ATHLETICS - W Tennishttp://www.barry.edu/athletics/Barry University News FeedCopyright 2017. All rights reserved.Women's Tennis Chosen to Repeat in SSC<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25646___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p><strong>MELBOURNE, Fla. --</strong> Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team was picked by the Sunshine State Conference coaches to repeat as league champs.</p> <p>Barry has been crowned SSC tournament champions five consecutive seasons and eight times overall, and won last season&rsquo;s NCAA Division II National Championship. Barry also won the first-ever SSC regular season title last year.</p> <p>Barry received eight first-place votes and 64 points. Lynn was picked second after collecting one first-place vote and 57 points. Saint Leo is third with 49 points.</p> <p>Barry went 27-1 overall, 8-0 in the SSC last season before running the table to win the national title. The Buccaneers defeated Armstrong Atlantic, 5-4, to win their second national championship.</p> <p>The Bucs open the regular season Feb. 10 against Palm Beach Atlantic at home.</p> <p>The Sunshine State Conference tournament begins April 23. Regional tournament play begins May 2nd. NCAA National Championship tournament play slated to begin on May 13th.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2015 SSC WOMEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON COACHES POLL</span></strong></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><strong>Rank</strong></p> <p align="center">1 <br /> 2 <br /> 3 <br /> 4<br /> 5 <br /> 6 <br /> 7 <br /> 8<br /> 9</p> </td> <td> <p align="center"><strong>School (FPV)</strong></p> <p align="center">Barry (8) <br /> Lynn (1) <br /> Saint Leo <br /> Rollins <br /> Florida Southern <br /> Nova Southeastern <br /> Florida Tech <br /> Tampa <br /> Eckerd</p> </td> <td width="90"> <p align="center"><strong>Total Points</strong></p> <p align="center">64 <br /> 57 <br /> 49 <br /> 41 <br /> 34 <br /> 32 <br /> 21 <br /> 18 <br /> 8</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25646Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:14:00 GMTJoin the Buc Club <img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25644___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><!--[if !mso]><style>v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} </style><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1026" /> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit"> <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1" /> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> <div class="WordSection1"><br style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif';" /> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 100.0%;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in;"> <div align="center"> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 634px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in;">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 9.0pt;"> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in; height: 9.0pt;">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in;"> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #5a6573;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 15.0pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #ac1f2d;">Join the Buc Club and continue Barry University's winning spirit. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: black;">The Buc Club is a way for you &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s alumni, parents, and friends &ndash; to help keep Barry Athletics competitive. </span></strong></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #5a6573;">Your contributions to the Buc Club support student scholarships, which help us attract and retain the best student-athletes in NCAA Division II athletics. Your participation also helps Barry&rsquo;s 12 athletic programs fulfill their needs, such as uniforms and equipment, facility renovations, and team travel. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 162%; background: #AC1F2D; box-shadow: 0 0 2px rgba(0,0,0,.5); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 2px rgba(0,0,0,.5); -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 2px rgba(0,0,0,.5);"><em><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: white;">By donating to the Buc Club, you are giving our student-athletes the tools to win in competition, in the classroom, and beyond. </span></em></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #5a6573;">Buc Club membership starts at just $50 a year. As a member, you receive special event invitations, recognition on the Barry University website, and other exclusive benefits. Visit our <a href="http://maestro.barry.edu/trk/click?ref=zoqvlkpps_2-5b0dx3e17x1605&amp;"><span style="color: #3366cc;">new website now</span></a> for details. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #5a6573;">Continue the winning spirit at Barry University by <a href="http://maestro.barry.edu/trk/click?ref=zoqvlkpps_2-5b0dx3e16x1605&amp;"><span style="color: #3366cc;">making a donation</span></a> and joining the Buc Club today. Thank you to those Buc Club members who already made gifts this year! </span></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #5a6573;"><a href="http://maestro.barry.edu/trk/click?ref=zoqvlkpps_2-5b0dx3e16x1605&amp;"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><img id="_x0000_i1032" src="http://www.barry.edu/includes/img/email/alumni/join-the-bucclub.png" alt="Join The BucClub" border="0" /></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 162%;"><span style="font-size: 15.0pt; line-height: 162%; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif'; color: #ac1f2d;">Thank you for your support and Go Bucs! </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 9.0pt;"> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in; height: 9.0pt;">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif';">&nbsp;</span></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 100.0%; background: #E5E5E5;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in;"> <div align="center"> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 634px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in;">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic','sans-serif';"><img id="_x0000_i1035" src="http://maestro.barry.edu/trk/open?ref=zoqvlkpps_2-5b0dx1605" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></span></p> </div>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25644Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:19:00 GMTGoBarryBucs.com To Unveil New Look<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25640___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University athletics is planning to launch a new website next week. The new website will remain <span style="color: #ac1a2f;"><strong>GoBarryBucs.com</strong></span>.</p> <p>Powered through SIDEARM Sports, <strong><span style="color: #ac1a2f;">GoBarryBucs.com</span>&rsquo;</strong>s new site will feature a cutting edge look with new features, including social media and navigation integration, as well as recruiting and fan enhancements.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our athletic website page has been developed and maintained in-house for nearly 20 years,&rdquo; Sports Information Director Dennis Jezek, Jr. said. &ldquo;While the look and feel of the website has always been first-rate, the technology, especially on the back end, has advanced tremendously in the last few years. By partnering with SIDEARM, we will be able to take advantage of some of the features that the new technology offers.&rdquo;</p> <p>With scrolling stories, photos, videos, social media posts and galleries, <strong><span style="color: #ac1a2f;">#GoBarryBucs</span></strong> fans can gain access to the Buccaneers under one roof through quick-to-access simple clicks. Links to Barry University&rsquo;s school website and Barry&rsquo;s School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences will all be made available on <span style="color: #ac1a2f;"><strong>GoBarryBucs.com</strong></span>.</p> <p>&ldquo;We worked very hard over the last several years to make sure as much of the athletic program&rsquo;s history has been archived on the website,&rdquo; Jezek said. &ldquo;The new website will give us more options for capturing the history of Buccaneer athletics.</p> <p>&ldquo;We hope people will enjoy all the new features and design of the new site, and we think Bucs fans will appreciate the new look.&rdquo;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25640Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:45:00 GMTBarry University Athletics Hosts HANDY Christmas Party<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25472___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s athletic department and School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences hosted a Christmas party for underprivileged children from South Florida, spreading holiday cheer.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s student-athletes and staff members from the athletic department staff and HPLS played basketball, games and other fitness activities, decorated Christmas stockings and spent time talking and mentoring with children from Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth Inc.&rsquo;s Pompano Beach location. HANDY is an award-winning non-profit organization serving over 45,000 Broward County children in foster and relative/non-relative care associated with the child dependency system.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s always nice when you are able to put a smile on a child's face,&rdquo; Buccaneers women&rsquo;s soccer player Natalie Diaz said. &ldquo;The HANDY party really embodied the spirit of the season.&rdquo;</p> <p>Members from each of Barry&rsquo;s 12 athletic teams spent time with the kids, and the athletes even donated money to help purchase gifts for the HANDY children. The kids were also treated to pizza and drinks.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was amazing seeing the kids to be so happy by something so small,&rdquo; Barry women&rsquo;s golfer Eiken Hansen said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not about giving them presents, but more about helping out and making them happy. All of them had fun playing in the gym, eating pizza and interacting with athletes. As long as all of them went home with a smile, we did everything right.&rdquo;</p> <p>Santa even made an appearance.</p> <p>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know who had more fun, the student athletes or the children who came?&rdquo; women&rsquo;s basketball player Emily Schahczinski said. &ldquo;Many athletes enjoyed getting to know the children while they decorated Christmas stockings. The children also had many questions for us, too. I believe it was a great time for all who participated.&rdquo;</p> <p>Being able to talk to the HANDY kids was the simplest form of giving Barry&rsquo;s student-athletes offered, but it was also maybe the most worthwhile -- for all parties.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s twofold when you consider the impact a smile and a few simple words can have on a person,&rdquo; men&rsquo;s basketball player Juan Ferrales said. &ldquo;Being able to spend time with these kids meant something to us as athletes, knowing we could maybe enlighten them, cheer them up or give them hope for their future. But to be honest, I myself felt like I was getting something as equally meaningful in return.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25472Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:43:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Releases 2015 Schedule<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25443___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University's NCAA Division II defending national champion women's tennis team will open the spring season 3 p.m. Feb. 10 against Palm Beach Atlantic at Buccaneer Tennis Center.</p> <p>The Buccaneers, ranked No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's preseason rankings, will have 11 home dates in 2015. The Bucs host No. 3 Saint Leo on Saturday, Feb. 21 in the first Sunshine State Conference match. The next day, Barry meets No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic, whom the Bucs defeated 5-4 to win the NCAA Championship in May, at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.</p> <p>"The schedule is meant to push us and see where we're at," Barry seven-year coach Avi Kigel said. "Saint Leo has become one of the top teams in the country the last couple years. And right after that we have Armstrong, who has been one of our top rivals. It's a great weekend to show us where we are at, moving forward. It's going to be a big weekend, and hopefully very exciting with very good tennis. We're looking forward to the challenge."</p> <p>Barry opens the conference season Saturday, Feb. 14 at Florida Tech. The Bucs also play at No. 10 Florida Southern March 21 in Lakeland, Fla. A day later, the Bucs meet No. 11 New York Tech also in Lakeland.</p> <p>In the final weekend of February, Barry travels to Valdosta, Georgia, where the Buccaneers will play No. 7 West Florida, No. 15 Valdosta State and Brenau on successive days.</p> <p>"We've been going up to Georgia every year or every other year to play two of the top teams from the Peach Belt and Gulf South Conference," Kigel said. "West Florida has been one of the top teams in the country. Valdosta has been down a little bit the last couple years, but they're going to be one of the top teams in the country again this year. It'll be another good weekend with three good matches to challenge us for conference, regionals and nationals."&nbsp;</p> <p>Barry will play six matches at home in March. The Bucs host Division II No. 32-ranked St. Edward's on March 19, defending NAIA national champions Georgia Gwinnett on March 8 and NAIA perennial power Auburn Montgomery on March 25. That home stretch also features&nbsp;dates against Division I Butler on March 10 and New Mexico State on March 26.</p> <p>"We're always looking to play as many Division I programs as we can," Kigel said. "New Mexico State is a very good Division I program. Our number one goal is to challenge ourselves. New Mexico State will present a nice challenge for us. Same thing with Butler, who will be down here for Spring Break. Any Division I programs that wants to come down and play us, we're definitely ready. We would love to play some of the Top-30 Division I programs."</p> <p>The end of the Bucs' regular season is marked by four conference matches, including No. 5 Lynn and No. 35 Nova Southeastern at home on April 2 and 7, respectively, and No. 9 Rollins on the road on April 11. Barry concludes the regular season versus Flagler on April 12 at Buccaneer Tennis Center.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Getting close to the conference tournament, we want to play quality teams," Kigel said. "Lynn has gotten much better, and so has Rollins. To play them both at the end of the season helps us get ready for the postseason tournaments.&nbsp;It's good to end with some tough opponents.&nbsp;Regardless, we've got to be ready whether it's February, March or April."</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/schedule-and-results/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>2015 WOMEN'S TENNIS SCHEDULE</strong></span></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25443Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:54:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Opens Season No. 1 in Nation<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25368___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Barry University women's tennis team will open the 2015 season as the No. 1-ranked team in the nation after the Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its preseason poll Monday.</p> <p>The Buccaneers, which went 28-1 last year to capture the program's second NCAA Division II National Championship, will enter the spring season as the No. 1 team for the first time in school history.</p> <p>Barry's only loss last year came in a 5-4 defeat to NCAA Division I North Florida. The Bucs beat rival Armstrong Atlantic State, 5-4, to win last year's title.</p> <p>Armstrong will open the year ranked No. 2. Saint Leo is third, BYU-Hawai'i fourth and Lynn fifth.</p> <p>Barry junior Emma Onila is ranked fifth in singles. Freshman Sonja Larsen is seventh. Junior Karina Goia is ninth, senior Linda Fritschken 23rd, sophomore Ana Pain 32nd.</p> <p>Onila and Fritschken are the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the country. Kimmy Twelker and Pain are No. 6.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2014-15_ITA_NCAA_Division_II_Women_s_Rankings/Division_II_Women_s_National_Rankings_-_Nov__10.htm" target="_blank">ITA PRESEASON RANKINGS</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25368Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:17:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Duo's Run Ends at Indoor Championships<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25350___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Barry University&rsquo;s doubles team of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken&rsquo;s run came to an end at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Friday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.</p> <p>The Buccaneers duo lost to second-seeded Emina Bektas and Alexandria Najarian of Michigan, 6-3, 6-3, in the consolation round.</p> <p>After winning their opening round match against Notre Dame&rsquo;s Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson, Onila and Fritschken met the Nos. 3 and 2 seeds in successive matches of the NCAA Division I-dominated fall-closing event.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s pair won 18 consecutive matches in the ITA South Region and Small College Championships over the past two years, earning the right to play in back-to-back Indoor Championships as the lone Division II representative.</p> <p>That completes the fall season for the tennis program. Barry will compete again in February in team dual matches.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/National+Intercollegiate+Indoors/2014/2014+NIIC+2nd+Rd+Women$!27s+Doubles+Consolation.pdf" target="_blank">RESULTS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25350Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:33:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Pair Knocks off Notre Dame Duo<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25343___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. &ndash; Barry University doubles team of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken won their opening round match at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Indoor Championships Thursday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.</p> <p>Onila and Fritschken beat Notre Dame&rsquo;s Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson, 6-4, 7-5, in their first match.&nbsp;</p> <p>In their second match against third-seeded Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi of California, Onila and Fritschken lost, 6-2, 6-1.</p> <p>It is the second straight year the Buccaneers duo earned the right to compete in the Indoor Championships after repeating as ITA Small College and Super Bowl champions. Onila and Fritschken are the only NCAA Division II team at the indoor championships.</p> <p>Play continues through Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/National+Intercollegiate+Indoors/2014/2014+NIIC+Main+Draw+Women$!27s+Doubles.pdf" target="_blank">RESULTS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25343Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:40:00 GMTAbanda, Witherspoon Win at FIU Panther Invitational<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25306___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis player Elisabeth Abanda beat Elizabeth Means of Florida Gulf Coast, 6-2, 7-5, in the B Draw third place match of the Florida International Panther Invitational Sunday.</p> <p>In the C Bracket, Barry&rsquo;s Jasi Witherspoon beat Nova Southeastern&rsquo;s Alex Kaeser, 6-1, 6-2.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Karina Goia fell to FIU&rsquo;s Nina Nagode, 6-4, 6-2, in the B finals.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Sonja Larsen lost to Florida Gulf Coast&rsquo;s Breana Stampfli, 3-6, 6-4, 10-5 for third place in the A Bracket.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken will compete as a doubles team in the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Indoor National Championships next weekend in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., to conclude the fall season. The indoor championships begin Thursday.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25306Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:34:00 GMTGoia to Play for FIU Panther Invitational Title<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25302___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis player Karina Goia will play for the Florida International Panther Invitational singles title for a second straight year.</p> <p>In the B Bracket, Barry&rsquo;s Karina Goia rolled past FIU&rsquo;s Kaitlin Brozovich, 6-1, 6-1, in the quarterfinals. She also defeated FGCU&rsquo;s Elizabeth Means, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, in the semis to reach Sunday&rsquo;s 9 a.m. finals.</p> <p>Goia won the top flight title last year.</p> <p>In the A Bracket, Barry&rsquo;s Sonja Larsen won her quarterfinals match with FIU&rsquo;s Nerma Caluk, 6-2, 6-3. Larsen fell in the semifinals. Larsen will play Florida Gulf Coast&rsquo;s Breana Stampfli for third place at 9 a.m. Sunday.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Elisabeth Abanda beat NSU&rsquo;s Linda Komienko in the B quarterfinals. Abanda fell, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6), to FIU&rsquo;s Nina Nagode in the semis. Abanda will play Elizabeth Means for third place 9 a.m. Sunday.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Linda Fritschken lost to FIU&rsquo;s Carlotta Orlando, 6-3, 7-5, in the A Draw quarters. Bucs teammate Emma Onila retired in the first set of her quarterfinals match with Nova Southeastern&rsquo;s Francesca Sella. &nbsp;Barry&rsquo;s Ana Pain defaulted to Nagode in the B quarters.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Jasi Witherspoon lost to Nova&rsquo;s Bianca Roberts, 6-1, 6-4, in the C Draw. Barry&rsquo;s Kimmy Twelker defaulted to Eastern Michigan&rsquo;s Maria Paula Ribero in the B Draw consolation bracket.</p> <p>In doubles play, Onila and Fritschken lost to FIU&rsquo;s Yana Koroleva and Caluk, 8-4, in the championship match. Abanda and Ana Pain defeated Nova&rsquo;s Carlee Rizzolo and Sella, 8-1, in the third place match.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25302Sat, 01 Nov 2014 23:37:00 GMTWomen's Tennis' 6 Unscathed at Panther Invitational<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25296___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI, Fla. &ndash; Six Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis players all advanced with singles wins at the Florida International University Panther Invitational Friday.</p> <p>In the A Draw, Barry&rsquo;s Sonja Larsen was a 6-2, 7-5 winner over Eastern Michigan's Klara Superjova in her opening-round match in the final fall tournament. Linda Fritschken breezed to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Iryna Serdyuk of Nova Southeastern. Emma Onila won her first match over Eastern Michigan's Daphne Friedrich, 6-3, 6-4.</p> <p>In the B Draw, Barry&rsquo;s Ana Pain was an easy 6-0, 6-1 winner over NSU's Carlee Rizzolo. Elisabeth Abanda cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Nova's Alexandra Johansson. Karina Goia also was victorious, beating Andrea Martinovska of Eastern Michigan,&nbsp;6-1, 6-3.</p> <p>In the top doubles bracket, Onila and Fritschken received a first-round bye and then beat Florida Gulf Coast's Elizabeth Means and Sarah Means, 8-4 to reach the championship match. They will be playing for their fourth doubles title of the fall.</p> <p>In the second tier doubles draw, Barry&rsquo;s Kimmy Twelker and Pain won their first match over Eastern Michigan's Ani Gogvadze and Maria Paula Ribero, 8-4, before falling in the semifinals, 8-6, to FIU's Carlotta Orlando and Nina Nagode. Larsen and Goia received a first-round bye before falling 8-6 in the semifinals to EMU's Daphne Friedrich and Alejandra Barcelo. They will play for third place 9 a.m. Saturday.</p> <p>Twelker lost her singles match in the B Bracket to Elizabeth Means, 0-6, 6-3, 7-5. She will compete in the backdraw beginning with Saturday&rsquo;s 11:30 a.m. match.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Jasi Witherspoon begins singles play Saturday. Paired with Abanda in doubles, the Bucs duo beat Nova Southeastern's&nbsp;Charlotte Cote and Bianca Roberts, 8-2.</p> <p>Action in the final fall tournament of the season continues through Sunday.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2014 Panther Invite - Day One</strong></p> <p><em>Oct 31, 2014 at Miami, Fla. (FIU Tennis Courts)</em></p> <p><strong>Singles competition</strong></p> <p>Breana Stampfli (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Sabrina Kierberg (Nova Southeastern) 7-6 (7-4), 7-516 a</p> <p>Sonja Larsen (Barry) def. Klara Supejova (Eastern Michigan) 6-2, 7-5</p> <p>Nerma Caluk (FIU) def. Irina Constantinide (Nova Southeastern) 6-3, 6-4</p> <p>Carlotta Orlando (FIU) def. Ani Gogvadze (Eastern Michigan) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0</p> <p>Linda Fritschken (Barry) def. Iryna Serdyuk (Nova Southeastern) 6-1, 6-0</p> <p>Francesca Sella (Nova Southeastern) def. Sarah Means (Florida Gulf Coast) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2</p> <p>Emma Onila (Barry) def. Daphne Friedrich (Eastern Michigan) 6-3, 6-4</p> <p>Elizabeth Means (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Kimmy Twelker (Barry) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5</p> <p>Linda Kornienko (Nova Southeastern) def. Maria Paula Ribero (Eastern Michigan) 6-2, 6-4</p> <p>Anaeve Pain (Barry) def. Carlee Rizzolo (Nova Southeastern) 6-0, 6-1</p> <p>Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Julianna Curtis (Florida Gulf Coast) 6-4, 6-0</p> <p>Elisabeth Adanda (Barry) def. Alexandra Johansson (Nova Southeastern) 6-0, 6-2</p> <p>Alex Landert (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Alejandra Barcelo (Eastern Michigan) 6-2, 6-1</p> <p>Kaitlin Brozovich (FIU) def. Charlotte Cote (Nova Southeastern) 6-0, 6-1</p> <p>Karina Goia (Barry) def. Andrea Martinovska (Eastern Michigan) 6-1, 6-3</p> <p><strong>Doubles competition</strong></p> <p>Elizabeth Means/Sarah Means (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Klara Supejova/Andrea Martinovska (Eastern Michigan) 8-4</p> <p>Julianna Curtis/Breana Stampfli (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Alexandra Johansson/Alex Kaeser (Nova Southeastern) 8-2</p> <p>Yana Koroleva/Nerma Caluk (FIU) def. Irina Constantinide/Sabrina Kierberg (Nova Southeastern) 8-5</p> <p>Kimmy Twelker/Anaeve Pain (Barry) def. Ani Gogvadze/Maria Paula Ribero (Eastern Michigan) 8-4</p> <p>Daphne Friedrich/Alejandra Barcelo (Eastern Michigan) def. Francesca Sella/Carlee Rizzolo (Nova Southeastern) 8-4</p> <p>Iryna Serdyuk/Linda Kornienko (Nova Southeastern) def. Valentina Briceno/Kaitlin Brozovich (FIU) 8-3</p> <p>Elisabeth Adanda/Jasi Witherspoon (Barry) def. Charlotte Cote/Bianca Roberts (Nova Southeastern) 8-2</p> <p>Emma Onila/Linda Fritschken (Barry) def. Elizabeth Means/Sarah Means (Florida Gulf Coast) 8-4</p> <p>Yana Koroleva/Nerma Caluk (FIU) def. Breana Stampfli/Julianna Curtis (Florida Gulf Coast) 8-3</p> <p>Carlotta Orlando/Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Kimmy Twelker/Anaeve Pain (Barry) 8-6</p> <p>Daphne Friedrich/Alejandra Barcelo (Eastern Michigan) def. Karina Goia/Sonja Larsen (Barry) 8-6</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25296Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:33:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Twelker, Pain Win All-Bucs Final<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25203___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis reached the finals in both singles and doubles at the Georgia Gwinnett College&rsquo;s Grizzly Open, coming away with one title.</p> <p>In an all-Buccaneers final, Ana Pain and Kimmy Twelker beat Sonja Larsen and Karina Goia, 9-7, to win the doubles final.</p> <p>After beating teammate Sonja Larsen in the semifinals, 7-5 6-3, Elisabeth Abanda moved on to the Flight A singles finals before falling to Gwinnett&rsquo;s Valeria Podda, 6-2, 6-3.</p> <p>It was Abanda&rsquo;s first finals appearance this fall.</p> <p>Twelker and Pain beat Podda and Klara Dohnalova, 8-3, in the semifinals. Larsen and Goia were also 8-3 semifinal winners, beating Emory&rsquo;s Anna Fuhr and Katarina Su. &nbsp;</p> <p>Barry will conclude the fall season at the FIU Fall Invitational Oct. 31-Nov. 2 for the majority of the team, while Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken compete in the ITA Indoor Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Nov. 6-9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.grizzlyathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/101714aab.html">RESULTS</a></p> <p><a href="http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ggc/sports/m-tennis/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/GrizzlyOpenDraws.pdf" target="_blank">BRACKETS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25203Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:24:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Larsen, Abanda Move into Semis<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25202___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis had another special day at the Grizzly Open hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College as two Buccaneers advanced to the semifinals of the top singles draw.</p> <p>In Flight A&rsquo;s second round, Barry freshman Sonja Larsen defeated Emory&rsquo;s Julie Fowler, 6-1, 6-0. Elisabeth Abanda beat Brenau&rsquo;s Maria Perdomo, 6-3, 6-2. Kimmy Twelker beat Emory&rsquo;s Bea Rosen, 6-1, 6-3. Ana Pain defeated Middle Georgia&rsquo;s Anastasia Vasileva, 6-1, 6-3. Karina Goia lost to Nora Mindiyarova of Lewis, 6-4, 0-6, 10-5.</p> <p>Larsen also blanked Emory&rsquo;s Bridget Harding, 6-0, 6-0, in the quarterfinals. Abanda also moved into Sunday&rsquo;s 8 a.m. semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over unattached Klara Dohnalova. Pain lost to Gwinnett&rsquo;s Valeria Podda, 6-3, 6-2. Twelker lost to Mindiyarova, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.</p> <p>In the B bracket, Barry&rsquo;s Jasi Witherspoon defeated Brenau&rsquo;s Natalia Bolivar, 6-4, 6-0, in the opening round. Witherspoon lost her next match to Kennesaw State&rsquo;s Gabriela Bueno, 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.</p> <p>In evening doubles action, Larsen and Goia won their match against West Georgia&rsquo;s Sierra Watson and Sierra Brown, 8-0, to advance to the quarterfinals. Abanda and Witherspoon dropped their pairs match against Emory's Anna Fuhr and Katarina Su, 8-6.</p> <p>Larsen and Goia moved into the semifinals with an 8-5 win over Mindiyarova and Ana Banic. The Bucs pair will play Fuhr and Su at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Twelker and Pain also won two late matches to advance to the semifinals. They blanked Florida Southern's Magda Riutort and Miroslava Mensikova, 8-0, in the quarters before dispatching Emory's Beatrice Rosen and Melissa Goodman, 8-2. Twelker and Pain will play Podda and Dohnalova in the other semifinal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.grizzlyathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/101714aab.html" target="_blank">RESULTS</a></p> <p><a href="http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ggc/sports/m-tennis/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/GrizzlyOpenDraws.pdf" target="_blank">BRACKETS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25202Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Perfect at Grizzly Open<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25196___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s women&rsquo;s tennis players won all seven matches on the opening day of the Grizzly Open hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College Friday.</p> <p>Elisabeth Abanda and Jasi Witherspoon won two doubles matches to move into the third round. Sonja Larsen and Karina Goia, and Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain also won one pairs match.&nbsp;</p> <p>In singles play, Abanda was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Alabama Huntsville's Marleen Gort. Twelker cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Huntsville's Cristina Cabanas. Goia waged through a tough second set before claiming a 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) win over West Alabama's Stanzi Stuijt.</p> <p>All of those singles wins came in the A Flight. Larsen and Pain received opening-round byes. Witherspoon will also begin play in the B Flight Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.grizzlyathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/101714aab.html" target="_blank">RESULTS</a></p> <p><a href="http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ggc/sports/m-tennis/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/GrizzlyOpenDraws.pdf" target="_blank">DRAWS BRACKET</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25196Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:27:00 GMTBarry Honors Men's Golf, Women's Tennis<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25171___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; In a span of five days, Barry University honored two teams for their 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s men&rsquo;s golf team was honored Thursday with a prestigious ring ceremony in the Landon Atrium to commemorate its back-to-back championship. The Buccaneers women&rsquo;s tennis team received their rings Monday in an equally memorable ceremony.</p> <p>President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, Athletic Director Mike Covone and Associate Athletic Director Jamie Carrig made presentations at the ceremonies.</p> <p>Bevilacqua said Barry is getting used to these ceremonies, welcoming everyone to, &ldquo;&hellip; what&rsquo;s becoming a very common event for us,&rdquo; she said, referencing the four titles the school has won in the past two years.</p> <p>&ldquo;Another national championship.&rdquo;</p> <p>Both the women&rsquo;s tennis team and men&rsquo;s golf team have won multiple national titles, and both captured their last titles on the venues they each won their first.</p> <p>&ldquo;Coming back as defending champions, we knew we had the best team,&rdquo; Bucs men&rsquo;s golf coach Jimmy Stobs said during his ceremonial speech. &ldquo;There was a lot of pressure. We were by far the best team, but I kept reminding the guys to be considered great, you had to win that one tournament. They were focused from Day 1, and they were never complacent.&rdquo;</p> <p>Stobs made reference to a message in a poem he offered to his players earlier in the season, urging them to look themselves in the mirror and be honest with themselves during the process.</p> <p>&ldquo;Guys, you didn&rsquo;t cheat that guy in the glass,&rdquo; he told his team. &ldquo;You did it.&rdquo;</p> <p>Upon their arrival in Michigan, where the golf team captured the first of its national titles, Stobs told his team it was an opportunity to soak everything up.</p> <p>&ldquo;I wanted them to embrace that moment,&rdquo; he said before directing his closing thoughts to his players &ndash; people he often refers to as his sons. &ldquo;The ring you are about to receive is a symbol of your phenomenal accomplishment.&rdquo;</p> <p>Women&rsquo;s tennis captured its second title in four years, also going back to the site where the Bucs had won their first championship. The Buccaneers, like their golf team brethren, were ranked No. 1 in the nation entering the championship. They stood the test in Altamonte Springs, Fla., beating the best to become the best.</p> <p>&ldquo;After all this effort, you are being rewarded with the highest achievement in college athletics,&rdquo; Bucs women&rsquo;s tennis coach Avi Kigel told his team. &ldquo;For the rest of your life, you will always know that you are national champions.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://portal.stretchinternet.com/barry/" target="_blank">WATCH CEREMONIES ON DEMAND</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25171Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:15:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Pair Champions Again<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25164___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SUMTER, S.C. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis partners Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila repeated as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Super Bowl doubles champions Sunday.</p> <p>The Buccaneers duo, who also won their second straight ITA Small College Championships title two days earlier at Palmetto Tennis Center, beat Claremont-Mudd Scripps&rsquo; Caroline Ward and Katie Kuosman, 6-4, 6-1, in the Super Bowl championship match.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re happy we&rsquo;re bringing back a bonus,&rdquo; Onila said, chuckling.</p> <p>The Super Bowl Championships is made up of the ITA National Junior College Athletic Association, NAIA, NCAA Division III and Division II winners. Fritschken and Onila are the only Barry players to win back-to-back Small College Championships and Super Bowl titles.</p> <p>&ldquo;Last year when they played (this tournament), they were just starting to know each other,&rdquo; Bucs assistant coach Maria Lopez said. &ldquo;This year they came with obviously a different mentality. There was a pressure in the air. The difference this year was they really had to rise up in pressure situations. When it was time to close out the point, to close out the game, they were able to do that every single time. That was the thing that I think makes them a better doubles team now. It comes down those small moments.&rdquo;</p> <p>In what was originally scheduled for a 10 a.m. finals match, Fritschken and Onila woke up earlier to accommodate their Division III opponents&rsquo; request to play the match earlier for travel reasons, but rainy conditions delayed the start of the match. That left the players waiting for roughly four hours before they could get on the courts.</p> <p>&ldquo;The conditions were really tough for them,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;We were not used to that. It was really difficult for them to come out and play their game. They were able to overcome those small variables. But they started to play a lot stronger, especially in the second set.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila led 5-2 in the first set when Ward and Kuosman turned up their play to take the next two games.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was always in our control,&rdquo; Fritschken said. &ldquo;The girls played some nice balls. They were really motivated. But then when it was 5-4, we played fine and won the set. It was not really necessary to give them two more games.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s pair made some adjustments in the final game of the first set to close it out. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We had to play safe, and we just played a little more aggressive and close it out,&rdquo; Onila said. &ldquo;They have a different style of game. They were a little slower, they came to the net a little bit more so we had to adjust to their game.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila wasted little time dictating the second set to repeat as champs.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;In the second set, we were playing more aggressive,&rdquo; Onila said. &ldquo;We were playing more at the net as well, and we were closing out the point. It was to our advantage.&rdquo;</p> <p>By winning the Super Bowl, Fritschken, a senior from Berlin, Germany, and Onila, a junior from Twin Falls, Idaho, earned the right to compete in the ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Nov. 6-9.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very nice accomplishment, and it&rsquo;s very nice to win the tournament in your senior year because nobody can take it from you,&rdquo; Fritschken said. &ldquo;We go to the tournaments because we want to win them. We see opponents we&rsquo;re going to play against in the spring. You want to show them you&rsquo;re a pretty tough doubles team.&rdquo;</p> <p>That the Buccaneers did again, carving out a niche for themselves as one of the school&rsquo;s best doubles team, especially in the fall tournaments.&nbsp;The Bucs duo won 10 straight matches together at the ITA Small College and Super Bowl tournaments over the past two years. Coupled with the ITA South Region Championships the past two years, Fritschken and Onila have won 18 straight matches together during the USTA/ITA fall championship events.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud of our effort, and I really didn&rsquo;t have a doubt in my mind that we weren&rsquo;t going to do it again,&rdquo; Onila said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m happy that we won it again.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila will have three weeks to train for the Indoor Championships at Flushing Meadows.