At Ashland University, every one gets in the game!
When it comes to sports at Ashland University, there’s something for everybody. We offer a full complement of athletics including NCAA Division II football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, track, wrestling, cross country, swimming, golf, tennis and more. More than 50 Eagle teams have placed nationally in the Top 20. Because we are a Division II institution, we can offer scholarships on athletic ability.
Staying active and enjoying healthy competition is important, but you don’t have to be a big-time athlete to get in on the fun. Ashland offers more than 20 intramural sports and 14 club sports that compete against clubs at other postsecondary institutions. More than half of Ashland University’s full-time students take part including 250-plus students who participate in sports clubs. It’s no wonder Ashland’s intramural program was rated #1 in the GLIAC, based on student participation.
The bottom line is — there really is a sport that’s perfect for you at Ashland University. Check out your options at the Rec Center and get involved!
Ashland University head women's basketball coach Sue Ramsey was named the Russell Athletic/WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year, while at the same time Ashland University junior forward Kari Daugherty from Fresno, Ohio, was named the State Farm/WBCA NCAA Division II Player of the Year. Both awards were announced April 2 in Denver where the NCAA Division I national title game was played on April 3.
The Athletic Department is sponsoring an Eagle Nation Celebration Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Kates Gymnasium. This event is free and open to the public and will allow everyone to honor the Ashland University women's basketball team and coaches as well as the All-America athletes from the winter sports season. This event will last about an hour.
The Ashland University women's basketball team finished as runner-up in the NCAA Division II National Championships, after losing a hard-fought overtime game to Shaw (N.C.) in the finals.
Ashland University kicker and punter Gregg Berkshire was an important part of Team USA that captured the gold medal in the International Federation of American Football Senior World Championships. Berkshire, who will be a senior with the Eagles this season, helped Team USA to its 4-0 record in the tournament.
Ashland University junior Ryan Loughney (Grahamsville, N.Y./Tri-Valley) won his second consecutive national championship in the hammer throw on May 26 at the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in Turlock, Calif.
Thursday was the opening day of the three-day meet and if Loughney was suffering from any jet lag, he hid it well. On his second throw of the day, Loughney unleashed the winning throw of 230 feet, 2 inches. That is an NCAA meet record, eclipsing the mark of 222-7 set by Ashland University thrower Kibwe Johnson on May 24, 2007.