Shawnee State Bears
UniversityShawnee State University
ConferenceMid-South
NAIADivision I
Athletic directorJeff Hamilton
LocationPortsmouth, Ohio
Varsity teams11
Basketball arenaFrank and Janis Waller Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumBranch Rickey Park
Softball stadiumBoone Coleman Field
Soccer stadiumShawnee Turf
NicknameBears
ColorsMidnight Blue, Gray, and White
     
Websitewww.ssubears.com

The Shawnee State Bears are the athletic teams for Shawnee State University, established in 1986. Shawnee State is currently a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Division I in basketball) and has participated in 25 National Championships in 7 of 11 sponsored sports. The SSU women’s basketball team won the NAIA Division II National Championship on March 16, 1999 with an 80-65 win over the University of Saint Francis (Indiana).[1]

Shawnee State was a member of the American Mideast Conference (AMC) from 1991 until 2010, the Bears have won 17 conference championships.[citation needed] In November 2009, the university announced it was would leave the AMC at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year and join the Mid-South Conference (MSC) starting in the Fall of 2010.[2] The SSU men's basketball team won the NAIA National Championship on March 23, 2021 with an 74-68 win over the Lewis-Clark State College.[3]

Sports

Championships

i. NAIA National Championships:

Basketball (Women's) 1999
Basketball (Men's) 2021

Other athletic highlights

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2008-11-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-08-12.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Shawnee State wins program's first NAIA Tournament title". AP NEWS. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  4. ^ a b c d e SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Softball - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  5. ^ a b SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Women's Basketball - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  6. ^ SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Men's Cross Country - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
  7. ^ SSU Athletic Department. "SSU Women's Cross Country - Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2008-12-17.