</p> <p>&ldquo;They have the potential to beat any team,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;When they&rsquo;re on and they&rsquo;re supporting each other they can beat any doubles team, even in Division I. I have no doubt they&rsquo;re the best doubles team that Barry&rsquo;s ever had.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/Events/USTA-ITA-Championships-Events/SmallCollege.htm" target="_blank">ITA SMALL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25164Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:23:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Pair to Play for Super Bowl Title<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25161___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6092" class="yiv2997748814">SUMTER, S.C. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila beat Tyler (Texas) Junior College&rsquo;s Joanna Savva and Paige Murdock, 6-0, 6-4, in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association&rsquo;s Super Bowl Championships Saturday.</div> <div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6092" class="yiv2997748814">&nbsp;</div> <div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6093" class="yiv2997748814">Fritschken and Onila, who became the first Buccaneer doubles team to win the Super Bowl last year, will play Claremont-Mudd Scripps&rsquo; Caroline Ward and Katie Kuosman at 10 a.m. Sunday for the title at Palmetto Tennis Center.</div> <div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6093" class="yiv2997748814">&nbsp;</div> <div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6094" class="yiv2997748814">Fritschken and Onila won the eight-region NCAA Division II Small College title to advance to the Super Bowl tournament, pitting the champions of the National Junior College Athletic Association, NAIA and NCAA Division III brackets.</div> <div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6094" class="yiv2997748814">&nbsp;</div> <div id="yiv2997748814yui_3_16_0_1_1413065613632_6110" class="yiv2997748814">The Super Bowl champions earn the right to play in the ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Nov. 6-9.&nbsp;</div> <div class="yiv2997748814">&nbsp;</div>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25161Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:09:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Duo Repeat as ITA Champs<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25158___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SUMTER, S.C. -- Barry University women's tennis doubles partners Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College Championships title for a second consecutive year.</p> <p>Onila and Fritschken, seeded third, beat Armstrong Atlantic's&nbsp;<span>Dora Andrejszki and Lena Lutzeier, 6-2, 6-1, in the finals at Palmetto Tennis Center.</span></p> <p><span>The Buccaneers pair are the first to win back-to-back titles in the eight-region NCAA Division II tournament. They will advance to the Super Bowl Championships now to compete against the winners of the junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division III brackets.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/Small+College+Championship/2014/2014+NSCC+D2+Women$!27s+Doubles+Draw.pdf" target="_blank"><span>ITA SMALL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS</span></a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25158Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:59:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Fritschken, Onila to play for ITA Title<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25149___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SUMTER, S.C. -- Barry University&rsquo;s Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila will play for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College Championships doubles title Friday after winning a pair of matches Thursday.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila, seeded third, beat Michigan Tech&rsquo;s Kwang Suthijindawong and Sandra Cvetanovic, 6-1, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. The Buccaneers tandem then beat Southwest Baptist&rsquo;s second-seeded Fanni Varga and Christina Zentai, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 10-2, in the semifinals.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s duo will play Armstrong Atlantic&rsquo;s Dora Andrejszki and Lena Lutzeier in the finals at 5 p.m. Friday at Palmetto Tennis Center.</p> <p>The champion of the eight-region national tournament will earn the right to play for the Super Bowl Championships, which comprises winners of the other small college divisions, including junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division III.</p> <p>Onila and Fritschken won last year&rsquo;s title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/Events/USTA-ITA-Championships-Events/SmallCollege.htm" target="_blank">ITA SMALL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25149Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:59:00 GMTBuccaneers Raise Over $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Fourndation<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25134___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>INDIANAPOLIS --The Barry Buccaneers raised $20,220.50 for the Make-A-Wish foundation in 2013-14, the second-highest total in the history of the partnership between the foundation and NCAA Division II.</p> <p>Student-athletes across the country set a Division II fundraising record for Make-A-Wish America during the academic year, raising $567,778. The fundraising total surpassed the previous division record, set in 2012-13, by more than $50,000.</p> <p>Barry's efforts helped propel the Sunshine State Conference to third place among the 24 conference in Division II. The Bucs were responsible for more than half of the conference's total of $36,496.58.</p> <p>Since Division II student-athletes on the national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WASVVjNNdY&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">started its alliance</a> with Make-A-Wish in 2003, the division has raised nearly $3.5 million for the national nonprofit &ndash; helping to fund more than 470 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year alone, student-athletes raised enough to help grant about 70 wishes. Whether it&rsquo;s a vacation the child has always dreamed of, a visit with a favorite celebrity or tickets to cheer on a beloved sports team, the wishes the organization grants are designed to provide a positive, energizing experience for children battling medical conditions.</p> <p>&ldquo;For 11 years, NCAA Division II student-athletes have taken the skills that have allowed them to succeed in athletic competitions, such as teamwork and self-determination, and channeled them toward helping us grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions,&rdquo; said David Williams, CEO and president of Make-A-Wish America. &ldquo;This record donation &ndash; along with the more than $3 million raised for Make-A-Wish in previous years &ndash; will forever change the lives of the wish kids who have had their one true wish granted thanks in part to the efforts of NCAA Division II student athletes throughout the country.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nearly 77 percent of schools in Division II participated in the most recent fundraising efforts. Of those, 141 schools exceeded their total raised in 2012-13 and consequently received matching donations through Make-A-Wish America of up to $1,000 for local Make-A-Wish chapters. The matching donations amounted to more than $75,000.</p> <p>Shanteona Keys, a member of the Division II national SAAC and the Georgia College women&rsquo;s basketball team, said her school managed to bring in $9,385 through events such as a formal dance, a tennis tournament and a raffle. &ldquo;I think it has a lot to do with the student-athletes and the attributes we like to hold to high esteem,&rdquo; Keys said.</p> <p>At times, the division&rsquo;s Make-A-Wish alliance provides student-athletes with a front-row seat to see their hard work pay off. &nbsp;Because the money raised during the previous academic year by five Division II institutions exceeded the national average cost of a wish, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM12e57ipCw" target="_blank">Barry University</a>, <a href="http://www.yourerie.com/news/news-article/d/story/warren-teen-gets-wish-granted/13239/scVu44QRwU62IryCztSXxA" target="_blank">Edinboro University</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBPVbHBxxU" target="_blank">Molloy College</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXx0iadPsRc" target="_blank">Saint Leo University</a> and the <a href="http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/boy-with-cancer-gets-wish-to-become-ung-nighthawk/vCR8wS/" target="_blank">University of North Georgia</a> were each given the opportunity in February to host a wish celebration.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s efforts raising funds and hosting this celebration helped Make-A-Wish send Gustavo, a Miami-area youth, to visit one of Silicon Valley&rsquo;s leading technological companies.</p> <p>"The entire university, actually for the first time, really got behind everything that was going on," Barry Dean of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences Darlene Kluka said. "You can't ask for anything more than that."</p> <p>Barry helped announce Gustavo&rsquo;s wishbefore the men&rsquo;s basketball game at Health &amp; Sports Center on Homecoming Weekend.</p> <p>"Our student-athletes have been phenomenal in their efforts to raise money to make wishes come true,"&nbsp;Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua said. "Not only are they excelling in the classroom in their studies, but they're also, as members of the Sunshine State Conference, contributing to the goals of NCAA Division II. The energy that they put into raising money each year to make wishes come true with the partnership of the Make-A-Wish Foundation ... we're very proud of them, and what they have achieved."</p> <p>Division II is already looking to build upon its fundraising success, with its fourth annual Week of Wishes running Oct. 3-15. During that time, the division is encouraging its schools to host Make-A-Wish fundraisers at campus sporting events and to spread awareness of the cause on social media.</p> <h2>Top 10 Institutions:</h2> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>1.</td> <td>University of North Georgia</td> <td align="right">$21,413.00</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#AC1A2F"> <td><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">2.</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Barry University</span></strong></td> <td align="right"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">$20,220.50</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>3.</td> <td>Edinboro University of Pennsylvania</td> <td align="right">$10,767.98</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4.</td> <td>Georgia College and State University</td> <td align="right">$9,385.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5.</td> <td>Delta State University</td> <td align="right">$8,154.62</td> </tr> <tr> <td>6.</td> <td>Wingate University</td> <td align="right">$7,030.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7.</td> <td>Indiana University of Pennsylvania</td> <td align="right">$6,891.92</td> </tr> <tr> <td>8.</td> <td>Flagler College</td> <td align="right">$6,555.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9.</td> <td>Saint Leo University</td> <td align="right">$6,000.35</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>Grand Valley State University</td> <td align="right">$6,000.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>University of Findlay</td> <td align="right">$6,000.00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Conference Rankings:</h2> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>1.</td> <td>Peach Belt Conference</td> <td align="right">$55,293.61</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2.</td> <td>Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference</td> <td align="right">$43,400.65</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#000066"> <td><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">3.</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sunshine State Conference</span></strong></td> <td align="right"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">$36,496.58</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>4.</td> <td>Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference</td> <td align="right">$30,422.54</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5.</td> <td>South Atlantic Conference</td> <td align="right">$28,133.48</td> </tr> <tr> <td>6.</td> <td>Pacific West Conference</td> <td align="right">$25,912.66</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7.</td> <td>California Collegiate Athletic Association</td> <td align="right">$25,795.79</td> </tr> <tr> <td>8.</td> <td>East Coast Conference</td> <td align="right">$21,104.48</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9.</td> <td>Gulf South Conference</td> <td align="right">$20,935.09</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>Great Lakes Valley Conference</td> <td align="right">$20,659.67</td> </tr> <tr> <td>11.</td> <td>Northeast-10 Conference</td> <td align="right">$16,417.92</td> </tr> <tr> <td>12.</td> <td>Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference</td> <td align="right">$14,567.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>13.</td> <td>Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association</td> <td align="right">$14,248.58</td> </tr> <tr> <td>14.</td> <td>Lone Star Conference</td> <td align="right">$10,839.58</td> </tr> <tr> <td>15.</td> <td>Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference</td> <td align="right">$10,244.36</td> </tr> <tr> <td>16.</td> <td>Heartland Conference</td> <td align="right">$8,860.47</td> </tr> <tr> <td>17.</td> <td>Conference Carolinas</td> <td align="right">$8,852.54</td> </tr> <tr> <td>18.</td> <td>Great Midwest Athletic Conference</td> <td align="right">$7,049.67</td> </tr> <tr> <td>19.</td> <td>Great Northwest Athletic Conference</td> <td align="right">$5,830.31</td> </tr> <tr> <td>20.</td> <td>Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference</td> <td align="right">$5,703.99</td> </tr> <tr> <td>21.</td> <td>Great American Conference</td> <td align="right">$5,515.42</td> </tr> <tr> <td>22.</td> <td>Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference</td> <td align="right">$5,107.81</td> </tr> <tr> <td>23.</td> <td>Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association</td> <td align="right">$4,673.69</td> </tr> <tr> <td>24.</td> <td>Mountain East Conference</td> <td align="right">$3,487.50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>25.</td> <td>Independents</td> <td align="right">$1,121.40</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25134Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:39:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Goia Double Champion<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25126___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis player Karina Goia became a double champion Sunday at the Varner Invitational.</p> <p>Goia and partner Blanka Szavay defeated Barry teammates Kimmy Twelker and Elisabeth Abanda, 8-4, in the A Bracket doubles final at Rollins College.</p> <p>Goia also won the top singles bracket, beating Nova Southeastern&rsquo;s Sabrina Kierberg, 7-6, (7-0), 6-0, in the Flight A final.</p> <p>It is the second straight year Goia has won a fall singles tournament.</p> <p>In the D singles final, Barry&rsquo;s Jasi Witherspoon fell to NSU&rsquo;s Linda Kornienko, 6-2, 6-3.</p> <p>Szavay was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Rollins&rsquo; Zoe Monge in the B consolation final.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila will compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College doubles championships Thursday through Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.rollinssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19500&amp;ATCLID=209689560">VARNER INVITATIONAL</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25126Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:46:00 GMTWitherspoon, Goia to Play for Women's Tennis Titles<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25119___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis players Jasi Witherspoon and Karina Goia will play for singles titles Sunday at the Varner Invitational.</p> <p>Witherspoon defeated Flagler&rsquo;s Alexis Morris, 6-4-6-4, in the Flight D bracket semifinals. Goia beat Saint Leo&rsquo;s Anastasia Wagner in a third-set super tiebreaker, 6-2, 4-6, 10-6, in the A bracket semifinals.</p> <p>Nova Southeastern&rsquo;s Sabrina Keirberg beat Barry&rsquo;s Elisabeth Abanda, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7, in the A semifinals. Saint Leo&rsquo;s Maria Benkirane defeated Barry&rsquo;s Kimmy Twelker, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8, in the Flight B semifinals.</p> <p>Both of the Bucs&rsquo; doubles teams advanced to the A bracket title match, setting up an all-Barry final. Abanda and Twelker won by injury default over Rollins&rsquo; Shannon Etten and Johanna Olsson in one semifinal. Goia and Blanka Szavay &nbsp;won easily over Lynn&rsquo;s Rosalie Willig and Grace Mpassy-Zoumba, 8-1, in the other semifinal.</p> <p>Szavay defeated Rollins&rsquo; Taylor Brown, 6-2, 6-0, in the consolation bracket.</p> <p>Championship matches are scheduled for Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.rollinssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19500&amp;ATCLID=209689560" target="_blank">VARNER INVITATIONAL</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25119Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19:46:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Abanda, Goia on to Varner Semis<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25114___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis players Karina Goia and Elisabeth Abanda both advanced to the semifinals of the Flight A singles draw at the Varner Invitational Friday at Rollins College.</p> <p>Abanda defeated Flagler&rsquo;s Thaisa Pereira, 6-1, 6-0, in the first round. She advanced to the semifinals when Rollins&rsquo; Shannon Etten defaulted in the quarterfinals.</p> <p>Goia, who received an opening-round bye, beat Rollins&rsquo; Johanna Olsson, 6-1, 6-1, in the quarterfinals.</p> <p>In the Flight B bracket, Barry&rsquo;s Kimmy Twelker beat Rollins&rsquo; Katie Wookey, 6-1, 6-0, in the quarterfinals. Barry&rsquo;s Blanka Szavay lost to Lynn&rsquo;s Martina Gledacheva, 6-3, 6-2, in the quarters. Both of the Buccaneers received first-round byes.</p> <p>In doubles play, Szavay and Goia were 8-2 winners over Rollins&rsquo; Fabiana Vitanza and Zoe Monque in the Flight A bracket. Twelker and Abanda beat Saint Leo&rsquo;s Anastasia Wagner and Maria Benkirane, 8-1, in their first match in the A doubles bracket.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Jasi Witherspoon received a first-round bye in the D singles bracket.</p> <p>Play continues through Sunday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.rollinssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19500&amp;ATCLID=209689560" target="_blank">VARNER INVITATIONAL</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25114Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:15:00 GMTJoin Us: Women’s Tennis National Championship Ring Ceremony<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25074___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>Darlene A. Kluka, PhD, DPhil, Dean, School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences and Michael L. Covone, Director of Athletics request your presence at the</p> <h2><strong>Women&rsquo;s Tennis National Championship Ring Ceremony <br /></strong></h2> <p>Monday, October 13, 2014 | 4:30 pm<br />The Atrium at R. Kirk Landon Student Union<em> (<a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/fans/campus-map.html">campus map</a>)<br /></em>Barry University<br />11300 NE 2nd Avenue<br />Miami, FL 33161</p> <p><em>(<a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/fans/location.html">Driving Directions</a>)</em></p> <p><strong>RSVP requested by Friday, October 10<br /></strong>Contact Bridget Stallworth at 305.899.3863 or <a href="mailto:bstallworth@barry.edu">bstallworth@barry.edu</a></p> <p>We look forward to celebrating our championship with you!</p> <p><br />If you cannot make it to campus, the event will be streamed live on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network at the following link:</p> <p><a href="http://portal.stretchinternet.com/barry/">http://portal.stretchinternet.com/barry/</a> </p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25074Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:26:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Onila, Fritschken Win ITA Region Doubles Title<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25070___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAKELAND, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis players Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/United States Tennis Association NCAA Division II South Region Championships at Florida Southern Monday.</p> <p>It is the second straight year the Bucs doubles team won the title. They now advance to the ITA Small College Championships Oct. 9-12 at Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumpter, S.C.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m extremely happy that Emma and Linda were able to win the tournament again, and now they get to play in the national tournament,&rdquo; Barry coach Avi Kigel said.</p> <p>Seeded second, Fritschken and Onila beat Lynn&rsquo;s third-seeded Valentine Confalonieri and Martina Gledacheva, 8-6, in the semifinals. In the finals, the Buccaneers duo took down Florida Southern&rsquo;s sixth-seeded Magda Riutort and Mirka Mensikova, 8-1.</p> <p>&ldquo;They played a very tough Lynn team,&rdquo; Kigel said.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s tandem went into a break up 5-2. Lynn's pair battled back to tie it, 5-5. But the Bucs pair won three of the next four games to advance to the finals.</p> <p>&ldquo;They really, really fought hard,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;They have this special connection between the two of them. They know one another, and they&rsquo;re helping one another.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Ana Pain and Sonja Larsen had to default in the semifinals due to Pain&rsquo;s academic commitment.</p> <p>Larsen and Onila lost in the semifinals of the singles bracket. Larsen, seeded fourth, fell to top seed Valentine Confalonieri, of Lynn, 6-4, 4-6, 11-9, in a thrilling singles semifinal match. Onila, the second seed, lost to third-seeded Monika Kochanova, of West Florida, 5-7, 6-4, 10-8, in another compelling semifinal battle.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very happy with Sonja&rsquo;s performance,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;It was a great performance for her. She played a great semifinal against the No. 1 player in the country. A great start, and she can only get better.</p> <p>&ldquo;Emma had an even tougher road. Probably didn&rsquo;t play her best tennis this tournament, but was able to sustain herself. (In the match against Kochanova), West Florida just got a couple of breaks, and it just went her way. That's how it is in super tiebreakers. Overall, it was a good tournament for her. She played a lot of matches.&rdquo;</p> <p>All four of Barry&rsquo;s players who competed at the South Region Championships advanced to semifinals in singles or doubles.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are in a really good position with all four of them,&rdquo; Kigel said.</p> <p>Barry will compete in the Varner Invitational Friday through Sunday in Winter Park, Fla.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25070Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:32:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Larsen, Onila in South Region Final 4<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25063___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAKELAND, Fla. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s Sonja Larsen and Emma Onila remain in the hunt for the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division II South Region Championships women&rsquo;s singles tournament title.</p> <p>Larsen, a freshman from Verden, Germany, beat Michelle Fischer of Valdosta State, 6-1, 6-0, in the quarterfinals Sunday. Onila, a junior from Twin Falls, Idaho, beat Rosie Willig of Lynn, 6-4, 6-4, in the quarters.</p> <p>Barry senior Linda Fritschken, a senior from Berlin, Germany, lost to West Florida&rsquo;s Monika Kochanova, 6-2, 3-6, 10-6, in the quarters.</p> <p>Larsen&rsquo;s semifinal match with top-seeded Val Confalonieri was halted by rain Sunday, as was Onila&rsquo;s match with Kochanova.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila defeated Palm Beach Atlantic&rsquo;s Valerila Nagoviticina and Veena Vasquez, 8-3, in the doubles quarterfinals. Barry&rsquo;s Ana Pain and Larsen were 8-2 winners over Lynn&rsquo;s Alina Jane and Willig to advance to the semifinals.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila will meet Confalonieri and Martina Gledacheva of Lynn in the semis. Pain and Larsen play Florida Southern&rsquo;s Magda Riutort and Miroslava Mensikova.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25063Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:11:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Trio Advances to ITA Quarters<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25057___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAKELAND, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis players Sonja Larsen, Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken all moved into the singles quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/United States Tennis Association NCAA Division II South Region Championships at Florida Southern Saturday.</p> <p>Larsen beat Tampa&rsquo;s Kelsey Matthews, 6-1, 6-0 in the Round of 16. She and Ana Pain also advanced to the doubles quarterfinals after recording an 8-1 win over Nova Southeastern&rsquo;s Irina Constantinide and Alex Johansson.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila won their first singles matches after receiving a bye in the opening round. Fritschken defeated Palm Beach Atlantic&rsquo;s Yoanna Pershev, 6-1, 6-3. Onila beat Taylor Brown of Rollins, 6-1, 6-1. In the Round of 16, Onila was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Valdosta State&rsquo;s Jennifer Rink. Fritschen beat VSU&rsquo;s Joanna Lario to reach the quarters.</p> <p>Pain lost to top-seeded Valentine Confalonieri, of Lynn, 4-6, 6-2, 10-7, in the third round.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila were 8-0 winners over Tampa&rsquo;s Kristen Mee and Matthews in their first doubles match after receiving an opening round bye.</p> <p><a href="http://fscmocs.com/page.asp?articleID=1753" target="_blank">ITA SOUTH REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25057Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:40:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Inflict Some 'Pain' at ITA Regional<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25055___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAKELAND, Fla. &ndash; Barry women's tennis player Ana Pain had a great start to the USTA/ITA South Region Championships Friday at Florida Southern.</p> <p>Pain defeated Kayla Hergott of Florida Tech, 6-0, 6-2, in the first round of singles play. She also beat Saint Leo's Coralie Pesenti, 6-0, 6-4, in the second round.</p> <p>Pain and newcomer Sonja Larsen were 8-1 doubles winners over Florida Tech's Natasha Vucevic and Chloe Chanley, 8-1.</p> <p>Larsen defeated West Florida's Nina Bubelova, 6-3, 6-1, after receiving a first round bye.</p> <p>Rain wiped out the rest of Friday's play, but will resume Saturday morning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fscmocs.com/page.asp?articleID=1753" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10px;">BRACKETS</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25055Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:27:00 GMTTennis Seasons Begin at South Region Championships<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/25038___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LAKELAND, Fla. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s tennis teams will begin the fall seasons Friday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Championships hosted by Florida Southern College.</p> <p>On the men&rsquo;s side, 12 schools from the South are competing, while 14 women&rsquo;s schools will be represented in the singles and doubles tournament. The tournament, as part of the fall season, is based on individual results with no team scoring.</p> <p>Five women&rsquo;s players from Barry will compete, including Sonja Larsen, Linda Fritschken, Emma Onila and Ana Pain. Up to four women&rsquo;s players from each school are allowed to play singles.</p> <p>Six Buccaneers men&rsquo;s players are entered in the tournament, including Ahmed Triki, Fabian Groetsch, Kevin Sielmann, Nico Dreer, Franco Echenique and Fabian Pronnet. A maximum of six men&rsquo;s singles players per school are allowed to participate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fscmocs.com/page.asp?articleID=1753" target="_blank">ITA SOUTH REGIONAL HOMEPAGE</a></p> <p>Follow the Bucs on Twitter at @gobarrybucs -- <a href="https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs">https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook at gobarrybucs -- <a href="https://www.facebook.com/gobarrybucs">https://www.facebook.com/gobarrybucs</a></p> <p>Like us on Instagram at @gobarrybucs -- <a href="http://instagram.com/gobarrybucs ">http://instagram.com/gobarrybucs </a></p> <p>Sign up for escores game results alerts at: <a href="https://www.barry.edu/athletics/fans/e-scores.html">https://www.barry.edu/athletics/fans/e-scores.html</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=25038Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:48:00 GMTGoBarryBucs Seeking Social Media Milestone Marks<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24943___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University athletics is calling out to you to join the GoBarryBucs social media movement.</p> <p>In other words, follow the Buccaneers at GoBarryBucs.</p> <p>Barry is expanding its social media coverage in 2014-15, and reaching for new milestone marks. Already this year, GoBarryBucs Facebook followers exceeded 2,000. Now we&rsquo;re shooting for 3,000.</p> <p>@GoBarryBucs Twitter followers are nearing 1,000. This month, the Bucs will give away a GoBarryBucs gift to the 1,000<sup>th</sup> follower on Twitter if GoBarryBucs reaches that milestone before the end of September. Barry will also award the 3,000<sup>th</sup> follower on Facebook with a GoBarryBucs gift if Barry secures its 3,000th follower by the end of the academic year in May 2015.</p> <p>Winners will be notified through social media, and must be present at a Barry athletic event thereafter to claim their GoBarryBucs gift.</p> <p>So get behind the Bucs and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Help the Bucs reach new #MilestoneMarks</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t forget, Barry also covers the Buccaneers on Instagram at @GoBarryBucs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to follow Barry University athletics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at GoBarryBucs, and use the hashtag #GoBarryBucs</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow the Bucs on Twitter at @gobarrybucs -- <a href="https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs">https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook at gobarrybucs -- <a href="https://www.facebook.com/gobarrybucs">https://www.facebook.com/gobarrybucs</a></p> <p>Like us on Instagram at @gobarrybucs -- <a href="http://instagram.com/gobarrybucs">http://instagram.com/gobarrybucs</a></p> <p>Sign up for escores game results alerts at: <a href="https://www.barry.edu/athletics/fans/e-scores.html">https://www.barry.edu/athletics/fans/e-scores.html</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24943Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:55:00 GMTKnight Joins Buccaneer Administration As Assistant AD<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24935___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla.&mdash;Amanda Knight has been named the assistant director of athletics for compliance and special events, director of athletics Michael L. Covone announced today.</p> <p>Previously the senior woman administrator at Texas A&amp;M-Kingsville, Knight brings plenty of experience to the Buccaneers.</p> <p>Knight joined the Javelina athletic department in March 2011 and was named the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics and Compliance/SWA in August of 2013.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Knight played a key role in the Javelina SAAC winning a second straight Lone Star Conference SAAC Cup in 2011. She organized the 2011 LSC SAAC Summer Retreat that was hosted in Kingsville.<br /> <br /> Knight worked in the academic and compliance areas of athletics at the NCAA Division I level from 2007-11 at both Grambling State University and Campbell. At Campbell University, she was the assistant director for academic services and compliance. At Grambling, she was compliance assistant in 2007-08.</p> <p>She earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in sport management from Georgia Southern University and a master of science in intercollegiate athletic administration from California University of Pennsylvania.<br /> <br /> Knight worked extensively with the academic services at Campbell. She monitored the Academic Center, assisted with the Life Skills Program, supervised the Community Service Program, served as administrative liaison for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and assisted with the First Year Experience Class.<br /> <br /> Knight has also been very involved in a number of volunteer organizations including Operation In As Much and Relay for Life.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24935Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:34:00 GMTMaehama Named Finalist For NCAA Woman of the Year<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24931___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>INDIANPOLIS&mdash;Barry&rsquo;s Akemi Maehama was named as a Top-30 finalist in the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Competition. Maehama becomes the ninth Buccaneer to become a finalist for the award, the most among schools in all divisions.</p> <p>From an original pool of 446 nominees, the list was pared down to 130 conference honorees. From there, 10 women were selected from each of the three divisions make up the top 30, spanning various NCAA sports. &nbsp;Of the original 446, 205 competed in Division I, 75 competed in Division II, and 166 competed in Division III athletics.</p> <p>The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award: outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.</p> <p><img style="border: 2px solid black;" src="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/images/2014_WOTY-Top30_infographic.jpg" alt="Top 30 infographic" width="760" height="428" /></p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very honored to be representing Barry University as a student-athlete for the NCAA Woman of the Year award,&rdquo; Maehama said. &ldquo;It keeps me on my feet, knowing that I have to focus on the road ahead. I know that I still have to keep going, but I am extremely grateful to know that I have been selected as one of the top 30 candidates in the country.&rdquo;</p> <p>A top student, Maehama, who recently won an NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship, graduated from Barry in May with a degree in physical education. She carried a 3.91 GPA. In eight semesters, she was named to Barry&rsquo;s President&rsquo;s List (4.0 GPA) five times. She was an ITA Scholar All-American all four years and twice named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America team.</p> <p>&ldquo;I feel really lucky and blessed. I want to thank God for giving me a chance to be a part of this,&rdquo; Maehama said. &ldquo;I want to thank everyone who helped me through my undergraduate and athletic playing years, be it coaches, staff, faculty, friends and family. Attending Barry University was the best choice I could&rsquo;ve made as it relates to my academic endeavors.&rdquo;</p> <p>Maehama completed her eligibility in the spring by helping the No. 1-ranked Buccaneers win the NCAA Division II National Championship, her second with the program. She finished her career as Barry&rsquo;s all-time singles leader in winning percentage at .940. Maehama went 47-3 in her four years with the Bucs, having also been a part of a national championship team as a freshman.</p> <p>In addition to her athletic and academic accomplishments, she was very active in community service. She earned the Sister Jeanne O&rsquo;Laughlin Service Award at Barry&rsquo;s 30<sup>th</sup> Annual Athletic Awards Banquet. Vice-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, she has been very active in coordinating, leading and participating in the service initiatives for the women&rsquo;s tennis team. In addition to working at Camillus House on a regular basis, she participated in Miami Shores Community Day, Gobble Wobble 5K, Community Fest, Light the Night Walk, the holiday party for H.A.N.D.Y., MLK Day of Service and the Buc Walk Challenge. She conducted tennis clinics for Japanese. Her biggest project was an initiative to end hunger called Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor is the largest international relief agency in the United States.</p> <p>&ldquo;These women are perfect examples of NCAA student-athletes succeeding on the field, in the classroom and in life,&rdquo; said Gloria Nevarez, NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee chair and senior associate commissioner for the Pac-12 Conference. &ldquo;We are impressed by their outstanding achievements, and no matter the paths they take after college, we are confident that they will continue to lead their peers for many years to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>In late September, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award.&nbsp; The 2014 Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 19.</p> <p>&ldquo;I wish all the competitors the best of luck as I know there are a lot of great candidates remaining for this award,&rdquo; Maehama said. &ldquo;I look forward to meeting them in Indianapolis.&rdquo;</p> <p>Below are all 30 finalists, with the Top 10 from NCAA Division II highlighted in red.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr bgcolor="#000066"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Name</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Div</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Conference</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>School</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Sport(s)</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Alexa</strong> <strong>Baltes</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>College Conference of Illinois &amp; Wisconsin</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Illinois Wesleyan University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Basketball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Marisa</strong> <strong>Bast</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Big Ten Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Northwestern University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Softball</p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#AC1A2F"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Lauren</strong> <strong>Battista</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Northeast-10 Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Bentley University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Basketball</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Courtney</strong> <strong>Benson</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Independent</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Hamline University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Gymnastics</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Colleen</strong> <strong>Bouchard</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>College of Saint Benedict</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Basketball, Soccer</p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Deanne</strong> <strong>Bradshaw</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Great Midwest Athletic Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Cedarville University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Soccer</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Megan</strong> <strong>Buja</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf.