Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls

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Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls
University Southern Connecticut State University
Conference Northeast-10 Conference
Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Jay Moran
Location New Haven, Connecticut
Varsity teams 17
Football stadium Jess Dow Field
Basketball arena Moore Field House
Baseball stadium The Ballpark at SCSU
Natatorium Hutchinson Natatorium
Other arenas Pelz Gymnasium
Nickname Fighting Owls
Colors Blue and White[1]

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.

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.

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Field hockey
Football Gymnastics
Soccer Lacrosse
Swimming and diving Soccer
Track & field Softball
Swimming & diving
Track & field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor


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.[2] 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.[3]


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.


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.


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


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


  1. ^ The Southern Connecticut State University Owls Style Guide (PDF). October 21, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Division II Men's College Soccer - History -". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bo Oshoniyi Bio - Penn State Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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