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Swimming and Diving

Eagles beat University of Miami for sixth straight time

With their sixth consecutive win against the University of Miami and seventh alltime, the women’s swimming and diving team coach Neal Studd. “It’s still special to beat them there and be able to run the table on them. It really was a big deal and a big goal. I even broke down after the win from being so excited,” Studd said. The Eagles were able to finish first in 10 of the 16 events on Saturday with six different team members to win 175-123. Freshman Evita Leter and Lani Cabrera brought home three first-place finishes each. Leter individually won...

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Eagles rout UNF in opening home meet, 143.5-94.5

The streak lives on. Women’s swimming and diving has yet to lose at home to the University of North Florida and has extended its unbeaten dual-meet streak to 2,086 days. The Eagles topped the Ospreys 143.5 to 94.5 with fi ve different swimmers posting multiple first place finishes. One of those was freshman Evita Leter, who placed first with the 200-yard medley relay team and individually won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. “I posted close to my best time, but I am setting my expectations higher for the later part of the season,” Leter said. Junior Emma Svensson...

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Season opening meet sets tone for year

The season opener for the FGCU women’s swimming and diving team was a great success. With new members of the team contributing and returning players proving their spots on the team, the Eagles finished third overall with 695 points, beating the University of Miami having 400 points and falling short to the University of Florida with 1,146 and Florida State finishing with 798 points. “The new girls really stepped up and the team exceeded my expectations. The contributions from the new comers right off the bat will help keep the rest of the team honest throughout the season,” said...

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FGCU swimming captures fifth-straight CCSA crown

Dominance. No one word better describes the FGCU Swimming and Diving team in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association conference. For the fifth straight year, the Lady Eagles seniors took home the CCSA conference crown this past Saturday at the University of Georgia, while setting five new program and CCSA records. “We had a great week,” FGCU head Swimming and Diving Coach Neal Studd said. “The seniors really led the team as you’d hope. They put a lot of time in and set a great example for our younger girls.” FGCU cruised to a first place wire-to-wire finish with 712 points,...

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Neal Studd: 2012 Olympics was ‘an experience of a lifetime’

“It was surreal.” For FGCU Swimming and Diving Head Coach Neal Studd, his experience at the 2012 London Olympics was almost too exhilarating to describe. “It was just surreal walking around Olympic village and running into Usain Bolt, Andy Murray,” Studd said. “I tried to get to the Olympics as a swimmer in ’96 and ’00, I’m just glad to finally get here as a coach.” Studd, along with FGCU swimmers senior Danielle Beaubrun and sophomore Karen Vilorio, made history by becoming the first athletes to represent the school at an Olympics. “We’re really excited about that,” Studd said,...

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FGCU swimmers Olympics-bound

2012 was a landmark year for FGCU swimming and diving. The seniors won their fourth straight CCSA championship, they competed in their first NCAA tournament and two swimmers are heading to the Olympics. Head coach Neil Studd, who is in his fifth season at FGCU, said grades trumped success. “I feel like we achieved all of our goals,” Studd said. “We wanted to win the conference championship and we wanted to have a great GPA. Our team was ranked 23rd for grades and I really couldn’t ask for anymore.” Two swimmers, senior Danielle Beaubrun and sophomore Karen Vilorio will...

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