National Swimmer of the Year and the Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Year.

The award is voted on by Athletic Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Athletic Communication Directors, and Faculty Athletic Representatives from each of the 11 SSC member institutions.

The Lake Worth, Florida junior made her biggest impact in 2023-24 by winning the 200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, and 1650 Free individual titles at the 2024 NCAA Division II National Championship. Additionally, she led NSU’s 800 Free Relay to the top podium spot. Her incredible individual performances vaulted the Sharks program to a second consecutive national title.

Trieschmann was as fast as she’s ever been in the pool, setting NCAA Division II records in the 1000 Free record (9:38.98) and leading the 800 Free Relay team in a record-breaking performance (7:08.50). For her performances at the national meet, she was named a CSCAA All-American in the 200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, and 400 Medley Relay.

Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach Ben Hewitt has coached Trieschmann for the past two seasons and has seen first-hand the success she has had in the pool. “Emily’s career has been remarkable. A determined and focused student-athlete, she set out to be the best version of herself in and out of the water,” said Hewitt. “She’s put together a long list of accomplishments and shocking performances in her time here. I’m proud of Emily and grateful I’ve had the opportunity to work with her. She is worthy of this honor and has elevated our program to unprecedented heights.”

Over the last two years, Treischmann has etched her name in the annals of SSC swimming history with her extraordinary achievements. She has registered 10 NCAA Division II Individual National Championships, 12 SSC Individual Championships, and 14 CSCAA All-America awards. She owns two NCAA D2 records, five SSC overall records, and four SSC meet records. She’s a two-time NCAA and SSC team champion, SSC Swimmer of the Meet, and D2 Honda Athlete of the Year finalist.

Trieschmann remains the third Nova Southeastern student-athlete and the first swimmer to be honored as SSC Female Athlete of the Year, alongside NSU Athletics Hall of Fame members Abbey Gittings (Women’s Golf/2011-12) and Sandra Changkija (Women’s Golf/2009-10 & 2010-11). She is the fourth student-athlete to win the Female Athlete of the Year twice since the award was established in 1987-882.

Complete Listing: SSC Athletes of the Year

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Six Sharks Recognized as CRCA Scholar-Athletes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) released its 2024 CRCA Scholar Athlete honorees on Thursday afternoon. Nova Southeastern Rowing had six student-athletes earn recognition, as Lauren Gray, Emma Hickey, Sejal Jain, Jordan Maruskin, Anaiya Person, and Chrysta Snair were all recognized. The full list of the CRCA Scholar-Athletes can be found here. 

To qualify, an athlete must meet academic and athletic requirements, such as being in at least their 2nd year of eligibility and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. Additionally, student-athletes must have rowed in their institution’s NCAA or IRA (lightweight) eligible boats for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or race in an NCAA Boat at their Conference Championship/NCAA Championship. 

Nova Southeastern Rowing, under the direction of Head Coach Kim Chavers, returns to competition in the fall of 2024. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Rowing, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_Rowing and X at NSU_WRowing. 

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Hay, Torres Named PING All-Americans

NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the 2024 Division II PING All-American teams on Thursday. Joseba Torres and Mike Hay were recognized with Second-Team honors. 

Torres, the lone representative for the Sharks at the NCAA Division II National Championship, placed sixth overall (-5/69/69/70/208) during the NCAA national tournament and was the highest finishing individual. Torres held a 70.7 adjusted scoring average throughout the 2023-24 season and ended the year as the 26th ranked golfer in NCAA Division II. Torres earned a pair of top-three finishes during the campaign, placing third at the National Preview (-4/73/72/67/212) and second at the NCAA DII South/Southeast Regional (-7/65/71/73). 

Hay, the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year and individual SSC Conference Champion, enjoyed a dominant 2023-24 campaign as a graduate student. Hay recorded three first place finishes, including winning the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. Through 11 tournaments, Hay has recorded a 70.5 adjusted scoring average and added six top-five finishes. He ranks 16th on Clippd’s scoreboard. Hay became the fourth Nova Southeastern men’s golfer to be recognized as the Sunshine State Men’s Golfer of the Year and the first since 2015. Hay also earned his third consecutive first-team all-Sunshine State Conference honor of his career.

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Three Sharks Named ITA All-Americans

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their Division II All-Americans for the 2023-24 season on Wednesday afternoon. Nova Southeastern, the NCAA Division II National Champions, had three student-athletes recognized with All-American honors, as Natalie Espinal (Singles & Doubles), Alexandra Weir (Singles) and Freya Davies (Doubles). 

Espinal, one of the most decorated student-athletes in the history of NSU Athletics, capped her collegiate career with a litany of honors. In addition to ITA All-American honors in singles and doubles action, Espinal was named the ITA National Senior Player of the Year, the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year, and became the first Sunshine State Conference women’s tennis player to be recognized with first-team singles honors five times (2019, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024) and the fourth to be named to earn first-team doubles honors four times (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024). Espinal is the only Sharks women’s tennis player to win 100 matches in both singles and doubles competitions. 

Weir, the 16th ranked tennis player in Division II, earns ITA All-American honors after a stellar season as a Sharks. Weir held a 24-13 in singles action, winning each of her first matches at NSU and advanced to the ITA South Regional final. Weir won five-of-six matches for NSU during the Sharks run to the NCAA Division II National Championship. 

Espinal and Freya Davies were named as an All-American doubles tandem and were among the top-two doubles teams in the country throughout the 2023-24 season. Espinal and Davies won the ITA Doubles Cup national title in the fall, the third of Espinal’s career. The duo combined for a 29-4 record winning each of their final 10 matches en route to the NCAA Division II National Championship. 

The full announcement of the 2023-24 ITA All-American list can be found here

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