The honorees earned a 3.0 grade point average or higher for the Fall 2016 semester
FAU athletics celebrated its 49 spring graduates at a reception for family and friends on Tuesday, May 2
This is a new program record and a more than 10 percent increase from 2016
Yaidel Gamboa was named the CCSA Men's Diving of the Year while Ryan McIntire earned Male Oustanding Diver of the Meet
John Nolte, Jonh Brennock and the 400-yard medley relay team all took bronze medals
- Took 10th in the 1650 free (16:23.72) at CCSA Championships
- Came in 16th in the 1650 free (16:34.85) surpassing his then-lifetime best by more than 16 seconds at George Mason’s Patriot Invitational
- Had seven top-five finishes during the regular season including first in the 50 free (22.85) and second in the 100 free (50.65) versus Campbell, third in the 500 free (5:03.49) versus Florida and fifth in the 1000 free (10:19.06) against NJIT and Old Dominion
- Named to the 2016-17 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
- 2016-17 Lifetime Best Times:
- 200 free – 1:44.63 at CCSA Championships
- 500 free – 4:40.65 at CCSA Championships
- 1000 free – 9:58.27 at CCSA Championships
- 1650 free – 16:23.72 at CCSA Championships
- 50 back – 29.02 vs. Campbell
- 200 fly – 1:56.04 at CCSA Championships
- Ranked 18th in the CCSA in the 500 Free (4:42.38) swam at the Georgia Tech Invitational – set a lifetime best.
- Ranked 17th in the CCSA in the 1650 Free (16:50.90) swam at the GA Tech Invitational – set a lifetime best.
- Lifetime Best Times:
- 50 Free (22.11) swam at the GA Tech Invitational.
- 100 Free (48.33) swam at the GA Tech Invitational.
- 200 Free (1:44.98) swam at the GA Tech Invitational.
- 1000 Free (10:19.60) swam in the meet against IRSC.
- 100 Fly (52.46) swam at the CCSA Championships.
- 200 Fly (1:56.84) swam at the CCSA Championships.
- 2016 CCSA All-Academic Honoree.
- C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
- Set a lifetime best in the 100 fly (52.86), 200 free (1:45.48), 500 free (4:44.13) and 50 free (22.47) at the C-USA Championship exhibition meet
- Set a lifetime best in the 1000 free (10:27.16) against Texas A&M
- Earned ninth in the 200 fly at the 24th Annual Speedo Winter Championships
- Claimed sixth in the 200 free (1:52.99) against Marywood and Old Dominion
- Attended Wiregrass Ranch High School and swam for Head Coach Tanner Schmitz
- Named first team all-conference
- Finished 17th in the 200 freestyle and 20th in the 100 butterfly in state qualifiers
- Majored in geography and is pursuing a master's degree in geosciences
- Son of Manny and Loretta Menendez
- Enjoys playing the guitar, surfing, and longboarding