From the Archive: Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

Message from 2021-2022 Editorial Staff: 

The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. The Shield Staff is celebrating The Shield’s 53rd birthday by digitally republishing stories from The Shield Archive. The following sports story published  Aug. 29, 2019 complies a list of sports achievements in the university’s history. The following story has not been edited by the 2021-2022 staff.

Story from The Shield Archive: 

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at our accomplishments.

Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season

Apr. 10, 2008: Softball has a record breaking season

May 1, 2008: Baseball team are made division champions

Mar. 5, 2009: Eagles host the GLVC tourney for the first time

Mar. 26, 2009: Baseball team sets a school record

Apr. 9, 2009: Track team qualifies for nationals after one meet

Nov. 12, 2009: Volleyball has an undefeated season

Nov. 19, 2009: Men’s Cross Country hosts the nationals

Dec. 3, 2009: Men’s Basketball has undefeated season

Feb. 25, 2010: Women’s Basketball hosts the conference

Dec. 12, 2010: Men’s and Women’s basketball teams have undefeated seasons

Dec. 2, 2010: Men’s Cross Country goes to nationals

Dec. 9, 2010: Baseball team receives championship rings

Apr. 7, 2011: Women’s golf team wins first conference title

Jan. 12, 2012: Men’s Basketball defeats fourth and fifth ranked schools and moves up the leaderboard

Apr. 19, 2012: The Men’s Tennis team head to the GLVC Tournament

Oct. 25, 2012: Men’s and Women’s Cross Country win GLVC titles

Aug. 23, 2013: Golf player Osborne wins city title

Sep. 26, 2013: Rugby Club places second at tourney

Oct. 24, 2013: Division II Elite Eight returns to original home

Nov. 7, 2013: Rugby advances to regional semifinals for the first time

Jan. 12, 2013: Men’s Basketball wins the Battle of the Bridge

Apr. 25, 2013: Men’s Tennis becomes GLVC Champions

Apr. 10, 2014: USI Athletics revamp logo

May 1, 2014: Baseball gets another run at Nationals