</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>University of Maryland Eastern Shore</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Bowling</p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Ellen</strong> <strong>Chambers</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sunshine State Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Lynn University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Golf</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Kelly</strong> <strong>Comolli</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Big East Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Georgetown University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Basketball, Tennis</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Abbey</strong> <strong>D'Agostino</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>The Ivy League</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Dartmouth College</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Christina</strong> <strong>Dorismond</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Southern Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Furman University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Volleyball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Christina</strong> <strong>Epps</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf.</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Coppin State University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Paige</strong> <strong>Gooch</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>North Coast Athletic Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>DePauw University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Golf</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Alyssa</strong> <strong>Hasslen</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Pac-12 Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>University of Arizona</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Megan Light</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>University Athletic Association</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Emory University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Softball</p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Akemi Maehama</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sunshine State Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Barry University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Tennis</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Agostina Moran</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Great American Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">East Central University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Tennis</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Rachel Murray</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Heartland Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">St. Edward's University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Soccer</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Elizabeth Nichols</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Philadelphia University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Lacrosse</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Chiney Ogwumike</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Pac-12 Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Stanford University</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Basketball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Chelsea Oswald</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Southeastern Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>University of Kentucky</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Lara Pantlin</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>USA South Athletic Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Meredith College</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Cross Country</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Lauren Robenalt</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>American Southwest Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>The University of Texas at Tyler</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Softball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Rachel Sadowski</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Old Dominion Athletic Conf.</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>Lynchburg College</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Soccer</p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Jackie Sileo</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">East Coast Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Long Island University/LIU Post</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Lacrosse</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Krista Stoltz</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Upper Midwest Athletic Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>University of Northwestern-St. Paul</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Volleyball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Elizabeth Tucker</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>I</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Atlantic Coast Conference</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>University of Notre Dame</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Soccer</p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Bailey Vrazel</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Lone Star Conference</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Texas Woman's University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Softball</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Danielle Williams </strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">II</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Johnson C. Smith University</span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>Olivia Zitoli</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="46"> <p>III</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="296"> <p>Liberty League</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="197"> <p>William Smith College</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="139"> <p>Soccer</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24931Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:28:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Begin Fall Season Sept. 26<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24930___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team will open the fall season at the three-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals in Lakeland, Florida, Friday Sept. 26.</p> <p>The Buccaneers, who captured the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship, will compete in four events during the fall individual season.</p> <p>Barry will also play in the Varner Invitational Oct. 3-5 in Winter Park, Fla., the Grizzly Open in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Oct. 17-19, and the FIU Fall Invitational Oct. 31-Nov. 2.</p> <p>During the fall season, players compete as individuals and not for team purposes.</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/schedule-and-results/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">FALL SCHEDULE</span></a></strong></span></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24930Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:18:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Maehama Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24909___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Former Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis player Akemi Maehama was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. She received a $7,500 award.</p> <p>&ldquo;I cannot think of a better way to thank everyone who helped me through my college years, my coaches, staff, faculty, friends, family,&rdquo; Maehama said. &ldquo;This award is really meaningful to me. It helps me boost my confidence in my graduate classes. Not everyone receives this award, so I want to put forth my maximum effort to move towards my dream.&rdquo;</p> <p>Maehama, who completed her eligibility in the spring by helping the No. 1-ranked Buccaneers win the NCAA Division II National Championship. She finished her career as Barry&rsquo;s all-time singles leader in winning percentage at .940. Maehama went 47-3 in her four years with the Bucs, having been a part of a national championship team as a freshman.</p> <p>She will use the scholarship to pursue a master&rsquo;s in sport management at Barry, while potentially exploring a dual degree in business administration. She completed her undergrad studies in May, receiving a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in physical education with a 3.91 grade point average.</p> <p>&nbsp;Maehama is one of 29 student-athletes nationwide among the NCAA&rsquo;s three divisions, including five women&rsquo;s tennis players awarded the scholarship.</p> <p>&ldquo;First of all, I cannot believe that I was chosen,&rdquo; Maehama said. &ldquo;I just do whatever I have to make things better for myself and other people. If you are a positive person, you attract positive energy.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24909Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:46:00 GMTFollow GoBarryBucs on Social Media<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24865___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University athletics is weeks away from the start of the 2014-15 season.</p> <p>This year, the Buccaneers want to increase their following on social media sites. Beginning with preseason camp for fall sports, www.GoBarryBucs.com and our social media sites will feature the Bucs as they prepare for the upcoming seasons.</p> <p>Barry's first home athletic contest of the 2014-15 academic year is the women's soccer team's game vs. Lee at Buccaneer Field on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. The men's soccer team opens at home Wednesday, Sept. 10 vs. Johnson &amp; Wales at 7 p.m. Volleyball opens at home Friday, Sept. 19 vs. Eckerd at 7 p.m. in the Health &amp; Sports Center.&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow the Bucs on Twitter at @gobarrybucs --&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs">https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook at gobarrybucs --&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/gobarrybucs">https://www.facebook.com/gobarrybucs</a></p> <p>Like us on Instagram at gobarrybucs --&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/gobarrybucs">http://instagram.com/gobarrybucs</a></p> <p>Remember to use the hashtag #GoBarryBucs with all your social media posts.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24865Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:32:00 GMTBarry Women's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team <img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24806___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Barry University women's tennis team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team and five Buccaneers received Scholar All-American honors Friday.</p> <p>The Buccaneers, who won the NCAA Division II National Championship, had a 3.35 grade point average for the 2013-14 academic year. ITA All-Academic Team honors are given to teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better for all players who dotted the roster at any point during the academic year.</p> <p>Five Buccaneers players earned Scholar All-American honors, including senior Akemi Maehama, junior Linda Fritschken, sophomore Karina Goia and freshmen Ana Pain and Maria Medeiros. Individuals must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better and be enrolled at the institution for at least two semesters.</p> <p>Maehama had a 4.0 while completing her undergraduate teaching internship. Fritschken also had a 4.0 in broadcast journalism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Academic-Awards/2014_Women_s_Div__II_Academic_Awards.htm" target="_blank">ITA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24806Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:02:00 GMT72 Buccaneers Named To the 2014 SSC Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24774___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; A record number 956 student-athletes were named to the Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner&rsquo;s Honor Roll for the 2014 spring semester, it was announced Friday by Commissioner Ed Pasque. A total of 133 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the spring semester.</p> <p>Barry University placed 72 on the list, including four with perfect 4.0 GPAs: Linda Fritschken and Akemi Maehama from women&rsquo;s tennis and Jackie Perez and Ines Kerin from women&rsquo;s basketball.</p> <p>The total topped the 799 student-athletes named to the Spring SSC Commissioner&rsquo;s Honor Roll in 2012.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Our student-athletes continue to prove themselves in the classroom year after year,&rdquo; Commissioner Pasque said. &ldquo;With the increase in the total number of student-athletes on the Commissioner&rsquo;s Honor Roll this year, it again shows the hard work and dedication they are putting in the classroom.&rdquo;</p> <p>To be eligible for the Spring SSC Commissioner&rsquo;s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s basketball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s swimming, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s golf, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s tennis, women&rsquo;s rowing, baseball, softball, and men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s lacrosse were eligible for the honor roll.</p> <p>In the fall, a record number 471 student-athletes from the sports of men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s cross country, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s soccer and volleyball were named to the fall honor roll. A total of 70 fall recipients earned 4.0 GPAs.</p> <p>During the 2013-14 academic year, a total of 1,427 student-athletes were named to the SSC Commissioner&rsquo;s Honor Roll. A total of 203 earned 4.0 GPAs.</p> <p>Having won 87 Division II National Championships, the SSC&rsquo;s student-athletes have proven to be successful in the classroom. For the seventh-straight year, the SSC led all 24 Division II conferences with an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent.</p> <p>The list of all Buccaneers is below.</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr bgcolor="#ac1a2f"> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Name</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Sport</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Major</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Magne Fivelstad</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Nicolai Ostbye</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Exercise Physiology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Derrick Bolanos</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Computer Information Science</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Matt Gamberoni</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Exercise Physiology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>* Ines Kerin</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Physical Education/Coaching</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>* Jackie Perez</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Education</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Colette Eule</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Biology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Monique Plummer</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Pre-Law</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Ella Ramonas</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Nursing</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Lynae Richardson</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Psychology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Amari Bradshaw</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Athletic Training</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Ashley Lutz</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Emily Schahczinski</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Education</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Frank Gonzalez</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Computer Information Science</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Nate Greve</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Joe Iorio</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Ramon Valdez</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Exercise Physiology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Billy Atkins</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Computer Information Science</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Adrian Benitez</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Criminology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Tony Borges</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Luis Deville</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Accounting</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Mike Diaz</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Tyler Kellmann</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Criminology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Sheehan Planas-Arteaga</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Baseball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>English</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Kristina Boncheva</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Rosie Boncheva</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Psychology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Paola Girotto</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Marketing</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Jelena Momirov</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Chemistry</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Luna Ugrenovic</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Psychology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Mandy Carper</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Biology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Angela Dasch</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Anais Foppoli</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Monika Kaminska</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Psychology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Lulu Mariscal</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Social Work</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Samantha McKenzie</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Criminology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Miriam Zaga</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Rowing</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Exercise Physiology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Berry Jole</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Patrick Murray</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Scott Smyers</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Jared Dalga</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Marcelo Huarte</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Accounting</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;John Yu</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Maria Paola Fiorio</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>International Business</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Paola Grande</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>English</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Eiken Hansen</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Carolina Heredia</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Daniela Murray</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Francesca Perini</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Nancy Vergara</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Martina Bertuccioli</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Golf</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Art</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Lexi Corrente</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Accounting</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Christal Cruz</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Criminology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Cheyanne Head</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Biology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Anyelit Sequera</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Athletic Training</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Megan Copeland</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Camille Czarnecki</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Sport Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Kayla Ogle</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Psychology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Nicole Szelest</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Softball</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Eduardo Alfonzo</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Nico Dreer</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>International Business</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Fabian Groetsch</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Renato Lombardi</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Ahmed Triki</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Leo Vivas</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Finance</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Kevin Sielmann</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Men&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Management</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="144">&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="324">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>* Linda Fritschken</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Public Relations</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>* Akemi Maehama</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Physical Education</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Karina Goia</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>International Business</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Ana Pain</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Biology</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Maria Medeiros</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>International Business</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Elisabeth Abanda</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Marketing</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>&nbsp;Jasi Witherspoon</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="144"> <p>Women&rsquo;s Tennis</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="324"> <p>Exercise Physiology</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24774Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:08:00 GMTBarry Tops Spring Points In Director's Cup<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24772___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>CLEVELAND&mdash;For the second year in a row, the Barry Buccaneers are the kings (and queens) of spring in the Learfield Sports Director&rsquo;s cup.</p> <p>Barry finished 34<sup>th</sup> in the overall competition, but was first in the spring season thanks to outstanding campaigns by the men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s golf and tennis teams. Men&rsquo;s golf and women&rsquo;s tennis both captured the NCAA Division II National Championship, while women&rsquo;s golf finished second and men&rsquo;s tennis was tied for third.</p> <p>The Bucs posted 373 points in the spring (100 each for men&rsquo;s golf and women&rsquo;s tennis, 90 for women&rsquo;s golf and 83 for men&rsquo;s tennis), to top runner up Armstrong Atlantic&rsquo;s 361.5 points.</p> <p>Barry added 25 points in the fall from women&rsquo;s soccer and 25 in the winter from men&rsquo;s basketball, for a total of 423 points for the year. In the 18 years of the Director&rsquo;s Cup program, the Bucs have finished in the top 20 percent of NCAA Division II 16 times. Since 2009-10, they have ranked in the top five schools in spring season points all five years.</p> <p>The Learfield Sports Directors&rsquo; Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women&rsquo;s and seven men&rsquo;s.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24772Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:51:00 GMTWomen's Tennis' Goia Named Academic All-American<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24751___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis player Karina Goia was named a Third-Team Academic All-American as presented by Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America.</p> <p>Goia, an Arad, Romania, native, who completed her sophomore season with 16-1 singles and 23-4 doubles records, had a 3.9 in international business. She earned First-Team Academic All-District honors earlier this spring.&nbsp;</p> <p>Goia finished the year with a No. 16 national singles ranking, which earned her All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. She helped Barry win the NCAA Division II National Championship in May.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2014 Capital One</strong><br />Academic All-America &reg;<br />Women's At-Large Team<br />Division II</p> <p><strong>FIRST TEAM</strong><br />Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major<br />Golf Jessica Bradley Lynn Jr. Bishops Nympton, England 3.88 Sports Management<br />Field Hockey Lindsay Brown Slippery Rock Sr. Mountain Top, Pa. 3.95 Biochemistry / Pre-Pharmacy<br />Golf Ellen Chambers Lynn Sr. Petrie, Australia 4.00 International Relations<br />Lacrosse Maia Czarnecki Limestone Sr. Oswego, N.Y. 4.00 Biology / Chemistry<br />Swimming Kristin Day Clarion Jr. Reynoldsville, Pa. 4.00 Chemistry<br />Swimming Valerie Dembny (2) (@) Wingate Sr. Bremen, Germany 3.92 Elementary Education<br />Swimming Clarissa Enslin (1) California (Pa.) Sr. Dalview, South Africa 3.99 Geology<br />Tennis Sabine Goge (2) Florida Southern Sr. Cesis, Latvia 3.98 Finance<br />Lacrosse Katie Hammerer Florida Southern Sr. California, Md. 4.00 Graphic Design<br />Golf Jenny Konop (1) Indianapolis Sr. Green Bay, Wis. 3.95 Biology<br />Swimming Danielle Lyons Alaska Fairbanks Jr. Prince Albert, Sask. 3.95 Biological Sciences<br />Lacrosse Libby Nichols Philadelphia Sr. Ellicott City, Md. 3.92 Pre-Med Studies<br />Swimming Kelsey Nuhfer (1) (@) California (Pa.) Sr. Warren, Pa. 3.99 Communication Studies<br />Swimming Kayla Scott (1) Wayne State Sr. Rochester, Mich. 3.68 Psychology<br />Field Hockey Nancy Stehman (1) West Chester Sr. Lancaster, Pa. 3.98 Middle Grades &amp; Special Edu.<br /> <br /><strong>SECOND TEAM</strong><br />Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major<br />Golf Kendall Anderson Newman Jr. Houston, Texas 4.00 Sports Communications<br />Tennis Martina Bruzikova Northeastern State Sr. Poprad, Slovakia 3.91 Business Administration<br />Lacrosse Devan Crimi Adelphi Sr. West Islip, N.Y. 3.70 Business Management<br />Swimming Kristin Diemer Queens (N.C.) Jr. Oak Ridge, N.C. 4.00 Finance<br />Swimming Emilee Gysegem Clarion Jr. Warren, Ohio 4.00 Business Management<br />Gymnastics Maria Hundley Seattle Pacific So. Littleton, Colo. 3.65 Psychology<br />Tennis Barbora Krtickova (3) Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Nove Mesto Nad Metuji,<br /> Czech Rep. 3.66 Health Science<br />Field Hockey Devin Ingersoll Stonehill Sr. Londonderry, N.H. 3.85 Environmental Science<br />Swimming Elly Maleski Wayne State So. Cedar, Mich. 3.86 Biomedical Engineering Honors<br />Swimming Allyson Mitidieri Indiana (Pa.) Sr. Cherry Hill, N.J. 3.61 Nutrition / Dietetics<br />Tennis Olivia Myers Catawba Sr. Lexington, N.C. 3.98 Biology<br />Lacrosse Jackie Sileo Liu Post Sr. Wantagh, N.Y. 3.68 Clinical Mental Health<br /> Counseling<br />Gymnastics Kai Tindall Seattle Pacific Sr. Brier, Wash. 3.74 Integrated Studies<br />Tennis Fanni Varga Southwest Baptist Jr. Budapest, Hungary 3.71 Management<br />Field Hockey Bre White Shippensburg Sr. Hummelstown, Pa. 3.62 Social Work<br /> <br /><strong>THIRD TEAM</strong><br />Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major<br />Tennis Fernanda Amaral West Florida Jr. Curitiba, Brazil 3.93 Business Management<br />Swimming Lisa Bero Tampa Sr. South Windsor, Conn. 3.81 History/Government &amp; World<br /> Affairs<br />Ice Hockey Kendra Broad Lindenwood Jr. Petrolia, Ontario 4.00 Exercise Science<br />Golf, Lacrosse Phoebe Clark S. New Hampshire Sr. Concord, N.H. 3.96 Business Administration<br />Gymnastics Courtney Cochefski Texas Woman's Univ. Sr. Chicago, Ill. 3.92 Communication Science<br />Lacrosse Megan Collins Le Moyne Sr. Baldwinsville, N.Y. 3.85 Mathematics<br />Lacrosse Danica Cutshall (3) Regis Sr. Lakeville, Minn. 3.98 Neuroscience<br />Golf Domi DiNallo Colorado St.-Pueblo Sr. Elephant Butte, N.M. 3.97 Sociology<br />Lacrosse Jenelle Fortunato Limestone Sr. Vestal, N.Y. 3.97 Biology/Chemistry<br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Tennis Karina Goia Barry So. Arad, Romania 3.90 International Business</strong></span><br />Ice Hockey Nicole Hensley Lindenwood So. Lakewood, Colo. 4.00 Exercise Science<br />Skiing Alyson McPhetres (3) Alaska Fairbanks Jr. Chugiak, Alaska 3.91 Spanish/Geological<br /> Engineering<br />Swimming Anna Pleban S. Connecticut State Sr. Seymour, Conn. 3.88 Exercise Science<br />Lacrosse Miranda Polaski Post Jr. Agawam, Mass. 3.98 Biology<br />Tennis Mariana Rong St. Mary's (Texas) Jr. Jinan, China 3.95 Biology/Chemistry<br /> <br /><strong>Academic All-America&reg; of the Year:</strong> Kristin Day, Clarion<br /> <br />(1) - Capital One Academic All-America&reg; Division II First Team in 2013<br />(2) - Capital One Academic All-America&reg; Division II Second Team in 2013<br />(3) - Capital One Academic All-America&reg; Division II Third Team in 2013<br />(@) - Capital One Academic All-America&reg; Division II Third Team in 2012</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24751Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:06:00 GMTWomen's Tennis No. 1 in Final ITA Poll<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24727___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Barry University women's tennis team finished the season with the No. 1 ranking in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.</p> <p>The Buccaneers went 28-1 to win the NCAA Division II National Championship.</p> <p>Sophomore Emma Onila finished the year with the No. 5 singles ranking in the country. She went 11-4, which included an 8-4 record against ranked opponents. Onila earned All-American honors. The top 20 ranked singles players in the nation receive All-American acclaim.</p> <p>Sophomore Karina Goia finished the season ranked 16th in singles. She went 16-1 to earn All-American honors.</p> <p>Junior Linda Fritschken was ranked No. 19, following an 18-3 season that culminated with a win over an opponent who finished with the No. 11 national ranking in the NCAA Championship match. Fritschken also received All-American honors.</p> <p>Sophomore Kimmy Twelker and freshman Ana Pain finished the year with the No. 6 doubles ranking to earn All-American acclaim. Twelker and Pain went 19-6 in pairs play, which included an 11-5 mark at the No. 1 flight. The top 10 ranked doubles teams receive All-American honors.</p> <p>Onila and Fritschken capped the year with a No. 8 ranking to earn All-American distinction. Onila and Fritschken went 20-2 with a 12-0 record at the No. 2 spot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2013-2014_NCAA_Division_II_Women_s_Rankings/Division_II_Women_s_Final_National_Rankings_-_May_28__2014.htm" target="_blank">FINAL ITA RANKINGS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24727Wed, 28 May 2014 19:00:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Wins National Championship<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24704___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. &ndash; For Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team, it doesn&rsquo;t get any better than this.</p> <p>No. 1 Barry beat No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic, 5-4, in the NCAA Division II Championship match at Sanlando Park Saturday. It was the Buccaneers&rsquo; second national title in the program&rsquo;s history, and the school&rsquo;s 12<sup>th</sup> overall.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lxkTy2wST6k" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/56Th-FWS8fo" frameborder="10" align="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an amazing feeling,&rdquo; Barry sixth-year coach Avi Kigel said. &ldquo;It wasn&rsquo;t easy. They pushed us to the limit.&rdquo;</p> <p>This championship wasn&rsquo;t short on dramatics. In fact, even after sweeping doubles play, the Bucs (28-1) were pushed to the edge before Kimmy Twelker pulled out a third-set tiebreaker at No. 6 singles to clinch the title in Barry&rsquo;s third trip to championship match. Barry also won the 2011 title.</p> <p>It was the second time the Bucs beat the Pirates (28-2) by a 5-4 score this season, but this one was worth every bit the price of admission.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s No. 7-ranked doubles team of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken secured the Bucs&rsquo; first point when they beat No. 8 Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa, 8-4, at No. 2 pairs. Sixth-ranked Ana Pain and Twelker knocked off No. 1 Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova, 8-6, at the top spot. It was the second time this year Twelker and Pain beat the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the country.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Blanka Szavay and Karina Goia survived a battle at No. 3, beating Clara Perez and Carolina Prats-Milan, 9-7, to complete the pairs sweep.</p> <p>&ldquo;We knew that doubles would be crucial,&rdquo; said Fritschken, who went 25-3 in pairs play this season. &ldquo;All of us fought so hard. To have a 3-0 lead after doubles gives you so much confidence.&rdquo;</p> <p>Armstrong cut the gap to 3-1 when 10<sup>th</sup>-ranked Krtickova handed ninth-ranked Goia her first loss of the season, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 2 singles. Perez, ranked 38<sup>th</sup> in the nation, was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Elisabeth Abanda at No. 5. That pulled the Pirates within 3-2.</p> <p>Fritschken, the No. 23-ranked player in the country, gutted out a 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 win over the 15<sup>th</sup>-ranked Hacke at No. 3 singles to pull Barry within a match of clinching, 4-2. But second-ranked Filipovski recovered from double match point down to beat seventh-ranked Onila, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1, at the top flight.</p> <p>Prats-Milan, the 28<sup>th</sup>-ranked player in the nation, defeated Pain, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, at No. 4 in another back-and-forth battle. That left one match in progress to decide the title.</p> <p>&ldquo;I really didn&rsquo;t know what was going to happen,&rdquo; said Kigel, the National Coach of the Year. &ldquo;We just kept fighting. We believed in our players. Just incredible heart in all of them.&rdquo;</p> <p>Twelker appeared to be headed to a straights sets victory at No. 6 before Kalodzitsa rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker. After Kalodzitsa battled through nine deuces and five match points in the second set tiebreaker, Twelker fought like a champion in the third set, pulling out a 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-4) victory to give Barry the championship.</p> <p>&ldquo;We worked so hard for this moment,&rdquo; said Twelker, who went 15-0 in singles this year to tie Barbi Pocza's school record for single season winning percentage. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m so glad that we fought through this, and it all pays off today.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are the best team in the nation, and we deserved it.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0517.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vJHs4CWD-jQ" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zEQIaPiIYwo" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24704Sat, 17 May 2014 16:39:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Spears Sea Warriors in NCAA Semis<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24699___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team will compete for the NCAA Division II National Championship after beating Hawai'i Pacific, 5-1, in the semifinals Friday at Sanlando Park.</p> <p>The No. 1 Buccaneers (27-1)&nbsp; defeated the No. 5 Sea Warriors (18-7) for the second time this season to reach the title match for the first time since 2011. That year Barry won its first title, also at Sanlando Park.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/D44yz41edZw" frameborder="10" align="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Barry will play No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic (28-1) at 9 a.m. Saturday for the title. The Bucs beat the Pirates, 5-4, in February. Armstrong has knocked Barry out of the NCAA Tournament the last two years, having beaten the Bucs in the quarterfinals last season.</p> <p>Barry is making its third trip to the NCAA Championship match. The Bucs were runner-up to BYU-Hawaii in 2003, also in Altamonte Springs.</p> <p>"We're excited to be back," said Bucs assistant coach Maria Lopez, who has played or coached for all of Barry's teams that advanced to the NCAA title match.</p> <p>In Friday's semifinal match, Barry's No. 7-ranked Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken carved out an 8-3 win over Lorena Gheorghe and Magdalena Smejova at No. 2 doubles for the Bucs' first win. HPU's Vivian Hansen and Lea Kruse-Utermann beat Karina Goia and Blanka Szavay, 8-4, at No. 3 doubles to tie the match at 1-1.</p> <p>Barry's No. 6-ranked duo of Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain sent the Buccaneers into singles with a 2-1 lead after defeating No. 21 Karen Ramirez and Celina Goetti, 8-4, at the top flight.</p> <p>Onila, the seventh-ranked singles player in the country led 6-1, 2-0 when her opponent, the 21st-ranked Ramirez, retired at the No. 1 spot. That put Barry ahead, 3-1.</p> <p>Barry's Elisabeth Abanda won her team-leading 19th match of the season, beating Hansen, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 5 singles. Goia, the No. 9-ranked player in the country, won her first singles match since April 5, 6-4, 6-2 over Goetti to send the Bucs to the championship. Goia had not finished a postseason singles match this year.</p> <p>"It feels great that I could close the match," Goia said. "Today I got a little bit of my confidence back, so I'm happy."</p> <p>Ranked No. 23, Fritschken led Smejova, 6-2, 2-2, at No. 3 when Goia clinched. Pain won a first set tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-1), before dropping the first three games in the second set in her No. 4 match against Gheorghe. Twelker dropped the first set to Kruse-Utermann, 6-2, before ralling to win the second, 6-0, and take a 4-1 lead in the third.</p> <p>"We have been prepared, and try to prepare the girls as much as we can," Lopez said. "But none of them have been in this situation. It's a great feeling. We're very comfortable here. We're just excited to play here where we have some very good memories."</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0516.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tJTV7j9I0zY" frameborder="10" align="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lkidcC35_ho" frameborder="10" align="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24699Fri, 16 May 2014 13:04:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Goia Earns Academic All-District Honors<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24695___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University sophomore women's tennis player Karina Goia earned Capital One NCAA Division II At-Large Academic All-District honors as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.</p> <p>Goia, of Arad, Romania, has a 3.9 grade point average in international business.</p> <p>On the court, she is 15-0 in singles, and owns the No. 9 national ranking. She is 22-3 in doubles.</p> <p>She and the No. 1 Buccaneers advanced to Friday's 9 a.m. NCAA semifinals against No. 5 Hawai'i Pacific.</p> <p><br /><strong>CoSIDA Academic All-District 2013-14 Women's At-Large Team</strong><br /><strong>NCAA Division II</strong>&nbsp; <strong>District 5</strong> <br />Tennis &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sabine Goge &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Cesis, Latvia &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.98 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Finance<br />Tennis &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Fernanda Amaral &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;WEST FLORIDA, UNIVERSITY OF &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Curitiba, Brazil &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.93 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Business Management<br />Swimming &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Erin Plachy &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Magnolia, Texas &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.98 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Environmental Science<br />Lacrosse &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Katie Hammerer &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;California, Md. