#1 Sharks Head Into Final Day of NCAA Championships with lead

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – Day four at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships was completed on Friday evening from the IUPUI Natatorium. The No. 1 Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Swim team continues to hold a substantial advantage, NSU sits in first place with 434.5 points. Emily Trieschman won her fourth NCAA National title at the event, taking home the 500-free crown. Savanna Best was victorious in the 100-breaststroke, winning her first individual national championship. 


Trieschmann continues her run of dominance and won the 500-free by nearly five-seconds. The sophomore has won titles in the 800-free relay, 1000-free, 200-medley relay, and now the 500-free.  

Luca Alessandrini placed sixth in the 500-free, posting a time of 4:23.37.  

Mollie Morfelt finished in second-place in the 100-back, just four-tenths of a second off the national title, recording a time of 54.24. 

Best clinched the 100-breaststroke national championship in 1:01.13, while teammate Claire Gass earned a bronze with a time of 1:02.01 


May Lowy was the third-place finisher in the 200-fly, reaching the podium with a time of 1:59.83.  


Location – IUPUI Natatorium | Indianapolis, IN.  

Events – 500-free, 100-back, 100-breaststroke, 200-fly, 200-free relay 

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STANDINGS – Women’s 

  1. Nova Southeastern – 434.5 
  2. Indy – 344 
  3. Drury – 263.5 
  4. Colorado Mesa – 258 
  5. West Chester – 192 
  6. Lynn – 160 
  7. Wingate – 154 
  8. Carson-Newman – 126 
  9. Wayne State – 120 
  10. West Florida – 110 


  1. Indy – 373.5 
  2. Drury – 338 
  3. McKendree – 273.5 
  4. Tampa – 225 
  5. Colorado Mesa – 204.5 
  6. Findlay – 195.5 
  7. Grand Valley – 162 
  8. Wingate – 151 
  9. Oklahoma Christian – 146.5 
  10. Florida Southern – 142.5 
  11. Henderson State – 134
  12. Nova Southeastern – 132 


The fifth and final day of the 2023 NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championships will be held on Saturday, March 11, with the 100-free, 200-back, 200-breaststroke, and 400-free relay events.   

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NSU Swimming Continues Strong Performance at NCAA Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – After three days at the NCAA National Championships, the No. 1 ranked Nova Southeastern Women’s Swimming team continues their strong performance, adding three more national titles and bringing their total to seven for the meet. Thomas Flower earned the first national championship of his career, taking home the 200-yard freestyle crown.


May Lowy won the first individual national title of her career on Thursday, winning the 400-individual medley with a time of 4:13.80. Savanna Best placed third in the event, recording a time of 4:17.07.


Emilia Ronningdal won her second individual NCAA national championship, claiming the crown in the 200-freestyle in 1:47.11. Emily Trieschmann finished third in the event, narrowly behind Ronningdal, posting a time of 1:47.88.


The top-ranked Sharks women’s team closed their Thursday performance by winning the 400-medley relay, as Mollie Morfelt, Best, Sasha Maslova, and Ronningdal earned their second relay national championship of the meet, recording a time of 3:38.34.

Ronningdal, Morfelt, Best, Maslvoa

Steven Aimable earned a second-place finish in the 100-butterfly, posting a time of 46.11. Nova Southeastern’s men’s swimming team moved back into the top-10, jumping three spots and sits in ninth-place.

Events – 100-butterfly, 400-IM, 200-free, 400-medley relay
Locations – IUPUI Natatorium | Indianapolis, IN.


  1. Nova Southeastern – 300.5
  2. Indy – 227
  3. Drury – 178.5
  4. Colorado Mesa – 150
  5. Lynn – 130
  6. West Chester – 118
  7. Carson-Newman – 93
  8. Wingate – 88
  9. Henderson St. – 78
  10. West Florida – 77


  1. Indy – 254.5
  2. McKendree – 197.5
  3. Drury – 189
  4. Tampa – 167
  5. Colorado Mesa – 156.5
  6. Findlay – 135
  7. Grand Valley – 128
  8. Wingate – 121
  9. Nova Southeastern – 97
  10. Florida Southern – 89.5

Day Four of the five-day NCAA Division II National Championships is on Friday, March 10, with the 500-free, 100-back, 100-breast, and 200-fly events.
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#1 NSU Adds Three More NCAA National Titles

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – The NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships continued on Wednesday from the IUPUI Natatorium. The top-ranked Sharks Women’s Swim team had another historic day, winning three more individual national championships in the 1000-free, 200-IM, 200-medley relay.

Emily Trieschmann continues her record-breaking year and won two more NCAA National Championships. The sophomore set the new NCAA Division II record in the 1000-free – posting a time of 9:43.25 – and also was part of the 200-medley national championship relay team.

