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Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls

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NCAA  Division II
Location  New Haven, Connecticut
Athletic director  Jay Moran
Varsity teams  17
University  Southern Connecticut State University
Conference  Northeast-10 Conference Eastern College Athletic Conference

The Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls (also Southern Connecticut State Fighting Owls and SCSU Owls) are the athletic teams that represent Southern Connecticut State University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Owls' 17 athletics teams, 7 for men and 10 for women, compete as members of either the Northeast-10 Conference or the Eastern College Athletic Conference. SCSU has been a member of the NE-10 since 2000.

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There have been 10 NCAA National Championship Teams at Southern, as well as 75 NCAA Individual Champions in the sports of Track and Field, Swimming and Gymnastics.

Soccer

SCSU's men's soccer team won titles in 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999. The six titles are the most for any Division II men's soccer team in the country. The program has appeared in 32 NCAA Division II Tournaments, 17 NCAA Final Four appearances, and has produced 52 All-Americans, 15 Senior Bowl Players, 4 National Player of the Year Award Winners, and 1 Golden Boot Award (Top Goalkeeper in any NCAA Division) winner.

Basketball

On March 24, 2007, the women's basketball team won the NCAA Division II championships. In a 61–45 victory, SCSU beat the previously undefeated Florida Gulf Coast.

Gymnastics

The street circle in front of the Moore Fieldhouse is named in honor of former Olympian Abie Grossfeld, former head gymnastics coach at the university.

Swimming

The swimming and diving team scored their highest at the NCAA championship meet in March for the years 2007 and 2008.

Football

SCSU's football program has produced coaches and players who went on to the National Football League.

References

Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls Wikipedia


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