Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Florida National University (FNU) Conquistadors Guard/Forward Yves Goedschalk has been named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-Academic Team in the Inaugural season. Goedschalk has a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.92 in which he attests to a strong work ethic.
“I have always been told that hard work pays off especially on the academic side of things. My parents instilled a strong work ethic in me from a young age telling me that no matter what challenges I am facing, working hard is my best friend in my ability to overcome any obstacle,” said Goedschalk.
Overcoming obstacles is what Yves has done since arriving in Hialeah, FL prior to the Inaugural season. Goedschalk ranked 4th in USCAA Division 1 for rebounding, averaging an astonishing 10.5 RPG (Rebounds per Game) as an undersized 6’4’’ post player.
“It has been a pleasure coaching Yves this year. From a coaching perspective, he is the epitome of a student-athlete. I am excited to see Yves grow both on and off of the court throughout the next two years,” said Scott Schmidt, FNU’s Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director.
The Florida National University Conquistadors’ inaugural season was 2013 – 2014. They ended the season with overall record of 10 - 18. The Conquistadors are South Florida’s newest men’s college basketball team. The founding of the team marks FNU’s first step in forming an athletic department. The Conquistadors’ 2014 – 2015 is scheduled to resume in October.
The Florida National University Conquistadors compete within the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), which has been “leveling the playing field for America’s Small Colleges” since 1966.
The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well-rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.
Florida National University is a globally focused higher learning institution located in Hialeah, FL.
Florida National University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida National University. http://www.sacscoc.org.
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