FORT MYERS, Fla. – Subsequent weekend’s meet between the FGCU swimming & diving workforce (1-1, 1-0 CCSA) and FIU (0-0, 0-0 C-USA), which was initially slated to be hosted by the Panthers, will now be held on the FGCU Aquatics Heart on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meet is ready for a 3:30 p.m. begin time and will probably be open to a most of fifty spectators. All attendees are required to put on masks always and should adhere to CDC tips, which embody social distancing.
Saturday’s meet would be the second time that the 2 groups have confronted off this season, as they already competed within the FGCU Invitational (Nov. 19-21). Over the course of the three-day competitors, which additionally featured Georgia Southern, the Eagles racked up 1,420 workforce factors en path to incomes the general win. FIU positioned second with a ultimate rating of 994.
The motion will even be a part of a triple-header at The Nest. Along with the FGCU swimming & diving workforce’s competitors, ladies’s basketball will play host to Lipscomb at 2 p.m. and males’s tennis will kick off its season at 5 p.m. towards FAU.
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HEAD COACH DAVE ROLLINS
Head coach Dave Rollins is barely the second coach in program historical past. He was employed Sept. 1, 2016 and owns a 33-21-1 (.609) twin meet report, which incorporates an 12-2 (.857) mark towards CCSA opponents, in his fourth season. Rollins guided FGCU to back-to-back CCSA titles (2017, 2018), in addition to this system’s fourth-straight title in 2018, marking the ninth championship in 10 years. As well as, he has been awarded CCSA Coach of the 12 months in two of his seasons on the helm. Beforehand, Rollins was the affiliate head males’s swimming coach at The Ohio State College. Rollins brings over a decade of teaching expertise to The Nest, which incorporates serving to to develop Olympians, NCAA Champions and All-People, together with a number of convention champions. A local of Brockton, Mass., he was a standout collegiate swimmer in his personal proper and was inducted into the College of Arizona’s Corridor of Fame in 2017, as a nine-time NCAA All-American, nationwide champion, college report holder and workforce captain.
To assist offset the monetary impression of COVID-19, FGCU Athletics has launched the Sustaining Flight Fundraiser and Public sale. The fundraising marketing campaign will assist mitigate operational income loss and the extra bills incurred because of COVID-19 protocols. All funds raised through the marketing campaign will go to assist areas that instantly impression student-athletes.
In lieu of internet hosting the annual Night time on the Nest gala this yr, considered one of FGCU’s most profitable fundraising occasions, the division will probably be internet hosting a digital, on-line public sale from Monday, Nov. 30 via Friday, Dec. 4. Followers and supporters will have the ability to bid on unique memorabilia, journey packages, distinctive occasion experiences and extra. For extra data, go to www.fgcuathletics.com/sustainingflight.
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FGCU Athletics sponsors occasions in November and April to learn the FGCU Campus Meals Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Meals Financial institution (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics’ charities of selection. For extra data, together with the right way to make a contribution, please go to www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and make the most of the hashtag #FeedFGCU to assist increase consciousness.
FGCU groups have mixed to win an unimaginable 82 convention common season and event titles in simply 13 seasons on the Division I degree. Moreover, in simply 9 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 38 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. Seven FGCU applications have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with ladies’s basketball (No. 24, 2019-20) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and ladies’s soccer (2018) as three of the latest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 exhibiting nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida finest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Educational Progress Price (APR) of their sport and have had the best proportion of groups so honored from these two teams over every of the previous three years. FGCU additionally collectively earned a report 3.46 GPA within the classroom within the spring 2020 semester and has outperformed the final College undergraduate inhabitants for 22 consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring semesters every noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 applications achieved a 3.0-or-higher workforce GPA. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as considered one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Neighborhood Service Award offered by the Fiesta Bowl.