Nick Huenefeld and Nick Reeves named Eagles of the Quarter



FORT MYERS, Florida. – Associate Director of Communications Nicholas Hünefeld and Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations Nick Reeves were named to the FGCU Athletics Eagles of the Quarter as announced by the Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh today.

The two of them have each taken on additional responsibilities in their respective areas over the past few months and have done an excellent job of promoting the department as a whole and the programs they work with directly. In the past few months, Huenefeld has taken on an interim role as the main media contact for baseball, while Reeves has helped in all areas of facilities and operations. Both Huenefeld and Reeves took on the additional tasks during the staff change and contributed to ensuring that daily operations remained continuous while at the same time providing high quality professional service.

“The daily sacrifices, efforts, and contributions of both Nicks are in line with what the Eagles of the Quarter honor represents. Specifically, they have in the midst of this ongoing surreal pandemic period that resulted in all 15 of our teams having their championship segments for the first time this spring . “

Reeves joined the department in August 2016, full-time as the facilities and operations coordinator. In August 2017, he was appointed deputy director. He monitors the maintenance of the athletics facilities of the FGCU and at the same time supports the operation of all sports. He worked as an undergraduate at the institute before completing his bachelor’s degree in sports management in spring 2016. He is continuing his education with an MBA at the FGCU and was a member of the university’s personnel advisory board (SAC).

Hünefeld first joined the department in September 2017 as Assistant Director of Athletics Communications and was promoted to his current Associate Director position two years later. He has also served twice as interim director for the athletics communications department of the FGCU. He is the main media contact for the nationwide women’s basketball, indoor volleyball and beach volleyball programs. A 2010 graduate of Bowling Green State University, he also worked at Owens (OH) Community College and Ohio Community College Athletic Conference, and the Toledo Blade, where he was a lecturer.

The Eagles of the Quarter began in January 2021 to honor FGCU Athletics staff who go above and beyond to serve Eagle student athletes and make the department successful. Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration Mike Estes and Assistant Athletics Director for Health Performance Nicole Neal were selected as the first winners. Deputy Director of Marketing and Advertising in May Shane Pellegrine and the director of video production Monica Weber were selected.

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FGCU teams have come together to win an incredible 85 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 13+ seasons at Division I level. Additionally, in just nine seasons of DI postseason eligibility, the Eagles have combined 42 teams or individuals to compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs have achieved a national top 25 placement in their respective sport – including women’s basketball (No. 21, 2020-21), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2021) and both men’s football (2018, 2019) and women’s football ( 2018) as three of the youngest. In 2016-17, the Greens and Blues achieved a division-top sixth place in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and the top 100 finishes nationally, ahead of several Power 5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles received an ASUN and Florida State‘s top seven teams that received the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progress in their sport. The FGCU also achieved an overall classroom record of 3.50 GPA in the fall semester of 2020, outperforming the general university student population for 23 consecutive semesters. Another milestone was reached in each of the fall semesters 2019, spring semester 2020 and fall semester 2020, as all 15 programs achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Eagles also did 7,200 all-time volunteer hours in 2017 and were recognized as one of two runners-up for the Fiesta Bowl’s inaugural NACDA Community Service Award.



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