Moccasins Honor Student-Athletes at Annual Banquet LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College recognized its student-athlete... Full Story
Blum Selected as SSC Men's Swimming Coach-of-the-Year MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern’s Mike Blum has been... Full Story
Men’s Swimming Team Moves Up to Fourth at NCAA Division II National Finals for Sixth Straight Top-5 Finish BIRMINGHAM, AL – With a chance to finish in the top-five at the... Full Story
Palacios Adds to Medal Count in 100-Back and Nunez-Alvarez is All-American Again as Moccasin Men’s Swimming Team Remains Fifth at Division II National Finals BIRMINGHAM, AL – A third-place finish by senior Marco Palacios... Full Story
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March 11, 2017 All Day
4th (265 pts.) NCAA Division II National Championships (Day 4)
March 10, 2017 All Day
5th (197 pts.) NCAA Division II National Championships (Day 3)
March 09, 2017 All Day
5th (127 pts.) NCAA Division II National Championships (Day 2)
March 08, 2017 TBA
5th (52 points) NCAA Division II National Championships (Day 1)
February 19, 2017 All Day
2nd of 6 teams (841 pts.) Sunshine State Conference Championships (Day 4)
200-Freestyle Relay Team Gives Florida Southern First Medal of 2017 Men’s National Finals as Mocs Remain Fifth March 9, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, AL – Florida Southern began the second day of the NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in fifth place but still looking for its first medal of the meet. It didn’t take long on Thursday night to fix that. While setting a school record in the process, the Moccasins’ 200-freestyle relay team finished third for a bronze medal, and by the end of the night another record had been broken by sophomore Matthew Holmes in the 400-IM as Florida Southern remained fifth overall.
Moccasins End Day One of Men’s National Finals in Fifth Place After Final Push by 200-Medley Relay Team March 8, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, AL – Two national finalists in the 200-individual medley put Florida Southern on the board Wednesday night, and a sixth-place finish by its 200-medley relay team pushed the Moccasins into fifth place in the overall team standings on day one of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Swimming and Diving Championships.
NCAA Division II Men's Swimming Championships Begin Wednesday March 7, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, AL – The 2017 NCAA Division II National Swimming and Diving Championships begin Wednesday morning in Birmingham, Alabama at the Crossplex and 10 qualifiers from the Florida Southern men’s team will be there seeking to add to the program’s list of national titles. This is the second time the city of Birmingham has hosted the Division II National Finals, and the last time they were here in 2013, the Moccasins posted the first of their back-to-back national runner-up finishes.
Florida Southern Lands Eight on All-SSC Men's Swimming Team March 2, 2017 MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern had a league-high eight swimmers named to the 2017 All-Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimming Team that was voted on by the league coaches. Two of those, sophomores Matthew Holmes and Luka Planinc, were First Team selections, while seniors Diego Gimenez, Antonio Nunez-Alvarez and Marco Palacios, and juniors Noah Franz and Luis Jasso were on the Second Team. Junior Luka Matacin was an honorable mention selection.
10 Men's Swimmers Selected for NCAA Division II National Finals February 22, 2017 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.
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 February 19, 2017 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.
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 February 18, 2017 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.
Four Silver Medals Keep Florida Southern Second on Day Two of SSC Men’s Swimming Championships February 17, 2017 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.
Moccasins Claim Two Silvers and One Bronze on First Day of SSC Men’s Swimming Championships to Sit Second Overall February 16, 2017 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.
SSC Men's Swimming Championships Begin Thursday in Orlando February 13, 2017 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.
FSC Student-Athletes Partner with Soles 4 Souls February 3, 2017 LAKELAND, FL - Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
Final Regular Season CSCAA National Men's Swimming Poll Has Moccasins Ranked 7th February 1, 2017 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.
Swimming Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award January 26, 2017 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.
Back-and-Forth Meet Decided by Final Race as Indian River State Edges No. 9 Florida Southern 106-99 January 20, 2017 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.
Palacios Goes 3-for-3 at Nova Southeastern; Sharks Win the Meet However, 150-112 January 14, 2017 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.
Holmes Wins SSC Men's Swimmer-of-the-Week Award January 9, 2017 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.
Men’s Swimming Meet Decided by Final Event as Emory Pulls Out 8-Point Win Over Florida Southern January 7, 2017 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.
Men's Swimming Team Remains No. 9 in Third CSCAA Poll of the Season December 22, 2016 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.
Spartan Invitational Concludes With Second-Place Finishes by Franz and Jasso December 19, 2016 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.