Shawnee State Bears

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Shawnee State Bears
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University Shawnee State University
Conference Mid-South
NAIA Division II
Athletic director Jeff Hamilton
Location Portsmouth, Ohio
Varsity teams 11
Basketball arena Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium
Baseball stadium Branch Rickey Park
Softball stadium Boone Coleman Field
Soccer stadium Shawnee Turf
Nickname Bears
Colors Midnight Blue, Gray, and White
              
Website www.ssubears.com

The Shawnee State Bears are the athletic teams for Shawnee State University, established in 1986. Shawnee State is currently a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Division II in basketball) and has participated in 24 National Championships in 6 of 11 sponsored sports. The SSU women’s basketball team won the NAIA Division II National Championship on March 16, 1999 with an 80-65 win over the University of Saint Francis (Indiana).[1]

Shawnee State was a member of the American Mideast Conference (AMC) from 1991 until 2010, the Bears have won 17 conference championships.[citation needed] In November 2009 the university announced it was would leave the AMC at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year and join the Mid-South Conference (MSC) starting in the Fall of 2010.[2]

Sports

Championships

i. NAIA National Championships:

Basketball (Women's) 1999

Other athletic highlights

  • 1992 - softball team finishes 10th in NAIA National Tournament[3]
  • 1995 - softball team finishes 8th in NAIA National Tournament[3]
  • 1995 - women's basketball, NAIA National Tournament Final Four[4]
  • 1996 - softball team finishes as NAIA National Tournament Runners-up[3]
  • 1998 - softball team finishes 9th in NAIA National Tournament[3]
  • 1999 - women's basketball team won the NAIA Division II National Championship[4]
  • 2001 - softball team finishes 9th in NAIA National Tournament:[3]
  • 2008 - men's cross country team finishes 11th in NAIA National Championships:[5]
  • 2008 - women's cross country team finishes 13th in NAIA National Championships:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  3. ^ a b c d e SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Softball - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  4. ^ a b SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Women's Basketball - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  5. ^ SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Men's Cross Country - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
  6. ^ SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Women's Cross Country - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2008-12-17.

External links

  • Official website
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