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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)
Moccasins Honor Student-Athletes at Annual Banquet April 18, 2017 LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College recognized its student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff at its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Tuesday night. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests attended the event at Jenkins Field House.
Blum Selected as SSC Men's Swimming Coach-of-the-Year March 23, 2017 MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern’s Mike Blum has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimming Coach-of-the-Year in a vote of the league’s coaches following the NCAA National Championships. It’s the second year in a row Blum has won the award and the sixth year in a row it’s gone to Florida Southern. Blum shares the 2017 award with Florida Tech’s Justin Andrade.
Men’s Swimming Team Moves Up to Fourth at NCAA Division II National Finals for Sixth Straight Top-5 Finish March 11, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, AL – With a chance to finish in the top-five at the NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships for the sixth year in a row, senior backstroke swimmers Marco Palacios and Evan Coleman made sure the Moccasins would indeed do it again. Palacios won the silver medal in the 200-back and got scoring help from Coleman in the consolation finals, and a bronze medal from the 400-freestyle relay team that also included Palacios moved the Moccasins into fourth place at the end of the night. Florida Southern is the only team to finish in the top-five at the Division II Finals each of the last six years.
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 March 10, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, AL – A third-place finish by senior Marco Palacios in the 100-backstroke gave Florida Southern another medal to add to its count, senior Antonio Nunez-Alvarez reached the championship finals of another of his individual events, and seven other Moccasins claimed either All-American or honorable mention All-American awards on the third day of the NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships. Those totals helped the Moccasins remain in fifth place overall,and well within striking distance of third, with one day and five events remaining.
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.