Shippensburg Raiders

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University Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
NCAA Division II
Location Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Football stadium Seth Grove Stadium
Basketball arenaHeiges Field House
Baseball stadiumFairchild Field
Soccer stadiumRobb Sports Complex
NicknameRaiders
ColorsRed and Blue [1]
         
Website www.shipraiders.com

The Shippensburg Raiders are the athletic teams that represent Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly known as Ship, or SU, is a public university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 40 miles west-southwest of Harrisburg, and 30 miles north-northeast of Hagerstown, Maryland. It is one of the 14 state universities that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Shippensburg is a borough in Cumberland and Franklin counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Settled in 1730, Shippensburg lies in the Cumberland Valley, 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Harrisburg, and is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,492 at the 2010 census. Of this, 4,416 were in Cumberland County, and 1,076 were in Franklin County.

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The Raiders are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for all varsity sports. Shippensburg have been members of the PSAC since its foundation in 1951.

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) is a collegiate athletic conference that participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level. The conference is currently composed of 17 full-time members within Pennsylvania, and will add a new member in West Virginia in 2019. The conference headquarters are located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and staffed by a commissioner, two assistant commissioners, and a director of media relations.

History

Shippensburg University has won several regional and national athletic championships. The Dixon trophy is awarded to the top athletic program in the 18 university Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Shippensburg has won the trophy seven times, the most by any PSAC member. Their titles came in 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2011. [2] SU has finished either first or second in the Dixon Trophy standings 15 times in 21 years. The women's rugby club won intercollegiate Division II national titles in 2008 and 2009. [3] The 2011–2012 Men's rugby club were the Men's College Division I-AA Keystone Rugby Conference Champions. [4] [5]

Varsity teams

List of teams

Individual sports

Field hockey

In 2013, the women's field hockey team, under the direction of coach Bertie Landes, captured the university's first ever NCAA team championship. [6] SU duplicated the feat in 2016, [7] with Landes winning her final collegiate game with the Raiders.

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References

  1. Shippensburg University Brand Guide (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  2. "About Shippensburg Athletics". Shippensburg University. 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
  3. "National Small College Rugby Organization: Brackets & Results". Eteamz.com. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  4. "Keystone Rugby Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Sports League – About". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  5. http://www.rugbytoday.com/college/ship-sinks-st-joes-epru-crown
  6. "Shippensburg University Athletics – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Field Hockey Defeats LIU Post in Overtime, 2-1". Shipraiders.com. 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  7. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Field Hockey Defeats LIU Post, 2-1, to Win 2016 NCAA Title http://shipraiders.com/news/2016/11/20/national-champions-field-hockey-defeats-liu-post-2-1-to-win-2016-ncaa-title.aspx?path=fhoc