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;4.0 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Graphic Design<br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Tennis &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Karina Goia &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;BARRY UNIVERSITY &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;So. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Arad, Romania &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.9 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;International Business</span></strong><br />Golf &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ellen Chambers &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;LYNN UNIVERSITY &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Petrie, Australia &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;4.0 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;International Relations<br />Swimming &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Lisa Bero &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;South Windsor, Conn. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.81 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;History/Government and World Affairs<br />Golf &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jessica Bradley &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;LYNN UNIVERSITY &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Bishops Nympton, England &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.88 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sports Management<br />Tennis &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Kristina Huba &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FLORIDA TECH &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ascona, Switzerland &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.79 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chemistry<br />Crew (Women) &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Samantha McCuskey &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FLORIDA TECH &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jr. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;St. Petersburg, Fla. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;4.0 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chemical Engineering</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24695Fri, 16 May 2014 02:55:00 GMTNo. 1 Women's Tennis Blanks No. 21 Bearcats<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24691___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s No. 1-ranked women&rsquo;s tennis team secured a berth in the NCAA Division II semifinals after beating No. 21 Southwest Baptist, 5-0, in the quarterfinals Thursday at Sanlando Park.</p> <p>The Buccaneers (26-1) advance to Friday&rsquo;s 9 a.m. semifinals against No. 5 Hawai&rsquo;i Pacific (18-6). The Bearcats season came to a close at 23-4.</p> <p>Barry will be making its fourth trip to the semifinals in the last five years.</p> <p>The Bucs No. 3 doubles team of Karina Goia and Blanka Szavay breezed to an 8-0 win over Andjela Panovski and Paula Carvajaleno for the first win of the day. Barry&rsquo;s No. 7-ranked duo of Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila also delivered a shutout, beating Mehak Singh and Lani Tuemmers, 8-0, at the No. 2 flight. Sixth-ranked Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain carved out an 8-6 victory over No. 10 Fanni Varga and Christina Zentai at No. 1 to send the Buccaneers into singles with a 3-0 match lead.</p> <p>Twelker continued her impressive singles play this season with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Zorana Jovanovic at No. 6 to put the Bucs up 4-0. Twelker improved to 14-0 this season.</p> <p>Elisabeth Abanda sealed the deal with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep Panovski at No. 5.</p> <p>Goia led Singh, 6-0, 3-3, at No. 2 singles when the match ended. Pain was a game away from closing out her No. 4 match with Tuemmers, having authored a 6-0, 5-1 lead.</p> <p>Seventh-ranked Onila trailed 18<sup>th</sup>-ranked Varga, 5-4, in the first set at No. 1 singles. No. 23-ranked Fritschken was down, 6-5, to Zentai at No. 3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0515.htm" target="_blank">&nbsp;BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24691Thu, 15 May 2014 12:25:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Cruises by Crimson Hawks<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24687___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team shut out Indiana Pennsylvania, 5-0, Wednesday in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Division II Championships at Sanlando Park.</p> <p>The No. 1 Buccaneers (25-1) advance to Thursday&rsquo;s 9 a.m. quarterfinals to play No. &nbsp;21 Southwest Baptist (23-3). The No. 42 Crimson Hawks&rsquo; season ended at 19-10.</p> <p>Barry swept the doubles without relinquishing a game. Seventh-ranked Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila recorded the first point with an 8-0 victory over Sophie Butland and Alanna McFail at No. 2. Blanka Szavay and Karina Goia blanked Ranvita Mahto and Rachel Wood, 8-0, at No. 3. Sixth-ranked Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain were 8-0 winners over Tanya Timko and Erika Schnaas at No. 1.</p> <p>Following roughly a half-hour delay for lightning after the completion of doubles, the Buccaneers picked up in singles where they left off in pairs play. All six of the Bucs won their first set in singles.</p> <p>Elisabeth Abanda&rsquo;s 6-1, 6-0 win over Mahto at No. 4 gave Barry a 4-0 lead. Fritschken, the No. 23-ranked player in the country, wrapped it up with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Schnaas at No. 3.</p> <p>Onila, ranked No. 7 in singles, was a game away from recording a win, having built a 6-1, 5-2 lead on 19<sup>th</sup>-ranked Timko at the top flight. Ninth-ranked Goia had a 6-1, 1-2 lead on Butland at No. 2. Senior Cristina Valladares was also a game away from capping her No. 5 match with Wood, leading 6-0, 5-2. Senior Akemi Maehama led McFail, 6-1, 2-1, at No. 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0514.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24687Wed, 14 May 2014 15:37:00 GMTKigel Named ITA Women's Tennis National Coach of Year<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24685___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Barry University women's tennis coach Avi Kigel was named the National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.</p> <p>Kigel also won the award in 2011.&nbsp;</p> <p>In his sixth year as head coach of the Buccaneers, Kigel has guided Barry to a 24-1 record and the No. 1 ranking in NCAA Division II. Barry's lone loss came to Division I North Florida, 5-4.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Buccaneers won the NCAA South Regional and Sunshine State Conference Tournament for the fifth straight year. They also claimed the first-ever SSC regular season title this season.</p> <p>Kigel was also the ITA South Region Coach of the Year, an honor he also won in 2013.</p> <p>Barry will open the NCAA Championships at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday against No. 42 Indiana (Pa.) in the Round of 16 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Follow the match via <a href="http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=53881" target="_blank">LIVE SCORING</a>.&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24685Tue, 13 May 2014 22:52:00 GMTWomen's Tennis: Kigel Named ITA South Region Coach of Year<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24666___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SKILLMAN, N.J. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis coach Avi Kigel was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Coach of the Year.</p> <p>It is the second straight year Kigel has received the honor.</p> <p>In his sixth season with the Buccaneers, Kigel has coached the team to a 24-1 record and No. 1 national ranking. Barry will be making its fifth straight trip to the NCAA Division II Championships, where it play No. 42 Indiana (Pa.) in the Round of 16 Wednesday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida.</p> <p>The Bucs won the NCAA South Region 1, Sunshine State Conference Tournament and regular season titles. It was their fifth straight SSC Tournament championship, and the first league regular season title. This was the first year the conference crowned a regular season champ.</p> <p>Follow the NCAA Championships via <a href="http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/central.php?tid=92&amp;theme=ncaa" target="_blank">LIVE SCORING</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/GoBarryBucs" target="_blank"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">@GoBarryBucs Twitter</span></strong></a> updates. The SSC will host the tennis championships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/ITA_Award_Winners/2014_ITA_Division_II_Award_Winners.htm" target="_blank">ITA AWARDS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24666Thu, 08 May 2014 14:25:00 GMTNo. 1 Women's Tennis Eliminates Argos, 5-1<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24641___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team beat the University of West Florida, 5-1, Sunday to capture the NCAA Division II South Region 1 championship at Buccaneer Tennis Center.</p> <p>The win sends the top-ranked Buccaneers (24-1) on to the NCAA Round of 16 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida, May 14-17. West Florida finished the season with a 24-5 record.</p> <p>The Bucs punched their ticket to the site of the national finals for the fifth straight year and 19<sup>th</sup> time overall. Barry, the top seed in the South Region, will play Indiana (Pa.) at 10:30 a.m. May 14.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Blanka Szavay and Karina Goia recorded the first win Sunday when they combined to beat the Argonauts No. 3 doubles team of Nina Bubelova and Fernanda Amaral, 8-2. Barry&rsquo;s No. 7-ranked duo of Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila spotted the Bucs a 2-0 lead with an 8-4 victory over Kat Dikosavljevic and Francesca Fanchin at No. 2.</p> <p>West Florida&rsquo;s fifth-ranked Monika Kochanova and Laure-Eline Faure won the most highly-contested match of the day, beating No. 6 Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain, 8-6, at the No. 1 flight. That sent Barry into singles, nursing a 2-1 lead.</p> <p>Tied 5-5, Twelker and Pain broke the Argos&rsquo; serve to take a 6-5 lead. Kochanova and Faure won the next game to square the match at 6-6. West Florida&rsquo;s duo won the following game to move within a game of closing out the match. With Twelker serving, Pain hit a baseline winner into the corner to give the Bucs a 40-30 lead, a point away of knotting the match at 7-7. But the Argos&rsquo; pair battled back to force five deuce points before a couple of Bucs errors gave West Florida the victory.</p> <p>Fritschken, who relishes the challenge of the postseason, was the first to finish in singles as the Buccaneers&rsquo; No. 23-ranked singles player in the nation walked over Bubelova, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3. That gave Barry a 3-1 lead. Fritschken moved within one win of a milestone 50<sup>th</sup> career victory in her three years in Miami Shores.</p> <p>Onila, the No. 7 ranked player in the country, battled through a 6-3, 6-3 straight sets win over No. 6-ranked Kochanova at the top flight to push the Bucs within a win of clinching. It was Onila&rsquo;s seventh win over a ranked opponent this season and her 10<sup>th</sup> victory overall.</p> <p>Twelker beat Fanchin, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 6 to wrap up Barry&rsquo;s fifth straight region title. It was Twelker&rsquo;s 13<sup>th</sup> victory of the season, and her sixth at the No. 6 spot.</p> <p>Abanda trailed 3-2 in the first set, but won the next four games to take the opening set at No. 5. She led 4-3 in the second set when the match ended. Pain, who owns the No. 20 South Region singles ranking, overcame a first-set duel with Dikosavljevic at No. 4, prevailing 7-5. She was up 1-0 in the second set when Twelker clinched it. Ranked ninth in the country, Goia dropped the first set, 6-3, to the 47<sup>th</sup>-ranked Faure at No. 2, but led, 5-3, in the second when the match concluded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0504.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24641Sun, 04 May 2014 18:11:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Six-Pack Crowds All-SSC Teams<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24635___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Six Barry University women's tennis team players and head coach Avi Kigel earned All-Sunshine State Conference Team honors.</p> <p>Kigel was named Coach of the Year for the fifth straight year, which is the most in succession in SSC history.</p> <p>Sophomores Karina Goia and Emma Onila each were named to the First Team in singles. Junior Linda Fritschken and Onila were named to the First Team in doubles.</p> <p>Sophomore Elisabeth Abanda and Fritschken earned Second Team honors in singles. Sophomore Kimmy Twelker and freshman Ana Pain received Second Team doubles acclaim.</p> <p>Goia, of Arad, Romania, owns a 15-0 singles record and No. 9 national ranking. She is 5-0 against nationally-ranked players. Eleven of her wins have come at the top two singles flights, including a 7-0 record at No. 2.</p> <p>Onila, of Bucharest, Romania, is 9-3 in singles, while holding the No. 7 national ranking. She is 6-3 against ranked opponents, and has won seven of her matches at the No. 1 spot in the lineup.</p> <p>Fritschken, of Berlin, Germany, and Onila are 15-2 in pairs play, including a 4-1 mark against nationally-ranked duos. They are 7-0 at No. 2 doubles and 8-2 at No. 1. Fritschken and Onila are the No. 7 ranked doubles team in the nation.</p> <p>Fritschken is 15-3 in singles, with a 4-2 record against ranked opponents. Twelve of her wins have come at the top two spots, and she is 3-1 at No. 3. She is ranked No. 23 in the country.</p> <p>Abanda, a Montreal, Quebec native, is the Buccaneers leader in wins at 16-2. Abanda is 5-0 at No. 5 singles, and 8-1 at the No. 4 spot in the lineup. She has a 3-0 mark against ranked opponents.</p> <p>Twelker, who hails from Bad Liebenzell, Germany, and Pain, of Noumea, New Caledonia, have a 15-5 record as a doubles unit. They are 7-4 at the top spot, and are 2-2 against ranked opponents. Ranked sixth in the country as a duo, Twelker and Pain's 15 pairs victories are tied with Onila and Fritschken for the team-high.</p> <p>The Bucs are 23-1 this season, and will host one of two NCAA Division II South Regionals beginning Saturday at Buccaneer Tennis Center in Miami Shores. Click <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tournament/tennis/2014/" target="_blank">HERE</a> for regional coverage.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2014 All-SSC Women's Tennis Team</strong><br /><br /><strong>FIRST TEAM</strong><br /><strong>Singles</strong><br />Valentine Confalonieri, Lynn (So.)<br />Elissa DeCampli, Rollins (Sr.)<br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Karina Goia, Barry (So.)</span></strong><br />Ioana Ivan, Lynn (Sr.)<br />Laura Kemkes, Saint Leo (Sr.)<br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Emma Onila, Barry (So.)</span></strong><br /><strong>Doubles</strong><br />Valentine Confalonieri/Ioana Ivan, Lynn (So./Sr.)<br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Lind Fritschken/Emma Onila, Barry (Jr./So.)</strong></span><br />Magda Riutort/Sabine Goge, Florida Southern (Jr./Sr.)<br /><br />Player of the Year - Valentine Confalonieri, Lynn<br />Freshman of the Year - Rosalie Willig, Lynn<br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Coach of the Year - Avi Kigel, Barry</span></strong><br /><br /><strong>SECOND TEAM</strong><br /><strong>Singles</strong><br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Elisabeth Abanda, Barry (So.)</span></strong><br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Linda Fritschken, Barry (Jr.)</span></strong><br />Sabine Goge, Florida Southern (Sr.)<br />Kristina Huba, Florida Tech (Sr.)<br />Ashley Rosenberg, Rollins (Sr.)<br />Rosalie Willig, Lynn (Fr.)<br /><strong>Doubles</strong><br />Elissa DeCampli/Ashley Rosenberg, Rollins (Sr./Sr.)<br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Kimmy Twelker/Anaeve Pain, Barry (So./Fr.)</strong></span><br />Rosalie Willig/Andrea Berkova, Lynn (Fr./Sr.)<br /><br /><strong>HONORABLE MENTION</strong><br /><strong>Singles</strong><br />Sabrina Kierberg, Nova Southeastern (So.)<br /><br /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24635Fri, 02 May 2014 15:46:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Hosts NCAA Regional<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24613___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p><a href="http://i2.turner.ncaa.com/dr/ncaa/ncaa7/release/sites/default/files/external/gametool/brackets/tennis-women_d2regionals_2013.pdf" target="_blank">NCAA Women's Tennis Bracket</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team will host one of two NCAA Division II South Regionals Saturday and Sunday at Buccaneer Tennis Center.</p> <p>The Buccaneers drew a bye into Sunday&rsquo;s noon championship match, and will play the winner of Saturday&rsquo;s 9 a.m. semifinal between Rollins (17-6) and West Florida (23-4). Barry is the No. 1 seed in the South. Rollins earned the fourth seed, and West Florida the fifth.</p> <p>The regional champion will advance to the NCAA Championships May 14-17 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla., to be hosted by the Sunshine State Conference.</p> <p>This marks the fifth straight year the Bucs will host a regional to open the NCAA Tournament. Barry is making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament.</p> <p>Barry is coming off its fifth consecutive Sunshine State Conference Tournament title &ndash; a league record. Earlier this season, the Buccaneers claimed the first SSC regular season title.</p> <p><strong>Women's Tennis</strong><br /><strong>NCAA Division II South Regional</strong><br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Buccaneer Tennis Center, Miami Shores</span></strong><br /><br /><strong>Semifinal</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, May 3</strong><br />9 a.m. - #4 Rollins (17-6) vs. #5 West Florida (23-4)<br /><br /><strong>Sunday, May 4</strong><br />Noon - <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>#1 Barry (23-1)</strong></span> vs. Rollins-West Florida winner</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24613Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:06:00 GMTBuccaneers Close Fund-Raising Season At Carnival<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24610___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; The Barry Buccaneers wrapped up the 2013-14 fund-raising season with their Make-A-Wish Carnival this past weekend. &nbsp;The Bucs, who had set a goal of $15,000 for the year, finished with over $17,000. We appreciated everyone who helped with the efforts this year.</p> <p>Part of the Carnival was the Make-A-Wish Raffle. Raffle prize winners are listed below. Winners can stop by HSC 118 or contact Jamie Carrig at 3897 to claim their prize.</p> <h2>2014 - Make-A-Wish Raffle Prize List</h2> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p><strong>NAME</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p><strong>PRIZE</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Chris Connolly</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>55&rdquo; RCA HDTV</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Lynae Richardson</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>Toshiba Excite 7C Tablet</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Christine Leslie</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>(2) 2014 Miami Heat Playoff Tickets (Conference Semifinals)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Doug Coate</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>(2) 2014 Miami Heat Playoff Tickets (Conference Semifinals)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Katie McCrath</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>(4) Miami Marlins Tickets</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Matt Downey</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>(4) Miami Marlins Tickets</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Mike Tyler</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Krysta Gerheim</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Joanne Brumbaugh</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Best Buy Gift Card</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Gaston Arellano</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Best Buy Gift Card</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Tiffany Nicholson</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Macy&rsquo;s Gift Card</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Po-Yu Lai</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Old Navy Gift Card</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Alexis Corrente</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Gift Certificate to I Love Pizza Restaurant</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Angela Serna</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Gift Certificate to Dick&rsquo;s Sporting Goods</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Megan Copeland</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Gift Certificate to Dick&rsquo;s Sporting Goods</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Tashalyn Begon</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>$50 Gift Certificate to Dick&rsquo;s Sporting Goods</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Joe Chacko</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>Cadillac World Golf Championship Gift Pack</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>John Barnes</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>Barry University Athletics Gift Pack</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Sandy Gaare</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>Barry University Athletics Gift Pack</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="157"> <p>Michael Barzyk</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="420"> <p>Reggie Bush Autographed Football</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24610Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:08:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Wins Record 5th Straight SSC Tourney<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24602___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team won its league-record fifth straight Sunshine State Conference Tournament title Saturday, beating Saint Leo, 5-0, at Rollins College.</p> <p>No. 1-ranked Barry bumped its overall record to 23-1 this season, while the No. 7 Lions fell to 19-5. The Buccaneers are expected to host one of two NCAA Division II South Regionals at Buccaneer Tennis Center next weekend.</p> <p>In another opportunity where the Buccaneers have grown accustomed to this idea of taking charge from the get-go, Barry didn&rsquo;t disappoint.</p> <p>&ldquo;All three doubles started with really good energy,&rdquo; Bucs assistant coach Maria Lopez said. &ldquo;All the hard work that&rsquo;s been put in all throughout the season is really showing up. The three pairs that we have now are communicating well, they&rsquo;re aggressive, they&rsquo;re taking charge at the net, which is what we&rsquo;ve been working on throughout the season &ndash; to be more aggressive. Against the top teams, that&rsquo;s what we need to do. It&rsquo;s really good to watch them do that during pressure points. The best teams are going to be able to do that.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s No. 3 doubles team of Karina Goia and Blanka Szavay secured the first point with an impressive 8-1 win over Maria Benkirane and Adrianna Daszkiewicz. Sixth-ranked Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken found themselves entangled in the toughest pairs match of the day, but prevailed 8-5 over Laura Kemkes and Anastasia Wagner at No. 2 for the Bucs&rsquo; second win.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila dropped two of the first three games before settling in to take control of the match. Dynamite in the fall, the Bucs pair went through a hiccup midway through the spring when Onila was sidelined for two weeks. Now they&rsquo;ve reconnected, winning eight straight matches. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;It was a little bit difficult for us when I had a different doubles partner,&rdquo; Fritschken confessed. &ldquo;Now I&rsquo;m so happy she&rsquo;s back because I&rsquo;m so comfortable with her. In the fall, we played so many matches together. I missed the routine (after Emma got hurt). I didn&rsquo;t really know what to expect, especially when the match became tied.&rdquo;</p> <p>There were no deadlocks in crunch time to speak of on this day. Not for any of the Bucs pairs teams. No. 25-ranked Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain made sure of that at the top flight when they gave Barry a 3-0 lead entering singles play, following an 8-3 win over Coralie Pesenti and Paula Montoya. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We were excited to see how the doubles were going to play out,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;The girls came out with a lot of energy, and it definitely showed today. They showed that they wanted to win the conference championship.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s exciting. It&rsquo;s good for Barry and the program, and for the girls to know that they&rsquo;re making a little bit of history. They want to take on those challenges. They like the pressure, and we&rsquo;re happy to see that.&rdquo;</p> <p>Onila was flawless in singles, ripping through a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Pesenti at No. 1 to move Barry within a point of making history. Twelker sealed it, continuing her impressive display of tennis in winning her 12<sup>th</sup> straight match with a 6-2, 6-1 verdict over Daszkiewicz at No. 6.</p> <p>&ldquo;This season she&rsquo;s much stronger, she&rsquo;s much tougher,&rdquo; Fritschken said of Twelker. &ldquo;I think she&rsquo;s found her game.&rdquo;</p> <p>Onila won her first match since the end of March &ndash; this one her most dominant of the season.</p> <p>&ldquo;When she first played, you couldn&rsquo;t really tell she was out for a couple of weeks,&rdquo; Fritschken said. &ldquo;She&rsquo;s on her way.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fritschken endured the toughest singles match of the day. Ranked No. 43 in the country, Fritschken led the 47<sup>th</sup>-ranked Wagner, 6-3, 2-1, before the match was halted when the Bucs picked up the title-clinching fifth point.</p> <p>&ldquo;Right now, I feel I&rsquo;m in good shape,&rdquo; said Fritschken, who needed three sets to beat Wagner two months earlier. &ldquo;I feel confident about my game. She has a game that I like to play against. I played smart.</p> <p>&ldquo;I like the end of the season because now it becomes so tough. Every match counts. It&rsquo;s a big motivation for me.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fritschken ran off 18 straight victories to end last season.</p> <p>The Bucs led in two other singles matches as Goia and Pain were each up a set at the Nos. 2 and 4 spots, respectively. Barry&rsquo;s Elisabeth Abanda was playing for set point in the first at No. 5 when the match ended.</p> <p>Szavay returned to the doubles lineup for the first time in a month this weekend. Paired with Goia for the first time since the season opener on Feb. 8 when the Bucs duo won, 8-3, Szavay helped notch three straight matches in even more efficient fashion. Szavay and Goia&rsquo;s toughest match in the three-day stay in the Orlando area was an 8-2 victory in Friday&rsquo;s semifinals.</p> <p>&ldquo;She&rsquo;s a very solid player in doubles,&rdquo; Fritschken said of Szavay. &ldquo;I think she&rsquo;s a perfect partner for Karina. I think they make a really tough third doubles team. It makes the rest of us more confident, knowing the two of them are together.&rdquo;</p> <p>Winning five straight league tourney titles was a quest the Buccaneers targeted weeks before making the three-and-a-half-hour trek to central Florida. Now the likely reward is a week at home on the friendly confines of Buccaneer Tennis Center as the academic semester comes to a close and tennis&rsquo; pinnacle begins.</p> <p>The tournament title was Barry's eighth overall.</p> <p>&ldquo;It feels good, and we&rsquo;re very proud of our accomplishment,&rdquo; Fritschken said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s so important to host the regionals. You know the court, you play there every day, and people come out to support you.&rdquo;</p> <p>Of course, it&rsquo;s even better when all things seem to be clicking within its working parts.</p> <p>&ldquo;This year, we really have good chemistry,&rdquo; Fritschken said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve really gotten along with each other. We really help each other on the court and off the court.&rdquo;</p> <p>That camaraderie is most paramount at this time of the year when togetherness and a fighting spirit separate the good teams from the great ones.</p> <p>&ldquo;The girls have worked really hard, and you can really see the difference,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re lucky we&rsquo;ve been healthy. The girls are really stepping up in postseason.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0426.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24602Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:07:00 GMTWomen's Tennis on to SSC Finals<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24598___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team is moving on to the Sunshine State Conference Championships finals after beating host Rollins, 5-1, in Friday&rsquo;s semifinals.</p> <p>The No. 1-ranked Buccaneers (22-1) will play for their fifth straight league tournament title following the win over the No. 8 Tars. Barry meets No. 7 Saint Leo (19-4) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the finals.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s No. 6-ranked doubles team of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken rolled to an 8-1 win over Shannon Etten and Taylor Brown at No. 2 doubles. The Bucs duo of Karina Goia and Blanka Szavay defeated Johanna Olsson and Mariana Salvador, 8-2, at No. 3. Rollins&rsquo; Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg knocked off No. 25 Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain, 9-7, at the No. 1 flight.</p> <p>Up 2-1 after pairs play, Twelker deliverd Barry&rsquo;s first singles win when she cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Ashley Loft at the No. 6 spot. Fritscken, the No. 43-ranked player in the country, was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over Shannon Etten at No. 3. Barry&rsquo;s Elisabeth Abanda secured the clinching point when she beat Mariana Salvador, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.</p> <p>The Bucs led in the three other matches &ndash; one of which had entered a third set.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0425.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE&nbsp;</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24598Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:02:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Rolls Over Panthers In SSC Tournament<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24591___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Florida&mdash;The top-seeded Barry Buccaneers made short work of #8 seed Florida Tech 5-0 in the first round of the 2014 Sunshine State Conference Women&rsquo;s Tennis Tournament on Thursday at the Bert R. Martin Tennis Complex on the campus of Rollins College.</p> <p>In four of the five completed matches, the Bucs (21-1) lost a total of two games. At the number one doubles flight, the 25<sup>th</sup>-ranked Buccaneer pair of Kimmy Twelker and Anaeve Pain pulled a mild upset by beating the Panthers&rsquo; 15<sup>th</sup>-ranked pair of Kristina Huba and Natasa Vukovic to complete the doubles sweep.</p> <p>At number two, Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken, ranked sixth after winning the NCAA Division II doubles title in the fall, shutout Chloe Chanley and Jessica Widmark 8-0, while at number three Karina Goia and Blanka Szavay defeated Merritt Rabson and Katie Close 8-1.</p> <p>In singles, the Bucs took first sets at five of six flights and led in the other. Christina Valladares made it 4-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Gwendolyn Kauffmann at the fifth flight. Akemi Maehama closed out the match 6-0, 6-0 over Aly Ruschak at number six.</p> <p>The Bucs now face #4 Rollins, a 5-1 winner over Florida Southern, in the semifinals tomorrow at 12:30 pm.</p> <p><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>Tennis Match Results</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong> Florida Tech vs Barry</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong> 04-24-14 at Winter Park, Fla.</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong> (Martin Complex)</strong></span></p> <h2><strong>#1 Barry 5, #37 Florida Tech 0</strong></h2> <p><strong>&nbsp;Singles competition</strong> <br /> 1. #7 Emma Onila (BARRY) vs. Natasa Vukovic (FIT) 4-3, unfinished<br /> 2. #10 Karina Goia (BARRY) vs. Chloe Chanley (FIT) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished<br /> 3. #43 Linda Fritschken (BARRY) vs. Katie Close (FIT) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished<br /> 4. Elisabeth Abanda (BARRY) vs. Jessica Widmark (FIT) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished<br /> 5. Cristina Valladares (BARRY) def. Gwendolyn Kauffmann (FIT) 6-0, 6-1<br /> 6. Akemi Maehama (BARRY) def. Aly Ruschak (FIT) 6-0, 6-0</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Doubles competition</strong> <br /> 1. #25 Kimmy Twelker/Anaeve Pain (BARRY) def. #15 Kristina Huba/Natasa Vukovic (FIT) 9-7<br /> 2. #6 Emma Onila/Linda Fritschken (BARRY) def. Chloe Chanley/Jessica Widmark (FIT) 8-0<br /> 3. Karina Goia/Blanka Szavay (BARRY) def. Meritt Rabson/Katie Close (FIT) 8-1</p> <p><strong>Match Notes:</strong><br /> Florida Tech 10-13; National ranking #37<br /> Barry 21-1; National ranking #1; Regional ranking #1<br /> Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6)<br /> 2014 Sunshine State Conference Tournament First Round<br /> Official: Bill Kelly&nbsp; T-2:46&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24591Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:39:00 GMTBuccaneers Host Make-A-Wish Carnival On Friday<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24588___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Florida &ndash; The Barry University Athletic Department is set to close out an incredible year in their association with the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a First Pitch Carnival on Friday, April 25 at Buccaneer Field.</p> <p>The Carnival is the final event during a season that has seen the Buccaneers raise over $15,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year, the Buccaneers athletic department was able to raise more than $10,000 to help grant two local kids&rsquo; wishes, ranking third in the nation among NCAA Division II schools, and the Bucs have raised over $80,000 over the last 10 years.</p> <p>In recognition of the Buccaneers&rsquo; efforts over the last decade, Barry was one of only three schools in the country selected to host a reveal party on campus earlier this year.</p> <p>In addition to the Carnival, with many activities and clinics with Barry student-athletes, the Buccaneers will host simultaneous baseball and softball games. The baseball team will take on Eckerd, while the softball team hosts Saint Leo. The First Pitch for both games will be at 6:00 pm.</p> <p>There will also be a select raffle, with only 250 tickets sold at $20 each, with prizes such as 55&rdquo; HDTV, Amazon Kindle Fire, Heat Playoff Tickets, Marlins Tickets, Gift Cards and more. The drawing for the raffle will occur at 7:00 pm, though winners do not have to be present to win.</p> <p>The event is designed to help the&nbsp; Bucs &ldquo;Share the Power of a Wish&rdquo; with a pair of local children in the program.</p> <p>Antonio is a 16-year-old boy from Miami who has cancer.&nbsp; Antonio&rsquo;s most heartfelt wish is to attend the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota.</p> <p>Keion is a 7-year-old boy from Homestead who suffers from an enlarged kidney. Keion&rsquo;s most magical wish will become a reality with his family when he sets sail on the Disney Cruise.</p> <h6><em>Purchase of raffle tickets are not tax deductible. Prizes valued over $600 are subject to federal income tax. Tax, title and registration fees are the responsibility of the winner. Winners will be drawn at 7:00pm on April 25, 2014 and will be notified by Barry University&rsquo;s Facility &amp; Event Management class. Winners do NOT have to be present to win prizes.</em></h6>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24588Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:19:00 GMT30th Annual Athletic Awards Banquet<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24582___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI BEACH, Fla. &mdash; The Barry University Athletic Department celebrated its 30<sup>th</sup> Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 22 at Jungle Island in Miami. Awards were presented to athletes from every sport.</p> <p>Adam Svensson was named the Athlete of the Year. The sophomore, who won the Phil Mickelson Award in 2013 as the top freshman in NCAA Division II, has produced one of the best seasons in D-II history. He has won seven of 10 tournaments entered, firing par or better in nine of 10 starts. He currently is ranked first in the country in the GolfStat Cup, signifying the top golfer among all divisions. He set Barry records this season for most wins in a season and career, lowest stroke average in a season, lowest round both by strokes and in relation to par with a 61 at the Buccaneer Invitational, and finish percentage, having beaten 96.4 percent of opponents.</p> <p>The women&rsquo;s award was split between basketball&rsquo;s Tyler Hardy and Emma Onila of women&rsquo;s tennis.</p> <p>Hardy was named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, just the third Buccaneer to win the award, and was a fourth-team All-American according to Division II Bulletin. She was second in the league in both scoring (20.0 points per game) and rebounding (8.7 per game). She was seventh in field goal shooting and 10<sup>th</sup> in free throw shooting.</p> <p>Onila was a doubles All-American in 2013 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and has led the Bucs to a #1 ranking this season. She carries an 8-3 mark in singles, mostly from the top flight, and a 12-2 mark in doubles. She and partner Linda Fritschken, the 2013 Barry Female Athlete of the Year, won the NCAA Division II doubles title in the fall and became the first Buccaneers in history to win the ITA Super Bowl and earn a bid to the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships.</p> <p>The Professor Neill Miller Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award was given to the male and female student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPA while meeting specific criteria for academic progress and athletic participation.</p> <p>Baseball senior Tyler Kellmann won on the men&rsquo;s side. He carries a 3.807 average in criminology. He has been the start at first base this season for the Bucs, leading the team in RBI and tying for second in homers. He had a team-best 16-game hitting streak earlier this year and reached base safely in 28 of the first 30 games.</p> <p>Soccer junior Natalie Diaz was the winner on the women&rsquo;s side. She has a remarkable 3.975 GPA in sociology. Diaz was a starter in the defensive third for the Bucs aas they won the Sunshine State Conference regular season title and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. She contributed three goals and an assist and helped the team post the best goals against average in the conference.</p> <p>Akemi Maehama of women&rsquo;s tennis earned the Sister Jeanne O&rsquo;Laughlin Service Award. Vice-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, she has been very active in coordinating, leading and participating in the service initiatives for the women&rsquo;s tennis team. In addition to working at Camillus House on a regular basis, she participated in Miami Shores Community Day, Gobble Wobble 5K, Community Fest, Light the Night Walk, the holiday party for H.A.N.D.Y., MLK Day of Service and the Buc Walk Challenge. She conducted tennis clinics for Japanese. Her biggest project was an initiative to end hunger called Food for the Poor. Food For The Poor is the largest international relief agency in the United States.