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Southern's Athletics -  A Tradition of Excellence for Nearly 75 Years

Consistently ranking among the top ten Division II colleges and universities for the most individual championships, Southern Connecticut State University prides itself on athletic excellence. At the heart of our success is our active membership in a number of esteemed athletic conferences, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Northeast-10 Conference. Since our programs compete at the national level, our student-athletes provide a high profile means of bringing pride and public recognition to the university.

Success as a student athlete requires a balance between academics and athletics and our students have found that balance. During the fall 2016 semester, the Owls’ 400-plus student-athletes combined to record a grade point average in excess of 3.0. A total of 225 student-athletes were honored for academic success by the Northeast-10 Conference with selections to the league’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Our student athletes perform best when they are not burdened by financial concerns. To maintain their academic achievements and commitment to athletics, many rely on the financial support of alumni and friends. With your contributions to athletic scholarships and programs, we can continue the tradition of excellence by providing our student-athletes with the necessary tools to achieve success. 

TWO STUDENT-ATHLETES ON LIFE AS OWLS

 

Caroline StaudleCaroline Staudle ’17 - Women’s Soccer

  • Academic All-American
  • Three-time All-New England selection
  • Three-time All-Conference selection

 “I chose to attend Southern Connecticut State University for the opportunity to receive an outstanding education while competing athletically for a program with an outstanding tradition. The friendships that I’ve formed over the last four years, combined with the lessons learned on the soccer field and in the classroom, will benefit me for the rest of my life.”

 

Austin CarterAustin Carter ’17, Men’s Basketball

  • 2016 Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year
  • National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court recipient
  • Team captain; member of winningest class in program history

 “Over the course of the past four years, Southern Connecticut State University has provided a platform to excel on the court, in the classroom and in the community. Developing into a role model is what being a NCAA scholar-athlete is all about.”

 

For more information on the Owl Club, contact:
Doreen Cammarata-Gilhuly
Assistant to the Director, Alumni Relations
Phone: (203) 392-8824
Fax: (203) 392-6508
GilhulyD1@southernct.edu