PORTSMOUTH – Four members of the men's cross country have been named Academic All-MSC after the MSC banquet on Saturday following their championship performance. Brad Liston, Adam Schroeder, Tyler Conn and Joe Stewart each maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher to be eligible for the award. Student-athletes must also be in their sophomore season to be eligible. All four of these athletes were repeat winners from last season.
PORTSMOUTH – After sweeping both the men's and women's Mid-South Championships on Saturday morning, head Coach Eric Putnam was named the MSC coach of the Year for both the men's and women's programs at the season-ending banquet. He has now been named Men's MSC Coach of the Year in each of Shawnee State's three years in the conference, while also winning the award twice (2010 being the other year) on the women's side.
RIO GRANDE, Ohio – From the very beginning of Saturday morning's race, No. 6 men's cross country set the pace on the way to their third straight Mid-South Championship. Shawnee State beat second-place Cumberlands by 33 points en route to clinching an automatic bid into the NAIA National Championship in two weeks.
PORTSMOUTH – Men's cross country begins its postseason trek this Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Mid-South Championships hosted by Rio Grande. The Bears, who are ranked sixth in the country, are two-time defending champions in this race since joining the conference during the first championship season. With a conference title, the Bears would earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National race in two weekends.
PORTSMOUTH – After its final race of the regular season at the Great Lakes Challenge, men's cross country held at No. 6 in the national rankings. The Bears finished runner-up in their final race of the regular season, beating several top 25 schools but were edged out by St. Francis. St. Francis was ranked No. 3 in the latest poll.