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Preview: FGCU women’s swim vs Miami

The FGCU swimming and diving team are set to host Miami Saturday, Jan. 21 at the FGCU Aquatics Complex. The Eagles have won each of their last four dual meets and will look to keep their momentum rolling as they near the end of the season. FGCU will look to have the same result against Miami as they did last season, when they defeated them by a score of 166 to 111. Coming into their matchup with the Eagles, the Hurricanes lost its last dual meet against UF 180-115 on Saturday, Jan. 7. With two more meets before the...

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FGCU women’s swim puts up a strong win against Liberty

With an unfavorable forecast, the Eagles still managed to overcome the conditions and the delay, defeating CCSA-rival Liberty, 137-125, Saturday at the FGCU Aquatics Center. FGCU improved to 9-3 overall and 3-0 against CCSA competition. “It was obviously less than ideal racing conditions with the rain and delay, but we talked with the team about just getting up and racing,” said FGCU head coach Dave Rollins. “It’s not about what your time is at the end of the race. It’s about your effort and what you can control. The conditions were the same for both teams, and we just...

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Leter named Suriname’s Swimming Sportswoman of the Year

FGCU senior swimmer Evita Leter has been named Suriname’s Swimming Sportswoman of the Year, announced earlier in the week by the Association of Sports Journalists in Suriname. After being named the top female swimmer in her country, Leter had the opportunity to represent Suriname in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was also one of three finalists for the Surinamese Female Athlete of the Year award. “It’s a great honor to be named Suriname’s Female Swimmer of the Year,” Leter said. “Just to be considered for Female Athlete of the Year is definitely an added bonus.” This past summer, Leter...

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Diving team competes in first individual meet of the season

Traveling to the winter training home of the Clemson diving team in Coral Springs from Dec. 10-16, the FGCU Diving team fell 30-8 in its first ever competition against the Tigers. “It was good to get back out there and not only compete again after some time off, but also add a wrinkle to our typical winter training,” FGCU diving coach David Boyko said to FGCU athletics. “It was also great to be able to compete against some of the same competition we will see at NCAA Zones. I thought Ashley (Wright) bounced back well from missing a dive in...

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FGCU swimming and diving defeats two before falling to FSU at FGCU quad-meet

The FGCU swimming and diving team defeated two of its three opponents at the FGCU Quad Meet that took place Nov 4 and 5 at the FGCU Aquatics Complex. Going against their former head coach, the FGCU women’s swim and dive team lost to Florida State while earning wins against Florida Southern and West Florida. “The girls stepped up and performed very well,” said FGCU head coach Dave Rollins in an FGCU Athletics Press Release. “It’s an emotional weekend with everything going on, but they did a great job supporting one another and racing hard from start to finish....

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Preview: FGCU swimming and diving at FGCU quad-meet

The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team hosts the FGCU quad-meet from Friday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 5 at the FGCU Aquatics Center. Last match, the Eagles were able to beat four out of the five top-tier teams, but suffered a loss against UCLA. In diving, Ashley Wright qualified for the 2017 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifications. The Eagles will be competing against FSU, UWF and Florida Southern. FGCU will then travel to Atlanta, Georgia to compete at the Georgia Tech Invite Nov....

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Teijonsalo heads to FINA World Championships in December

Sophomore, Fanny Teijonsalo, from the FGCU swimming & diving team, has been selected to represent Finland in the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) held at the WFCU Arena in Ontario, Canada, from Dec. 6 through 11. Teijonsalo will join 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers from more than 176 countries at the bi-annual event. “I’m really excited to compete against some of the best swimmers in the world,” Teijonsalo said to FGCU Athletics about her qualification. “It’s always amazing to be able to represent my country and FGCU while traveling the world and doing what I love.” Teijonsalo...

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FGCU swimming and diving defeats four of five opponents at UCLA meet

The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team defeated four of their five opponents in the UCLA Meet at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center on Oct. 22. The Eagles defeated UC Davis, San Diego, UC Santa Barbra, and Oregon State, losing to No.19 UCLA 133-104. “It’s great to come away from the weekend with four wins,” said FGCU head coach Dave Rollins in an FGCU Athletics press release. “Today’s racing presented a new set of challenges as the unique format meant you were not just racing the people in your heat, but our girls did great to overcome the challenges. It’s...

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Preview: FGCU swimming and diving at UCLA

The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team travels to the west coast on Oct. 21-22 to participate in the UCLA meet. FGCU is coming off their first dual meet of the season where they defeated Atlantic Sun Conference opponent UNF. The Eagles will be facing high caliber teams such as Southern California and Oregon State. This meet will give the Eagles a rare opportunity to face opponents they usually wouldn’t see until the NCAA championship at the end of the...

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FGCU swimming and diving defeats UNF in first dual-meet of the season

The FGCU Women’s swimming and diving team defeated conference foe UNF 159-95 on Oct. 14 at the FGCU aquatics complex. The win was the first dual-meet victory of the year and the first win for Head coach Dave Rollins’ career at FGCU. “It feels great,” Rollins said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “The girls swam very well today. It was a chance for some girls who didn’t swim last weekend to step up and race, and it was good to see their hard work pay off.” The Eagles took first place in 10 of the 12 events prior...

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