Mollie Morfelt, Savanna Best, Aleksandra Maslova, and Trieschmann defended the No. 1 Sharks national title in the 200-medley relay, recording a time 1:39.90, edging out Indy (1:40.11).

Emilia Ronningdal recorded the first individual NCAA national title of her Nova Southeastern career, taking home the crown in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:57.78.

Luca Alessandrini placed fifth for Nova Southeastern in the 1000-free, recording a time of 9:04.35.

Events – 1000-free, 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 50 free
Location – IUPUI Natatorium | Indianapolis, IN.

Standings – Women’s

1. Nova Southeastern – 182 points
2. Indy – 144
3. Drury – 97
4. Colorado Mesa – 85
5. Lynn – 77
6. Wayne State & West Chester – 75
7. Wingate – 66
8. West Florida – 50
9.McKendree – 48

Standings – Men’s

  1. Indy – 121.5 points
  2. McKendree – 105.5
  3. Tampa – 103
  4. Drury – 97
  5. Colorado Mesa – 76.5
  6. Wingate – 72
  7. Grand Valley – 66
  8. Florida Southern – 65.5
  9. Findlay – 65
  10. Oklahoma Christian – 61
  11. St. Cloud State – 48
  12. Nova Southeastern – 47

The NCAA National Championship continues on Thursday, with the 100-fly, 400-IM, 200-free, and the 400-medley relay.
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#1 Sharks Claim National Title on Day One of NCAA Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – The 2023 NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships began on Tuesday evening from the IUPUI Natatorium. The top-ranked Nova Southeastern Women’s Swimming team made an immediate statement, taking home the National Championship in the 800-freestyle relay – the first event of the championship meet. Emilia Ronningdal, Ilaria Murzilli, May Lowy and Emily Trieschmann set a new meet record with a time of 7:13.65.

The Sharks Men’s Swimming team placed seventh in the event, as the team of Thomas Flower, Jarryd Baxter, Olle Williamsson and Luca Alessandrini finished with a time of 6:28.42

Location – Indianapolis, Indiana | IUPUI Natatorium
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  1. Nova Southeastern – 40 points
  2. Drury – 34
  3. West Chester – 32
  4. Colorado Mesa – 30
  5. Lynn – 28
  6. Wingate – 26
  7. Wayne State
  8. Indy – 22
  9. Tampa – 18
  10. Azusa Pacific – 14


  1. McKendree – 40
  2. Tampa – 34
  3. Grand Valley – 32
  4. Wingate – 30
  5. Colorado Mesa – 28
  6. Drury – 26
  7. Nova Southeastern – 24
  8. Indy – 22
  9. Oklahoma Christian – 18
  10. Carson-Newman – 14

The NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championships continue on Wednesday, March 8, with the 1000-freestyle, 200-individual medley and 50-freestyle.
To stay up-to-date on Sharks Swimming during the national title pursuit, be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter at NSU_Swim.

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15 Sharks Earn All-SSC Recognition

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference announced the 2022-23 All-SSC Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams on Thursday afternoon. Overall, 15 Nova Southeastern Sharks were recognized with the honor, including six All-SSC First-Team selections.

No. 1 Nova Southeastern Women’s Swimming, the two-time defending Sunshine State Conference Champions, led the league with nine selections. Emily Trieschmann, who was honored as the top female athlete at the SSC Championships, headlines the First-Team All-SSC recipients and is joined by Savanna Best, May Lowy, and Emilia Ronningdal. The Sharks also had four student-athletes earn Second-Team selections, as Estelle Bauer, Celina Marquez, Sasha Maslova, and Victoria Ortiz were chosen. Additionally, Ilaria Murzilli was selected as an Honorable Mention.

Lowy and Best have repeated as All-SSC First-Team recipients, while Maslova earns the fifth All-SSC honor of her career (2018-19 Freshman of the Year, 2018-19 First-Team, 2019-20 First-Team, 2021-22 First-Team). Ortiz repeats as a second-team selection, while Marquez adds a second-team honor to the 2021-22 Swimmer of the Year and First-Team recognition she received last season.

No. 15 Sharks Men’s Swimming team has six representatives on the All-Conference teams, including Jarryd Baxter and Olle Williamsson making the All-SSC First-Team. Steven Aimable, Luca Alessandrini, and Thomas Flower were named to the Second-Team. Umberto Marsic was recognized as an honorable mention.

Baxter adds a second First-Team selection to his career, while Williamsson earns his first career nod following an honorable mention selection in 2021-22. Aimable and Alessandrini are recognized for the second time in their career, while Flower and Marsic earn their first honors.

16 Nova Southeastern Shark Men’s and Women’s swimmers will represent the programs at the NCAA National Championships from March 7 – 11 in Indianapolis.

