March 3, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Gregory Cox of men's swimming and diving and Shaneese Bailey of women’s basketball have earned Florida Atlantic University's student-athlete of the week honors for their performances over the weekend.
Cox competed in the 2014 Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships over the weekend. The junior recorded the Owls’ top finish on day one finishing the men’s one meter dive preliminaries in second-place with a final score of 296.05. Cox went on to collect his first win of the championships on Friday, Feb. 28 in the three meter dive with a final score of 351.60. On the final day of the championships, the Canadian native held onto second-place in the one meter dive finals collecting a score of 300.10. Cox recorded his second victory in the platform dive with a final score of 269.75. His accomplishments over the championships and throughout the 2013-14 swimming and diving season earned him Conference USA’s honor of men’s diver of the year.
Bailey, who has also been named Conference USA’s Freshman of the Week, put up a valiant effort in FAU’s road wins against Marshall and UTSA. Bailey recorded her second double-double this month with a 13-point performance at Marshall on Wednesday, Feb. 26. She also tallied a career-high 15 rebounds and made seven consecutive free throws in Huntington. In Saturday’s contest at UTSA, Bailey led FAU with eight rebounds. This is the freshman’s second week in a row earning FAU’s student-athlete of the week honors and her first Freshman of the Week conference honor.
FAU will conclude its regular season in a home game on Wednesday, March 5 against UTEP. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at FAU Arena.