NSU Competes at Miami International Regatta

MIAMI, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Rowing team competed at the Miami International Regatta on Saturday morning, racing in a pair of events. NSU raced in the collegiate 8+ as well as the collegiate 4+. Full results from the Miami International Regatta can be found here

How it Happened
In the Sharks first race of the morning, the collegiate 8+ boat of V Robinson, Chrysta Snair, Ysabel Ribeiro, Ella Riddle, Sejal Jain, Sophia Florez Venegas, Julianna Becerra, Triumph Perry, and Anaiya Person (coxswain) placed second with a time of 6:16.358. 

Nova Southeastern’s second, and final race of the morning, was in the collegiate 4+. The crew of Mollie Ireland, Camila Rodriguez, Jordan Maruskin, Emma Hickey, and Lauren Gray (coxswain) finished in second-place with a time of 6:30.63. 

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Kim Chavers – We’ve made tremendous strides in our racing so far this season. Today, our Varsity 8+ had a great race against a conference rival (Barry), continuing to improve their race mentality, while our Varsity 4+ executed a strong sprint. We’re looking forward to using our upcoming off weekend to continue developing our technical skills while racing. 

What's Next
Nova Southeastern returns to action in a scrimmage against Sunshine State Conference rival Barry on Saturday, April 20th, in Miami Shores, Fla., at the Ronald W. Shane Water Sports Center. 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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Sharks Rowing Completes Action at FIRA Championships

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Rowing team continued action at the FIRA Championships on Saturday at Nathan Benderson Park. NSU competed in three races on Saturday, winning the Frosh/Novice 4+ event. 

How it Happened
Beginning competition at 8:10 a.m., the women’s DII 4+ boat featuring Mollie Ireland, Camila Rodriguez, Jordan Maruskin, Emma Hickey and Lauren Gray (coxswain) placed fourth with a time of 8:07.81. 

In the women’s Frosh/Novice 8+ the boat featuring Ysabel Ribeiro, Chrysta Snair, V Robinson, Ella Riddle, Sejal Jain, Amanda Bogle, Julianna Becerra, Triumph Perry and Yasmine Chiadmi (coxswain) finished in third with a time of 7:36.56.

Nova Southeastern’s final event of the FIRA Championships, the Frosh/Novice 4+ crew of Mollie Ireland, Camila Rodriguez, Jordan Maruskin, Emma Hickey and Lauren Gray (coxswain) won the event with a time of 7:54.45. NSU won by seven seconds, defeating Tampa, Embry-Riddle, Central Florida, Rollins and Florida. 

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Kim Chavers – `Our sweep of the Novice 4 events at the FIRA Championships showcases the growth of our program so far this season. We’re looking to continuing this momentum next weekend with the MIami International Regatta.”

What's Next
NSU return to action for the Miami International Regatta on Saturday, April 6th, at the Miami Rowing and Watersports Center. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Rowing, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_WRowing and X at NSU_Rowing
 

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Sharks Start FIRA Championships with Win

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Rowing team began competition at the FIRA Championship on Friday evening at Nathan Benderson Park. 

The Frosh/Novice B 4+ boat, featuring Ysabel Ribeiro, Chrysta Snair, V Robinson, Amanda Bogle, and Anaiya Person (coxswain) won against Tampa, Central Florida, and Florida State. The Sharks posted a time of 8:39.31, winning by over 12 seconds. Full results from Friday’s action can be found here

Nova Southeastern also received 24 votes in the Week Two Pocock CRCA Coaches Poll. The full rankings can be found here.  

NSU Rowing returns to action for day two of the FIRA Championships on Saturday, March 30th. The first race for the Sharks will be the Division II 4+ at 8:10 a.m. 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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NSU Competes at Florida Tech Invite

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Rowing team competed at the Florida Tech Invite at Canal 54 on Saturday afternoon. NSU raced in four events, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

How it Happened
In the first race of the day, the women’s varsity 8 boat featuring Ysabel Ribeiro, Chrysta Snair, V Robinson, Ella Riddle, Sejal Jain, Amanda Bogle, Julianna Becerra, Triumph Perry and Yasmine Chiadmi (coxswain) raced against Embry-Riddle and posted a time of 7:31.1.

NSU returned to competition with the varsity D2 four boat of Mollie Ireland, Camila Rodriguez, Emma Hickey, Jordan Maruskin and Lauren Gray (coxswain) finishing in 7:52.1

The second varsity four boat featuring Ysabel Ribeiro, Chrysta Snair, V Robinson, Amanda Bogle and Anaiya Person (coxswain) recorded a time of 8:14.6.

In Nova Southeastern’s final race of the day, the varsity four+ boat of Mollie Ireland, Camila Rodriguez, Emma Hickey, Jordan Maruskin and Lauren Gray (coxswain) finished with a time of 7:59.8.

What's Next
Nova Southeastern Rowing is back in action at the FIRA Championships beginning on Friday, March 29th, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. 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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Sharks Rowing Returns to Action at Deland Double Duals

DELAND, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Women’s Rowing team made the program’s long-awaited return to the water on Saturday, competing at the Deland Double Duals, hosted by Stetson. NSU competed against Jacksonville University, Rollins College, University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University and Stetson during the event.

How it Happened
The Sharks first race came at 11:30 a.m., as the varsity-four+ boat of Mollie Ireland, Camila Rodriguez, Emma Hickey, Jordan Maruskin and Lauren Gray (coxswain) posted a time of 8:27.4, placing in second-place, and nearly five seconds ahead of Rollins.

Later on, the novice-eight+ boat of Ysabel Ribeiro, Chrysta Snair, V Robinson, Ella Riddle, Sejal Jain, Amanda Bogle, Sophia Florez, Triumph Perry and Anaiya Person (coxswain) posted a time of 8:02.9.