</p> <p>Women&rsquo;s tennis made it back-to-back wins of the CHAMPS/Lifeskills trophy, which had previously been dominated by softball and women&rsquo;s soccer. Softball finished second, while men&rsquo;s soccer placed third.</p> <p>A list of all award winners is listed below:</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Men's Soccer</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Jon Samford Award (MVP)</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Johnny Rodrigues</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Mike Mikulin Most Inspirational</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Bryan Brown</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Women's Soccer</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Players' Player of the Year</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Lavinia Nkomo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Coach's Player of the Year</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Becca Rogers</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Men's Tennis</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Most Outstanding Team Leadership</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Leo Vivas</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Most Outstanding Team Motivator</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Romain Costamagna</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Women's Tennis</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Freshman of the Year</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Anaeve Pain</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Most Outstanding Player</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Karina Goia</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Men's Golf</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Carlos Velez Sportsmanship Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">John Yu</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Player of the Year</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Adam Svensson</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Women&rsquo;s Golf</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Team Leadership Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Martina Bertuccioli</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Player of the Year</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Nicky Ferre</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Baseball</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Bill Reifsnider Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Tyler Kellmann</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Silver Slugger Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Sheehan Planas-Arteaga</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Softball</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">BADIA Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Julie Brito</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p><span class="style9">Golden Shoe Award</span></p> </td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p>Kayla Ogle</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Men's Basketball</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Cesar Odio Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Magne Fivelstad</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p>Most Valuable Player</p> </td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p><span class="style9">Deric Hill</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Women's Basketball</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Coach's Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Colette Eule</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"> <p><span class="style9">Most Valuable Player</span></p> </td> <td align="center" valign="middle"> <p><span class="style9">Tyler Hardy</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Volleyball</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Red &amp; Black Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Jasmine Serna</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Coach's Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Ashley Carrero</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Rowing</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Most Improved Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Ellen Hartman</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Best Attitude Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Jelena Momirov</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Cheerleading</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style=9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style9">Coach's Award</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style9">Marquet Houston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Athletic Training</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Athletic Training Student of the Year</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p class="style9">Stephanie Rivera</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style9" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Professor Emerita Neill L. Miller Scholar-Athlete of the Year&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style8">Male</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style8">Tyler Kellmann (Baseball)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p class="style8">Female</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p class="style8">Natalie Diaz (Soccer)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000"> <td class="style2" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" height="25"> <p class="style7"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Athlete of the Year&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style8" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p>Male</p> </td> <td class="style8" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p>Adam Svensson (Golf)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style8" align="center" valign="middle"> <p>co-Female</p> </td> <td class="style8" align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Tyler Hardy (Basketball)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style8" align="center" valign="middle" width="292"> <p>co-Female</p> </td> <td class="style8" align="center" valign="middle" width="298"> <p>Emma Onila (Tennis)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="292">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style2" align="center" valign="middle" width="298">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000" height="25"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><strong><span class="style7">Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin Community Service Award</span></strong></strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Akemi Maehama (Women's Tennis)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style7" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> <td class="style7" align="center" valign="middle">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#cc0000" height="25"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><span class="style7"><strong>CHAMPS/LifeSkills Competition</strong></span></strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p>First Place</p> </td> <td class="style9" align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Women's Tennis</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Second Place</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Softball</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Third Place</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="middle"> <p>Men's Soccer</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24582Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:02:00 GMTSSC Tennis Championships Begin Thursday<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24576___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p><a href="http://www.rollinssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19500&amp;ATCLID=209467550" target="_blank">SSC CHAMPIONSHIPS CENTRAL</a></p> <p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry University men's and women's tennis teams will compete in the Sunshine State Conference Championships beginning Thursday at Rollins College.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both the men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s conference tournament champions will earn automatic qualifiers to the 2014 NCAA Division II National Tennis Championships. <br /> <br />The SSC is one of the elite NCAA Division II conferences in tennis. The league consists of five top-10 ranked women&rsquo;s teams in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national poll: No. 1 Barry, No. 5 Lynn, No. 7 Saint Leo, No. 8 Rollins and No. 10 Florida Southern. On the men's side, No. 2 Barry, No. 4 Saint Leo and No. 8 Lynn are among the nation's best. <br /> <br />SSC teams have collected 12 national championships in tennis -- 7 men and 5 women. They have also earned a total of 16 national runner-up trophies -- 10 men 6 women.<br /> <br />Barry has won three national titles in the last four years. The Buccaneers men won in 2013 and 2010, while the women won in 2011.</p> <p>The Buccaneers top-ranked women's team (20-1, 8-0 SSC) captured the first-ever SSC women&rsquo;s regular-season title, and are seeking a fifth straight conference tournament crown.<br /> <br />The rest of the women&rsquo;s seeds are as follows: No. 2 Lynn (20-2, 7-1 SSC), No. 3 Saint Leo (17-4, 5-3), No. 4 Rollins (16-5, 5-3 SSC), No. 5 Florida Southern (16-5, 5-3 SSC), No. 6 Nova Southeastern (13-10, 3-5 SSC), No. 7 Tampa (11-7, 2-6 SSC) and No. 8 Florida Tech (10-12, 1-7 SSC).<br /> <br />Florida Southern, Rollins and Saint Leo all finished their conference slate with a 5-3 record, and all three teams went 1-1 against the other two conference opponents. The next tiebreaking criteria after head-to-head is the position of each team in the most current NCAA or ITA South Region rankings. Based on the most current rankings, by the NCAA, as of April 16, Saint Leo earned the No. 3 seed, Rollins fourth and Florida Southern fifth at the SSC tournament. The Lions currently rank No. 3 in the South Region, while Rollins ranks fourth and Florida Southern ranks sixth.</p> <p>No. 1 Barry will face No. 8 Florida Tech 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bert Martin Courts. No. 4 Rollins will take on No. 5 Florida Southern also at 11:30. The winners will meet in the semifinal round on Friday at 12:30 p.m. <br /> <br />The other side of the bracket will have No. 2 Lynn and No. 7 Tampa squaring off at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The winner of that match will face the winner of No. 3 Saint Leo and No. 6 Nova Southeastern in Friday's other 12:30 p.m. semifinal. Saint Leo and Nova Southeastern are also scheduled to play at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. <br /> <br />The women&rsquo;s final is set for 12:30 p.m. next Saturday.<br /> <br />The No. 2-ranked Buccaneers men's team (19-2, 6-0 SSC) also captured the first SSC regular season title this year, and are in search of their third straight conference tournament title. The Bucs earned a first round bye.<br /> <br />The rest of the men&rsquo;s seeds are as follows: No. 2 Lynn (12-5, 5-1), No. 3 Rollins (11-9, 4-2), No. 4 Saint Leo (17-4, 3-3), No. 5 Florida Southern (10-9, 2-4), No. 6 Florida Tech (7-12, 1-5) and No. 7 Eckerd (4-11, 0-6).<br /> <br />First round matchups in the men&rsquo;s draw all begin at 9 a.m. Thursday. No. 2 Lynn will face No. 7 Eckerd for a spot in the semifinal round against the winner of No. 3 Rollins and No. 6 Florida Tech. On the other side of the bracket, No. 4 Saint Leo and No. 5 Florida Southern will meet for a chance to play No. 1 Barry in the semifinal round. Both of the men&rsquo;s semifinal matches will be played 9 a.m. Friday. The men&rsquo;s final is 9 a.m. next Saturday.<br /> <br />NCAA regionals will take place May 2-6 on campus sites to be determined, while the NCAA final site will be hosted by the Sunshine State Conference at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs May 14-17.</p> <p><strong>SSC WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS</strong><br /><strong>Quarterfinals</strong><br /><strong>Thursday</strong><br />11:30 a.m. -- No. 1 <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Barry</strong></span> vs. No. 8 Florida Tech (Martin Courts)<br />11:30 a.m. -- No. 4 Rollins vs. No. 5 Florida Southern (Azalea Courts)<br />11:30 a.m. -- No. 3 Saint Leo vs. No. 6 Nova Southeastern (Tiedtke Courts)<br />1:30 p.m. -- No. 2 Lynn vs. No. 7 Tampa (first open courts)</p> <p><strong>Semifinals</strong><br /><strong>Friday</strong><br /><strong><em>(Highest seed at Martin Courts)</em></strong><br /><strong><em>(Lower seed at Tiedtke or Azalea Courts)</em></strong> <br />12:30 p.m. --<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong> Barry</strong></span>-Florida Tech winner vs. Rollins-Florida Southern winner<br />12:30 p.m. -- Lynn-Tampa winner vs. Saint Leo-Nova SE winner</p> <p><strong>Finals</strong><br /><strong>Saturday</strong><br />12:30 p.m. -- Semifinals winners (Martin Courts)</p> <p><br /><strong>SSC MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS</strong><br /><strong>Quarterfinals</strong><br /><strong>Thursday</strong><br />9 a.m. -- No. 2 Lynn vs. No. 7 Eckerd (Azalea Courts)<br />9 a.m. -- No. 3 Rollins-No. 6 Florida Tech (Tiedtke Courts)<br />9 a.m. -- No. 4 Saint Leo-No. 5 Florida Southern (Martin Courts)</p> <p><strong>Semifinals</strong><br /><strong>Friday</strong><br />9 a.m. -- No. 1 <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Barry</strong></span> vs. Saint Leo-Florida Southern winner (Martin Courts)<br />9 a.m. -- Lynn-Eckerd winner vs. Rollins-Florida Tech winner (Tiedtke or Azalea Courts)</p> <p><strong>Finals</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, April 26</strong><br />9 a.m. -- Semifinals winners (Martin Courts)</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24576Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:16:00 GMTThe Secret to athletic success? It’s all in the mind<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24560___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>By Jim McCurdy</p> <p>MIAMI, Fla. &ndash; Barry University softball player Megan Copeland paused as she pondered the question. What is the state of a student-athlete&rsquo;s mind these days?</p> <p>&ldquo;Probably confused,&rdquo; Copeland said, chuckling.</p> <p>From the classroom to the practice field to meetings to competition to social life, college athletes juggle a lot every day. At Barry University, they have an outlet to turn to when the workload becomes overload. Enter sport psychology services.</p> <p>Duncan Simpson, an assistant professor in the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology department at the Miami Shores-based institution, and Lauren Tashman, an assistant professor and Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services, are the backbones behind the program. Both are both Certified Consultants with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP-CC) and together, with the help of second-year graduate students, they provide valuable resources to Buccaneers athletes off the playing surface.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think the student-athletes have a lot on their plate, and they have a lot of pressures on them, both as a student and as an athlete,&rdquo; said Simpson, who&rsquo;s worked with professional and college athletes. &ldquo;Sometimes, these things they can&rsquo;t talk to their coach about. We provide services, and we provide an expertise where perhaps they can&rsquo;t get expertise in another area.&rdquo;</p> <p>The sport psychology department at Barry assists student-athletes in developing confidence, easing anxiety or pressures of competition and dealing with internal team issues with teammates or coaches.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re just another spoke in the wheel or another service, just like strength and conditioning,&rdquo; Simpson said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re helping them maximize their mental approach. We&rsquo;re trying to help the athlete be the best student-athlete they can be.&rdquo;</p> <p>When Simpson and Tashman began working with student-athletes four years ago, their efforts were dedicated to a couple teams and limited one-on-one consultations. Now the school&rsquo;s sport psychology services have morphed into working with seven of the Buccaneers sports and 30 individual athletes. Second-year graduate students also work with the athletes under supervision, and receive contact hours for their field of study.</p> <p>Tashman, who also runs a private practice outside of Barry, works with students pursuing degrees in sport psychology and the student-athletes in a multitude of different areas. Those areas include vision training, thinking intentionally to improve mental approach to the game, team effectiveness, team coordination and team dynamics.</p> <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s two approaches we can take,&rdquo; said Tashman, who&rsquo;s also worked with Olympic athletes. &ldquo;One is performance enhancement, where we&rsquo;re looking at that athlete who doesn&rsquo;t have any issues, but just wants to work on the mental game to get even better. And there&rsquo;s performance restoration, where there&rsquo;s some problem with performance.&rdquo;</p> <p>Injuries can take a toll on an athlete, not only physically, but mentally. Barry men&rsquo;s soccer goalkeeper Johnny Rodrigues was an honorable mention All-American as a junior in 2011. But an injury in the first preseason game before his senior year sidelined him the rest of the season. His presence on a team that had high expectations, following a second round NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011, carried a lot of weight.</p> <p>After sitting out a year and returning in 2013, his role took on different meaning. When Rodrigues first began using Barry&rsquo;s sport psychology services, he discovered he needed to change the way he communicated with teammates.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I first started, I was working on my emotions,&rdquo; Rodrigues said. &ldquo;Then I started working on how to communicate with people as a captain. I learned you don&rsquo;t communicate with people like a coach. You have to use more of a friendly way to communicate. When I started changing my communication style, I got a great response. Later on, I figured out that you&rsquo;ve got to communicate with different people in different ways. There&rsquo;s not one set of communication skills that you can use for everybody. I think that was really useful in my last year because I was 26 years old, and I was playing with kids that were 18 years old, so there&rsquo;s a different way to communicate with those kids.</p> <p>&ldquo;I have an explosive personality, so for me it was harder to communicate to people. I was always good at listening or being able to assimilate everything that they are saying, but my problem was to express myself.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rodrigues&rsquo; teammate, Thomas Coombes, agrees that developing more effective ways to communicate is crucial to a team&rsquo;s success.</p> <p>&ldquo;The way you say things and the way you view things can alter a lot,&rdquo; Coombes said. &ldquo;It can change for the positive and the negative. You can say the same thing in two different ways, and it can be taken in two different ways.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s sport psychology services emphasize the importance of proper communication, especially as it relates to working within the team concept.</p> <p>&ldquo;Soccer is a difficult sport. You&rsquo;re playing with 10 other people on the field, and it&rsquo;s 10 other opinions,&rdquo; said Bucs women&rsquo;s soccer player Laura Rockel, who&rsquo;s used the services for three years. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s really hard to pinpoint to just one opinion where we all can agree on. With Dr. Tashman and the team, they&rsquo;ve really helped us because that&rsquo;s our issue, and we&rsquo;ve been working on it. You can see it in our success in the fall. Communication played a big role in that. It&rsquo;s helped people grow as a better player and as a better person.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rockel has had to cope with injuries the past two years, preventing her from seeing the field. Using the sport psychology services at Barry has cushioned the disappointment of not playing.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s helping me get past that stage in my life, and it&rsquo;s giving me a better outlook on what I need to do,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;I know from this experience and all the help I&rsquo;ve been getting, it&rsquo;s only helping make me a better player in the long run. It&rsquo;s really helped me grow. This is a process, and I&rsquo;m going to continue using it. It&rsquo;s helped me in many positive ways, and I think other people should utilize it as well.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tashman has worked with Rockel on stress management issues, juggling different demands and coping strategies.</p> <p>&ldquo;Those are very big,&rdquo; Rockel said. &ldquo;They help us on short-term goals and long-term goals. They help us in staying focused on a task at hand. I would say a lot of tools that they&rsquo;ve given me, like the different strategies to help me to focus on one task at hand have really been beneficial for me.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Barry launched its sports psychology undergraduate program in the spring of 2013. Barry is the only school in Florida to offer an undergraduate sport psychology degree</strong>. Its mission is to offer students a humanistic and psychological education to prepare them to become effective decision makers, leaders and lifelong learners.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a vastly growing field,&rdquo; Simpson said. &ldquo;People are starting to recognize the value in it. People are now starting to see the importance of the psychology part in athletics. The U.S. military is the biggest hirer of sports psychology graduates in the US because it&rsquo;s performance. It&rsquo;s how do I cope under pressure? How do I be a good team member? How do I lead? How do I cope with my stress? How do I cope with my resilience? How do I have mental toughness? So whether its exercise, sport or performance, our graduate students can look into a whole host of fields.&rdquo;</p> <p>Surgeons are now using sport psychologists because they see the value in performing in high-stress environments without making mistakes. Athletes hold similar performance expectations.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m really a perfectionist,&rdquo; Rodrigues said. &ldquo;When you have too many things going on in your head &hellip; I felt like the first semester was kind of like a nightmare and then after it was more manageable. The year I got hurt, I would have to study for the GMAT to get into grad school. I had to finish my last semester of undergrad. I had to do rehab. I was on crutches for three months. I was mentally exhausted. Everything was frustrating me.</p> <p>&ldquo;The reason I started working with Duncan, I feel that it really helped me. I was the type of guy if the pen would fall off the table, I would get so mad. Nowadays, I can control that better. That really helped me to handle all the emotions and troubles that I had as I got injured.&rdquo;</p> <p>Simpson has published research which looked looking into mental skills training in intercollegiate athletics. The following are excerpts taken from his research:</p> <p><em>Mental skills training (MST) programs have been shown to improve athletes&rsquo; ability to cope with the pressures of competition (Curry &amp; Maniar, 2003; Thelwell, Greenlees, &amp; Neil, 2006). However, despite the benefits of MST, less than 40% of NCAA Division-I (D-I) schools offer such services to their student-athletes (Wrisberg, Withycombe, Simpson, Loberg, &amp; Reed, 2012). </em></p> <p><em>Whereas, the number of school offering MST services in D-II is likely to be even smaller. This is what makes partnership between the athletics programs and academic programs at Barry so unique. </em></p> <p><em>Research on 2,440 NCAA D-I student-athletes&rsquo; receptivity to MST showed that student-athletes are open to being taught mental skills if it would benefit their performance (Wrisberg, et al., 2009). Furthermore, a majority of student-athletes supported a role for a sport psychology consultant at their university. Research also shows that 84.5% of NCAA D-I coaches support the full-time availability of MST at their university if the services focus on performance enhancement issues as opposed to personal concerns (Wrisberg, Loberg, Simpson, Withycombe, &amp; Reed, 2010). </em></p> <p>Barry men&rsquo;s soccer coach Steve McCrath believes individual awareness of one&rsquo;s self is the first step in the resourcefulness of the sport psychology services.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think the biggest thing is recognition,&rdquo; McCrath said. &ldquo;When someone calls out something in your personality, and you&rsquo;re willing to look at it and say, &lsquo;Hmm.&rsquo; And the &lsquo;Hmm,&rsquo; leads to, &lsquo;Let me ask more questions about strengthening that area versus becoming defensive.&rsquo; I think sport psychology, the way Duncan and Lauren do their job, it&rsquo;s really helping our kids take the second step of after &lsquo;Hmm&rsquo; is how do I make an improvement there? So I think it&rsquo;s been vital in that regard.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re experiencing some success because when the players in their individual meetings with us say, &lsquo;You know coach &hellip; I never thought of that until this, and now I think this way.&rsquo; Or, &lsquo;I&rsquo;m practicing working on this, and I feel much more confident.&rsquo; So I think it&rsquo;s an incredible tool that I think has such great future to it, and the only issue is being willing to go through the growing pains of the failure side like you would as an athlete. But we&rsquo;ve had some good benefit from it, no question.&rdquo;</p> <p>Coombes uses the sport psychology services to get things off his chest, and to see other points of view.</p> <p>&ldquo;They give you a different outlook into your sport,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;If there&rsquo;s something you want to address, it&rsquo;s easier to get it out in the open and get some feedback on it. I&rsquo;ve never really done anything like this, so I came over here with an open mind. I think it should be implemented more. It lets you see something from a different perspective sometimes, which can only benefit the team in some way, and you as an individual.&rdquo;</p> <p>In early March, Coombes tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. During his freshman year, he tore the ACL in his right knee.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s hard to come back and still remain an influence on the team,&rdquo; Coombes said. &ldquo;Duncan is helping me stay positive and stay involved with the team. Our team is trying to become a lot more positive from the influences Duncan has put in place. For me personally, I&rsquo;m trying to remain a key part of the team while not being able to demonstrate what I can do, but taking a different approach to things.&rdquo;</p> <p>Time management is extremely important for student-athletes with all that&rsquo;s going on in their lives.</p> <p>&ldquo;Other students don&rsquo;t always appreciate the amount of work we put in,&rdquo; Coombes said. &ldquo;They say we have it easy because we&rsquo;re athletes, but in reality we have it ten times harder. You&rsquo;ve got to manage your time, but the way you go about it, you can be very negative towards school or you can realize that&rsquo;s effectively the main reason you&rsquo;re here &ndash; to get an education.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry women&rsquo;s tennis player Emma Onila is a self-admitted emotional player. She uses the sport psychology services to tone it down, so to speak.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s really helping me get into a deeper thought in how I control my emotions on the court, a deeper look into the way I can change different strategies and using routines,&rdquo; Onila said. &ldquo;It makes you think more about your self-control and really what matters in your sport. Sometimes as athletes you get really intense into a game, and you don&rsquo;t really think about the mental side anymore because you&rsquo;re so intense in thinking about the score and how you&rsquo;re playing. So I think the mental side is really important, especially for tennis. When you&rsquo;re mentally strong, mentally fit, it all comes together.&rdquo;</p> <p>Onila had always been told she was talented, but she believed she could become a better player if she enhanced the mental side of her game.</p> <p>&ldquo;I felt like talking to a specialist kind of opened my mind to a different side of my sport, and realizing more important things, rather than getting upset,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m learning how to control myself a lot better than I used to. I feel like going through these (sessions), it&rsquo;s kind of helping me mature on the court and off the court. It teaches you, even in life, sometimes things are going to be difficult, and you&rsquo;re going to have days where nothing is going your way. You&rsquo;ve got to learn how to deal with them.&rdquo;</p> <p>On the court, Onila has learned to take a step back when she doesn&rsquo;t feel in control of the match by using breathing techniques or seeking her towel for a reprieve.</p> <p>&ldquo;I feel like it has helped in developing a pretty big part of me as a person,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Even on the court because in my first semester, I knew I still played well, but I felt Iike I would get more irritated more often. I wouldn&rsquo;t use as many routines to help me get back on my game. Now I feel like it&rsquo;s much harder for the opponents to get me upset. I feel like I&rsquo;m a much stronger player, knowing how to manage myself when things are not going right.&rdquo;</p> <p>The women&rsquo;s tennis team began using the sport psychology services in 2010-11, a season which culminated with the program&rsquo;s first national championship.</p> <p>&ldquo;Most of our players come from an individual setting, and when you come to college, it&rsquo;s all about team,&rdquo; Bucs women&rsquo;s tennis coach Avi Kigel said. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s something that a lot of them are not familiar with or struggle with. So understanding the team concept, and you can help one another, that&rsquo;s something (Duncan) helps us a lot with for the whole team. We see individual improvement in behavior and the mental toughness, and we see improvement with team chemistry.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s good for the team to hear a different opinion from someone that&rsquo;s an outsider who can see a different perspective or who can relate in a different perspective. It can only help. I&rsquo;m definitely convinced that this is the right way.&rdquo;</p> <p>Four of Barry&rsquo;s women&rsquo;s golfers use the sport psychology services.</p> <p>&ldquo;Duncan plays an important role in helping our players talk about the mental side and understanding how important it is to think properly on the golf course,&rdquo; Bucs women&rsquo;s golf coach Shannon Sykora said. &ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s a valuable resource, however I leave that up to the players. I want them to feel comfortable in being able to make their own decision if they want to use a psychologist or if they want to talk to me about it. I feel like it helps them on the golf course in difficult situations.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bucs men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s assistant golf coach Chris Carlin began using the sport psychology services as a player during his junior year at Barry.</p> <p>&ldquo;I wish I would&rsquo;ve used it my freshman and sophomore year because I think it was a big help,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Mainly, it&rsquo;s just you kind of getting a lot of the stuff out that as an athlete you kind of keep in. Most of the time they&rsquo;re listening and understanding what you&rsquo;re saying, and they kind of redirect your mind in a certain way.&rdquo;</p> <p>Carlin is one of the more decorated men&rsquo;s golfers in school history. He saw the sport psychology services as a means to playing the game with a more stress-free approach.</p> <p>&ldquo;You have so much time to think on the golf course that bad thoughts are going to get in,&rdquo; Carlin said. &ldquo;Over time, it can kind of wear on you a bit. Working with them helped me realize different ways to think on the golf course. If I get in a bad situation, I&rsquo;m able to just stay calm and move on.&rdquo;</p> <p>For some, the idea of seeing a psychologist, even in a sports setting, was an adjustment, maybe even awkward. But afterwards, they&rsquo;ve noticed the benefits.</p> <p>&ldquo;I never really believed in sport psychology, but decided to give it a try the beginning of my junior year,&rdquo; Barry women&rsquo;s golfer Francesca Perini said. &ldquo;I found it to be absolutely great, and it made me understand more about golf and myself. I thought psychologists would just throw theories at me, but instead they only made me realize things I was seeing &lsquo;blurred,&rsquo; and say them out loud in my own words. It helped me tremendously control my nerves on the golf course, and deal better both with good and bad rounds. It also helped in studying for school, and dealing with tough situations in my everyday life. All the graduate assistants are great, and absolutely into the work they're doing. They constantly keep up with us athletes both when we play or not. They came multiple times to the golf course for special sessions, and also came to watch us perform in real tournaments in order to analyze every situation. Talking to some impartial person outside my everyday life made me open myself more, and maybe even realize that some problems weren't actually problems.&rdquo;</p> <p>They say in golf, 10 percent is physical and 90 percent is mental.</p> <p>&ldquo;Going to see a sport psychologist doesn&rsquo;t mean that you are crazy or weak,&rdquo; Buccaneers junior women&rsquo;s golfer Daniela Murray said. &ldquo;On the contrary, it means that you are willing to work on every aspect of your performance to make you even better. The same way athletes work on their physical abilities, they should work on their mental abilities, too.&rdquo;</p> <p>Murray&rsquo;s brother, Patrick, a freshman on the men&rsquo;s golf team, also has benefitted from the sport psychology services.</p> <p>&ldquo;I would definitely recommend the sport psychology services because it can help one improve, not only in the sport he or she practices, but also in their private life,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;One can apply the knowledge gained through those services on to her or his private life. It is important for a student-athlete to have someone to talk to because a student-athlete has to deal with tremendous pressure coming from everywhere, including teachers, parents, coaches and sometimes even from themselves. Talking to someone can help to relieve some of the pressure. Knowing that you have someone to talk to gives a person a certain safety and confidence that he or she is not alone.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tashman sees the importance of developing a growth mindset as paramount these days, especially as it relates to athletes. She believes student-athletes need to focus more on the present moment and the immediate process for a better chance at success.</p> <p>&ldquo;Everything you&rsquo;re doing and everything that happens should be looked at in a way for you to use it as information to get better,&rdquo; Tashman said. &ldquo;I think a lot of times now the student-athlete focuses on just success or failure &hellip; and gets stuck in that, rather than thinking about, &lsquo;OK, so today didn&rsquo;t go how I wanted it to, and maybe it went really badly, but how do I learn from that and keep getting better?&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p>For an athlete, it&rsquo;s easy to get caught up the results that come from performance. But how those results are evaluated and compartmentalized may play an even bigger role in terms of future outcomes.</p> <p>&ldquo;We work so much on our physical game that we forget what sports are is mental,&rdquo; Copeland said. &ldquo;We spend four hours at the fields every day, and no time on mental game. Dr. T helps us to think about more areas of our game than just physical. A lot of the stuff that we&rsquo;ve been working on this year has been our attitudes, and how it can affect our teammates that we may not necessarily realize.</p> <p>&ldquo;A lot of us respond to different communication in different ways. We&rsquo;ve learned how to talk to each other when we&rsquo;ve made errors. We learn how we want to be treated. She&rsquo;s helped us to not just think about our sport individually, but think of it more as an aspect of our lives, and not just what we&rsquo;re here to do because that makes it very overwhelming. I know personally that she&rsquo;s helped me forget about everything that&rsquo;s happened in the past, good successes and failures, and to make sure that you&rsquo;re just living in the moment, and not allowing those things to affect you. Past successes and past failures can be really overwhelming. Personally, trying to live up to how I played last year is the hardest thing to do.&rdquo;</p> <p>What is the state of a college athlete&rsquo;s mind?</p> <p>&ldquo;The state of my mind is I&rsquo;m always very tired,&rdquo; Coombes said. &ldquo;I think, &lsquo;Why do I do this?&rsquo; I can kind of see myself being negative sometimes. Then the one day your coach gives you a day off, I find myself sitting in my room and I&rsquo;m bored, and I&rsquo;m like, &lsquo;What am I going to do with my spare time?&rsquo; In reality, I wouldn&rsquo;t change anything about being a student-athlete.&rdquo;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24560Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:47:00 GMTTwelker Named SSC Women's Tennis Player of Week<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24529___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry sophomore Kimmy Twelker has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week presented by VALIC. It is the first time she has won the league's weekly award this year.<br /><br />A native of Bad Liebenzell, Germany, Twelker led the No. 1 Buccaneers to a 7-2 win over No. 5 Lynn to claim the first-ever SSC women's tennis regular season title. At No. 1 doubles, the 25th-ranked Twelker and Ana Pain upset the No. 1 duo of Val Confalonieri and Ioana Ivan in a close match, 8-6. Confalonieri and Ivan had won their first 21 matches this season. Barry swept the doubles action. Twelker then improved to 10-0 in singles with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Kim Przeszloski at the No. 6 flight.<br /><br />For more than half a century, VALIC has served as the leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assists under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24529Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:57:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Captures SSC Regular Season Title<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24518___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152320556594814.1073741890.97387224813&amp;type=1" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>PHOTO GALLERY&nbsp;</strong></span></a></span></p> <p>BOCA RATON, Fla. &ndash; Barry University&rsquo;s No. 1-ranked women&rsquo;s tennis team won the first Sunshine State Conference regular season title ever given out Saturday when the Buccaneers beat No. 5 Lynn, 7-2, at Perper Tennis Complex.</p> <p>Barry improved to 20-1 overall, 8-0 in the SSC, while Lynn fell to 20-2, 7-1. The Buccaneers will rest until the SSC Championships April 24-26 in Winter Park, Fla.</p> <p>&ldquo;We feel great, I think the whole team,&rdquo; Bucs sophomore Kimmy Twelker said after contributing two wins, "so we're happy."</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cCgauhxxs3A" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Twelker and Ana Pain beat No. 1-ranked Val Confalonieri and Ioana Ivan, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles to help the Buccaneers sweep pairs play. Twelker and Pain got out to a 4-1 start, and then increased their lead to 7-4. But the Fighting Knights&rsquo; top-ranked duo fought their way back to within 7-6 before the Bucs pair closed out the match.</p> <p>&ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t even know they were No. 1 ranked,&rdquo; Twelker said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m comfortable playing with Ana, so I think it&rsquo;s a good win for us. I feel it was the best match we've played.&rdquo;</p> <p>It was Twelker and Pain&rsquo;s team-leading 13<sup>th</sup> win together.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think we have a good connection,&rdquo; Pain said, &ldquo;so it makes stuff easy.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pain secured the Bucs&rsquo; clinching fifth team point when she beat Lynn&rsquo;s Alina Jane, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 4 singles.