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2016-17 Florida Southern Men's Swimming News

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    February 22, 2017
    10 Men's Swimmers Selected for NCAA Division II National Finals INDIANAPOLIS - A total of 10 Florida Southern men’s swimmers have been selected for the NCAA Division II National Finals, headlined by automatic qualifiers Marco Palacios and Luis Jasso who each hold top-five national times in at least one event. The National Finals are being held this year in Birmingham, Alabama, March 8-11 at the CrossPlex as part of the Division II Winter Sports Festival.
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    February 19, 2017
    Triple-Double for Palacios: Senior Finishes off Backstroke Sweep for Third Straight Year to Lead Mocs to Runner-up Finish at SSC Men’s Swimming Championships ORLANDO, FL – Senior Marco Palacios finished off another gold medal backstroke sweep Sunday and junior Luis Jasso pushed one of the school’s breaststroke records to a higher level on the final day of the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimming Championships. That allowed Florida Southern to secure second place in the team standings behind Nova Southeastern.
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    February 18, 2017
    Palacios Wins Third Straight Gold Medal in 100-Back While Planinc Picks up Two Silvers as Mocs Still Second to Nova at SSC Men’s Swimming Championships ORLANDO, FL – Day three of the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimming Championships proved to be the best so far for Florida Southern as senior Marco Palacios won his third consecutive gold medal in the 100-backstroke, and sophomore Luka Planinc won an individual silver and a relay silver to keep the Moccasins within 55 points of Nova Southeastern.
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    February 17, 2017
    Four Silver Medals Keep Florida Southern Second on Day Two of SSC Men’s Swimming Championships ORLANDO, FL – Day two of the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimming Championships brought more silver for the Moccasins as two different individuals and two relay teams finished as SSC runners-up, and that collection of high places kept Florida Southern in second place in the team standings halfway through the meet.
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    February 16, 2017
    Moccasins Claim Two Silvers and One Bronze on First Day of SSC Men’s Swimming Championships to Sit Second Overall ORLANDO, FL – With silver medals from one individual and one relay team, and five of the top 10 swimmers in the 200-individual medley, Florida Southern ended the first day of the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Swimming Championships in second place, trailing only Nova Southeastern.
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    February 13, 2017
    SSC Men's Swimming Championships Begin Thursday in Orlando The 2017 Sunshine State Conference Swimming Championships begin Thursday at the Orlando YMCA, and the Florida Southern Moccasins go into the meet as the 4-time defending league champions. They’ll face plenty of competition too as the 7th-ranked Moccasins are one of five SSC teams ranked in the top-20 of the final regular season CSCAA national poll.
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    February 03, 2017
    FSC Student-Athletes Partner with Soles 4 Souls LAKELAND, FL - Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
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    February 01, 2017
    Final Regular Season CSCAA National Men's Swimming Poll Has Moccasins Ranked 7th Florida Southern has moved up two spots in the final NCAA Division II regular season poll conducted by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America and will go into the postseason ranked No. 7 in the country. The Moccasins have been ranked in the top-10 in all four CSCAA polls this season.
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    January 26, 2017
    Swimming Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award The Florida Southern swimming teams have been honored by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America for their academic performance during the fall semester. Both the men and women finished the first semester this season with grade point averages over 3.00 and were ranked among the top-25 teams in Division II for team GPA, earning them the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award.
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    January 20, 2017
    Back-and-Forth Meet Decided by Final Race as Indian River State Edges No. 9 Florida Southern 106-99 LAKELAND, FLA. – With the two teams never separated by more than eight points, and having split each of the first 10 races held on Friday, Indian River State was able to pull out a 106-99 meet victory over 9th-ranked Florida Southern by winning the 400-freestyle relay finale. It was the final regular season meet of the year for the Moccasins.
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    January 19, 2017
    Get to Know the Mocs: Episode 5 Diego Gimenez • Men's Swimming
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    January 14, 2017
    Palacios Goes 3-for-3 at Nova Southeastern; Sharks Win the Meet However, 150-112 DAVIE, FLA. – Senior Marco Palacios won all three of his individual races Saturday, and the Moccasins got a pair of seconds from sophomore Matthew Holmes and junior Luis Jasso, though 2nd-ranked Nova Southeastern defeated No. 9 Florida Southern 150-112.
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    January 09, 2017
    Holmes Wins SSC Men's Swimmer-of-the-Week Award Florida Southern’s Matthew Holmes has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimmer-of-the-Week for January 9 following his performance in the Moccasins’ dual meet against Emory University on January 7. The sophomore from Rockledge, Florida won all three of his individual races to become the first Moccasin this year to go 3-for-3 in a meet.
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    January 07, 2017
    Men’s Swimming Meet Decided by Final Event as Emory Pulls Out 8-Point Win Over Florida Southern LAKELAND – Ninth-ranked Florida Southern won eight of the 12 individual events held Saturday afternoon, which included three victories by sophomore Matthew Holmes, and held a 1-point lead going into the final race of the meet before Division III No. 2 Emory won the 200-freestyle relay to pull out a 135-127 win over the Moccasins.
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    December 22, 2016
    Men's Swimming Team Remains No. 9 in Third CSCAA Poll of the Season With Christmas break now underway for the Florida Southern swimming teams, the Moccasin men remained No. 9 in the latest Division II national poll released by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The top-10 teams remained largely intact from the November 16 poll, with only one team dropping below that level. Florida Southern was among five teams to hold the same position in the December 21 poll that it held in November.
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    December 19, 2016
    Spartan Invitational Concludes With Second-Place Finishes by Franz and Jasso CLEARWATER, FLA. – Juniors Noah Franz and Luis Jasso had runner-up finishes in the final two individual races, and the Moccasins added third-place finishes in three other events on the final day of the 2016 Spartan Invitational.
