Barnea, Leftinger Share Panthers Student-Athlete Honors

By  //  October 30, 2014

Men's Swimming, Women's Golf represented

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following outstanding performances over the past week, men’s swimmer Nir Barnea and women’s golfer Felicia Leftinger have been named Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athletes of the Week.

Nir Barnea
Nir Barnea

Barnea won a race for the second meet in a row, claiming the 50-yard freestyle at the Panthers’ meet with Savannah College of Art & Design. He touched the wall in 21.02, an NCAA B cut time. The Israeli native also joined Thomas Steenberg, Jonah Rieman and Victor Westerlund to win the 200-yard freestyle relay, making the final touch in 1:25.06.

Leftinger outlasted Barry’s Francesca Perini on the third playoff hole to secure the individual crown at the Saint Leo Invitational with an overall score of 142, two shots under-par. The sophomore’s performance led the No. 1 ranked Panthers to the team title in Saint Leo, giving Florida Tech the team championship in all four meets competed in during the fall season.

Felicia Leftinger
Felicia Leftinger

Florida Tech swimming will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 7 as the Panthers open the home portion of their schedule, taking on Florida Atlantic. The Florida Tech home opener is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET.

Women’s golf concluded the 2014 fall season at the Saint Leo Invitational. However, the team will resume play in the spring.

Tickets are available for Florida Tech football’s lone remaining home contest of the 2014 season on Saturday, Nov. 15 against Valdosta State.

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Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium.

Tickets are in the general admission sections for $10 for adults and $5 for seniors ages 65 and above, youth ages 5-16, Florida Tech employees with ID and military with ID. Children ages four and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased now by clicking on the link below. Tickets are also available by dialing 321-674-6228 and by visiting the Clemente Center Ticket Office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.