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.
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.