On the baseball diamond, FGCU faced another school enjoying a time similar to what it experienced during ‘Dunk City’ five years ago.
In the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, UMBC became the first 16-seed to beat a 1-seed.
Similarly, FGCU became the first 15-seed to make it to the Sweet 16 five years ago, beating Georgetown along the way and coining the term ‘Dunk City.’ It was a time that has propelled the school regarding enrollment and quality. (LINK: https://fgcu360.com/2017/03/dunkcityeffectcontinues2017)
Five years later, FGCU hosted UMBC on the baseball diamond. The schools can relate. Check out the video above to see how UMBC athletes are feeling after its school’s big basketball win and how they hope to see the same effect ‘Dunk City’ had on FGCU for their school.