</p> <p>&ldquo;I started well, and I pretty much handled the whole game well, so I&rsquo;m pretty happy with that win, too,&rdquo; Pain said. &nbsp;</p> <p>Twelker was the first to finish in singles, beating Kim Przeszlowski, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 6. It was Twelker&rsquo;s 10<sup>th</sup> win of the season. Barry&rsquo;s Elisabeth Abanda picked up a win at No. 5 singles when Lynn&rsquo;s No. 36-ranked Andrea Berkova retired with Abanda leading 6-5 in the first set. Barry's No. 10-ranked Karina Goia improved to 15-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 46 Rosalie Willig at No. 2.</p> <p>Confalonieri, the No. 1-ranked singles player in the country, defeated seventh-ranked Emma Onila, 6-1, 6-3, at the top singles spot. Ivan, ranked 12<sup>th</sup> in the country, beat the 43<sup>rd</sup>-ranked Linda Fritschken, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3.</p> <p>Fritschken and Onila, ranked sixth in the nation in doubles, carved out an 8-6 win over Berkova and Willig at No. 2. Abanda and Goia beat Jane and Przeszlowski, 8-4, at No. 3.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think we just have to keep working hard and doing the things we&rsquo;re doing and we&rsquo;ll be fine,&rdquo; Twelker said.</p> <p>After the win, the Buccaneers celebrated with a lunch at Cheesecake Factory &ndash; minus the dessert.</p> <p>&ldquo;Very good,&rdquo; Pain said, a wide-eyed smile forming. &ldquo;I had the best burger ever.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0405.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24518Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:10:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Plays at Lynn for SSC Championship Saturday<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24513___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>Barry University&rsquo;s No. 1 women&rsquo;s tennis team will play at No. 5 Lynn 11 a.m. Saturday to decide the Sunshine State Conference regular season title in Boca Raton, Fla.</p> <p>This is the first year the league is recognizing a regular season champion.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking forward to the match,&rdquo; Buccaneers coach Avi Kigel said. &ldquo;We know Lynn is a very good team. I think (in the next poll) they&rsquo;re going to be No. 4 in the country. We&rsquo;ve always had really tough battles with them. I don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s going to be any different for our match tomorrow.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry enters the match with a 19-1 overall and 7-0 SSC rcord. The Bucs sport a 19-0 mark against NCAA Division II opponents. Lynn is 20-1, 7-0.</p> <p>Saturday&rsquo;s match is available via <a href="http://www2.lynn.edu/athletics/stats/livestats/tennis/women/xlive.htm" target="_blank">LIVE STATS</a> through the Fighting Knights website.</p> <p>Lynn features the No. 1-ranked player in the country in Val Confalonieri. She and Ioana Ivan are ranked No. 1 in doubles. Ivan is No. 12 in singles. Lynn&rsquo;s Andrea Berkova is ranked 36<sup>th</sup> in singles, and Rosalie Willig 46<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s top singles player is Emma Onila, who is No. 7 in the nation. She and Linda Fritschken are No. 6 in the country as a doubles team. Karina Goia is No. 10 in singles, and Linda Fritschken is No. 43. Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain are ranked No. 25 in doubles.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re always looking for good matches,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;We respect their program. We hope to have a good showing, and hopefully come up with the win. We know we&rsquo;re going to have a tough match, and we&rsquo;ve got to come ready.&rdquo;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24513Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:03:00 GMTEmma Onila Earns Her Third SSC Women's Tennis Player of Week Award<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24496___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Arial;">WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; Barry senior Emma Onila has been recognized for the third time this season&nbsp;as the Sunshine State Conference Women&rsquo;s Tennis Player of the Week presented by VALIC.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Arial;">Onila, who ranks&nbsp;seventh in singles play, returned to the&nbsp;top-ranked Buccaneers lineup after an injury and earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory over #8 Rollins&rsquo;&nbsp;17th-ranked Elissa DeCampli. It is Onila&rsquo;s sixth victory over a nationally ranked opponent this season. Teamed with Linda Fritschken, the sixth-ranked duo defeated the Tars&rsquo; Shannon Eten and Taylor Brown, 8-4, in doubles action.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Arial;">For more than half a century, VALIC has served as the leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assists under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24496Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:10:00 GMTPalm Beach Atlantic Agrees to Provisional Membership with SSC<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24492___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. (Conference News) &ndash; The Sunshine State Conference (SSC) has received official acceptance from Palm Beach Atlantic University to become a provisional member of the conference beginning July 1, 2014. Palm Beach Atlantic joins Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who will also become a provisional member this July.</p> <p>&ldquo;On behalf of the presidents in the Sunshine State Conference, we welcome Palm Beach Atlantic,&rdquo; said Chair of SSC Presidents Council and President/CEO of Nova Southeastern University Dr. George L. Hanbury II. &ldquo;We are excited for the opportunity to grow to 11 member institutions with the acceptance of Embry-Riddle in December and now Palm Beach Atlantic, both as provisional members.&rdquo;</p> <p>PBA will serve a three-year provisional term before becoming a full member of the SSC. The provisional agreement with the SSC requires the institution to meet certain requirements before it can be eligible to compete for conference championships and become a full non-conditional member. If all requirements are met, the Sailfish will begin competing fully in the SSC during the 2017-18 athletic season.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Sunshine State Conference is nationally known as the &lsquo;Conference of Champions&rsquo; and we believe this new athletic affiliation provides a significant competition platform for our student-athletes, who are well known for their commitment to academic excellence, sportsmanship and community outreach,&rdquo; said Palm Beach Atlantic President William M.B. Fleming Jr. &ldquo;The NCAA Division II recognized PBA as a leader in community engagement and the lessons our student-athletes know well will be freely shared with conference members.&rdquo;</p> <p>President Fleming added, &ldquo;The September 2014 opening of the magnificent Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus and the University&rsquo;s alliance with the Sunshine State Conference ushers in an exciting new era for our students, faculty and Sailfish fans.&rdquo;</p> <p>Located in West Palm Beach, Fla., PBA is no stranger to the SSC. Since earning NCAA Division II full membership prior to the 2007-08 academic year, the Sailfish have been a non-conference South Region opponent for SSC-member institutions the past seven years. PBA is currently an NCAA Division II Independent institution. Prior to its transition to Division II, PBA was a member of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) Florida Sun Conference (now called The Sun Conference).</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that Palm Beach Atlantic has accepted our invitation to become a part of what we believe is the top NCAA Division II conference in the country,&rdquo; said SSC Commissioner Ed Pasque.</p> <p>The nine current SSC member institutions, all private schools located in the state of Florida, are: Barry University (Miami Shores), Eckerd College (St. Petersburg), Florida Southern (Lakeland), Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne), Lynn University (Boca Raton), Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale), Rollins College (Winter Park) Saint Leo University (Saint Leo) and the University of Tampa.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We are pleased to accept the invitation to join the Sunshine State Conference,&rdquo; said PBA Director of Athletics Carolyn Stone. &ldquo;The membership will provide our student-athletes an outstanding playing experience and promote the brand of both the Conference and University. PBA expects its student-athletes to be men and women of academic ability, integrity, character and drive, which are traits the SSC seeks in their member institutions.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>PBA currently sponsors 12 varsity sports including baseball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s basketball, women&rsquo;s cross country, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s golf, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s soccer, softball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s tennis and volleyball. As part of the provisional agreement, PBA is required to add men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s lacrosse and men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s distance track by the 2017-18 season. Currently, the Sailfish compete in men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s lacrosse at the club level.</p> <p>The SSC is currently in its first season of men&rsquo;s lacrosse and recently announced its sponsorship of women&rsquo;s lacrosse to begin in the spring of 2015. The addition of women&rsquo;s lacrosse will grow the conference sponsorship to 18 intercollegiate sports that compete in NCAA Division II.</p> <p>More than 2,000 student-athletes currently participate in the SSC in men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s cross country, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s soccer, volleyball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s basketball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s swimming, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s golf, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s tennis, men&rsquo;s lacrosse, baseball, softball and women&rsquo;s rowing.</p> <p>SSC schools have won 84 Division II national championships and have earned national runner-up finishes 71 times. In 2012-13, the conference won six national titles in men&rsquo;s soccer, men&rsquo;s tennis, men&rsquo;s golf, women&rsquo;s golf, baseball and women&rsquo;s rowing. In the same season, four teams were national runners-up in men&rsquo;s swimming, men&rsquo;s golf, women&rsquo;s golf and women&rsquo;s rowing. The conference also captured three individual national titles in men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s swimming and one in men&rsquo;s golf.</p> <p>PBA&rsquo;s volleyball team has earned berths to two consecutive NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships, including the No. 2 seed in the 2013 NCAA South Regional hosted by Tampa. In 2012, they were the No. 3 seed and advanced to the South Region final before falling to Tampa. During those two seasons, they had a combined record of 64-8, winning 35 games in 2012.</p> <p>The Sailfish men&rsquo;s soccer, women&rsquo;s tennis and softball programs have also been particularly strong, ranking in their respective national polls annually.</p> <p>Academically, the SSC was named the top Division II conference in Academic Success Rate (ASR) for the seventh-straight year with a graduation rate of 86 percent. A total of 25 SSC teams posted a perfect 100 percent ASR, and eight of the member institutions had at least one program achieve the perfect mark.</p> <p>PBA fits right in with the SSC in academic success having an 86 percent ASR as well. The PBA athletic department also had a cumulative grade-point average of 3.19 during the fall semester for a record-high since joining the NCAA in 2007-08.</p> <p>Since the NCAA Elite 89 award was established in 2009-10, the SSC has had eight student-athletes recognized with the accolade. The award is given to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average at the final site of their respective NCAA Championship.</p> <p>Located in Winter Park, Fla., the Sunshine State Conference is the only NCAA conference headquartered in the state of Florida. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24492Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:13:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Sweeps Tars on Senior Day<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24487___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis swept Rollins, 9-0, Sunday on a day it began to say goodbye to seniors Cristina Valladares and Akemi Maehama.</p> <p>Both Valladares and Maehama won their final regular season singles matches at Buccaneer Tennis Center as the No. 1 Buccaneers improved to 19-1 overall, 7-0 in the Sunshine State Conference. No. 8 Rollins fell to 13-4, 2-2. It was the sixth shutout of the season for the Bucs, who will play at No. 5 Lynn for the SSC regular season title Saturday at 11 a.m.</p> <p>"I played pretty good in my last match at Barry," Valladares said after beating Taylor Brown, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 5 singles. "I am very happy with the matches that I've done. I feel in shape, I'm ready to go, and I want to keep playing my best tennis until the end of the season."</p> <p>Valladares improved to 8-1 this season, including a 3-0 mark at the No. 5 flight.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9Ie7zpDWx7E?list=UUg39y0CICWw6oeE9Rm2tllA" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Maehama found herself down 5-2 in the opening set to Rollins' Ashley Loft, but battled back for a 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) win. It was her sixth straight victory, and the 46th of her career, which ranks 16th all-time in school history. Her win also moved her into a tie with teammate Karina Goia for the best career winning percentage (.939) in school history. Goia did not play in singles Sunday.</p> <p>"There were so many emotions going through my mind," Maehama said. "Of course, I want to win. My parents were here and everybody's here, and I didn't start off well, so I kind of felt like, 'Wow, I have to do something.' I wasn't playing my best, but I had to continue and try to play and (do) what I can do."</p> <p>The match, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed until Sunday due to weather -- a decision made earlier in the week. That didn't stop the Buccaneers from performing at the top of their game.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/t1uywJNeyTg?list=UUg39y0CICWw6oeE9Rm2tllA" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Elisabeth Abanda and Goia beat the Tars No. 3 doubles team of Mariana Salvador and Johanna Olsson, 8-3. Sixth-ranked Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken were 8-4 winners over Shannon Etten and Taylor Brown at No. 2. Kimmy Twelker and Blanka Szavay held on for the second straight No. 1 singles victory since being paired together a week ago, this time beating Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg, 8-6.</p> <p>Onila, the No. 7-ranked singles player in the country, was efficient in beating the 17th-ranked DeCampli, 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 1 flight. Fritschken, ranked 43rd, rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Rosenberg at No. 2. Abanda beat Salvador, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 4. Ana Pain battled through a tough second set to pull out a 6-3, 7-5 victory at No. 3 over Etten.</p> <p>"I'm super proud of all my teammates," Valladares said. "I think we are all doing a really good job. Our coaches have a good program prepared (for) us."</p> <p>It was difficult for Valladares not to be a little caught up in the emotion of her final regular season match in Miami Shores.</p> <p>"Yeah, I was sad at first, but now I'm pretty excited because I know we're doing the right things," she said, "and I feel very good playing tennis now, so I'm happy."</p> <p>For Maehama, the four years have went by fast, but they weren't short of their share of great memories.</p> <p>"I really have a lot of memories of when we're in the van, going to far places, and all together, squished in," Maehama said. "I'm going to miss it. I'm going to miss the conversations the laughs that we shared, the stories. Every year we have a different team, and the moment of adaptation with a new team, that was fun.</p> <p>"I don't know what to say. It was so fast. Too fast."</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0330.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24487Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:43:00 GMTWomen's Tennis No. 1 in ITA National Poll<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24469___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Barry University women's tennis team is back at the top again. The Buccaneers earned the No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division II national poll as voted on by coaches who belong to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.</p> <p>The Buccaneers (18-1) have beaten two of the teams ranked in the top four this season. Their only loss was a 5-4 setback to North Florida, which was ranked No. 63 in NCAA Division I at the time of the match.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_DDkR7aIlDk?list=UUg39y0CICWw6oeE9Rm2tllA" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Barry, which was ranked No. 1 in the regular season a year ago, owns the top billing ahead of Armstrong Atlantic, BYU-Hawai'i, Hawai'i Pacific and Lynn. The Bucs beat Armstrong Atlantic, 5-4, and HPU, 5-2. BYU-Hawai'i, which was ranked No. 2 in last month's poll, is 16-0, but fell one spot to No. 3.</p> <p>In the individual rankings, Barry's Emma Onila is ranked No. 7 in singles. Teammate Karina Goia is No. 10, and Linda Fritschken is No. 43. Onila and Fritschken are ranked No. 6 in doubles.</p> <p>The ITA national poll is based on region rankings around the country. The region rankings were released a week earlier. Barry is ranked No. 1 in the South Region poll.</p> <p>Onila is No. 3 in the South singles rankings. Goia is No. 5, Fritschken is No. 9. Ana Pain is No. 20. Fritschken and Onila are No. 3 in the region doubles rankings. Kimmy Twelker and Pain are No. 8 in the South pairs rankings.</p> <p>Barry hosts No. 8 Rollins 10 a.m. Sunday on Senior Day. The Bucs will honor seniors Akemi Maehama and Cristina Valladares.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2013-2014_NCAA_Division_II_Women_s_Rankings/Division_II_Women_National_Rankings_-_March_26.htm" target="_blank">ITA NATIONAL RANKINGS</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24469Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:31:00 GMTNo. 3 Women's Tennis Tames No. 4 Sea Warriors<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24445___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University's No. 3-ranked women's tennis team beat No. 4 Hawai'i Pacific, 5-2, Saturday at Buccaneer Tennis Center to improve to 18-1.</p> <p>It was the Bucs' second win over a top-five ranked opponent this season. Barry's lone loss came to NCAA Division I No. 63 North Florida.</p> <p>"It was a very good performance," Barry coach Avi Kigel said. "We knew coming in this would be a very tough match. Doubles was the key, I think, in the beginning. We were able to squeeze (out one) at No. 1 to go up 2-1 after doubles. And then very competitive singles, but we were able to pull it through and get the win. I'm very happy about the performance."</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rp3Q1phMUWc" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Paired with Blanka Szavay for the first time, Barry's Kimmy Twelker keyed a late comeback in a 9-7 win over Karen Ramirez and Celina Goetti at No. 1 doubles. The Bucs trailed 7-6 in the match, but the late rally sent Barry into singles play with momentum.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ElbxkH7QfHE?list=UUg39y0CICWw6oeE9Rm2tllA" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>"We knew they could play really well together, but we didn't know how it was going to work," Kigel said of the Twelker-Szavay combination in a marquee match. "To go ahead up 2-1 after doubles, it's a great feeling. Less pressure, so it was huge for us."</p> <p>All-American Emma Onila returned to the Buccaneers' lineup this weekend after a two-week absence, and delivered key wins in doubles and singles. She and Linda Fritschken, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II, blanked Vivian Hansen and Lea Kruse-Utermann, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles. Onila, ranked No. 8 in the nation in singles, was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over 34th-ranked Goetti at the No. 2 flight.</p> <p>"In the doubles, I felt really good with Linda, really confident," Onila said. "My volleys were really on point. I just felt like I haven't missed any days off. In my singles, I was just focusing more on being calm, doing my best and staying in the match, and not getting upset because I've been away for so long. I'm just happy that I'm progressing."</p> <p>Twelker also defeated Hansen, 7-5, 7-5, at No. 5 singles to improve to 9-0 this year. Her doubles play, however, may have been the most instrumental part of the match.</p> <p>"It was important for us because it's always better for us to be up 2-1 than be down 2-1," Onila said of Twelker and Szavay's pairs victory. "It was really important for them to pull it off at the end. The support always helps."</p> <p>Barry's Karina Goia, ranked 19th in singles, beat Ramirez, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 1 spot. She improved to 14-0.</p> <p>Ranked No. 31 in the nation, Fritschen was leading Magdalena Smejova, 6-4, 5-3, at No. 3 singles when the Bucs secured their fifth point to clinch the match.</p> <p>"At this point, we just have to continue, and hopefully everybody stays healthy," Onila said.</p> <p>HPU picked up its first win at No. 3 doubles when Lorena Gheorghe and Smejova defeated Barry's 13th-ranked duo of Elisabeth Abanda and Goia, 8-3. Gheorghe beat the ninth-ranked Abanda, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4 singles.</p> <p>Barry improved to 13-0 against nationally-ranked teams this season. The Bucs are 11-0 at Buccaneer Tennis Center this year.</p> <p>"We're playing well," Kigel said. "We're one of the best teams in the country. We know that, but we have to play really well, and be there mentally to go all the way. A lot of things can happen, but we definitely have the talent."</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0322.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24445Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:53:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Soars Past Eagles<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24442___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team beat Emory, 7-1, Friday to improve to 17-1 this season.</p> <p>The Buccaneers, ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II, handed the Eagles, ranked No. 3 in Division III, their second loss of the season in 14 matches. It was Barry&rsquo;s second win in as many days. It sets up Saturday&rsquo;s 10 a.m. showdown with No. 4 Hawai&rsquo;i Pacific (12-2) at Buccaneer Tennis Center.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s No. 1 singles player, 19<sup>th</sup>-ranked Karina Goia, rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Gabrielle Clark to improve to 13-0. Eighth-ranked Emma Onila returned to the Buccaneers lineup for the first time in 11 days, beating Beatrice Rosen, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 2. Ranked No. 31, Barry junior Linda Fritschken defeated Michelle Satterfield, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 3 to pick up her 13<sup>th</sup> win of the season.</p> <p>Bucs senior Cristina Valladares beat Madison Gordon, 6-1, 6-2, after getting bumped up two spots to No. 4. Fellow senior Akemi Maehama was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Brenna Kelly at No. 6 to give Barry five singles wins.</p> <p>At No. 5 singles, Barry freshman Blanka Szavay was up a set on Emory&rsquo;s Katarina Su, winning the opener, 7-6 (7-2), before falling behind 3-1 in the second set when she stopped, leaving the match unfinished.</p> <p>Emory won the top doubles flight as Clark and Goodman beat Ana Pain and Kimmy Twelker, 8-5. Fritschken and Szavay beat Satterfield and Kelly, 8-3, at No. 2. Elisabeth Abanda and Goia, the No. 13-ranked duo in Division II, beat Gordon and Su, 8-2, at No. 3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0321.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24442Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:30:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Back on Track<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24437___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team wasn&rsquo;t about to let the remnants of its first regular season loss in three years last week linger long. The No. 3-ranked Buccaneers took care of that by beating No. 11 New York Institute of Technology, 7-2, Thursday.</p> <p>It improved Barry&rsquo;s record to 16-1 entering Friday&rsquo;s 3 p.m. match with Emory at Buccaneer Tennis Center. New York Tech lost for just the fourth time in 23 matches.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a matchup of two of the nation&rsquo;s top-ranked singles players at the No. 1 spot, Barry&rsquo;s 31<sup>st</sup>-ranked Linda Fritschken defeated NYIT&rsquo;s 30<sup>th</sup>-ranked Sara Burinato in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. The Bucs No. 19-ranked Karina Goia was on her way to a flawless win over Gabriela Siembab, jetting out to a 6-0, 3-0 start before her Bears counterpart retired at No. 2 singles.</p> <p>New York Tech&rsquo;s Justyna Krol was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over ninth-ranked Elisabeth Abanda at No. 3 Barry&rsquo;s Cristina Valladares, who has performed well this year after sitting out last season, improved to 6-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Melanie Benyadi at No. 4.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Blanka Szavay defeated Alex Borgenhoff, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 5. NYIT&rsquo;s Alessia Rossetti was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Bucs freshman Maria Medeiros, who was competing in his first dual match of the spring.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s Ana Pain and Kimmy Twelker beat Burinato and Madalina Florea, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles. In her first match in over a week, Bucs sophomore All-American Emma Onila returned to the doubles lineup and paired with Fritschken, her No. 1-ranked partner, for an 8-1 win over Siembab and Krol at the No. 2 flight. Abanda and Goia, the 13<sup>th</sup>-ranked doubles team in the country, defeated Borgenhoff and Benyadi, 8-2, at No. 3 to complete the pairs sweep.</p> <p>Thursday&rsquo;s match was the first of three straight this weekend for the Buccaneers. Following Friday&rsquo;s 3 p.m. match with Division III No. 3 Emory, Barry will host Division II No. 4 Hawai&rsquo;i Pacific at 10 a.m. Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0320.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24437Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:12:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Falls To D-I Ospreys<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24410___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla.&mdash;The third-ranked Barry Buccaneers had their win streak snapped at 15 in a 5-4 loss to the NCAA Division I North Florida Ospreys at the Buccaneer Tennis Center on Saturday.</p> <p>The Ospreys (7-2), ranked 63<sup>rd</sup> in Division I, swept the doubles in three very competitive matches. Simona Weymar and Rebela Pereira had the easiest time, defeating Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker at number one 8-4. Taylor Hollander and Marina Cunningham managed a late break against Blanka Szavay and Linda Fritschken to win 8-6 at number two. At the third flight, Esther Zuniga and Michelle Valdez knocked off the 13<sup>th</sup>-rated pair of Karina Goia and Elisabeth Abanda 8-5.</p> <p>The Bucs (15-1) rallied to win four of the six singles. In an odd twist, under NCAA Division I scoring rules count the doubles as just one point, the Buccaneers would have won the match 4-3, though as the home team D-II rules were in effect.</p> <p>Nineteenth-ranked Goia rolled over &nbsp;Zuniga 6-2, 6-2 at number two and Twelker stayed unbeaten in singles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Valdez at number five. Ninth-ranked Abanda also kept her record perfect with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Pereira at number four. Fritschken, ranked 31<sup>st</sup>, survived a three-set match over Weymar 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.</p> <p>The Ospreys won the final two singles with Cunningham defeating Szavay 7-6 (4), 6-2 at number three and Hollander knocking off Cristina Valladares in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.</p> <p>The Bucs host New York Tech on Thursday, March 20.</p> <p><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>Tennis Match Results</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>03-15-14 at Miami Shores, FL</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>(Buccaneer Tennis Center)</strong></span></p> <h2>#63 North Florida 5, #3 Barry 4</h2> <p><strong>&nbsp;Singles competition</strong> <br />1. #31 Linda Fritschken (BARRY-W) def. Simona Weymar (UNF) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5<br />2. #19 Karina Goia (BARRY-W) def. Esther Zuniga (UNF) 6-2, 6-2<br />3. Marina Cunningham (UNF) def. Blanka Szavay (BARRY-W) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2<br />4. #9 Elisabeth Abanda (BARRY-W) def. Rebela Pereira (UNF) 6-2, 6-4<br />5. Kimmy Twelker (BARRY-W) def. Michelle Valdez (UNF) 6-2, 6-1<br />6. Taylor Hollander (UNF) def. Cristina Valladares (BARRY-W) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Doubles competition</strong> <br />1. Simona Weymar/Rebela Pereira (UNF) def. Anaeve Pain/Kimmy Twelker (BARRY-W) 8-4<br />2. Taylor Hollander/Marina Cunningham (UNF) def. Blanka Szavay/Linda Fritschken (BARRY-W) 8-6<br />3. Esther Zuniga/Michelle Valdez (UNF) def. #13 Karina Goia/Elisabeth Abanda (BARRY-W) 8-5</p> <p><strong>Match Notes:</strong><br />North Florida 7-2; National ranking #63<br />Barry 15-1; National ranking #3<br />North Florida ranked in NCAA Division I<br />Barry ranked in NCAA Division II<br />A-54&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24410Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:43:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Grounds Top-Ranked Warhawks<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24402___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla.&mdash;The Barry Buccaneers grounded the top-rated Warhawks of Auburn-Montgomery 8-1 at the Buccaneer Tennis Center on Thursday afternoon to stay unbeaten this year at 15-0.</p> <p>The Bucs swept the doubles, despite having to break up the top doubles team of Linda Fritschken and Emma Onilla. Fritschken paired with Blanka Szavay at number two and defeated Jade Curtis and Celine Lenertz 8-4. At the top flight, Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker routed Chanel Cunningham and Paula Diaz 8-2, while at the bottom flight, 13<sup>th</sup>-ranked Elisabeth Abanda and Karina Goia made short work of Anna Rudolfova and Bright Phakamed 8-1.</p> <p>Without the injured Onila in the lineup, everyone stepped a flight for the Bucs. At number one, 19<sup>th</sup>-ranked Goia defeated #2 Curtis 6-4, 7-5. Fritschken, ranked 31<sup>st</sup>, defeated #38 Diaz 6-0, 6-2. Number nine Abanda rolled over Lenertz 6-2, 6-0 at number four. Cristina Valladares also dominated Rudolfova 6-0, 6-3 at number five. Akemi Mahaema ran into a tough first set against Phakamed but pulled it out for a 7-6 (1), 6-1 win.</p> <p>The Warhawks (8-6) only point came at number three singles, where Cunningham pulled out a tie-break third set 5-7, 6-4, 10-3 over Szavay.</p> <p>The Bucs host the Ospreys or NCAA Division I North Florida on Saturday.</p> <p><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>Tennis Match Results</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>03-13-14 at Miami Shores, FL</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>(Buccaneer Tennis Center)</strong></span></p> <h2>#3 Barry 8, #1 Auburn-Montgomery 1</h2> <p><strong>&nbsp;Singles competition</strong> <br />1. #19 Karina Goia (BARRY-W) def. #2 Jade Curtis (AUMW) 6-4, 7-5<br />2. #31 Linda Fritschken (BARRY-W) def. #38 Paula Diaz (AUMW) 6-0, 6-2<br />3. Chanel Cunningham (AUMW) def. Blanka Szavay (BARRY-W) 5-7, 6-4, 10-3<br />4. #9 Elisabeth Abanda (BARRY-W) def. Celine Lenertz (AUMW) 6-2, 6-0<br />5. Cristina Valladares (BARRY-W) def. Anna Rudolfova (AUMW) 6-0, 6-3<br />6. Akemi Maehama (BARRY-W) def. Bright Phakamed (AUMW) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Doubles competition</strong> <br />1. Anaeve Pain/Kimmy Twelker (BARRY-W) def. Chanel Cunningham/Paula Diaz (AUMW) 8-2<br />2. Blanka Szavay/Linda Fritschken (BARRY-W) def. Jade Curtis/Celine Lenertz (AUMW) 8-4<br />3. #13 Elisabeth Abanda/Karina Goia (BARRY-W) def. Anna Rudolfova/Bright Phakamed (AUMW) 8-1</p> <p><strong>Match Notes:</strong><br />Auburn-Montgomery 8-6; National ranking #1 (NAIA)<br />Barry 15-0; National ranking #3; Regional ranking #1 (NCAA II)<br />A-71&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24402Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:13:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Blanks Blue Raiders<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24391___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University's women's tennis team shut out Middle Tennessee State, 9-0, Wednesday.&nbsp;</p> <p>The NCAA Division II No. 3-ranked Buccaneers (14-0) secured their second win over a Division I opponent this year, dropping the Blue Raiders' record to 6-5.</p> <p>Still battling injuries, the Buccaneers used two different combinations in doubles. Ana Pain and Kimmy Twelker combined for an 8-6 win over Tiffany William and Jesse Grace at No. 1. Linda Fritschken and Blanka Szavay, paired together for the third time this season, beat Irina Constantinide, 8-4, at No. 2. Karina Goia and Cristina Valladares played for the first time together, beating Sarah Sediri and Flavia Nagayama, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles.</p> <p>It was Valladares' first doubles match of the season.</p> <p>Pain beat William, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. It was her first win in the top flight in two opportunities this season. Both of her matches at No. 1 singles have come against Division I opponents.</p> <p>Fritschken, ranked No. 31 in Division II, beat Moraes, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 2. Fritschken is 2-0 against Division I opponents this spring. Szavay beat Grace, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), at No. 3 singles to improve to 11-1. Ninth-ranked Elisabeth Abanda was a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 winner over Nagayama at No. 4. Abanda improved to 11-0.</p> <p>At No. 5 singles, Valladares moved up a spot when coach Avi Kigel pulled Twelker. Valladares responded with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Constantinide to bump her record to 4-0 in dual matches. Akemi Maehama defeated Sediri, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 6. Maehama has won three in a row.</p> <p>The Buccaneers will host NAIA No. 1 Auburn-Montgomery at 2 p.m. Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0312.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24391Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:26:00 GMTNo. 3 Women's Tennis Handles No. 7 Argos<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24380___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Had it not been for an injury, Barry University women's tennis may have been looking at a clean sweep. Instead the No. 3 Buccaneers settled for a 7-2 win over No. 7 West Florida Monday.</p> <p>It was the Bucs' fourth win over a ranked opponent in the past eight days, during a stretch in which Barry scheduled eight matches in a two-week time phrame. Barry ran its record to 13-0 overall, 9-0 against nationally-ranked teams.</p> <p>Barry's No. 1-ranked doubles team of Linda Fritschen and Emma Onila dropped their match at No. 1 pairs to West Florida's Monika Kochanova and Laure-Eline Faure, 8-4. Onila was suffering with injuries during the day, and eventually retired in singles play after a set in her match with the 20th-ranked Kochanova after dropping the first set, 6-1.</p> <p>Those were the only two blemishes in an otherwise productive day for the Buccaneers, who vaulted 19th-ranked Karina Goia into the No. 2 singles spot to replace Fritschken. Goia won her singles match easily, 6-0, 6-1, over Faure.</p> <p>Goia and Abanda, the ninth-ranked doubles tandem in the nation, beat Nina Bubelova and Fernanda Amaral, 8-4, at the No. 3 flight. Kimmy Twelker and Ana Pain were 8-1 winners over Kat Dikosavljevic and Giovana Patitucci at No. 2</p> <p>Pain beat Bubelova, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 3. Abanda, the ninth-ranked singles player in the country defeated Dikosavljevic, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 4. Twelker was a 6-0, 6-3 winner over Amaral at No. 5. Blanka Szavay needed a third-set super tiebreaker to beat Sarai Flores, 2-6, 6-2, 10-2, after responding from a sluggish first set.</p> <p>The Buccaneers will play NCAA Division I Middle Tennessee State at 3 p.m. Wednesday and NAIA No. 1-ranked Auburn-Montgomery at 2 p.m. Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0310.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE&nbsp;</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24380Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:36:00 GMTGoia Wins SSC Player of Week<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24378___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry sophomore <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/profile.html?type=athlete&amp;id=719" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Karina Goia </strong></span></a>(Arad, Romania)&nbsp;has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week presented by VALIC.</p> <p>It was her second SSC Player of the Week honor this season.</p> <p>Goia, who ranks No. 19 in singles and No. 13 in doubles with Elisabeth Abanda, recorded three more singles and doubles victories out West against No. 17 UC-San Diego, No. 14 Fresno Pacific and No. 16 Azusa Pacific. Goia defeated her singles opponents Paula Chou of UC-San Diego, 6-2, 6-0, and Natalie Johnson of Azusa Pacific, 6-1, 6-2, in straight sets. At No. 1 singles, Goia came back to upset No. 14 Petra Jurova of Fresno Pacific, 1-6, 6-0,10-6, to remain unbeaten in singles action. Goia and Abanda went 3-0 in doubles action during the week.</p> <p>It was Goia's third win over a ranked opponent this season.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more than half a century, VALIC has served as the leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assists under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24378Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:34:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Completes SoCal Sweep<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24363___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>AZUSA, Calif. -- Barry University's No. 3-ranked women's tennis team beat No. 16 Azusa Pacific, 8-1, Thursday to complete a three-match sweep over ranked teams in Southern California.</p> <p>The Buccaneers will bring their 12-0 record back to Miami Shores, where they will meet No. 7 West Florida Monday at 3 p.m. Azusa Pacific fell to 8-4.</p> <p>At No. 1 singles, 31st-ranked Linda Fritschken beat No. 25 Emily Harris, 6-0, 6-3. No. 19 Karina Goia breezed past Natalie Johnson, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2. Ninth-ranked Elisabeth Abanda nearly shut out Danae Ingwaldson, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3.</p> <p>Kimmy Twelker was a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Lindsey Yeom at No. 4 singles. Blanka Szavay beat Stephanie Quan, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 5. Akemi Maehama was a walkover winner over Bethany Duval, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6.</p> <p>The Buccaneers dropped the No. 1 doubles match as APU's No. 20-ranked duo of Harris and Ingwaldson beat Twelker and Pain, 8-6. Barry's 13th-ranked duo of Goia and Abanda beat Yeom and Kim Koetterheinrich, 8-3, at No. 2. Fritschken, accustomed to playing at No. 1 with Emma Onila, was paired with Szavay at No. 3 for an 8-2 win over Johnson and Quan.</p> <p>Barry has won 42 straight regular season matches, dating back to 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0306.