KSU plans celebration to honor national champion basketball team
A celebration honoring the Kennesaw State University men’s basketball team for its victory in the NCAA Division II national championship game will be held Wednesday‚ April 7 at noon on the patio of the Carmichael Student Center.
(Apr 6, 2004) — A celebration honoring the Kennesaw State University men’s basketball team for its
victory in the NCAA Division II national championship game will be held Wednesday‚
April 7 at noon on the patio of the Carmichael Student Center.
The event will feature music‚ balloons and refreshments‚ as well as a special program commemorating the success of Division II Coach of the Year Tony Ingle‚ All−American Terrence Hill and the rest of the national champion Owls.
KSU capped the best season in its history March 26 with an 84−59 rout of Southern Indiana in the national finals. The win was the 26th in a row for the Owls‚ who finished with a school−record 35 victories en route to the first NCAA basketball championship ever won by a college or university in Georgia.
Other firsts for Kennesaw State (35−4) included a 16−0 record against conference foes during the regular season — a feat never before accomplished in Peach Belt play — and the program’s first−ever Peach Belt tournament crown.
The Owls went on to sweep three straight games in the South Atlantic Regional — the last they will ever play at the Spec Landrum Centre — before closing out the season with three more victories at the Elite Eight in Bakersfield‚ Calif.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 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.