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Athletic Giving


Consistently ranking among the top ten Division II colleges and universities for the most individual championships, Southern Connecticut State University prides itself on athletic excellence. At the heart of our success is our active membership in a number of esteemed athletic conferences, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Northeast-10 Conference. Since our programs compete at the national level, our student-athletes provide a high profile means of bringing pride and public recognition to the university.

Success as a student athlete requires a balance between academics and athletics and our students have found that balance. During the fall 2012 semester, the Owls’ 395 student-athletes combined to record an all-time high semester grade point average of 3.057.

Our student athletes perform best when they are not burdened by financial concerns. To maintain their academic achievements and commitment to athletics, many rely on the financial support of alumni and friends. With your contributions to athletic scholarships and programs, we can continue the tradition of excellence by providing our student-athletes with the necessary tools to achieve success. 


Burden“Over the course of the past four years, Southern has provided a platform to achieve both academic and athletic excellence. My experiences attained in the classroom, in the pool and in the community as a student-athlete, have set a strong foundation for my future endeavors.” - Amanda Burden

-- 2010, 2011 and 2012 All-American in diving

-- Three-time Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving      
     Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner

epps“I chose to attend Southern Connecticut State University for the opportunity to receive an outstanding education while competing athletically for a program with a storied tradition. I have developed lifelong relationships through my experiences here at SCSU. I will always look back fondly on my time as an Owl.” - Willie Epps

-- Three-time All-Northeast-10 Conference football selection

-- Multiple honoree for Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll         

                                                      -- 2008 NCAA Division II Swimmer of the Year

For more information on the Owl Club, contact:
Doreen Cammarata-Gilhuly
Assistant to the Director, Alumni Relations
Phone: (203) 392-8824
Fax: (203) 392-6508