EVENT POSTPONED: Celebrate the Athletic Successes of IUP Crimson Hawks

Posted on 1/31/2018 3:00:02 PM


IUP will host a special celebration recognizing the successes of our IUP varsity athletic teams and coaches on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

The celebration, free and open to the community, will start at 4:00 p.m. in the DeChurch Lobby of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex and will precede the IUP basketball doubleheader against Pitt-Johnstown.

“Without question, our student-athletes, our coaches and our Athletic Department staff have given their all—not just on the court and the field, but in the classroom and in the community,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said.

“IUP is deservedly proud of its Crimson Hawks. But we didn't do it alone. The support from you—our home community—has been extraordinary, and it has made all the difference.”

The celebration will feature IUP student-athletes and coaches since the winter season of 2016–17 that have competed in conference and national championship tournaments and events. Teams, coaches, and student-athletes to be honored include:

  • Women and men’s basketball
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Softball 
  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Men’s cross country
  • Volleyball
  • Football

After the celebration, participants are encouraged to stay and attend the Crimson Hawks’ basketball doubleheader against Pitt-Johnstown. The nationally ranked women tipoff at 5:30 p.m. with the men set to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sample list of accomplishments of IUP teams

  • Four IUP teams since last winter have won a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship–women’s basketball, women’s tennis, men’s golf, and football

  • Seven teams advanced to NCAA championship events, including the football team’s run to the Division II national semifinals

  • Men’s cross country qualified for the national championship for the first time since 1993 in the fall; three track and field athletes qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in the spring, with two earning All-American honors