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24363Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:13:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Eclipses Sunbirds<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24355___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The third-ranked Barry Buccaneers eclipsed the No. 14 Sunbirds of Fresno Pacific, 9-0, in women&rsquo;s action from UC San Diego&rsquo;s Northview Tennis Courts on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Bucs experimented in doubles, but still took all three. Elisabeth Abanda and Karina Goia, the Bucs&rsquo; 13<sup>th</sup>-ranked pair, stepped up from their customary No. 3 flight to play at No. 1, and defeated Petra Jurova and Angelika Sobiecka, 8-5. The Bucs normal No. 2 pair, Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker, shut out Matilda Ackered and Alison Carre, 8-0, while first-time pairing Linda Fritschken and Blanka Szavay also won 8-0 over Laure-Anne Josso and Megan Lee.</p> <p>At No. 2, the 31st-ranked Fritschken blanked Ackered, 6-0, 6-0. Akemi Maehama matched the feat at No. 6 with a win over Lee. Ninth-ranked Abanda and unranked Szavay also recorded straight-set wins -- Abanda at No. 4 over Carre, 6-2, 6-1, and Szavay at No. 5, 6-4, 6-3, over Josso.</p> <p>The final two singles matches came down to third sets. Pain defeated Sobiecka, 4-6, 6-2, 10-1, at No. 3. At the top flight, 19th-ranked Goia pulled a mild upset, defeating the 14th-ranked Jurova, 1-6, 6-0, 10-6.</p> <p>The Bucs close out their California trip on Thursday, in a match at No. 16 Azusa Pacific. The match can be found via <a href="http://www.apu.edu/athletics/live/tennis_w/" target="_blank">LIVE STATS</a> and <a href="http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/apu.portal" target="_blank">LIVE STREAMING</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0305.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #888888;"><strong>BOX SCORE</strong></span></a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24355Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:03:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Blanks Host Tritons<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24348___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Barry University's No. 3-ranked women's tennis team beat host UC San Diego, 9-0, in the first of three matches in Southern California on this West Coast Spring Break trip.</p> <p>The Buccaneers improved to 10-0. UC San Diego fell to 6-8.</p> <p>Barry was tested in only two matches. The Bucs swept doubles play in convincing fashion. Only one singles match was decided in a super tiebreaker.</p> <p>Barry's No. 1-ranked doubles team of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken beat Paula Cho and Kyra Scott, 8-3, at No. 1. Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker were 8-1 winners over Nava Nowamooz and Shannon Theisen at No. 2. Thirteenth-ranked Elisabeth Abanda and Karina Goia rolled over Tara Vanooteghem and Laura Wilke, 8-1, at No. 3.</p> <p>Onila, ranked No. 8 in the country, needed a second set tiebreaker to beat 32nd-ranked Scott, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), at the top singles flight. Blanka Szavay won her battle at No. 4 with Vanooteghemm, 6-4, 5-7, 10-6, in the best match of the day.</p> <p>Goia, who holds the No. 19 ranking, had little problem beating Chou, 6-2, 6-0. Pain was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Nowamooz at No. 3. Twelker cruised past Theisen, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5. Akemi Maehama ripped past Lisa Asai, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 6.</p> <p>It was the Bucs' third sweep of the season. Barry will play No. 14 Fresno Pacific Wednesday at 1 p.m.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0304.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24348Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:35:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Defeats Davidson<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24320___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis coach Avi Kigel revisited his former life, and his No. 3 women's tennis team handled the rest in a 7-2 win over Davidson College Sunday. The win sends the Buccaneers into their Spring Break trip to Southern California with a 9-0 record.</p> <p>Kigel was an assistant coach at Davidson for four years before returning to Barry to take over as women's head coach. He served as an assistant at Barry before leaving for Davidson.</p> <p>"It was great to see them after five years being away," Kigel said. "I had some great memories during the period of time I was coaching them with some good teams and good success. I have a lot of appreciation for what I learned during that time."&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DVQtGfJ_z6E" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>The Buccaneers handed Davidson its second loss in Florida as the Wildcats fell to 4-7. But it didn't come without a little resistance and fight on the NCAA Division I Wildcats' part.</p> <p>Barry dropped the Nos. 1 and 5 singles matches, and was tested at No. 3 doubles. Barry's Karina Goia and Elisabeth Abanda, the nation's 13th-ranked doubles team in Division II, needed some late-match fire to lay claims to an 8-6 win over Elise Held and Sarah Stein at No. 3 pairs.</p> <p>Top-ranked Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila defeated Brites Moniz-Soares and Elaina Cummer of Davidson, 8-2, at No. 1. Barry's Kimmy Twelker and Anaeve Pain were 8-1 winners over Nisha Crouser and Jenna Brunner at No. 2.</p> <p>"They're fighters, and they're staying in the points all the time," Kigel said of the Wildcats. "We knew that was Davidson's style. We had a touch No. 3 doubles that we were able to put away."</p> <p>Fritschken, ranked No. 31 in singles, had little problems with Cummer, winning 6-1, 6-1. Abanda, the No. 9-ranked singles player in Division II, got a test at No. 3 singles before beating Crouser, 7-5, 6-2. Blanka Szavay, Barry's freshmen from Hungary, won a tight first set 6-4 before putting away Stein, 6-1, in the second set to win the match.</p> <p>"No. 3 was a close match, especially in the first set," Kigel said. "We got the breaks to win it."</p> <p>Cristina Valladares picked up Barry's last singles victory at No. 6 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Tamara Hill. But the Buccaneers dropped the final two matches to finish. Davidson's Jenna Brunner defeated Akemi Maehama, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 5. Moniz-Soares battled her way past Pain at No. 1, 7-6 (5), 7-5, in the Wildcats' other win.</p> <p>"That's what we want. We want a challenge, we want good matches, so we can get better," Kigel said.</p> <p>It was Barry's first win over a Division I opponent this season. For Kigel, it happened to come against his former boss.</p> <p>"A lot of good stories," Kigel said. "It's always good to kind of go back and go over what you did in the past. The great thing about Davidson and the coaches is they just want good matches. I like that philosophy."</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0302.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24320Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:33:00 GMTBuccaneers Team With Make-A-Wish® To Grant Gustavo His Dream<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24290___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University was able to help grant the wish of a local child battling a life-threatening medical condition in a special Make-A-Wish&reg; reveal event Saturday at its homecoming basketball games.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s efforts raising funds and hosting this celebration helped Make-A-Wish send Gustavo, a Miami-area kid, to visit one of Silicon Valley&rsquo;s leading technological companies.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/D4EBjcIMxnM" frameborder="10" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>"The entire university, actually for the first time, really got behind everything that was going on," Barry Dean of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences Darlene Kluka said. "You can't ask for anything more than that."</p> <p>Barry funded Gustavo&rsquo;s wish, announcing that his wish would be granted before the men&rsquo;s basketball game at Health &amp; Sports Center on Homecoming Weekend. The NCAA selected Barry as one of five schools across the country to hold the Make-A-Wish reveal on site.</p> <p>Gustavo was also invited to sit in with the men&rsquo;s basketball team in its pre-game scouting report and during a locker room pep talk before the Buccaneers took the floor. During the wish reveal near center court, Barry head coach Butch Estes presented Gustavo with a Buccaneers jersey, which he later had signed by the players.</p> <p>"It touched my heart," Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua said. "I think it had to touch everyone who was in the gymnasium."</p> <p>Barry received an award as one of the top three NCAA Division II schools in the nation for its fundraising efforts to support Make-A-Wish. Last year, the Buccaneers athletic department was able to raise more than $10,000 to help grant two local kids&rsquo; wishes. This year, the school has increased its goal to $15,000 to help fund three wishes.</p> <p>"Basically, I wasn't really expecting this kind of welcome from you guys," Gustavo's father, Gustavo Sr., said. "We were impressed with the way Barry University put this together. I didn't see it coming. I think it was an amazing job, and we're very, very pleased and appreciative of what you guys have done. I'm very grateful for how you guys put this together, the athletic team, how you made this happen.</p> <p>"Barry University and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, they worked very, very hard. They do an incredible job, and they really do it from the heart. Seeing the faces of these kids, it's extremely gratifying."&nbsp;</p> <p>Barry generated over $5,587 through the weekend&rsquo;s Homecoming games to support this year&rsquo;s Make-A-Wish fundraising efforts. All of the gate and concession proceeds from this weekend&rsquo;s athletic events were donated to Make-A-Wish.</p> <p>"Our student-athletes have been phenomenal in their efforts to raise money to make wishes come true," Bevilacqua said. "Not only are they excelling in the classroom in their studies, but they're also, as members of the Sunshine State Conference, contributing to the goals of NCAA Division II. The energy that they put into raising money each year to make wishes come true with the partnership of the Make-A-Wish Foundation ... we're very proud of them, and what they have achieved."</p> <p>A silent auction, yard sale and other activities were also set up on campus, in addition to on-line donations, which has generated $1,785 so far to support the Make-A-Wish cause. Over the past five years, Barry has been one of the nation&rsquo;s leading NCAA Division II fundraising institutions. Barry has also been the top fundraiser in the Sunshine State Conference.</p> <p>"It's a privilege to be a student-athlete at Barry University," men's soccer player Connor Randel said. "One of the pillars of the Barry University mission statement is community service, and as a student-athlete we're able to commit that through Make-A-Wish Foundation. &nbsp;</p> <p>NCAA Division II has supported Make-A-Wish for more than 10 years, raising funds to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.</p> <p>"It was both special, it was memorable," Bevilacqua said, "and it was very touching to be apart of this celebration." &nbsp;</p> <p>To donate to Make-A-Wish, click <a style="font-size: 12px;" href="http://friends.wish.org/017-000/page/Jaime-Carrig/Barry-University-.htm" target="_blank">HERE</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24290Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:16:00 GMTGoia Named SSC Women's Tennis Player of Week<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24286___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry University sophomore Karina Goia has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week presented by VALIC.</p> <p>The No. 19 singles player recorded three wins at No. 3 singles against three top-25 ranked teams last week, including a 6-4, 6-0 win over No. 16 Marlen Hacke of No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic. The No. 3 Buccaneers defeated the top-ranked Pirates, 5-4, to remain undefeated. The Arad, Romania, native defeated No 21 Nova Southeastern's and No. 8 Saint Leo's No. 3 singles players to remain unbeaten. Goia teamed with Isabela Miro for two No. 3 doubles victories against Eckerd and Armstrong Atlantic.</p> <p>Goia improved to 5-0 in singles with two wins over ranked opponents, and 5-1 in doubles this year.</p> <p>For more than half a century, VALIC has served as the leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assists under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24286Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:15:00 GMTNo. 3 Women's Tennis Upsets No. 1 Armstrong<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24277___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>BRADENTON, Fla. &ndash; In another regular season match reminiscent of last year, Barry University&rsquo;s No. 3 women&rsquo;s tennis team defeated defending national champion and No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic, 5-4, Sunday at IMG Academy. The win improved Barry&rsquo;s record to 8-0.</p> <p>Armstrong Atlantic, who beat Barry in last year&rsquo;s NCAA quarterfinals, fell to 4-1.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been in this situation before,&rdquo; Barry assistant coach Maria Lopez said. &ldquo;I think one of the things we&rsquo;re stressing is how are we going to approach this situation again? We wish we could play these types of matches all the time.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Buccaneers fell behind 2-1 after doubles, dropping the top two flights. At No. 1, Armstrong&rsquo;s No. 2-ranked Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbara Krtickova beat Barry&rsquo;s top-ranked team of Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila, 8-2. AASU&rsquo;s No. 6-ranked &nbsp;Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa defeated Kimmy Twelker and Anaeve Pain, 8-1, at No. 2. Barry&rsquo;s Karina Goia and Isabela Miro supplied the Bucs&rsquo; lone doubles point in an 8-4 victory over Clara Perez and Carolina Prats-Millan.</p> <p>Ranked No. 19 in the nation, Goia avenged her NCAA quarterfinals loss to 16<sup>th</sup>-ranked Hacke with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles to tie the match at 2-2. Pain, a freshman at Barry, won her No. 4 singles match over Prats-Millan, 6-2, 6-0, to give the Buccaneers a 3-2 lead in the match. It was Perez's first singles loss during a dual match in her three-year career.</p> <p>But Armstrong regained control as Filipovski, ranked No. 3 in the country, defeated the eighth-ranked Onila, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), at No. 1. Then the 15<sup>th</sup>-ranked Krtickova slipped past 31<sup>st</sup>-ranked Fritschken, 7-5, 7-5, at No. 2. That put the Pirates ahead, 4-3.</p> <p>Barry&rsquo;s ninth-ranked Elisabeth Abanda found herself in a fight with the sixth-ranked Perez at No. 5, while Twelker was entrenched in a third-set duel with Dora Andrejszki at No. 6.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The girls had a really good start in the third set,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;Both of them were pretty successful on taking chances.&rdquo;</p> <p>Twelker fought through a tough second set to pull out a 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Andrejszki to tie the match at 4-4, and Abanda clinched it with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Perez.</p> <p>&ldquo;(Head coach) Avi (Kigel) and I were really happy with how hard they worked,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;They were giving it their all. This is what we&rsquo;ve been asking them, so they did a good job of that. I think they&rsquo;re all very happy, and they&rsquo;ll understand that tomorrow&rsquo;s a new day, and we&rsquo;ll have a lot of things to work on. Hopefully, it&rsquo;s motivation for them to get better, and that&rsquo;s what we want from them.&rdquo;</p> <p>Last year, the Bucs may have been a little too high after their regular season win over the Pirates, who won the national championship the previous year as well.</p> <p>&ldquo;They&rsquo;re a little bit more humble this year,&rdquo; Lopez said. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a bigger picture out there. It&rsquo;s early in the season. We have a lot of good work to do. There&rsquo;s a lot of things we have to work on, and I think that they understand that.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited what&rsquo;s next, and how they&rsquo;re going to approach the season from here on. It was great to see some of the new girls like Ana, and how she handled her matches.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0223.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24277Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:51:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Rains on Eckerd<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24273___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team beat Eckerd, 6-0, in a rain-shortened match Saturday. The win bumped the No. 3 Buccaneers' record to 7-0 overall, 6-0 in the Sunshine State Conference entering Sunday's battle with No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic.</p> <p>The Bucs and defending NCAA Division II National Champion Pirates will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton.</p> <p>Barry swept the doubles with a slight reshuffling of the lineup. Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker, playing at No. 1 pairs in this one, beat Gipson Hawn and Emily Fridrik, 8-1. Isabela Miro and Karina Goia defeated Erika Fridrik and Carson Trapp, 8-1, at No. 2 doubles. Elisabeth Abanda and Akemi Maehama were 8-2 winners over Katie Benn and Amy Naula at No. 3 pairs.</p> <p>Only the top three singles matches were completed due to the rain.</p> <p>Barry's 31st-ranked Linda Fritschken blanked Hawn, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. Ranked No. 9, Abanda was an easy 6-0, 6-0 winner over Trapp at No. 2. Twelker rolled over Erika Fridrik, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0222.htm" target="_blank"> BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24273Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:48:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Beats Saint Leo in Marathon Match<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24268___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SAINT LEO, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team beat Saint Leo in a match that lasted roughly seven hours Friday. The win moved the No. 3 Buccaneers to 6-0 overall, 5-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.</p> <p>Saint Leo fell to 2-2 overall, 1-2 in the league.</p> <p>Two of the three doubles matches went to a tiebreaker, and four singles matches needed a third set or tiebreaker to decide things. Only Barry sophomore Emma Onila's 6-3, 6-1 win over Coralie Pesenti at No. 1 singles and Bucs sophomore Elisabeth Abanda's 6-1, 6-3 victory over Paula Montoya at No. 5 were decided in straight sets.</p> <p>Barry's No. 1 doubles team of Onila and Linda Fritschken survived a 9-8 (9-7) battle from Anastasia Wagner and Paula Montoya. Barry's No. 2 duo of Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker got by Laura Kemkes and Pauline Helgesson, 8-6. Saint Leo's No. 3 team of Maria Benkirane and Adriana Daszkiewicz beat Karina Goia and Isabela Miro, 9-8 (7-5).</p> <p>Barry's Linda Fritschken needed three sets to defeat Wagner, 0-6, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 2. Goia won a lengthy battle with Kemkes at No. 3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 11-9. Pain was a 6-1, 5-7, 10-5 winner over Benkirane at No. 4. Helgesson defeated Barry's Blanka Szavay, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bucs play at Eckerd 10 a.m. Saturday.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0221.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE<br /><br /><br /></a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24268Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:37:00 GMTTennis Takes on Rival Armstrong Sunday at IMG<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24264___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>Barry University's tennis teams will play national rival Armstrong Atlantic State University Sunday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to complete a three-match weekend for both teams.</p> <p>Barry's No. 3-ranked women's team play at No. 8 Saint Leo Friday at 2 p.m., at Eckerd Saturday at 10 a.m. before meeting No. 1 Armstrong, the defending national champs, 10 a.m. Sunday.</p> <p>The Bucs No. 1-ranked men's team plays Eckerd at 3 p.m. Friday, No. 8 Saint Leo 1 p.m. Saturday and No. 2 Armstrong 10 a.m. Sunday.&nbsp;</p> <p>Barry's women's team is off to a 5-0 start this year with wins over No. 15 Florida Tech, NAIA No. 7 Embry-Riddle, No. 11 Florida Southern, No. 22 Tampa and No. 21 Nova Southeastern.</p> <p>The Bucs men's team has won 33 straight, dating back to the start of last year. Barry has beaten No. 43 Florida Tech, No. 27 Valdosta State, Flagler and NAIA No. 1 and defending champ Embry-Riddle this season.</p> <p>Barry's women's team beat then-No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic, 5-4, in the regular season last year in Miami Shores before losing to the Pirates, 5-3, in the NCAA quarterfinals in Surpise, Ariz.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Buccaneers men's team beat then-No. 1 Armstrong, 5-4, in Miami Shores during the regular season a year ago, and also beat the Pirates by the same score in the NCAA national championship match in Surprise.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24264Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:18:00 GMTBarry Devotes Homecoming Weekend to Make-A-Wish<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24247___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University is dedicating all of its Homecoming weekend athletic events to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, beginning Friday. All alumni, family, employees and Buccaneers fans are urged to support this worthwhile cause.</p> <p>Make-A-Wish is a fundraising initiative of the NCAA to grant wishes to area kids with medical conditions. This year, Barry set a goal of $15,000 to grant three wishes to local children.</p> <p>To make a donation online click <a href="http://friends.wish.org/017-000/page/Jaime-Carrig/Barry-University-.htm" target="_blank">HERE</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>In each of the past five years, Barry has raised over $10,000 to grant two wishes. This year, the university increased its goal to fund three wishes.</p> <p>This weekend, Barry&rsquo;s goal is to raise $5,000 to fund a wish for a local boy, Gustavo, and his family. Gustavo and his family will be on hand for a special presentation between Saturday&rsquo;s women&rsquo;s and men&rsquo;s basketball games versus Rollins. The women&rsquo;s game tips off at 4 p.m. and the men&rsquo;s game at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p>All of the proceeds from gate and concessions sales from this weekend&rsquo;s baseball and basketball games will be donated to Make-A-Wish. Donation boxes will also be on site at this weekend&rsquo;s baseball and basketball games. Other fundraising activities are also planned for Homecoming weekend&rsquo;s events.</p> <p>The following games and activities highlight this weekend&rsquo;s Make-A-Wish efforts:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">EVENTS</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Friday, February 21</span></p> <p>Baseball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 6 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Saturday, February 22</span></p> <p>Baseball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 1 p.m. (DH)</p> <p>Women&rsquo;s Basketball vs. Rollins, 4 p.m. (Senior Day)</p> <p>Men&rsquo;s Basketball vs. Rollins, 6 p.m. (Senior Day)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sunday, February 23</span></p> <p>Baseball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, noon</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">FUNDRAISING ACTIVITES</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Make-A-Wish Star Donations (all weekend)</p> <p>Silent Auction (at Homecoming Tailgate and Basketball Games)</p> <p>Barry University Athletics Yard Sale (all weekend)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>All gate and concessions proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24247Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:32:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Attacks Sharks, 8-1<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24246___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>DAVIE, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team beat host Nova Southeastern, 8-1, Tuesday. The Buccaneers improved to 5-0 overall, 4-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.</p> <p>Ranked No. 3 in the nation, the Bucs swept the doubles matches, despite a little challenge at the No. 2 and 3 pairs flights. Barry won five of the six singles matches in straight sets.</p> <p>At No. 1 doubles, Barry's No. 1-ranked duo of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken beat Sabrina Kierberg and Alex Kaeser, 8-2. At No. 2, Kimmy Twelker and Anaeve Pain defeated NSU's Alex Johansson and Charlotte Cote, 8-4. Blanka Szavay and Isabela Miro beat the Sharks' No. 3 tandem of Iryna Serdyuk and Linda Kornienko, 8-4.&nbsp;</p> <p>Onila, the No. 8-ranked singles player in the nation, beat the 37th-ranked Johansson, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. Kierberg upset the 31st-ranked Fritschken, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), at No. 2 singles. That snapped a 21-match win streak for Fritschken, a junior from Berlin, Germany.</p> <p>At No. 3 singles, Barry's 19th-ranked Karina Goia was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Carlee Rizzolo. Pain defeated Cote, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 4. Barry's ninth-ranked Elisabeth Abanda was an easy 6-1, 6-2 winner over Kornienko at No. 5. Szavay cruised by Nova's Bianca Roberts, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6.</p> <p>The Sharks fell to 2-3 overall, 2-2 in the SSC.</p> <p>Barry will play at No. 8 Saint Leo Friday to begin a three-match road trip. The Bucs also play Eckerd Saturday before meeting No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic, the two-time defending national champs, Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0218.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24246Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:14:00 GMTOnila Repeats as SSC Women's Tennis Player of Week<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24240___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry University sophomore Emma Onila has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week presented by VALIC.</p> <p>It marks the second straight week, the Bucharest, Romania, native has claimed the award. She also won the award once as a freshman.</p> <p>Onila, the NCAA Division II No. 8-ranked singles player defeated Florida Southern's No. 22 Magda Riutort in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, in No. 3 Barry's 9-0 sweep of the No. 11 Moccasins. The nation's No. 1 doubles team consisting of Onila and Linda Fritschken then defeated No. 10 Sabine Goge and Riutort of Florida Soutern, 8-0. Against No. 22 Tampa, Onila and Fritschken defeated No. 22 Meg Wladimirski and Lauren Hewett, 8-2 in Barry's 8-1 victory over the Spartans.</p> <p>She is 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 4-0 at No. 1 doubles this season, with all of her wins coming against nationally-ranked opponents.</p> <p>For more than half a century, VALIC has served as the leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assists under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24240Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:55:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Takes Care of Tampa<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24232___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University's No. 3-ranked women's tennis team beat No. 22 Tampa, 8-1, Sunday at Buccaneer Tennis Center. The win bumped the Buccaneers' record to 4-0 overall, 3-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.</p> <p>Barry will play at No. 21 Nova Southeastern 2 p.m. Tuesday in Davie, Fla.</p> <p>The win Sunday was the second this weekend for the Buccaneers, and fourth in the first two weekends of the season.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hRls7FnYDCw" frameborder="10" align="left" width="420" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>"So far it's going great," Barry sophomore Elisabeth Abanda said after collecting a 6-0, 7-5 singles win over Viviana Tedino at the No. 4 flight. "Four wins in a row. I feel like it's the same story as last spring, and hopefully we're going to make it all the way to nationals, and then this time change the story and win it."</p> <p>Ranked No. 9 in singles, Abanda overcame a 4-3 deficit in the second set, rallying to win four of the next five games. It was her second win of the season, and first at the No. 4 spot.</p> <p>"During the first set, I basically just played my game. I was really aggressive," Abanda said. "During the second set, my shoulder started to feel really sore, so I wasn't able to be as aggressive as I was in the first set. So I think me pulling back a little bit, she took that advantage, and she was a little bit more aggressive than I was, but I was able to close the match, luckily, 7-5, in the second.</p> <p>"I wasn't thinking about the points or the game if it was 5-3 or 4-3 for me, or if I was up or down. I knew that if I just go back to the state of mind that I had in the first set, I was going to win the second set, no matter whether it was 7-5 or 6-4."</p> <p>Barry's Linda Fritschken, ranked 31st in the country, breezed by No. 39 Meg Wladimirski, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1 singles. Bucs first-year teammate Anaeve Pain defeated Lauren Hewett by the same score at No. 2. Fellow Barry newcomer Blanka Szavay beat Lindsay Nochowicz, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3 singles.</p> <p>At No. 5, Barry senior Akemi Maeham forced a third set tiebreaker against Tampa's Kelsey Matthews, but fell 6-3, 3-6, 10-4. Bucs senior Cristina Valladares beat Katherine Pyne, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6.</p> <p>Barry made quick work in doubles play, sweeping the three matches. The Buccaneers top team of Fritschken and Onila, ranked No. 1 in the country, beat the No. 22-ranked duo of Wladimirski and Hewett, 8-2. Szavay and Isabela Miro defeated Nochowicz and Matthews, at the No. 2 flight, 8-3. Abanda and Karina Goia, ranked No. 13, were 8-2 winners over Tedino and Pyne at No. 3. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0216.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24232Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:34:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Blanks Moccasins<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24229___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University's No. 3-ranked women's tennis team shut out No. 11 Florida Southern Saturday, 9-0, to improve to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.</p> <p>The Buccaneers posted their second shutout of the season, winning all six singles matches in straight sets. The Bucs were convincing winners in doubles play. It was Florida Southern's first match of the season after having a pair postponed earlier this month.</p> <p>Barry's Linda Fritschken and Emma Onila, the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the country, blanked No. 10 Sabine Goge and Magda Riutort, 8-0, at No. 1 pairs. Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker were 8-2 winners over Olivia Spagnuolo and Dominique Friedrichs, 8-2, at No. 2. Blanka Szavay and Isabela Miro beat Victoria Spagnuolo and Crystal Copeland by the same score at No. 3.&nbsp;</p> <p>Eighth-ranked Onila got by 22nd-ranked Riutort, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. Karina Goia, ranked 19th, was a 7-5, 6-3 winner over the 36th-ranked Goge at No. 2. Fritschken, who bears a No. 31 ranking, beat Olivia Spagnuolo, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3.</p> <p>Pain defeated Friedrichs, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4. Szavay beat Pamela Paradis, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5. Twelker defeated Jill Doerfler, 6-1, 6-2.&nbsp;</p> <p>Barry hosts No. 22 Tampa at 10 a.m. Sunday.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0215.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24229Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:33:00 GMTMaehama, Women's Tennis Serving Poor<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24209___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University senior women's tennis player Akemi Maehama helped organize a campus-wide charitable effort to assist those in need.</p> <p>The charity is called Food for the Poor. Maehama and the women's tennis team's mission is to collect items for needy people in the area. Such items include:</p> <div align="center"> <table style="width: 738px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="190"> <p>-Adult diapers</p> <p>-Agricultural tools<br /> -Baby products<br /> -Blankets<br /> -Children&rsquo;s diapers<br /> -Chocolate</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="202"> <p>-Clothing (preferably new)<br /> -Cutlery</p> <p>-Drinking cups<br /> -Educational materials<br /> -Books</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="186"> <p>-Shoes<br /> -Underwear (new)<br /> -Towels<br /> -Toys<br /> -Vitamins<br /> -Water bottles</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are additional details on the charitable cause, and ways to help: &nbsp;</p> <p>The All-Nighter is a campus-wide, global initiative developed by Food For The Poor. Annually, student organizations nationwide are encouraged to join this movement to host All-Nighter events on their campus. The goal of the program is to raise awareness about the cycle of generational poverty and the funds for sustainable, income-generating solutions through Food For The Poor &mdash; such as aquaculture and animal husbandry projects &mdash; in developing countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. It offers student and Greek organizations a great opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills, philanthropic spirit, creativity and global awareness.</p> <p><br />The Poverty 101 video is a brief clip of the types of projects that students are supporting.</p> <p><br /> For more information, please visit:</p> <p><a href="http://support.foodforthepoor.org/goto/buanftp" target="_blank">http://support.foodforthepoor.org/goto/buanftp</a></p> <p><br />&bull; Twitter: @AllNighterHope<br />&bull; Instagram: http://instagram.com/allnighterhope/<br />&bull; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anftp<br />&bull; Website: www.allnighterforthepoor.org<br />&bull; Online Donation page: http://support.foodforthepoor.org/goto/buanftp<br /> <br />Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24209Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:34:00 GMTOnila Captures SSC Women's Tennis Player of Week<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24174___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. --&nbsp;<span>Barry sophomore Emma Onila has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week presented by VALIC.</span></p> <p><span>Onila, who is ranked No. 8 in nation, defeated No. 12 Kristina Huba of Florida Tech in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, in top singles action in No. 3 Barry's 9-0 victory over the No. 15 Panthers. Onila then teamed with Linda Fritschken to defeat Huba and Natasa Vukovic in No. 1 doubles action, 8-3. Against NAIA No. 7 Embry-Riddle, the Division II top doubles team, Onila and Fritschken, defeated the NAIA's No. 1 doubles team, Hui-I Huang and Kristina Marova, 8-2. The Buccaneers defeated the Eagles, 8-1.</span></p> <p><span>It is the second time in her career Onila has been selected as the SSC's Player of the Week. She did so also as a freshman. Onila is coming off one of the best fall doubles seasons in school history, having won the ITA South Region Championships, the ITA Small College Championships and Super Bowl tournaments with partner Linda Fritschken.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Onila was a doubles All-American last season, while playing with longtime partner Elisabeth Abanda.</span></p> <p><span>For more than half a century, VALIC has served as the leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assists under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.</span></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24174Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:43:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Beats No. 7 Embry-Riddle, 8-1<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24168___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team beat future Sunshine State Conference member Embry-Riddle (Fla.), 8-1, Sunday at Buccaneer Tennis Center. The win was the second in as many days for the Bucs, who opened the season yesterday.</p> <p>Ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II, Barry won all of the doubles matches and the top five singles flights on a day Kimmy Twelker secured the clinching point with her 6-2, 6-3 win over Anna Gotz at No. 2 singles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kcWVVs-C_1I" frameborder="10" align="left" width="420" height="315"></iframe> "For me, it's really great to play because I was injured a lot last year," said Twelker, who did not play singles in Saturday's opener. "(As a team) we're really motivated. I think it's going to be a good season when we keep going like this."</p> <p>Barry sophomore Elisabeth Abanda, who entered the spring with a No. 9 NCAA Division II singles ranking, beat NAIA No. 9-ranked Hui-I Huang, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1 singles in her first singles victory this year as well.</p> <p>Bucs freshman Blanka Szavay was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over No. 27 Kristina Marova at No. 3 singles.</p> <p>Barry senior Cristina Valladares, who sat out last season, won her first match since 2012 when she held on to win a second set tiebreaker, beating Eva Vilar, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), at No. 4.</p> <p>"I'm really happy for Cristina because she was out a long time," Twelker said. "I saw her play (in her match) a little bit, and she did good. She was motivated, and she fought for every point. I'm happy for her."</p> <p>Bucs senior Akemi Maehama was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Meena Bennett at No. 5. Freshman Jasi Witherspoon lost her first college dual match to Embry-Riddle's Paula Couder, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 6.</p> <p>Barry's No. 1-ranked doubles tandem of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken were impressive in an 8-2 win over NAIA No. 1-ranked Huang and Marova. Abanda and Isabela Miro were 8-4 winners over Gotz and Paola Montero at the No. 2 pairs flight. Karina Goia and Anaeve Pain defeated Vilar and Couder, 8-3, at No. 3.</p> <p>Barry will host No. 11 Florida Southern Saturday at 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0209.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24168Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:49:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Opens Season with Win<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24162___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 sweep of No. 15 Florida Tech Saturday at Buccaneer Tennis Center.</p> <p>The No. 3-ranked Buccaneers won all the matches in straight sets and handily took care of the doubles in a dominating opening day performance.</p> <p>"It was pretty good tennis," Bucs coach Avi Kigel said.</p> <p>Barry's No. 1-ranked doubles team of Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken beat No. 19 Kristina Huba and Natasa Vukovic, 8-3 at the No. 1 pairs flight. Onila, ranked No. 8 in singles, also beat the 12th-ranked Huba, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 1 singles in the toughest match of the day.</p> <p>At No. 2 doubles, Kimmy Twelker and newcomer Anaeve Pain disposed of Jessica Widmark and Merritt Rabson, 8-2. Karina Goia and another Bucs rookie, Blanka Szavay, were 8-3 winners over Chloe Chanley and Katie Close at No. 3 pairs.</p> <p>Fritschken, who opens the spring with a No. 31 ranking, beat Vukovic in a 6-0, 6-1 walkover. Goia, who earned a No. 19 singles ranking, defeated Widmark almost equally impressively, winning 6-0, 6-2.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pain won her first singles match as a Buccaneer, beating Rabson, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4. Szavay also picked up her first singles victory in Barry Red and Black with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Chanley at No. 5. Barry senior Akemi Maehama swept Gwendolyn Kauffman, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6.</p> <p>The Bucs host NAIA No. 7-ranked Embry-Riddle, which will join the Sunshine State Conference next year, at 10 a.m. Sunday.