Sports Highlights: Walking with the stars



Football and baseball weren’t the only sports that set records and had shining moments in 2010. Here is a look at some of the top individuals from other FAU sports:




Sophomore Eszter Bucz broke two school records in Atlanta while also posting NCAA provisionally-qualifying times in three events.

She broke Laurence Bensimon’s 23-year-old school record in the 400-yard individual medley by 1.5 seconds with a fourth-place finish in 4:15.20. She followed that with a school-record 2:00.76 in the 200-yard individual medley and a career-best 2:14.73 in the 200-yard breaststroke.



Golf Week magazine’s national poll ranked FAU No. 85 out of the 100 best college golf teams in the country.

Along with the ranking on Aug. 2, 2010, junior Carl McCauley became the second FAU men’s golfer to be selected to play in the United States Amateur Championship tournament.


Cross country / Track

FAU cross country senior runner Friederike Feil set a school record on June 30, 2010, when she ran a time of 9:52.77 in the 3,000-meter.

This was Feil’s fourth school record in cross country and track.



Senior Marc Abdelnour won the University of Miami Fall Invitational after winning three of his four matches in the top singles flight.

Abdelnour is now five singles victories away from matching the school record for career singles wins. He also posted a 2-1 record in the Invitational’s doubles competition and is tied for fourth place among FAU’s all-time career doubles victories with 46.


In July 2010, Krystena Castro was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Castro ended her star-studded volleyball career in the top ten in numerous categories in school history that didn’t all necessarily involve her main sport, as Castro won a shot put championship in track as a freshman.


Along with Krystena Castro, Blair Bodenmiller was also nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Bodenmiller is one of the most decorated student athletes in FAU history as the all-time leader in home runs, stolen bases and RBIs. She is also a two-time First Team All-Sun Belt selection.