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16 Shark Swimmers Chosen to Compete at NCAA Championships

The NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee announced Wednesday the qualifiers for the 2023 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The championships will be held March 7-11 in Indianapolis.
The Invited Swimmers by Team reports below show each student-athlete who was selected by team and lists the events in which they were selected. Please reference the Psych Sheets to view all individual event entries.

Overall, 16 Nova Southeastern Swimmers were chosen, 11 women’s swimmers and five men’s swimmers. Representing the Sharks women’s swimmers: Estelle Bauer, Savanna Best, Claire Gass, May Lowy, Celina Marquez, Alekandra Maslova, Mollie Morfelt, Ilaria Murzilli, Victoria Ortiz, Emilia Ronningdal, and Emily Trieschmann. The NSU Men’s swimming team will send five swimmers to the NCAA National Tournament, Steven Aimable, Luca Alessandrini, Jarryd Baxter, Thomas Flower, and Olle Williamsson.

The No. 1 ranked NSU Women’s Swimming team earned the program’s third consecutive Sunshine State Conference title over the weekend, setting the record for most points recorded during the event. The Sharks placed third during the 2021-22 NCAA Championships.


The Psych Sheets below show the invited swimmers with the events in which they achieved an automatically qualifying “A” cut standard or an invited “B” cut standard above the dotted “invited” line and their optional event “B” cut times below the line.

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CHAMPS X3! NSU Women’s Swimming Claims Third Consecutive SSC Title

CLEARWATER, Fla. – For the third consecutive season, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Swimming team has earned the Sunshine State Conference title. The top-ranked Sharks won 10 events over the course of the five-day meet and set numerous meet records, including total points (1,041). It is the seventh title in program history.

Emily Trieschmann was recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Meet. Trieschmann scored 80-points for Nova Southeastern, breaking a total of five records – including setting the NCAA Division II 1000-freestyle top-time.

Head Coach Ben Hewitt has guided the Sharks on their dynastic run, leading Nova Southeastern to three consecutive SSC Championships – dating back to the 2019-20 season. “I’m honored to coach this group of student-athletes. They excelled throughout the weekend against some stellar competition,” said Hewitt. “We believed in ourselves and we were tested throughout. I’m confident we have prepared them properly and now our focus shifts to the NCAA Championships. I want to thank my staff and our seniors for their outstanding contributions.”

For the second straight season, Nova Southeastern Men’s Swimming placed second at the Sunshine State Conference title, the Sharks accumulated 546 points across the five days of events.

Women’s Final Standings

  1. Nova Southeastern – 1041 points
  2. Tampa – 834.5
  3. Lynn – 450
  4. Florida Southern – 407
  5. Rollins – 361.5
  6. Saint Leo – 252
  7. Florida Tech – 249

Men’s Final Standings

  1. Tampa – 935 points
  2. Nova Southeastern -748
  3. Florida Southern – 603
  4. Rollins – 446
  5. Florida Tech – 287
  6. Saint Leo – 284
  7. Lynn – 277


  • Emily Trieschmann capped off her dominant performance at the Sunshine State Conference Championship meet by winning the 1650 freestyle and setting the meet record in the event with a time of 16:31.90
  • Estelle Bauer (2nd/16:54.16) and Victoria Ortiz (3rd/17:06.87) also earned medals in the 1650 freestyle.
  • May Lowy placed second in the 200-backstroke, recording a time of 1:58.37. Celina Marquez trailed her teammate, picking up a bronze medal, with a time of 1:58.68
  • Savanna Best added another victory in her illustrious career, winning the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:13.58

Both the Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams will now prepare for the NCAA National Championships. The NCAA National Championship meet is set to begin on Wednesday, March 8.

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Sharks Competing for SSC Titles after Day Four

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Day four of the Sunshine State Conference Championships has been completed. The Sharks earned four gold medals on Saturday, including setting two more Sunshine State Conference records, as Emily Trieschmann set the 500-free record and Savanna Best became the fastest 100-breaststroke swimmer in SSC history.
Women’s Standings

  1. Nova Southeastern – 788 points
  2. Tampa – 610
  3. Lynn – 335.5
  4. Florida Southern – 303
  5. Rollins – 266.5
  6. Saint Leo – 197
  7. Florida Tech – 190

Men’s Standings

  1. Tampa – 711 points
  2. Nova Southeastern – 546
  3. Florida Southern – 426
  4. Rollins – 336
  5. Florida Tech – 226
  6. Saint Leo – 222
  7. Lynn – 207


  • Saturday’s action began with the Sharks demonstrating their dominance, as Emily Trieschmann became the fastest 500-free swimmer in Sunshine State Conference history, recording a time of 4:46.29.
  • Ilaria Murzilli and Victoria Ortiz placed second and third in the 500-free, posting times of 4:54.44 and 4:55.17, respectively.
  • Mollie Morfelt (54.17) added a victory for the Sharks in the 100-backstroke, narrowly edging out teammate Celina Marquez (54.37)
  • Savanna Best added another Sunshine State Conference record to the NSU tally at championship weekend, winning the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:00.30
  • Emilia Ronningal finished second in the 100-breaststroke, finishing in 1:02.45
  • Sasha Maslova (2nd/1:59.73) and May Lowy (3rd/2:00.09) added medals for NSU in the 200-butterfly.


