Athletics News

A Historic Weekend All Around
Joan Joyce was inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame on Friday.

Dec. 9, 2013

BOCA RATON, FL - FAU head coaches Mike Jarvis and Joan Joyce both made history this weekend.

On Friday night, Coach Joyce was inducted into her 11th Hall of Fame. This was the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and her induction video included several other NFCA Hall of Fame members as well as many of her former players.

It was Coach Jarvis' turn on Saturday, as he led the FAU men's basketball team to an 83-63 win over Jacksonville to become the winningest men's basketball in school history. Earlier today, senior Pablo Bertone added to the achievements by becoming the first FAU basketball player to be named Conference USA Player of the Week.

While football was not invited to a bowl game, the fact that the team was even bowl eligible is in and of itself a tremendous accomplishment. It was even more remarkable considering all the turmoil the team had to endure in the middle of the season.

I think it's safe to say these are just the first of many historic accomplishments for the athletic department in the near future.

C-USA Unbridled Ambition Learfield