|Gamer:||Felix Rodriguez de La Fuente|
One of Florida Southern’s seven returning All-Americans after winning his first certificate as a sophomore… Has helped Florida Southern win 10 relay races in his first two seasons and also has two individual wins in his career.
As a sophomore (2014-2015)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 100-backstroke (12th place)… Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… CSCAA Scholar All-American… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… In addition to competing in the 100-backstroke, also took part in the 100-butterfly, the 50-freestyle and the 100-freestyle at the National Finals… One of eight Moccasins to take part in all nine meets, including the SSC Championships and National Finals… One of the Mocs’ normal swimmers in the 100-backstroke, 100-butterfly, and the sprint freestyle races and had NCAA provisional qualifying times in all four of those events… Helped three of the Florida Southern relay teams reach NCAA “B” times as well… Runner-up in the 100-backstroke to only teammate Marco Palacios at the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational and went on to finish third at the SSC Championships… Also placed fifth in the 100-butterfly at the Sharks Invitational and was the Mocs’ top performer in that event later in the year in a dual meet at Nova… Was runner-up in the 50-freestyle in three different dual meets where he trailed only another Florida Southern All-American, Allan Gutierrez… Second on the Florida Southern times list in the 100-backstroke.
As a freshman (2013-14)… CSCAA Scholar All-American… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Competed at the NCAA Division II National Championships in the 100-backstroke, 100-butterfly, and both the 50- and 100-freestyle… One of eight Moccasins to participate in all 11 meets including the NCAA Division II National Championships… Picked up two individual wins, one of them in the 50-freestyle and one in the 100-backstroke… Helped the Moccasins win five relay races, with those five wins coming in four different events… Though he did not compete in any of the relay races at the national championships, helped the Mocs achieve NCAA “B” times in four different relay events throughout the regular season… Second on Florida Southern’s times list in the 50-backstroke and third in the 100… Third on the times list in the 100-butterfly.
In high school… 2013 graduate of Felix Rodriguez De La Fuente in Burgos, Spain… 2013 Spanish national junior champion in the 100-backstroke… Also competed in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 50-backstroke… Personal… Son of Jose Gimenez and Maria Liñares… Has one older brother (Ruben)… Born February 26, 1995… Major: Computer Science.