FIU Golden Panthers Set to Open Season No. 2 -- October 15, 2004
MIAMI, FLA, October 15. FLORIDA International University has announced it will open its second season of intercollegiate swimming and diving competition this Saturday at the University of Miami in Coral Gables on Saturday at the Norman Whitten Student Union Pool on the University of Miami campus.
Head coach Noemi Zaharia and the Golden Panthers made a big splash in their inaugural season last year, garnering recognition by the swimming & diving community. “With the first season in the past, we now have to set our sights towards building a successful program while adding to the tradition of FIU sports,” said Zaharia.
The Golden Panthers grabbed immediate attention with a fourth-place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. The 2004-05 FIU roster features eight returnees, all of which were instrumental in making an instant impact.