KSU golf team readies itself for first−ever NCAA appearance

The Kennesaw State University Fighting Owls will make history Tuesday with their first−ever…

Georgia (May 16, 2002) — KSU golf team readies itself for first−ever NCAA appearance

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The Kennesaw State University Fighting Owls will make history Tuesday with their first−ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship.



Kennesaw State‚ ranked 10th in the Precept Coaches Poll and No. 9 by Golfstat‚ will join seven other at−large participants and 10 regional champions at Mission Inn Golf & Tennis Resort in Howey−in−the−Hills‚ Fla. for the 72−hole national final. KSU is the only team from the University System of Georgia competing in this year's event.



KSU's at−large bid comes on the heels of a record−setting performance in the Southeast Regional. The Owls‚ seeded sixth in the eight−team field‚ broke or tied the school record for scoring in each round of the 54−hole event‚ eventually finishing second with a 20−under−par total.



Such success has been commonplace for KSU during the 2001−2002 season. The Owls have yet to post a losing record in any of their 11 previous tournaments‚ carrying an overall mark of 115−26−1 into the national final. They have placed in the top five on nine different occasions‚ including two tournament championships and four runnerup finishes.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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