Shawnee State Athletics is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The Class of 2014 will be inducted during the University's Homecoming Weekend. The official Homecoming Game is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 vs. Georgetown College. In preparation for this event, we are asking for nominations of deserving candidates. Criteria for membership into Shawnee State's Hall of Fame are listed below.
PORTSMOUTH – Following the conclusion of two more conference championships to add to his coaching accolades, Eric Putnam was named the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year for both men's and women's cross country. Putnam has now been named the MSC Coach of the year seven times in his coaching career (four times on men's side and three time's on women's side). He has swept the men's and women's Coach of the Year honors three times, including each of the past two seasons.
PORTSMOUTH – Men's cross country dropped one spot to No. 10 in the NAIA Coaches' Poll this past week despite winning their fourth straight MSC Championship. With the top 10 ranking this week, the Bears have now been ranked inside the NAIA Top 10 for 47 consecutive ranking periods which is the second longest such streak in the nation.
RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Men's cross country was once again at the head of the field at the Mid-South Conference Championships as for the fourth straight season, the Bears brought home the conference title. SSU outdistanced second-place University of the Cumberlands by 18 placing points to take home the conference title. Each of the Bears' top five finishers were named to the All-MSC team. Four of those five were named first-team All-MSC runners.
PORTSMOUTH – Four student-athletes were named to the Mid-South Conference All-Academic team for Men's Cross Country. This ties for the most student-athletes earning conference All-Academic accolades in program history. The Bears have had four student-athletes earn this distinction in three of the last four seasons. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be at least in sophomore academic standing with a 3.25 GPA or higher.