Svensson, Suchy Earn Northwestern Mutual Academic Honor
Monday, April 14, 2014 | by Matt Moretti III (@Moretts13)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Athletics has named women’s swimmer Emma Svensson (Uppsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) and baseball player Michael Suchy (Bradenton, Fla./Southeast HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of March.

Each month, the FGCU Athletics Communications Office and Athletic Academic staff will choose a pair of Eagles as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month. Those selected for the honor will have exhibited a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.

Svensson is a junior, business economics major and currently holds a 3.98 cumulative GPA with four selections to the President’s List and an additional selection to the Dean’s List. She has also been a two-time invitee to the Athletic Academic Honors Luncheon. Becoming the first from FGCU to compete in the final at NCAAs, Svensson placed 12th in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking a 22.33. Her finish scored the Green and Blue five points, the first in program history. Svensson’s role as the first to put FGCU on the scoreboard is more than appropriate as she was the first to qualify for the Championship in 2012. She also swam a program-record 22.09 in the 50-free prelims.

An elementary education major, Suchy has carried a 3.52 cumulative GPA while earning recognition on the Dean’s List three times including, most recently, the fall of 2013. He was also an invitee to the Athletic Academic Honors Luncheon in 2013. Suchy has put together a special season on the diamond to this point for the Eagles who are currently 24-13 overall and 9-3 in Atlantic Sun play.  He holds a .280 batting average with 40 hits, seven doubles and a team-leading 28 RBI. He has also stolen 10 bases which ranks third in the A-Sun. Suchy is widely considered as one of the top professional prospects on the FGCU roster and was included by Perfect Game on its list of the top 300 draft prospects for 2014.

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