Athletic Expansion – Breaking Ground
This past December, Stetson began work on the new Athletic complex in preparation for the coming of Stetson Football and Women’s Lacrosse in 2013. This complex will include a Field House and four playing fields. The Stetson Athletics Enhancement Initiative will implement a game-day field, a practice field for soccer and lacrosse, two practice fields for football, the new field house, and bleacher seating. The Ground Breaking celebration was held on Friday, March 23. For more information, click here and read the full article.
On Friday, January 20, 2012, the new Stetson Hatter Mascot was revealed during the Hatter Basketball half-time show. After the Hatter Mascot Challenge design contest last spring, 5 finalists, including one winner, were chosen and awarded with genuine Stetson hats. James Geiger ’59 submitted the winning design and was given a weekend stay at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort. Keeping the inspiration of the university alive, Director of Athletics Jeff Altier ’82, MED ’87 notes that John B. embodies “the pioneer spirit” of Stetson Trustee John B. Stetson and founder Henry A. DeLand.
Your Hatter Football team is getting the ball rolling! Slowly, but surely, Coach Hughes and his staff are building up the new program as well as a team of scholar athletes. By National Commitment Day, February 1, 2012, Stetson had 44 signees across several states. By the end of April, a new coach was added to the Stetson Football staff. Terry Tilghman will join the ranks and coach the Hatters’ offensive linemen. Click here to read the article and learn more about future Hatter Football players. Click here to read more about the new coach.
Your Lady Basketball Hatters made their way to Macon, Ga., for the Atlantic Sun Tournament February 29, 2012. They did an outstanding job defending their title as A-Sun Champions! After a thrilling opener, the lady Hatters went on to claim second place in the tournament after declaring victory over Jacksonville University. This record breaking season secured Stetson’s spot in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, a first for Stetson! After falling to FIU in the first round game, the Lady Hatters finished their season with a school record of 23 wins!
Your nationally ranked Hatter Baseball team is at it again! After pushing through a series against USC Upstate last weekend, they continue on their season with 30 wins 17 losses. Later this week they will open a three-game series at East Tennessee State.
For more updates on Hatter sports, visit gohatters.com.