  • Jarryd Baxter recorded a third-place finish in the 100-back for the Sharks and posted a time of 48.61
  • Steven Aimable finished second in the 200-butterfly, recording a time of 1:47.77
  • Umberto Marsic, Mateus Ribiero, Thomas Flower and Aimable ended Saturday’s action with a win in the 200-free relay.

Championship Sunday will begin with preliminary races at 10 a.m., with the final races set to begin at 5 p.m. The top-ranked Nova Southeastern women’s swimming team will look to close out their third consecutive Sunshine State Conference Championship.  

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NSU Continues Dominant Performances at SSC Championships

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming continued their dominant runs during the Sunshine State Conference Championships, earning four first-place finishes during the third day of competition from the Long Center. Heading into championship weekend, the top-ranked Nova Southeastern Women’s Swimming team remains in first-place (509 points), while the Sharks men’s swim program remains within striking distance, sitting in second-place (391 points). 


  1. Nova Southeastern – 509 points
  2. Tampa – 383
  3. Lynn – 226.5
  4. Rollins – 191.5
  5. Florida Southern – 188
  6. Saint Leo – 152
  7. Florida Tech – 134


  1. Tampa – 483 points
  2. Nova Southeastern – 391
  3. Florida Southern – 285
  4. Rollins – 199
  5. Saint Leo – 146
  6. Lynn – 138
  7. Florida Tech – 137


  • NSU began day three with a dominant performance in the 400-IM. May Lowy set a new Sunshine State Conference Championships record with a time of 4:12.74 in her first-place finish. Savanna Best placed second (4:18.84) and Estelle Bauer finished in third-place (4:24.10)
  • Sasha Maslova finished in second-place in the 100-butterfly, recording a time of 54.48
  • Emily Trieschmann earned her fourth medal of the Sunshine State Conference Championships, winning the 200-freestyle with a time of 1:47.53. Emilia Ronningdal placed second in the race, finishing in 1:47.87
  • Mollie Morfelt, Best, Maslova, and Ronningdal closed out Friday’s action with a victory for NSU in the 400-medley relay, recording a time of 3:37.53 – nearly five seconds ahead of Lynn


  • Jarryd Baxter earned a silver medal in the 400-IM, posting a time of 3:46.67
  • Steven Aimable set a new meet record in the 100-butterfly, recording a time of 46.52
  • Thomas Flower set his own Sunshine State Conference Championship meet record with a time of 1:34.43, earning a gold medal.
  • The Sharks 400-medley relay team of Jarryd Baxter, Robby Spekis, Aimable, and Flower earned a gold medal for NSU, posting a 3:12.22 time in the final race of the day.

Day four of the Sunshine State Conference Championships will consist of the 500-freestyle, 100-backstroke, 100-breaststroke, 200-butterfly, and the 200-freestyle relay. Preliminary races will begin at 10 a.m. and championship races are set to start at 6 p.m., on Saturday, February 18, from the Long Center.

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Sharks Begin SSC Championships in Record-Setting Fashion

CLEARWATER, Fla. – It was a record-setting night for the Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams to begin the Sunshine State Conference Championships on Wednesday evening. The evening events was the 800 freestyle relay.


  • The top-ranked Sharks began their Sunshine State title defense in dominant fashion, as Emilia Ronningdal, Ilaria Murzilli, May Lowy and Emily Trieschmann set a NSU, Sunshine State Conference and NCAA record with a time of 7:12.56. The group shattered their own overall conference, which was set on November 22, 2022,  record by over seven seconds.


  • Thomas Flower, Jarryd Baxter, Gustav Henriksen and Luca Alessandrini set the NSU Men’s Swimming record in the 800 freestyle relay, placing second overall, with a time of 6:28.22.
  • Looking ahead to Thursday’s events, Flower posted a NSU and Sunshine State Conference record, posting a time of 1:33.92 in the 200-freestyle.



Nova Southeastern continues competition with the 1000-freestyle, 200-IM, 50-free, and 200-medley relay on Thursday, February 16. The finals are set to begin at 6 p.m.

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