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Welcome to Athletics

Brad Smith

Greetings from Chadron State College,

Chadron State offers a well-rounded athletic program for the benefit of both the student body and the general public. Intercollegiate competition is available in football, basketball, wrestling and track and field for men and volleyball, basketball, track and field, golf and softball for women. The Eagles belong to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and NCAA Division II.

Not only do athletes succeed at Chadron State, but they get it done in the classroom, as well. Almost 10 percent of the CSC student body are student-athletes and nearly a third of them are regulars on the Dean’s List and President’s List.

Through the years, over 200 Chadron State athletes have earned All-American honors and several hundred more have been honored by the RMAC, NAIA and CoSIDA.

In addition to the college atmosphere Chadron State provides, its athletes have a good experience while competing in NCAA Division II because the D-II membership is focused on an academics-first philosophy. Chadron State, like Division II, is preparing its student-athletes to go pro in something other than sports.

Athletics at Chadron State were limited until the 1920s. Football has had some of its proudest moments in recent years. The 2006 and 2007 teams each went 11-0 during the regular season and won a playoff game. The 1996 CSC team was the first to win 10 games, win the RMAC championship and reach the NCAA Division II playoffs. Since then, the Eagles have won or shared six more conference championships and advanced to the playoffs in 1998, 2000, ’01, ’06, ’07 and '08.

The CSC men’s basketball teams have played in over 2,000 games, dating back to 1921. The Eagles have won almost half of them. Some of the most auspicious hoops periods at CSC occurred just prior to and immediately following World War II and in the late 1960s. The 1966-67 Eagles had a 22-6 record and were Nebraska’s representative at the NAIA National Tournament. The 1993-94 Eagles tied for the RMAC championship, and the 1999-2000 team won 19 games.

Track at Chadron began in the early 1920s. Its athletes have gained All-American honors 90 times since 1980.

Wrestling began in 1958-59. The Eagles finished 11th at the 2009 national tournament and have had three national champions the past three seasons. The wrestlers also reached major milestones in 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1991-92 by winning NAIA Area Tourney titles. The wrestlers won both the RMAC and the West Region championships in 1995 and were the conference dual champs in 2000-01. CSC wrestlers have been All-Americans 43 times.

Women’s athletics was introduced at CSC in the 1970s and plays an important role in the CSC sports program. The CSC volleyball teams have had winning records 20 of the last 37 years and were even another year.

The women’s basketball team had 18-9 records in 1992-93 and ‘93-’94 and then went 22-8 in 1994-95 and won a share of the RMAC championship for the second time in three years. The 1999-2000 team won 20 games and 2000-01 team won 19. The Eagles won the conference tourney in 1994-95 and advanced to the NCAA II Playoffs.

Women’s golf was introduced in 1991 and softball was revived in 2007, after a 25-year hiatus.

If you feel Chadron State is the right place for you, don’t hesitate to contact the athletic staff at 308-432-6344. We’re here to serve you and get your future started in the right direction.

Best wishes,

Brad Smith
Athletic Director

 

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