Athletic Points of Pride

Since 2014, Kent State's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has received 30 conference awards, 37 team awards, 94 individual awards and 34 academic awards. They have received the coveted Cartwright Award honor three times in the last eight years.

  • Varsity Athletic Teams
    Learfield Director's Cups Standings: ranked 75th among 351 NCAA Division I schools
  • Our famous alumni athletes include Josh Cribbs, Ben Curtis, Julian Edelman, Thurman Munson and Nick Saban
  • Mascot Flash
    The university’s school mascot is Flash, the golden eagle
Softball team celebrating
  • 8 men's teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track & field and wrestling
  • 11 women's teams: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, indoor track and field, outdoor track & field and volleyball
  • There are 450+ student athletes
  • 94 Individual Athlete Awards: All-American and Player of the Year
  • 37 Team Awards: NCAA appearances and MAC Tournament Titles
  • 34 Academic Awards: Academic All-Americans and the NCAA Recognition of Academic Distinction

  • Wrestling trophy
    Cartwright Award: The program’s third Cartwright Award honor in the last eight years, the most of any program in the MAC.
  • 30 Conference Awards: Reese Trophy, Jacoby Trophy, Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup and Coach of the Year
  • Flash, the Kent State University mascot
    Kent State Soccer alumnae Jenna Hellstrom was selected to the Team Canada Women's Soccer roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
  • Kent State University’s school colors are blue and gold
  • You can show your Kent State spirit year-round or seasonally, whether you live near or far  with:
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