FORT MYERS, Florida. – After breaking the FGCU record of 8k and placing 11º at the North Alabama Showcase, graduate Osman Humida ((South Riding, Virginia/Virginia Teach) was named ASUN Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, as announced by the league office. This was his first career honor and 7thº for FGCU.
“Osman was impressive last weekend,” said the coach. Cassandra Goodson He works incredibly hard in training, is consistent, trainable and has a positive mindset. His efforts are paying off, and it’s good to see him developing.
The graduate student produced a time of 24:01.60 last Friday in Huntsville, Alabama, which was 30 seconds faster than his previous record of 24:31.4, set last year at the ASUN Championships.
Humid 11º The place fell outside the top ten which consisted of a highly competitive field and defeated athletes from Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Memphis. He crossed the line first of all other ASUN competitors. The meeting featured a total of 360 male runners.
The Virginia native’s performance helped the Eagles to 17º-final place of 37 schools.
The Green and Blue will be back in action on October 7th as they remain at the Sunshine State and head to the FSU Invitational in Tallahassee, Florida.
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The FGCU is led by Cassandra Goodson, whose 15 seasons in charge took the Eagles from humble beginnings to a competitive DI program, highlighted by eight trips to the NCAA Southern Regional Championship. Every mark in the FGCU’s all-time record book was recorded during the Goodson era, as she coached 21 ASUN All-Conference selections, the 2013 Female Conference Runner of the Year and three members of the NCAA South All-Region Team.
FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), charities of choice for FGCU Athletics. For more information, including how to make a contribution, visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and use the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.
The FGCU teams came together to win an incredible 92 regular season conference and tournament titles in just 15 seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 11 DI post-season qualification seasons, the Eagles had a total of 45 teams or individuals competing in NCAA championships. In 2022, the men’s golf team became the first program to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Eight FGCU programs have earned a national top 25 ranking in their respective sports – including women’s basketball (#20, 2021-22), beach volleyball (#20, 2022) and men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s soccer (2018). ) as four of the most recent. In 2016-17, Green and Blue recorded sixth place in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top 100 nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and the top seven teams in the state of Florida winning the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their Academic Progress Rate in their sport. FGCU also collectively achieved a record 3.50 in-class GPA for the Fall 2020 semester and outperformed the university’s general undergraduate population for 26 consecutive semesters. The past five semesters (Fall 2019 – Spring 2022) have seen another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a cumulative staff GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Eagles also served an all-time record 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 — being recognized as one of two finalists for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.