Kennesaw State celebrates Ice Hockey team’s national championship victory

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 10‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University celebrated the recent national…

Georgia (Apr 10, 2007) — Kennesaw State celebrates Ice Hockey team’s national championship victory

Jeremy Craig

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 10‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University celebrated the recent national championship victory of its ice hockey club team during public ceremonies on the Campus Green Tuesday.

The KSU Ice Owls won the national championship in Division III of the American Collegiate Hockey Association‚ finishing the season 22−7.

The team’s president‚ Ryan Falvai‚ presented the championship trophy to President Daniel S. Papp and Nancy King‚ vice president for student success‚ in front of the James V. Carmichael Student Center.

“This is just an indication of what a small group of folks who are extremely dedicated and extremely skilled can do‚” Papp said as he accepted the trophy on behalf of the university’s students‚ faculty and staff. “Congratulations. You guys are wonderful‚ and you brought Kennesaw State national recognition.”

Papp also presented copies of a resolution passed by the Georgia House of Representatives‚ honoring the KSU Ice Owls for their outstanding season and championship victory.

Intramural and club sports play an important role in student life‚ as do intercollegiate sports‚ Papp said. During the Inaugural State of the University Address in March‚ Papp highlighted how club sports provide a way for the KSU community to come together to cheer on a home team‚ building camaraderie that athletic events bring.

Intramurals and club sports “aid in retention and graduation by keeping students engaged in campus life‚” the president said. “As other intramural and club sports become more firmly established‚ they too will attract both participants and fans.”

The Ice Owls will begin their 2007−2008 season in September playing against Life University‚ moving up to Division II of the ACHA.

For more about the hockey team‚ visit www.ksuicehockey.com.


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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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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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