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It’s Owl Time

Kennesaw State University’s stature as an academic institution is closely paralleled by the success its athletic teams have enjoyed throughout their history. In its 15th year at the NCAA Division I level, Kennesaw State Athletics sponsors 18 intercollegiate sports and nearly 250 student athletes. The Owls have already amassed 45 ASUN Conference titles and two Big South Conference football championships since moving up to the highest level of collegiate athletics in 2005.

The Owls boast 10 women’s sports: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. The Department of Athletics sponsors eight men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field. KSU competes at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level and is a member of the Big South Conference.

Kennesaw State football just completed the most successful five-year start-up program in college football history, posting 48 victories and surpassing Georgia Southern (47) and Old Dominion (46) during the final two weeks of last season. KSvU finished with a final ranking of #8 and has been in the Top 25 for 33 consecutive weeks. KSU is the only start-up program in college football history to post three consecutive 11-win seasons during its first five years of competition, and the Owls are joined by North Dakota State as the only FCS programs to post 11-plus wins in each of the last three years.

Football is not the only sport to hoist a conference championship over the past year. The women’s volleyball program was able to celebrate after claiming its second ASUN Conference Tournament championship, while women’s golf captured its second straight ASUN Conference title and advanced to NCAA postseason. Individually, Daniel Haugh of track and field won the national championship in the hammer throw.

KSU Student-Athletes Shine

  • Kennesaw State student-athletes continued a strong showing in the classroom, posting at least a 3.03 grade-point average in the fall 2019 semester.
  • Of the Owls’ 18 sports, 12 had a 3.0 or better GPA last fall and 46 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0.
  • KSU student-athletes also continued a rich tradition of giving back — 100 percent of KSU athletic programs volunteer in the community.

Moving up to Division I continues to provide Kennesaw State with exciting opportunities to gain exposure on the national stage. From a competitive standpoint, however, the Owls have always been a force to be reckoned with. In their 11 years as an NCAA Division II program, the Owls won five national championships. If history is any indication, the best is yet to come for KSU, both as a dynamic institution of higher education, and an athletic powerhouse.

Current students receive free admission to KSU athletics events with their student ID. Friends and family can purchase tickets by visiting KSUOwls.com/Tickets. Everyone can follow the Owls on a daily basis on Twitter at @KSUOwlNation.

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