Athletics News
Part I with FAU Director of Athletics Pat Chun
Pat Chun

Pat Chun
Aug. 11, 2014

Part One

 178 student-athletes earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the fall
 186 student-athletes earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the spring
 FAU student athletes completed more than 2,000 community service hours during the fall and spring semesters

Women's Soccer (Patrick Baker, Head Coach) 5-10-4, 3-4-3 C-USA
Claire Emslie named Conference USA All-Academic
Courtney Zwetsch named Conference USA All-Academic
• Three players earned C-USA All-Conference recognition
• Tied an FAU record with 40 shots against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, a game they won 10-0
• 23 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 16 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Men's Soccer (Kos Donev, Head Coach) 7-7-2, 1-7-1 C-USA
• Undefeated in non-conference play
Ryan Price named Third Team All-Conference USA
• Head Coach Kos Donev earned his 200th career win
Michael Quinn honored with the 2013 Academic Momentum Award as part of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports' (NCAS) Scholar Baller program
• 15 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 16 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Volleyball 13-17 (Fernanda Nelson, Head Coach) 13-17, 4-10 C-USA
• Advanced to the conference tournament for the first time in eight seasons
• 14 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Fall of 2013 (combined sand and indoor)
• 17 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Spring of 2014 (combined sand and indoor)


Men's Cross Country (Alex Smolka, Head Coach) 12th Place C-USA
• Michael Vidal became the first Owl to win an event and set a new school record (3:45.50) in the men's 1500 meter run at the Florida Relays
• 5 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Fall of 2013
• 7 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Spring of 2014

Women's Cross Country (Alex Smolka, Head Coach) 10th Place C-USA)
• Chloe Sell named Second Team All-Conference USA
• Team posted its lowest 5K team time at a conference meet in school history at the C-USA meet
• 19 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Fall of 2013 (combined with indoor and outdoor track)
• 13 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Spring of 2014 (combined with outdoor and indoor track)

Football (Carl Pelini/Brian Wright, Head Coaches) 6-6, 4-4 C-USA
• Ended the season with the nation's 11th best defense
• D'Joun Smith No. 2 nationally in passes defended
Jaquez Johnson named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year
• 14 players earned C-USA All-Conference recognition
Cory Henry and Adarius Glanton played in Medal of Honor Bowl
• 2 players drafted (DB Keith Reaser - San Fransicso 49er's and LB Randell Johnson - Buffalo Bills)
• 34 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 29 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Men's Basketball (Mike Jarvis, Head Coach) 10-22, 5-12 C-USA
Pablo Bertone named NABC All-District First Team and First Team All-Conference USA
Marquan Botley named Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• One of just three teams to defeat Harvard during the regular season
Justin Raffington named Conference USA All-Academic
Jackson Trapp named Conference USA All-Academic
• 5 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 4 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Women's Basketball (Kellie Lewis-Jay, Head Coach) 16-14, 6-10 C-USA
• Kim Smith named Second Team All-Conference USA
Takia Brooks named Third Team All-Conference USA by CollegeSportsMadness.com
• Kim Smith named Conference USA All-Academic
• Shattered Conference USA record for 3-point baskets made in a season (264)
• 7 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 9 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Men's Swimming (Steve Eckelkamp, Head Coach) 4th C-USA
• Three divers qualified to compete at the 2014 NCAA Zone Championships
• 14 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 15 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Women's Swimming (Steve Eckelkamp, Head Coach) 7th C-USA
Morgan Wankling qualified for the 2014 NCAA Zone Championships
• Achieved Scholar All-American status (CSCAA for a cumulative G.P.A of 3.0+)
• 12 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 13 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Men's Tennis (Ricardo Gonzalez, Head Coach) 10-11, 11th C-USA
• Owls captured the doubles point in 90% of their wins
• 4 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 5 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Women's Tennis (Marcy Cava, Head Coach) 10-11, 15th C-USA
• FAU was 62-55 individual dual-match play and 27-20 in dual match doubles play
• 4 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 4 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Men's Golf (Angelo Sands, Head Coach) 187 Nationally by Golf Stats
• Connor O'Rourke named Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• Three consecutive matches FAU carded the match medalist
• 5 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Fall of 2013
• 7 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A in the Spring of 2014

Women's Golf (Joan Joyce, Head Coach) 205 Nationally by Golf Stats
Jacqueline Shelly led the tournament field at two tournaments in 2014
Jacqueline Shelly named Conference USA All-Academic
• Team received the NCAA Public Recognition Award
Kayla DeSuza awarded C-USA post-graduate scholarship
• 8 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 8 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Softball (Joan Joyce, Head Coach) 33-22, 15-9 C-USA
• Joan Joyce induction into the NFCA Hall of Fame marked her 11th Hall of Fame
• Hosted FAU's first C-USA post-season event
• Christina Martinez named First Team All-Conference USA
Samantha Messer named Second Team All-Conference USA
Amanda Wilson named Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• Kylee Hanson named Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• 18 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 13 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Baseball (John McCormack, Head Coach) 28-25, 14-16 C-USA
• The Owls defeated four nationally ranked teams in 2014, three were in-state foes
John McCormack earned his 200th career coaching victory, all at FAU
Brendon Sanger named Second Team All-Conference USA and First Team All-Conference USA by CollegeSportsMadness.com
Stephen Kerr named All-Freshman Team and Second Team All-Conference USA
Stephen Kerr named Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball
• Four sign a professional baseball contract. Two drafted - two as free agents
• 17 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 10 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Indoor and Outdoor Track (Alex Smolka, Head Coach) 14th Indoor/14th C-USA
• Three time conference champion Danielle Aromashodu qualified for her fourth-consecutive NCAA Regional meet
• Two qualified for C-USA finals: Danielle Aromashodu, who finished 2nd, and Lauren Walton, who finished 7th
• Freshman Regina Wilkerson broke the school record in the 100 meter dash at the UM Miami Alumni Invitational (11.77) and bettered her mark at the Conference USA Championships (11.72)
• The distance medley relay team at the 2014 Pepsi Florida Relays broke the school record finishing in 12:31.11 (Kia Heller-Spencer, Lauren Walton, Valerie Dixon and Chloe Sell
• Danielle Aromashodu named Second Team All-Conference USA
• 19 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013 (combined with indoor and outdoor track)
• 13 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014 (combined with cross country and indoor track)

Sand Volleyball (Brooke Kohleer, Head Coach) 3-12 Dual Match Record
• First year team that hosted home matches for the first time
• 14 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013 (combined sand and indoor)
• 17 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014 (combined sand and indoor)

Dance (Lisa Snowden, Head Coach)
• Finished No. 1 in the state
• Finished No. 8 nationally
• 9 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 7 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

Cheer (Lisa Snowden, Head Coach)
• 10 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Fall of 2013
• 12 members earned a 3.0+ G.P.A. in the Spring of 2014

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