The Kennesaw State Department of Athletics sponsors 18 NCAA Division I programs, with 17 of those competing in the ASUN Conference and football taking the field as a member of the Big South Conference.
In the past three years, KSU has taken home eight ASUN Championship titles while making 12 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a 2019 NCAA Hammer Throw Champion in Daniel Hough and the first ever NCAA tournament victory by the Owl softball team in 2021.
The football program has accumulated two Big South Championships and three FCS Playoff appearances since its first season in 2015. Since its inception as a program, 82 national polls have been released with the Owls appearing in over 50-percent of the rankings. Of those 82 polls, Kennesaw State has been inside the top-10 48-percent of the time.
The Marching Owls inaugural season occurred in the Fall of 2015. The ensemble consists of members from every major on campus, including the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses. Students perform a music and marching audition each year, ensuring the most prepared students earn a position in the ensemble each season. This allows our performances to be at the highest collegiate level possible.
Department of Sports and Recreation is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. Our mission is to foster the holistic development of KSU students’ physical, social, and leadership development through sport and recreational activities within a fun and supportive environment. We embrace the opportunity to provide programs and services that encourage students to develop or enhance a healthy lifestyle. We also strive to provide a range of activity choices on the Kennesaw campus and the Marietta campus.
Fifth Third Bank Stadium opened in 2010 as part of Phase II of the KSU Sports + Entertainment Park. Through an innovative partnership with KSU Athletics and Fifth Third Bank, they became the official bank, and the Stadium was renamed Fifth Third Bank Stadium in 2013. The Stadium is the home of the Kennesaw State Owls (soccer, lacrosse and football) and Atlanta United 2 (professional soccer)
KSU Sports and Recreation boasts having one of the finest recreation complexes available to students anywhere in the Southeast. Six synthetic fields are available 7 days a week for Intramural / Club sports or student programming. Open recreation space, walking trails and sand volleyball are also part of the offerings for our students all set with Kennesaw Mountain as the backdrop of this immaculate and impressive facility.
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