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Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls
Southern Connecticut Owls
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UniversitySouthern Connecticut State University
ConferenceNortheast-10 Conference
Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorJay Moran
LocationNew Haven, Connecticut
Varsity teams17
Football stadiumJess Dow Field
Basketball arenaMoore Field House
Baseball stadiumThe Ballpark at SCSU
NatatoriumHutchinson Natatorium
Other arenasPelz Gymnasium
NicknameOwls
ColorsBlue and white[1]
         
Websitewww.southernctowls.com

The Southern Connecticut Owls (also Southern Connecticut State Owls and SCSU Owls) are the athletic teams that represent Southern Connecticut State University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Owls' 17 athletic teams, seven for men and 10 for women, compete as members of either the Northeast-10 Conference or the Eastern College Athletic Conference. SCSU has been a member of the NE-10 since 2000.

There have been 10 NCAA National Championship Teams at Southern, as well as 75 NCAA Individual Champions in the sports of Track and Field, Swimming and Gymnastics.

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Field hockey
Football Gymnastics
Soccer Lacrosse
Swimming and diving Soccer
Track & field+ Softball
Swimming & diving
Track & field+
Volleyball
+ - Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Soccer

SCSU's men's soccer team won titles in 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999. The six titles are the most for any Division II men's soccer team in the country.[2] The program has appeared in 32 NCAA Division II Tournaments, 17 NCAA Final Four appearances, and has produced 52 All-Americans, 15 Senior Bowl Players, 4 National Player of the Year Award Winners, and 1 Golden Boot Award (Top Goalkeeper in any NCAA Division) winner.[3]

Basketball

On March 24, 2007, the women's basketball team won the NCAA Division II championships. In a 61-45 victory, SCSU beat the previously undefeated Florida Gulf Coast.

Gymnastics

The street circle in front of the Moore Fieldhouse is named in honor of former Olympian Abie Grossfeld, former head gymnastics coach at the university.

Swimming

The swimming and diving team scored their highest at the NCAA championship meet in March for the years 2007 and 2008.[]

Football

SCSU's football program has produced coaches and players who went on to the National Football League.

Alumni in the NFL

Active Coaches

  • Jeff Stoutland - Linebackers coach (1984-1985), Offensive coordinator (1988-1992)
  • Tim Holt - Tight ends coach & Assistant offensive line coach (1995-1996), Running backs coach (2005-2007)

Former Coaches

Volleyball

SCSU's volleyball program had its most successful seasons in 2017-18 and in 2018-19. The Owls had their first National Tournament berth in 2017 with a record of 24-11. They ended their campaign in the second round of the National Tournament when they lost to New Haven. In 2018, the Owl's won their first-ever NE-10 Conference Title against American International College. The Owl's then had their second berth into the National Tournament, bust lost in the first round.

National championships

The Owls have won ten NCAA team national championships.

Team

Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
NCAA (10) Division II (10)
Women's Basketball (1) 2007 Florida Gulf Coast 61-45
Men's Gymnastics (3) 1973 Cal State Northridge 160.75-158.70
1975 Illinois-Chicago 411.65-398.80
1976 Illinois-Chicago 419.20-388.85
Men's Soccer (6) 1987 Cal State Northridge 2-0
1990 Seattle Pacific 0-0 (4OT, PK)
1992 Tampa 1-0
1995 USC Spartanburg 2-0
1998 USC Spartanburg 1-0
1999 Fort Lewis 2-1 (2OT)

References

  1. ^ The Southern Connecticut State University Owls Style Guide (PDF). October 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Division II Men's College Soccer - History - NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Bo Oshoniyi Bio - Penn State Official Athletic Site". gopsusports.com. Retrieved 2015.

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