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    December 18, 2016
    Palacios and Gimenez Go 1-2 in 100-Backstroke While Holmes Sets School Record in 400-IM on Day Three of Spartan Invitational CLEARWATER, FLA. – Seniors Marco Palacios and Diego Gimenez finished first and second in the 100-backstroke after a runner-up finish in the 400-individual medley resulted in a school record for sophomore Matthew Holmes. In between, the Moccasins also had four other swimmers reach NCAA provisional qualifying times on day three of the Spartan Invitational, with Florida Southern remaining in fourth place.
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    December 17, 2016
    Men's Swimmers Pick up NCAA Provisional Qualifying Times in Three of Four Events on Day Two of Spartan Invitational CLEARWATER, FLA. – A runner-up finish by sophomore Matthew Holmes in the 200-individual medley, and two more NCAA provisional times from one individual and one relay team highlighted the second night of the Spartan Invitational, where Florida Southern remained in fourth place.
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    December 16, 2016
    Moccasin Men's Swimming Team Hits NCAA Provisional Times in All Three Friday Events at Spartan Invitational CLEARWATER, Fla. – With two relay teams achieving NCAA provisional qualifying times, and sophomore Luka Planinc doing the same as an individual, Florida Southern finished the first day of the 2016 Spartan Invitational in fourth place among six teams. Tampa, the host school for the 4-day meet, leads Indian River State by 19½ points, and Nova Southeastern is third.
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    December 15, 2016
    Men's Swimming Team Back in Action This Weekend at Spartan Invitational in Clearwater The Florida Southern men's swimming team returns to action this weekend when it travels to Clearwater for the University of Tampa Spartan Invitational. The 4-day event is being held at the Doyle Aquatic Center at the Long Center, located at 1501 North Belcher Road and runs from Friday through Monday. Similar to the format used at the conference and national tournaments in the spring, the Spartan Invitational will feature 19 different events, with preliminaries during the morning sessions and finals in those events each night.
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    November 16, 2016
    Moccasins Remain in the Top-10 of Latest CSCAA Men's Swimming National Rankings In the second national poll of the season, the Florida Southern men’s swimming team is ranked #9 by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), though a shakeup in the rankings saw three new teams move into the top-10 and a reversal between the two teams previously in the top two positions.
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    November 07, 2016
    Palacios is SSC Men's Swimmer-of-the-Week for November 7 MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern’s Marco Palacios has been named the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimmer-of-the-Week following his performance in the Moccasins’ dual meet against Florida State University on November 4 and 5. The senior from Madrid, Spain is the first SSC award winner for the Moccasin men's swimming team this season.
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    November 05, 2016
    Palacios Wins 100-Backstroke; Mocs Take Second in Three Other Events in Dual Meet vs. Florida State FORT MYERS, Fla. – Marco Palacios won the 100-backstroke with an NCAA provisional qualifying time, and the Moccasins got runner-up finishes from Matthew Holmes, Luka Planinc, and their 200-freestyle relay team to conclude a 2-day dual meet with Florida State that was hosted by Florida Gulf Coast. The Seminoles out-scored the Moccasins 225-90 in the 17 events held.
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    November 04, 2016
    Jasso's Win in 200-Breaststroke Highlights First Half of 2-Day Dual Meet With Florida State FORT MYERS – Luis Jasso gave Florida Southern a win in the 200-breaststroke Friday night, and the Moccasins also got runner-up finishes Antonio Nunez-Alvarez and Noah Franz on the first day of a 2-day dual meet against Division I Florida State, hosted by Florida Gulf Coast.
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    October 28, 2016
    Florida Southern Men's Swimming Team is #4 in the First CSCAA National Poll of the Season The first CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) national polls have been announced for the 2016-17 season, and the Florida Southern men’s team is ranked #4 in the country. The Moccasins are one of three Sunshine State Conference teams in the top-10, and one of five in the poll, with Nova Southeastern holding the #1 position.
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    October 21, 2016
    Moccasin Men Post 10 Individual Wins and One Relay Win to Win Home-Opening Double Dual LAKELAND – Winning 11 of the 14 events held, and with four swimmers winning multiple individual races, Florida Southern took both ends of a double dual with Florida Tech and Keiser in its first home meet of the season. The Moccasins defeated the Panthers 321-162, and the Seahawks from Keiser 344-138.
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    October 14, 2016
    Moccasins Get Wins From Three Individuals but Fall to Tampa in Season-Opening Men's Swimming Meet TAMPA, Fla. – Sophomore Sean Kim and newcomer Noah Franz each picked up individual wins and also helped Florida Southern win one of the two relays, and senior Antonio Nunez-Alvarez posted a solo win as well though Tampa took four of the final five races to pull away for a 123-82 season-opening win over the Moccasins.
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    October 12, 2016
    Men's Swimming Team Set to Open Season Friday Night at Tampa The Florida Southern swimming teams begin their 2016-17 season this weekend as the Moccasins make the short trip to Tampa to face the University of Tampa in a dual meet Friday night at 6 p.m. With Florida Southern’s original season-opner against Nova Southeastern postponed by Hurricane Matthew, it means the Moccasins and Spartans will be squaring off against each other in their first dual meet of the season for the 13th year in a row.
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    September 07, 2016
    Four Men's Swimmers Named to Preseason All-American Team CollegeSwimming.com has announced it 2016-17 NCAA Division II Preseason All-Americans and four men’s swimmers from Florida Southern are on that list. Earning recognition are seniors Diego Gimenez and Marco Palacios, junior Luis Jasso and sophomore Sean Kim.