The college experience is comprised of many different elements. In my opinion, one of the key elements to having a well-rounded college experience is the opportunity to participate in or support athletics. Kennesaw State University has been able to provide me with some great athletic events and has an even more promising future for the athletics department that all future students can take advantage of. Being a Division I school, I have been able to see some great competition. I have traveled countless hours to watch the Owls play; I’ve celebrated many wins and had to stomach some losses, but I can honestly say nothing compares to game day, no matter the sport.
So how does Kennesaw State go above and beyond to give students the game day experience? Once you receive your student ID card, you never have to pay to gain admission to any of our home games. You simply show them your ID, and they give you a ticket. Not only that, but the Athletics Department does a great job in making these athletic events interesting – I will cover a few of the things I have experienced throughout this post.
The Convocation Center, one of the nicest athletic facilities I have ever seen, is home to the basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and dance teams. This is also where I have spent the majority of my time in relation to athletics. Kennesaw was able to host the Atlantic Sun, our home conference, Volleyball Tournament this past year, and let’s just say there is nothing like home field advantage when it comes to a big tournament like that. Kennesaw State Basketball has been one of my favorite sports to follow. I traveled up to Chattanooga to watch them beat a Southern Conference powerhouse, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I was able to take part in the “Silent Night” event where the entire student’s section stayed completely quiet until the team scored six points and then we stayed incredibly loud the rest of the game.
I have also been able to see our baseball team walk away with wins over Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. I have experienced the Men’s Track and Field team win multiple Atlantic Sun championships. I have also been able to be a part of a great expansion to KSU Athletics.
Not to mention, we have recruited 29 student athletes for the football team and still have one more recruiting class to go before kickoff. Who wouldn’t be excited to see the Owls take over Fifth Third Bank Stadium for football? Plus on top of that we have a program playing in a competitive conference and we have recruited a strong team.
We are the Owls and we bring the fight. All through the Southland. All know our might.