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Southeastern's student-athletes are off to a strong start this fall – both on and off the playing field
Thursday, November 14, 2013
As finals week nears, Southeastern's student-athletes are proving they know how to set and achieve goals in the classroom and in competition. Lions Football, Lady Lions Soccer and Lions Golf have experienced record-setting seasons from student-athletes who are also committed to academic success.
Southeastern student-athletes participate in study hall at the Dick and Glory Sharp Academic Center for Student Athletes.
Southeastern's football team is off to its best start since 1981, boasting a stellar record of 8-2 overall and 5-0 in the Southland Conference. The Lion's recent win over Central Arkansas marked the team's highest-ever scoring total versus a Southland Conference opponent and matched its longest win streak since 1961, when the team won the title in its former Gulf States Conference.
The nationally ranked Lions look to finish the season with a share of the conference title and a first-ever berth in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national playoffs.
The Southeastern women's soccer team recently clinched the Southland Conference Tournament title by outscoring Stephen F. Austin State University on penalty kicks. The Lady Lions move on to the NCAA Tournament, where they'll face the University of Nebraska in the first round.
The Southeastern men's golf team ended the fall season nationally ranked in the top 50. The Lions look to defend their Southland Conference championship this spring.
As the fall semester draws to a close, Southeastern continues the athletics excitement with men's and women's basketball as well as spring favorites baseball, softball, women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, and men's and women's cross country.
Visit www.lionsports.net to view athletics schedules, purchase tickets for upcoming events and learn more about student-athlete academic success.