In the afternoon session, the varsity-four+ crew of Ireland, Rodriguez, Hickey, Maruskin and Gray (coxswain) posted a time of 8:32.4, besting Stetson (8:34.4) and Rollins (8:37.8).

Nova Southeastern wrapped up competition with another run of the novice-eight+ boat, as Ribeiro, Snair, Robinson, Riddle, Jain, Bogle, Julianna Becerra, Perry and Yasmine Chiadmi (coxswain) recorded a time of 8:11.3.

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Kim Chavers – “It was exciting to not only have our program’s first races but to see where we stand at the start of the season. We had some good learning experiences and performances on the course, including a win from the Varsity Four+ in the afternoon. Overall, we had a really strong first race weekend and are looking forward to the season getting underway.”

What's Next
Nova Southeastern Rowing returns to action on Saturday, March 23rd, competing against Florida Tech and Embry-Riddle, marking NSU’s return to Sunshine State Conference competition. 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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Lauren Gray Recognized as CRCA Athlete to Watch

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced its inaugural Athletes to watch list on Tuesday afternoon. Lauren Gray, a senior for the Nova Southeastern Sharks Rowing team, was tabbed as one of two coxswains recognized in NCAA Division II. The full list can be found here.

“Congratulations to Lauren on being named to the Inaugural CRCA Athletes to Watch List. Lauren has been an incredible leader as we returned to the water this year with a young team. Her experience and skillset, as a coxswain, has accelerated our team development and earned Lauren the respect of her teammates and coaches,” stated Head Coach Kim Chavers. “Lauren’s leadership on and off the water has enabled our program to commit to the process of growing. We’re proud of Lauren and excited to see her hard work recognized by the CRCA.” 

The Nova Southeastern Sharks Rowing team, under the direction of Head Coach Kim Chavers, was reinstated and will return to competition on Saturday, March 16th, for the DeLand Doubles Duals at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Rowing, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_Rowing and on X at NSU_WRowing.  

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NSU Rowing Announces 2024 Schedule

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Rowing is officially back in action and will make their return to competition for the first time since being reinstated. Under the direction of Head Coach Kim Chavers, Sharks Rowing will look to begin the climb to being the national powerhouse program it once was. The 2024 schedule features five regattas including the Sunshine State Conference Championship.

“This season marks the first races back for Nova Southeastern Rowing, and we’re eager to resume competition. The resilience and dedication of our student-athletes has been remarkable this year, we have a talented group of novice athletes who have built the foundation of reigniting Nova Southeastern Rowing,” stated Chavers. “As a team, we’re committed to the process of growing as a program and are ready to showcase our hard work on the racecourse once again.”

The first action for the Sharks will be on Saturday, March 16th, as NSU travels to Stetson to compete in the DeLand Double Duals at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center. The following weekend, NSU will take on both Florida Tech and Embry-Riddle in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday, March 23rd.

Nova Southeastern then will participate in the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association (FIRA) Championship in Sarasota on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th at Nathan Benderson Park the following weekend, NSU competes in the Miami International Regatta at the Miami Rowing and Watersports Center on Saturday, April 6th. The Sharks will also compete against Barry on Saturday, April 20th.

The Sunshine State Conference Championships will be held at Nathan Benderson Park on April 26th.

To stay up-to-date on Sharks Rowing, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_Rowing and on X at NSU_WRowing.
 

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Emily Culmone Joins NSU Rowing Coaching Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Emily Culmone has joined the Nova Southeastern University Rowing program as an assistant coach, announces Head Coach Kim Chavers.  

“I am thrilled to have Emily joining our coaching staff,” said Chavers. “Her experience and commitment to the sport of rowing, makes me confident that Emily will play a pivotal role in shaping our student-athletes on and off the water. We are excited to welcome her to NSU Rowing and the Shark Family!” 

Prior to Nova Southeastern, Culmone served as captain of the Stockton University Rowing team for three years and raced as the bow seat on the Varsity-8 boat that recorded a pair of top three finishes at Dad Vails. Culmone led Stockton to a third-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Championships in 2021 and was named a First-Team All-Conference rower in 2022. Culmone capped her collegiate rowing career with a victory as the head of the Schuylkill Regatta.  

Following her collegiate career, Culmone began coaching with the Stockton Youth Rowing program, while also assisting her high school. Culmone continues to row and has been a member of the Upper Township Beach Patrol for the last eight years. She has competed in the doubles row, singles row, swim and surf dash; winning the South Jersey Championship win on the surf dash team. 

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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NSU Rowing to Host Interest Meeting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Women’s Rowing team, under the direction of Head Coach Kim Chavers, is hosting a rowing interest meeting on Tuesday, September 5th. The meeting will be held in the NSU Athletic Building in the Conference Room at 3 p.m.

NSU Rowing is an NCAA Division II Varsity Athletics program searching for the best athletes at Nova Southeastern and across the country. The Sharks have won six Sunshine State Conference titles and won the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Head Coach Kim Chavers and the program are looking for athletes that are interested in continuing the history of success and the legacy of the women’s rowing program.

“Nova Southeastern Rowing is the opportunity to learn and be a part of a new and upcoming sport,” said Chavers. “This is an opportunity to be a part of a team with incredible teammates, have connections to alumni in countless career fields, learn how to endure, push yourself, accomplish your goals, and be your best self and learn valuable life skills that you can’t learn out elsewhere but can be applied anywhere.”

If you are interested in learning more about the team or know someone that is, fill out this interest form and contact Kim Chavers at kchavers@nova.edu

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