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics-update/w-tennis/stats/2014/wt0208.htm" target="_blank">BOX SCORE</a><br /><br /></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24162Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:44:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Ready to Roll <img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24151___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. &ndash; Barry University women&rsquo;s tennis team opens the season Saturday when the Buccaneers host Florida Tech at 10 a.m.</p> <p>It is the first of two matches to begin the season at Buccaneer Tennis Center this weekend as Embry-Riddle, a future member of the Sunshine State Conference, will visit Miami Shores for a 10 a.m. match Sunday.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LLL9EqnfY24" frameborder="0" align="left" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Ranked No. 3 in the country, the Buccaneers are coming off a 27-1 season which ended in the NCAA quarterfinals. It was the second straight year the Bucs went through the regular season with an unblemished record.</p> <p>Needless to say, the quest remains unchanged in 2014.</p> <p>&ldquo;The expectations for the past four or five years is pretty much the same,&rdquo; Barry sixth-year head coach Avi Kigel said. &ldquo;We want to win the conference championship, which is very tough since our conference is so strong. Of course after that, moving to regionals and win the regionals so we can qualify for nationals. Then, of course, the ultimate goal is to win a national championship.&rdquo;</p> <p>Barry won the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship, but has bowed out in the semifinals and quarterfinals the past two years &ndash; both times coming up short against Armstrong Atlantic, the defending champs.</p> <p>However, a successful fall campaign reinvigorated the Buccaneers, creating the push for the spring. Junior Linda Fritschken and sophomore Emma Onila won the NCAA South Region, Small College Championships and Super Bowl doubles titles. They earned the No. 1 doubles ranking in the country entering the spring.</p> <p>Sophomore Karina Goia won her first singles title since arriving at Barry in the spring last year. Goia won the Florida International Panther Invitational, beating three Division I opponents to capture the crown. She enters the spring with a No. 19 national singles ranking.</p> <p>&ldquo;It felt really great that last semester, I earned an individual ranking,&rdquo; Goia said. &ldquo;The fact that I&rsquo;ve been here only one year, I felt really proud of it.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sophomore Elisabeth Abanda and Onila were both doubles All-Americans last season after combining to put together a 21-5 record with a 5-2 mark against nationally-ranked opponents. They share a history together as doubles partners in the junior ranks. However, they could each have different partners this year. Based on the results of the fall when Onila and Fritschen performed so well, it certainly gives Barry options.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;That&rsquo;s the reason we have the fall season to kind of to try new things and see what works and what doesn&rsquo;t work,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;We definitely had a very successful fall with doubles, however we have two new girls who will get into the mix so the doubles teams can change or we might switch them a little bit. We&rsquo;re going to try different combinations and see what works the best.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fritschken went 20-1 in singles, winning 18 straight matches to finish the season. She was 4-1 against ranked opponents. Onila went 20-5 with four wins over ranked opponents, and Goia 17-2 with two wins over ranked foes.</p> <p>Last year, the Bucs were limited to seven players in the lineup. This year, they have 12. Senior Akemi Maehama, who went 19-1 in singles last year and has never lost to a Division II opponent, is back for her final season. Junior Isabela Miro had a 21-1 doubles record, including a 19-1 mark with Goia. Sophomore Kimmy Twelker was 10-2 in singles and 22-3 in doubles &ndash; all with Fritschken. Yet if Fritschken and Onila are paired together, Twelker will be working with different or multiple partners.</p> <p>&ldquo;Everybody&rsquo;s back, plus we&rsquo;ve got a couple of new girls who I think will make an immediate impact to the team,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;Looking at last year, that team was one of the top three in the country. Coming back and having a really good fall and adding a couple new girls, we&rsquo;re looking to have another very successful spring season.&rdquo;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Senior Cristina Valladares returns to the lineup this year after sitting out last season. She was an All-American in singles in 2012, and won 18 doubles matches that season. Newcomers Anaeve Pain, Blanka Szavay, Maria Medeiros and Jasi Witherspoon give the Bucs added depth this year.</p> <p>&ldquo;The one thing we do have this year compared to last year is we have the numbers,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;Last year we had six girls who could play doubles. Now we have nine girls who can play very good doubles. We definitely can have different combinations. The goal is to find the best three combinations by March-April. We&rsquo;re going to mix it up and try different combinations, and hopefully we find the winning combination.&rdquo;</p> <p>The winning combination will need to come against some of the nation&rsquo;s best teams as Barry doesn&rsquo;t schedule lightly. Following six Sunshine State Conference matches in their first dates on the schedule, the Buccaneers play No. 1 Armstrong in a neutral site match in Bradenton, Fla., at the IMG Academy on Feb. 23. The Bucs host NCAA Division I Davidson College, where Kigel was an assistant for four years, on March 2 at Buccaneer Tennis Center. The next day, Barry departs for LaJolla, Calif., where it will meet No. 17 UC-San Diego, No. 10 Fresno Pacific and No. 27 Azusa Pacific over a three-day period during Spring Break.</p> <p>The following week Bucs return to Miami Shores for the start of eight straight matches over a 19-day period, beginning with a tilt with No. 7 West Florida on March 10. Division I schools Middle Tennessee State and North Florida, NAIA power Auburn-Montgomery, Division II No. 13 New York Institute of Technology and No. 4 Hawai&rsquo;i Pacific all visit Buccaneer Tennis Center during that stretch. Barry will close the regular season with SSC matches against No. 9 Rollins at home on March 29 and at No. 6 Lynn on April 5.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I think we&rsquo;re very motivated,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;We had a really good year last year, but it kind of ended on a little bit of a sour note losing to Armstrong in the quarters. We definitely want to do better. We want to get to the finals, and we want to win it. Last year, five out of the six was the first time for them being in the nationals, playing in the nationals. This year we have the experience. Most of the girls have been there once or twice, so they kind of know the expectation, the pressure. Hopefully we can handle it a little bit better.&rdquo;</p> <p>One area the Bucs have a good grasp on this season is working within the framework of the team. That extends to their closeness off the court. That hasn&rsquo;t always been the case in the past few years.</p> <p>&ldquo;The chemistry with the girls is really good,&rdquo; Kigel said. &ldquo;We really like it. It&rsquo;s better than years past. We&rsquo;re still looking for a little bit more leadership to kind of come through. The girls seem to enjoy one another, and they have fun on the court, and that&rsquo;s a very important thing.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>MEET THE BUCCANEERS</strong></span></a></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/schedule-and-results/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>2014 SCHEDULE</strong></span></a></p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24151Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:16:00 GMTSSC Tops in Academic Success 7th Straight Year<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24142___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SAN DIEGO &ndash; For the seventh-straight year, the Sunshine State Conference posted the top NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate.</p> <p>The Academic Success Rate (ASR) for all 24 Division II conferences was released at the NCAA Convention held in San Diego in January. SSC member institutions posted an ASR of 86 percent again to lead all conferences. The NCAA Division II ASR average was 71 percent.</p> <p>ASR is calculated by measuring degree completion among freshmen classes over a four-year period. The most recent study focuses on those entering college from 2003-06.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a special distinction for not only our conference, but for our coaches, student-athletes and administrators,&rdquo; SSC Commissioner Ed Pasque said. &ldquo;It speaks volumes on how dedicated our student-athletes are in the classroom.&rdquo;</p> <p>A total of 25 SSC teams posted a perfect 100 percent ASR, and eight of the nine member institutions had at least one program achieve a perfect mark. They include:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Barry:</strong> men&rsquo;s basketball, women&rsquo;s basketball, softball</p> <p><strong>Eckerd:</strong> women&rsquo;s golf</p> <p><strong>Florida Southern:</strong> women&rsquo;s golf</p> <p><strong>Florida Tech:</strong> men&rsquo;s golf, women&rsquo;s tennis</p> <p><strong>Lynn:</strong> men&rsquo;s basketball, women&rsquo;s golf, men&rsquo;s tennis, volleyball</p> <p><strong>Nova Southeastern:</strong> men&rsquo;s basketball, women&rsquo;s basketball, women&rsquo;s golf, women&rsquo;s soccer, softball, volleyball</p> <p><strong>Rollins:</strong> women&rsquo;s basketball, men&rsquo;s cross country, women&rsquo;s soccer, men&rsquo;s swimming, women&rsquo;s swimming, women&rsquo;s tennis</p> <p><strong>Saint Leo:</strong> women&rsquo;s tennis, volleyball</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In total, 108 of the 123 conference teams (88%) that were counted for SSC member institutions exceeded the national average of 71 percent.</p> <p>Every school in the SSC earned an ASR of 80 percent or higher, which puts every conference school in the top-third of NCAA Division II. Rollins was credited with the highest ASR in the SSC at 94 percent, followed by Nova Southeastern (92%) and Eckerd (90%).</p> <p>Along with the NCAA Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR), the ASR is a tool used by the NCAA to measure the academic progress of student-athletes competing within the NCAA. The NCAA developed the Division II ASR at the request of college and university presidents who believed the federal graduation rate was flawed. Both the Division I GSR and Division II ASR take into account transfer students. However, given the partial-scholarship model of Division II, the ASR also includes student-athletes not receiving athletically-related financial aid. The ASR also removes students from the cohort who left the institution while academically eligible to compete.</p> <p>Below is the list of the top-10 NCAA Division II ASR conferences.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="BasicParagraph"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Top-10 NCAA Division II ASR Conferences</span></strong></p> <p class="BasicParagraph"><strong>T1. Sunshine State Conference &ndash; 86%</strong></p> <p class="BasicParagraph">T1. Northeast-10 Conference &ndash; 86%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">3. Great Lakes Valley Conference &ndash; 81%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">4. Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference &ndash; 79%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">5. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference &ndash; 78%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">6. Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference &ndash; 76%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">7. Great Northwest Athletic Conference &ndash; 75%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">8. East Coast Conference &ndash; 73%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">T9. Great Midwest Athletic Conference &ndash; 72%</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">T9. Pacific West Conference &ndash; 72%&nbsp;</p> <p class="BasicParagraph">T9. South Atlantic Conference &ndash; 72%</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24142Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:01:00 GMTHallbergson-Lewis Honored at NCAA Convention<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24028___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>SAN DIEGO&mdash;NCAA Division II wrapped up the year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary at the NCAA convention in San Diego last Saturday by formally introducing its 40th Anniversary Tribute Team&hellip;which includes former Barry University tennis star Anna Hallbergson-Lewis.</p> <p>Originally announced last February, the Tribute Team is comprised of 2 athletes&hellip;one male and one female&hellip;from each of D-II&rsquo;s current 23 conferences along with 2 at-large members.</p> <p>Each conference submitted a list of nominees representative of Division II&rsquo;s ideals with the only requirements that they attended an active D-II school and had exhausted their eligibility within the past 40 years.</p> <p>Joining Hallbergson-Lewis from the Sunshine State Conference on the Tribute Team is former Saint Leo University cross country star Ken Corigliano.</p> <p>Hallbergson played at Barry from 1998-2000. She had a 31-28 singles record, .525 singles winning percentage, 44-29 doubles record and .603 doubles winning percentage. She ranks among the school's leaders in all four categories.</p> <p>She had a 4.0 grade point average in pre-med/biology. She was a member of the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll from 1998-00. She was an all-SSC selection in 1998 and 1999, and was a member of the Bucs first SSC title-winning team in 1998.</p> <p>She was a 1999 and 2000 ITA All-American, a 2000 Walter Byers Scholarship winner, a 2000 NCAA Woman of the Year state of Florida winner and 2000 NCAA Woman of the Year top-10 finalist. Hallbergson won the 1999 and 2000 Barry Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was a 1999 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American.</p> <p>Honored for multiple scientific primary author publications from 2002-05, she received the Ben B. Blivaiss Graduate Research Travel Award in 2003 and won the Rosalind Franklin University Student Council Leadership Award in 2004 and 2005.</p> <p>Hallbergson-Lewis was the 2005 Chicago Chapter for Neuroscience Graduate Symposium Winner. She was the MD/PhD student association founder and president from 2003-04. She was the graduate school class president from 2004-05. She received a PhD in neuroscience with distinction in 2005.</p> <p>Hallbergson-Lewis initiated and set up a CD library at the pediatric unit at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago. She formed the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention program, teaching middle school students about organ damage caused by smoking, alcohol and drug abuse by demonstrating actual damaged organs. She was involved in First Aid teaching, where she demonstrated the function and use of each component in a first aid kid at different schools. She was part of poster-judging competition, encouraging and guiding students interested in science at a neuroscience poster competition.</p> <p>Division II gained its own unique intercollegiate athletics identity when Divisions I, II and III were formalized during a special NCAA Convention held in 1973. Prior to that, the NCAA was organized into two divisions &ndash; &ldquo;University&rdquo; and &ldquo;College.&rdquo;</p> <p>The year-long 40th Anniversary celebration featured a number of initiatives branded by Division II&rsquo;s tradition, history and community influence. A special 40th Anniversary highlight video was unveiled to Division II membership during the 2013 NCAA Convention, officially kicking off the celebration.</p> <p><strong>The NCAA Division II 40th Anniversary Tribute Team</strong><br /><strong>California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)</strong><br />Violet Palmer (Cal Poly Pomona Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1984-88)<br />Chris Wondolowski (Chico State Men&rsquo;s Soccer, 2001-04)<br /><strong>Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC)</strong><br />Michelle DePolo (Georgian Court University Women&rsquo;s Basketball; Soccer; Softball, 1999-03)<br />Nicholas Harriott (Caldwell College Men&rsquo;s Soccer, 2004-08)<br /><strong>Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)</strong><br />Barvenia Wooten-Cherry (Virginia Union University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1980-83)<br />Timmy Newsome (Winston-Salem State University Football, 1976-80)<br /><strong>Conference Carolinas (CC)</strong><br />Stephanie Ferri-Lewis (Pfeiffer University Women&rsquo;s Cross Country; Soccer; Swimming, 1991-94)<br />Clint Bryant (Belmont Abbey College Men&rsquo;s Basketball, 1973-77)<br /><strong>East Coast Conference (ECC)</strong><br />Donna Orender (Queens College Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1975-78)<br />Brian Kilmeade (LIU Post Men&rsquo;s Soccer, 1982-86)<br /><strong>Great American Conference (GAC)</strong><br />Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (Harding University Women&rsquo;s Cross Country; Track and Field, 2000-05)<br />Drew Beard (Southeastern Oklahoma State University Football, 2001-04)<br /><strong>Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)</strong><br />Gail Goestenkors (Saginaw Valley State University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1981-85)<br />Tom Izzo (Northern Michigan University Men&rsquo;s Basketball, 1973-77)<br /><strong>Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC)</strong><br />Sandra Magnus (Missouri S&amp;T Women&rsquo;s Soccer, 1983-86)<br />Larry Tucker (Lewis University Men&rsquo;s Basketball, 1979-83)<br /><strong>Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC)</strong><br />Mallory Holtman-Fletcher (Central Washington University Softball, 2005-08)<br />Grant Dykstra (Western Washington University Men&rsquo;s Basketball, 2002-06)<br /><strong>Gulf South Conference (GSC)</strong><br />Rachel Price-Bell and Ronda Price-Brinley (University of North Alabama Volleyball, 1996-00)<br />Radovan Chrz (University of West Florida Men&rsquo;s Tennis, 2000-04)<br /><strong>Heartland Conference (HC)</strong><br />Kelsey Baird (St. Edward&rsquo;s University Women&rsquo;s Soccer, 2005-09)<br />Collin Mayer (St. Edward&rsquo;s University Men&rsquo;s Golf, 2007-10)<br /><strong>Lone Star Conference (LSC)</strong><br />Dr. Tammi Julch-Williams (Texas Women&rsquo;s University Basketball, 1990-94)<br />Roberto Garza (Texas A&amp;M University-Kingsville Football; Track &amp; Field, 1997-2000)<br /><strong>Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA)</strong><br />Teri Clemens (Truman State University Volleyball, 1974-78)<br />Jim Crane (University of Central Missouri Baseball, 1973-76)<br /><strong>Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10)</strong><br />Johannah Leedham (Franklin Pierce University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 2006-10)<br />J. Terence Carleton (Bentley College Men&rsquo;s Soccer, 1973-76)<br /><strong>Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC)</strong><br />Lauren Brown (Winona State University Women&rsquo;s Track and Field; Volleyball, 2007-10)<br />Bob Bowlsby (Minnesota State University Moorhead Wrestling, 1972-75)<br /><strong>Pacific West Conference (PacWest)</strong><br />Samantha Murphy (Grand Canyon University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 2007-11)<br />Tsung-Hsien &ldquo;Jet&rdquo; Chang (BYU-Hawaii Men&rsquo;s Basketball, 2010-12)<br /><strong>Peach Belt Conference (PBC)</strong><br />Dr. Amy Amundson-Smith (Georgia College and State University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1989-92)<br />Stilian Shishkov (Lander University Men&rsquo;s Soccer, 1993-95)<br /><strong>Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)</strong><br />Lori Pio-Jacques (East Stroudsburg University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1993-96)<br />David Williams (Bloomsburg University Men&rsquo;s Tennis, 1978-81)<br /><strong>Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)</strong><br />Elva Martinez-Dryer (Western State Colorado University Women&rsquo;s Cross Country; Track and Field, 1991-95)<br />Danny Woodhead (Chadron State College Football, 2004-07)<br /><strong>South Atlantic Conference (SAC)</strong><br />Kate Griewisch (Lenoir-Rhyne University Women&rsquo;s Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, 2009-12)<br />Patrick Bartlett (Wingate University Men&rsquo;s Basketball; Soccer; Tennis, 1996-00)<br /><strong>Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)</strong><br />Selina B. Kohn (Albany State University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1990-94)<br />Edwin Moses (Morehouse College, 1974-78)<br /><strong>Sunshine State Conference</strong><br /><span style="color: #ac1a2f;"><strong>Anna Hallbergson (Barry University Women&rsquo;s Tennis, 1997-2000):</strong></span><br />Ken Corigliano (Saint Leo University Men&rsquo;s Cross Country, 2002-06)<br /><strong>West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC)</strong><br />Mindy Young-Gagliardi (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1988-92)<br />Sean Isgan (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Wrestling, 1977-82)<br /><strong>At-Large (NCAA)</strong><br />Sheila Baxter (Virginia State University Women&rsquo;s Basketball, 1973-77)<br />Shane Carwin (Western State Colorado University Football and Wrestling, 1995-99)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24028Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:06:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Community Service<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/24013___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI -- Barry University women's tennis team spent a day giving back to the community in a service project.</p> <p>The Buccaneers pitched in at nearby Gratigny Elementary School, doing landscape work and cleaning the school. Barry cleaned inside the school and the entrance area. The team also peformed outside work duties, spreading mulch around the grass and sidewalk areas.</p> <p>Senior captain Akemi Maehama helped spearhead the community service initiatives of the Buccaneers team.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=24013Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:05:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Selected to Capture SSC Crown<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/23974___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; For the first time the Sunshine State Conference will crown a regular season women&rsquo;s tennis champion in 2014. The Barry Buccaneers were picked to finish atop the standings in 2014.<br /> <br />In a poll conducted among the SSC head women&rsquo;s tennis coaches, the Buccaneers tallied 64 points and received eight of the nine first-place votes. Lynn was selected second with 57 points and received the remaining first-place vote.<br /> <br />Only one point separated Rollins (46 points) and Saint Leo (45 points) for the third and fourth spots. Florida Southern was tabbed fifth with 37 points. Florida Tech (25 points) and Nova Southeastern (24 points) were also separated by just one point for the sixth and seventh spots.<br /> <br />Tampa (18 points) and Eckerd (8 points) rounded out the preseason poll.<br /> <br />The Buccaneers won their fourth-straight SSC Tournament Championship in 2013 before advancing to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals. <br /> <br />Barry returns five All-SSC players, including first-team singles selection junior <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/profile.html?type=athlete&amp;id=609"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Linda Fritschken</strong></span></a>. Fritschken was also named second-team doubles with returning sophomore <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/profile.html?type=athlete&amp;id=718"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Kimmy Twelker</span></strong></a>. Sophomores <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/profile.html?type=athlete&amp;id=611"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Elisabeth Abanda</span></strong></a> and <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/profile.html?type=athlete&amp;id=610"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Emma Onila</span></strong></a> both return after earning first-team doubles honors as well as second-team singles accolades. Sophomore <a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/tennis/women/roster/profile.html?type=athlete&amp;id=719"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Karina Goia</span></strong></a> was also named second-team singles.<br /> <br />During the fall season, Fritschken and Onila teamed up to win the 2013 USTA/ITA Division II Small College Doubles National Championship. The tandem then won the event&rsquo;s &ldquo;Super Bowl&rdquo; Championship after competing against the other divisional champions.<br /> <br />Lynn returns two All-SSC players, including SSC Freshman of the Year Valentine Confalonieri. Confalonieri and returning senior Ioana Ivan were both named first team singles and doubles.<br /> <br />During the fall season, Confalonieri captured the 2013 USTA/ITA Division II Small College Singles National Championship. She also went on to win the event&rsquo;s &ldquo;Super Bowl&rdquo; title after competing against the other divisional champions.<br /> <br />The women&rsquo;s tennis season begins on Saturday, Feb. 1.<br /> <br /> <br />2014 Sunshine State Conference Preseason Women&rsquo;s Tennis Poll<br /> <br /><strong>Rank &ndash; Team, Points (1st-place votes)</strong><br /><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">1 &ndash; Barry, 64 (8)</span></strong><br />2 &ndash; Lynn, 57 (1)<br />3 &ndash; Rollins, 46<br />4 &ndash; Saint Leo, 45<br />5 &ndash; Florida Southern, 37<br />6 &ndash; Florida Tech, 25<br />7 &ndash; Nova Southeastern, 24<br />8 &ndash; Tampa, 18<br />9 &ndash; Eckerd, 8</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=23974Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:36:00 GMTCovone Dedicates Entire Career to Barry<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/23892___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. --<a href="http://www.barry.edu/athletics/inside-athletics/staff-directory/mcovone.html"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"> Michael L. Covone</span></strong></a> sat in his office preparing to take a phone call.</p> <p>"I'm not the most important person," Barry University's Director of Athletics said.</p> <p>Always one to deflect credit away from himself to others, Covone has done so much for Buccaneer athletics over the 30-year history of the program. From his soccer coaching days, where championships became his middle name, to his seat in an executive chair in the School of Human Performance and Leisure Science building office, Covone has been with Barry through it all.</p> <p>Following a professional soccer career as a player in the Major Indoor Soccer League in Phoenix and St. Louis, Covone began his career at Barry as the women's soccer coach. coaching the Buccaneers to a 140-32-9 record and three NCAA Division II National Championships in 11 seasons. His 1989 team became the first team to win a national title in any sport at the Miami Shores school that began as a college for women. The Bucs beat Keene State, 4-0, to win the school's first title. Covone's team won 18 straight games that season, and he earned National Coach of the Year honors.</p> <p>"It was an extremely exciting time," Covone said in an interview earlier this year as Barry began to celebrate its 30-year anniversary of intercollegiate athletics. "We beat Keene State, 4-0, at home with a very dedicated and experienced group of women that were committed beyond any coach's expectations."</p> <p>Covone's teams also won the 1992-93 titles, becoming the first and only back-to-back champ in any sport at Barry. The Buccaneers beat Adelphi, 3-2, in 1992. It was made up of a group of seniors who helped the Bucs win the first national title three years earlier. In 1993, Barry shut out Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo, 2-0, to complete a season in which they won 15 straight games.</p> <p>"Many of the freshmen who won in 1989, won again in 1992 as seniors," Covone said in that Q &amp; A with <em>Barry Magazine</em>. "It was a special time for those student-athletes since we lost in the NCAA Finals in 1990 and 1991. In, 1993, the team was primarily composed of freshmen who played their hearts out. They were extremely talented, and had a lot of fun."</p> <p>Covone was also named National Coach of the Year in 1991, and he coached 15 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Americans, two National Players of the Year in Kyllene Carter-Weiss and Heather Jaeger and nine Scholar All-Americans.</p> <p>From 1985-91, he was the United States Olympic Development South Region women's soccer coach, and was a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association national staff from 1984-93.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 1998, Covone was vaulted from associate athletic director to Director of Athletics. In the early stages, he helped develop the academic guidelines for Barry University's student-athletes with former athletic director Ed Coletti and Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Eileen McDonough. Since that time, he's seen 299 student-athletes receive Scholar All-Americans at the school. He's watched 261 earn All-American honors on the playing surface. The Buccaneers have won 52 Sunshine State Conference titles.&nbsp;<span>In 1997, he was inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame as a pioneer for women's soccer growth.</span></p> <p><span>After giving up his whistle for a seat behind the desk to scan emails on his computer screen and phone 24-7 -- and then delegate to his staff -- Covone had to adjust to his role away from coaching.</span></p> <p><span>"The major difference I experienced came in recruiting, teaching and coaching students as opposed to hiring and managing personnel," he told the school's magazine. "It was rewarding in both cases and full of opportunities. I do miss the big games though."</span></p> <p>When Covone transitioned into an administrative role, he also took on national responsibilities. He served on the NCAA Management Council from 2002-08, flying back and forth for meetings to the national headquarters in Indianapolis.</p> <p>"I did that for six years," Covone said in a June trip to Indy to watch Barry's No. 1-ranked rowing crew compete at the NCAA Championships. "Can you believe that?"</p> <p>Believe it, Covone has done a lot. He was Vice Chair/Chair of the Championship Committee from 2006-08. He also served on the NCAA Budget and Finance Committee, NCAA Championship/Eligibility Project Committee, NCAA Community Advisory Task Force, NCAA Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee and the NCAA Women's Soccer Committee.</p> <p>He has also served on the Orange Bowl Committee, which helped bring the top NCAA football teams to Barry University to practice. National and FIFA soccer teams have also trained at Barry during Covone's reign.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 1997-98, Covone's last year as executive associate director of athletics, Barry finished third in the Sears Director's Cup -- awarded for all sports in Division II. Barry was the No. 1 private institution in the all-sports standings. Last year, Barry finished 13th in the Learfield Directors Cup standings, becoming the top spring sports institution in the country.</p> <p>"Seeing our student-athletes graduate is always rewarding," Covone told <em>Barry Magazine</em>. "Watching our students and coaches experience the feeling of winning conference and national championships is gratifying as well."</p> <p>Covone has experienced a lot of success at Barry, and his teams and programs have as well. Now as he continues on in his fourth decade with the school the challenges lie in other forms.</p> <p>"Keeping up with ever-changing technology and facility needs will be critical to our future success," Covone said in the Q &amp; A session. "We have come a long way, but we also have a long way to go. We live in a new generation which is exciting and sometimes challenging, but full of possibilities."</p> <p>It is quite possible that Covone will witness national success at Barry again.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=23892Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:36:00 GMTSSC Welcomes Embry-Riddle as New Member<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/23864___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>WINTER PARK, Fla. &ndash; The Sunshine State Conference (SSC) has received official acceptance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to become a provisional member of the conference beginning July 1, 2014.</p> <p>"The Sunshine State Conference is excited that Embry-Riddle has accepted our conference&rsquo;s offer of provisional membership," said SSC Commissioner Jay Jones.&nbsp; "Our presidents and athletic leadership believe that Embry-Riddle brings a great blend of academic and athletic success that fits perfectly within the SSC and NCAA Division II model. We look forward to working with Embry-Riddle through this membership transition and know that the institution will help strengthen our conference's proud legacy."</p> <p>Embry-Riddle, currently a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), will also submit an application to the NCAA Division II Membership Committee. Concurrent to their three-year provisional membership period with the SSC, upon acceptance of their application by the NCAA, Embry-Riddle will serve a three-year provisional term before becoming a full member of NCAA Division II.&nbsp; Embry-Riddle&rsquo;s provisional agreement with the SSC requires the institution to meet certain requirements before it can be eligible to compete for conference championships and become full non-conditional conference members.&nbsp; If all requirements are met, the Eagles will begin competing fully in the SSC during the 2017-18 athletic season.</p> <p>"We are pleased to be invited to join the Sunshine State Conference." Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson said. "With Embry-Riddle's strong history of academic excellence and record of significant achievement in athletics, we feel that the SSC would be a good fit for us. We are excited about the opportunity and new challenges inherent in joining the SSC and NCAA Division II membership."</p> <p>The Eagles finished in the top 15 in the NAIA Director's Cup for 12-straight seasons, and has claimed 14 consecutive NAIA Sun Conference Commissioner's Cups. Embry-Riddle has also earned team NAIA national titles in men's basketball (2000) and men's tennis (2013).&nbsp; In addition, the Eagles have captured 91 Sun Conference regular-season crowns and 25 conference tournament titles in their 26 season of existence.</p> <p>&ldquo;This transition to NCAA Division II is the natural next step for our University as we continue to grow academically and athletically,&rdquo; Embry-Riddle Director of Athletics Steve Ridder said. "This potential acceptance into the NCAA and the Sunshine State Conference aligns with where we are going as a university moving forward. The SSC's record for academic excellence, its numerous national titles, along with the league's commitment to the academics and NCAA's Life in the Balance program exemplifies Embry-Riddle's philosophy of developing the Student-Person-Player."</p> <p>Located in Winter Park, the Sunshine State Conference is the only NCAA conference headquartered in the state of Florida. Its nine member institutions, all located within the state are: Barry University (Miami Shores), Eckerd College (St. Petersburg), Florida Southern College (Lakeland), Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne), Lynn University (Boca Raton), Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale), Rollins College (Winter Park), Saint Leo University (Saint Leo) and the University of Tampa.</p> <p>The SSC sponsors 17 intercollegiate sports that compete in NCAA Division II. More than 2,000 student-athletes participate in men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s cross country, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s soccer, volleyball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s basketball, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s swimming, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s golf, men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s tennis, baseball, softball, women&rsquo;s rowing and men&rsquo;s lacrosse. SSC schools have won 84 NCAA Division II National Championships, and the league is the top-rated academic conference in Division II.</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=23864Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:51:00 GMTWomen's Tennis Gives Back to Needy<img src='http://www.barry.edu/images-news/Top/23846___Selected_1200.jpg' width=100 hight=100 align=left border=1 hspace=10 vspace=10><p>MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's tennis team volunteered through a number of different community service projects during the fall semester.</p> <p>"Our program believes that in order to create good overall individuals, our student-athletes need to experience more than just academics and sports," Barry assistant coach Maria Lopez said. "It has been on top of the list for the women&rsquo;s tennis team to be involved in different community service projects as a team and individually to serve in their growth as individuals during their time at Barry University."</p> <p>Barry's women's tennis team volunteered in the Miami Shores Community Fest in late October, Gobble Wobble, Camillus House Tennis Charity Fundraiser, Founders Week and Walk for Leukemia, all in November, and their semester-long project Food for the Poor.</p> <p>Additionally, senior Akemi Maehama has devoted some time individually to give back to the community by participating in projects such as Camillus House on four separate days, attending leadership forums on three days, serving as a Sport &amp; Exercise Science 210 class guest speaker twice, and her latest project starting a student committee with, "Food for the Poor," with the help of her teammates and inviting other students at the university to join the group.</p> <p>"We got to interact with people and mostly kids from the community that our university is located in," Maehama said of the Miami Shores Community Fest. "It was a good experience and a good way to give back to the community. As we get the support from them, we wanted to give thanks through our actions. We also helped put up the place in the beginning of the day and walk around and interact with other campaigns. I felt like I had the opportunity to reconnect with people that I don't get to have enough moments to give thanks. It was a lot of fun playing with the kids."</p> <p>At the Camillus House, the women's tennis team revisited the school's mission.</p> <p>"How amazing is it to be able to play the sport that we love and at the same time help out the homeless," Maehama said. "We could not have asked for a better way to give back and help the needy. In this event, we met the university's mission, 'Learn, Reflect and Serve,' just by playing the sport we love with the people that love the sport to serve the poor. Seeing people from different places coming together to help the poor was just a peaceful view."</p> <p>The tennis team's experience at the leukemia walk was a challenge, but worthwhile.</p> <p>"It was bright and early when we started our service hours at this event," Maehama said. "Despite the time and weather, we knew that if we do our best and help out in this event, our effort will be sent to those who are struggling with this devastating sickness called Leukemia. We are happy to be able to collaborate in a event for such a good cause."</p> <p>Maehama's personal project has been a success.</p> <p>"It is amazing to see that my teammates are very motivated to help out for a wonderful organization such as, 'Food for the Poor,'" she said. "We raise awareness and collect donations from Barry students, staff and faculty on campus to give out to the poor around the world. We are glad and excited that our actions and help does not only stay within our community, but it also goes as far as the world, We want to keep doing our job, and keep helping people that are in need."</p> <p>Maehama received personal gratification from her volunteer efforts at Camillus House.</p> <p>"I am happy that I have the opportunity to be able to be a part of a great organization such as Camillus House," she said. "Every time I go there and help out, I feel good about what I did with my time. There are so many people that are in need, and it is a great feeling when I know that I used my time wisely and efficiently to cooperate and comfort the homeless."</p>http://www.barry.edu/news/article.html?id=23846Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:26:00 GMT