History of the Owls
The Kennesaw State Owls fields 17 varsity athletics teams competing for Kennesaw State University. After spending ten years in Division II's Peach Belt Conference, the university fully transitioned to Division I status in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the beginning of the 2009–10 season. Kennesaw State's sports teams compete in the ASUN Conference through the 2023–24 school year. In July 2023, KSU will transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision in advance of its move to Conference USA (C-USA) in July 2024. Of its 18 varsity sports, only women's lacrosse is not sponsored by C-USA. The school mascot is Scrappy the Owl.
Kennesaw State's athletic department was founded in 1983 and initially offered nine sports: women's basketball, men's soccer, men's & women's cross country, and men's & women's track and field. The program first began competition in the Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, part of the NAIA. In just 23 years, the school has transitioned to an entire NCAA Division I program.
College Sports Established
Kennesaw State University
2005 - Present / NCAA Division I
2005 - Present / ASUN Conference
Owls - Kennesaw State University began intercollegiate athletics in the 1982-83 season with women's basketball. The Owl mascot is a symbol of tenacity and intelligence. This combination is one which the university proudly identifies with. In respect to the state's two longest established collegiate institutions, Georgia and Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State respectfully combined a gold like Georgia Tech with the black of Georgia for the Owls black and gold colors.
In 1996 Mr. Bill Malone and then athletic director Dr. Dave Waples designed "Scrappy" the mascot, battle-ready bird wearing sneakers and an Owls jersey whose "thumbs up" pose signifies the success of Kennesaw State athletics.
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