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Athletic Points of Pride

Teams & Athletes

Softball team celebrating
  • Kent State football won2019 Frisco Bowl marking their first ever bowl game win in school history.
  • 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
  • Kent State currently supports 19Division I intercollegiate teams competing within the Mid-American Conference
  • There are 450+ student athletes
  • Many have been earned throughout the years - and continue to be earned.

Fun Facts

Flash, the ɫapp mascot
  • First athletics played in 1920: football
  • Dix Stadium opened in 1969 and seats 25,319
  • ɫapp’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:
  • Kent State Soccer alumnae Jenna Hellstrom was selected to the Team Canada Women's Soccer roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Famous Alumni Athletes

Kent State takes great pride in its Golden Flashes, who go on to successful careers in wide-ranging fields from business to healthcare to professional and collegiate athletics. Some of the KSU Athletics alumni who have excelled at the next levels of their sport: Thurman Munson (baseball); Antonio Gates (basketball); Nick Saban, Lou Holtz, Jack Lambert, James Harrison, Josh Cribbs, and Julian Edelman (football); Ben Curtis, Mackenzie Hughes and Corey Conners (golf); Jenna Hellstrom (soccer); Madison Thompson (field hockey); Jennifer Ha and Karoline Stormo (golf); Hall of Fame coaches such as Judy Devine (field hockey) and Herb Page (golf); and many Olympians such as Danniel Thomas-Dodd (shot put), Kim Kreiner (javelin), Betty-Jean Maycock (gymnastics), Gerald Tinker (Gold medalist, track), and Holly Speers (softball).

Sport Name Notability
Baseball Professional baseball player inas a
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball as a pitcher
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball, currently for theas a
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball as a pitcher
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball
Baseball Professional baseball player, manager, and scout in
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball with the,, and winner
Baseball Former professional baseball third-baseman in1961-1970. 1962 All-Star.
Baseball Professional baseball player in Major League Baseball as a pitcher
Baseball Professional baseball player inas a pitcher, winner of the, sportscaster
Baseball Professional baseball player, head coach for thefrom 2005–2013, current head baseball coach at Georgia
Baseball Professional baseball player inas a pitcher, 1994-2001
Baseball Professional baseball player inas a pitcher
Basketball Professionalplayer in theand
Basketball 2008Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Basketball Professional basketball player in the, 1996–2012; member of thefrom 2005–12; Canton Charge head coach
Basketball Professional basketball player in the, 1982-1983
Field Hockey Judy Devine Former Field Hockey Coach and Senior Associate Athletic Director
Field Hockey Madison Thompson Professional field hockey player on Canadian Indoor National team
Football Professionalplayer with theof the1966-1968
Football Professionalplayer in the
Football Professionalplayer in the1976-1984
Football Professional football player in theas a, member of, former
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL and the
Football Professional football player in the NFL; Super Bowl LIII MVP
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL as a
Football Former professionalplayer in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL as a
Football coach, television sportscaster
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL as a linebacker and a member of the
Football Assistant coach in the NFL, University of Michigan
Football Professional football player in the NFL, 1989-1997
Football Assistant coach in the National Football League
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the
Football Professional football player in the NFL, 1957-1965
Football Former head football coach at University of Missouri and University of Toledo
Football and NFL head coach, six-time national championship winner
Football
(Larry Faulk)
Professional football player in the NFL, 1976-1983
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL, 1997-2006
Football Professional football player in the CFL, 1975-1984
Football Professional football player in the NFL, 1990-1995
Football Professional football player in the NFL
Football Professional football player in the NFL for the
Golf Professional golfer, 2003champion
Golf Canadian professional golfer
Golf Head women's golf coach at the University of Michigan, Canadian former professional golfer
Golf Jennifer Ha Professional golfer
Golf Professional golfer in the
Golf Canadian professional golfer
Golf Karoline Stormo Professional golfer
Golf Canadian professional golfer
Gymnastics U.S. Olympianin 1960
Ice Hockey Professionalplayer in the1995-2001
Track and field Member of gold-medal 4 x 100 meter relay team in; professional football player in the NFL, 1974-1975
Softball pitcher
Track and field Bronze medalist at the (200m)
Baseball Travis Shaw Professional baseball player in MLB
Baseball Andrew Chafin Professional baseball player in MLB
Basketball Doug Sims Professional basketball player in NBA
Football Dri Archer Former professional football player in NFL
Football Roosevelt Nix Professional football player in NFL
Golf Corey Conners Professional golfer in the PGA Tour
Golf Herb Page Former KSU Head Golf Coach, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
Soccer Jenna Hellstrom Member of Canadian national team at 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
Volleyball Kelsey Bittinger Former professional volleyball player in Austria
Basketball Jordan Korinek Professional basketball player in Greece and Germany
Wrestling Dustin Kilgore Placed third at 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Wrestling Nick Nemeth "Dolph Ziggler" Wrestling, two-time World Heavyweight Championship
Track & Field Danniel Thomas-Dodd Member of Jamaican national team at 2016 Summer Olympics
Track & Field Kim Kreiner Two-time U.S. Olympian (2004, 2008) in javelin throw
Track & Field Jacques Accambray Member of French national team (hammer throw) at 1972 Summer Olympics
Track & Field Bruno Cherrier Member of French national team (200m, 4x100 relay) at 1972 Summer Olympics
Track & Field Jud Logan Four-time U.S. Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000) in hammer throw
Track & Field Al Schoterman U.S. Olympian (hammer throw) at 1972 Summer Olympics
Softball Maddy Grimm Former professional softball player in NPF
Softball Pauline Maurice Member of Canadian national team at 1996 Summer Olympics
Softball Holly Speers Professional softball player in NPF; member of Canadian national team