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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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FGCU swimming and diving takes fourth in FGCU Classic

The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team competed in FGCU Classic Oct. 7 and 8 at the FGCU Aquatics Complex. The Eagles finished in fourth place after the conclusion of the two-day meet. The team finished right behind national ranked teams, #18 Ohio State and #20 LSU. Virginia Tech took third place. “The girls did a great job finishing off the races,” FGCU Head Coach Dave Rollins said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “Competing and hanging tough with programs of this caliber gets our girls attention and also gets the attention of the other programs. We have a...

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FGCU swimming and diving takes on first season under Dave Rollins

A new season for the FGCU swimming and diving team brings new goals and expectations for the Eagles, who are the defending conference champions. “We want to repeat as conference champions,” FGCU’s new head coach Dave Rollins said. Rollins has already put high expectations on his new swim team. “We want to win every event at our conference meet,” Rollins said. The 2016-2017 season for the FGCU swimming and diving team is already off to a strong start with the All-Florida Invite that took place on the weekend of Sept. 23. FGCU took third at that meet, and it...

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FGCU swimming and diving kicks off 2016 season with third place finish at the All Florida Invitational

After a long, three-day invitational, The FGCU swimming and diving team finished third overall at the All Florida Invitational hosted at the Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center. “Overall, the team did a great job this weekend,” FGCU Head Coach Dave Rollins said in a recent FGCU Athletics press release. “This early in the season, we have been focused on building our base and getting into shape. It was apparent in our racing details. We will focus on building from here and sharpening our race strategy and details.” FGCU won the first event of the meet on Friday with the 200...

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Preview: FGCU swimming and diving at All-Florida Invite

The FGCU women’s swim team kicks off its 2016-17 season with the three-day All Florida Invitational, starting Friday, Sept. 23 and going on until Sunday, Sept. 25. The invitational will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Nova Southeastern University. New head coach Dave Rollins looks to have a strong start to the season with the All Florida Invite. Rollins inherits an Eagles squad who had a 12-1 meet record last season and won their conference championship. The All Florida Invite will feature most of the major schools in the state of Florida, including Florida State and University of...

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FGCU announces Dave Rollins as new swimming and diving head coach

The FGCU athletics department has announced Dave Rollins, former associate head men’s swim coach at Ohio State, as the new head coach of the swimming and diving team. Rollins will take the reins from former head coach Neal Studd, who left FGCU this past summer to take the same head-coaching role at FSU. Rollins has ten years of coaching experience as well as the status of being a nine-time NCAA All-American standout on the University of Arizona swimming and diving team from 2002-2006. The Eagles have won seven of the past eight CCSA Championships, sending swimmers to the NCAA...

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Eagles of past and present leave their mark on the 2016 Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics in full swing, it seems to be the only thing being talked, tweeted, and posted about. Yet, to a select few they can actually experience paradise and some of those select few were once played on FGCU soil. Former FGCU Volleyball player Brooke Sweat, former swimmer Lani Cabrera, and current swimmer Evita Leter were fortunate enough to compete in their respective events. Sweat, 30, is a Fort Myers native and was apart of FGCU’s original volleyball recruiting class and played for the Eagles from 2004 to 2008. Brooke and teammate Lauren Fendrick were two...

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Cabrera prepares for Olympic trials in paradise

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil quickly approach, crunch time meets begin to take place all over the world. For most U.S. swimmers, trials take place in Omaha, Nebraska, but for FGCU alumna swimmer Lani Cabrera, trials are just a few islands up in the Bahamas. Lani Cabrera has Olympic Qualifying “A” Time standard scores, meaning she has the opportunity to represent her home country, Barbados, in Rio if the chance arises. Currently, Cabrera is ranked first in her country in the FINA world rankings. “For smaller countries, depending on the sport, they choose the...

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