Florida International Brings Home Second C-USA Title (Day 4 Video)

Photo Courtesy of Florida International Panthers

Photo Courtesy of Florida International Panthers


  • Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, February 27
  • Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, GA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Florida International (2015 results and recap)
  • Live results
  • Championship Central
  • C-USA Teams: Florida International Panthers, Rice Owls, North Texas “Mean Green,” Florida Atlantic Owls, Old Dominion Monarchs, and the Marshall “Thundering Herd.”

Video courtesy of Conference USA

Head Coach Randy Horner is in his sixth year leading the Panthers of Florida International University, and in that time his program could serve as a textbook example of how to gradually build a team.  In 2015 FIU won their first ever C-USA Championship, taking one relay and seven individual races to bring the crown to Miami.   After losing some of the power players from that 2015 squad the Panthers came back better than ever, winning all five relays and ten individual events, including multiple event sweeps, leaving no question about their dominance of Conference USA in 2016.

Check out SwimSwam’s recaps here:

In addition to bringing home the title, FIU also took down one Conference USA Record with Naomi Ruele’s 22.23 winning time in the 50 yard freestyle, and were chosen for post-meet Conference Honors across the board.

  • Randy Horner – C-USA Coach of the Year
  • Rio Ramirez – C-USA Diving Coach of the Year
  • C-USA Swimmer of the Year – Naomi Ruele
  • C-USA Diver of the Year – Rebecca Quesnel

Final Conference USA team scores:

  1. Florida International: 954
  2. Rice University: 636
  3. Marshall: 618.5
  4. North Texas: 467
  5. Florida Atlantic: 380.5
  6. Old Dominion: 360


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