PORTSMOUTH – Shawnee State head coach Eric Putnam has announced his first signing to the men's cross country and track program for the 2014-15 academic year as Warren High School's Parker Blain has signed his Letter of Intent to run for the Bears.
PORTSMOUTH – Shawnee State University is ranked seventh nationally in the first release of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. This ranking reflects an athletic departments national success across the entire athletic department. The inaugural release includes a seventh-place finish from men's cross country and 13th-place finish from women's cross country.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Men's cross country finished seventh overall as a team at the NAIA Championships, marking the second straight season the Bears' squad has finished in that slot. SSU's combined time of 2:07:24 was less than a cumulative minute away from third place in the team standings during a very competitive race. The seventh-place finish in the team standings also makes it four of the last five seasons that SSU finished in the top seven. The Bears have been in the top 10 of the NAIA Championships in each of the past five seasons.
PORTSMOUTH – The final race of the 2013 season is upon us as No. 10 men's cross country heads to Lawrence, Kan. for the NAIA National Championship. The national meet will take place on Saturday, November 23 at Rim Rock Farm. This is the same course that the Bears competed on during the NAIA Preview Meet. The men's race will start at 11:30 in east, 10:30 a.m. in the central time zone where the race is being run.
PORTSMOUTH – Three student-athletes from the men's cross country team have been named NAIA Scholar-Athletes as announced by the national office. Each in their fourth year at Shawnee State, Brad Liston, Adam Schroeder and Joe Stewart earned the academic honor for the Bears. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be in junior or senior academic standing a 3.5 or higher GPA.