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  KENNESAW, Ga.  (Feb. 6, 2015) — For the first time since transitioning to the…

Georgia (Feb 6, 2015)

 

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Feb. 6, 2015) — For the first time since transitioning to the NCAA Division I level in the fall of 2005, Kennesaw State University has three athletic programs in national Top 25 rankings.

Under head coach Mike Sansing, the baseball team will open the 2015 season ranked as high as No. 19 by Baseball America. Head coach Jay Moseley and the men’s golf program is currently No. 21 in the Golfstat rankings.

Men’s indoor track and field rounds out the list of KSU ranked programs as head coach Andy Eggerth’s team is No. 22 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings.

The Owls’ baseball team had a record-breaking season in 2014 as it won its first Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship, won the Tallahassee Regional in its first postseason appearance and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional against Louisville. KSU concluded the year 40-24 and a Division I program-record 16 game-winning streak.

Kennesaw State opens its 2015 season on Friday, Feb. 13, when it hosts No. 25 Liberty at Stillwell Stadium beginning at 4 p.m.

The men’s golf program has established itself as a perennial national championship title contender having made four straight NCAA Regional appearances and advancing to the NCAA Championships in 2011 and 2014. The Owls open their spring schedule on Feb. 23 at the Jones Invitational host by Pepperdine at the Valencia Country Club in Valencia, Calif.

The indoor men’s track and field team has won three straight Atlantic Sun Conference championships and is currently in the midst of its season. The Owls will seek their fourth consecutive conference title when they travel to Winston Salem, N.C. to compete in the conference championships Feb. 28 through March 1.

— Robert S. Godlewski

Photo by Robert Anthony Stalcup


 

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

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