ABOUT THE ASUN
The new identity of the ASUN Conference reflects our position as a premier NCAA Division I conference. Contemporary, but designed to stand the test of time, this identity embraces the future.
The rising sun within the “A” represents hope and optimism for tomorrow. It also represents the brilliance of our student-athletes, who are at the heart of all we do.
As sure as the sun will rise, the ASUN will be leading the way.
WE CAN IMPACT
Our success resides in the impact we make in competition, in the classroom and in the community. Making a difference counts.
- Ninety-nine (99) percent of ASUN teams cleared the NCAA’s academic benchmark in the annual Academic Progress Report.
- ASUN Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams combined for 12 postseason wins, a new league record in 2015-16. FGCU’s men’s team posted the league’s fourth NCAA victory since 2013. On the women’s side, FGCU, USC Upstate and Stetson combined for eight postseason wins in 2015-16, including a run to the WNIT Championship Final by the Eagles.
- FGCU’s women’s soccer team earned the ASUN’s first NCAA Postseason victory since 2004. The Eagles defeated No. 22 South Florida 2-1 in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament
- This past winter, the ASUN’s eight SAAC groups distributed a total of 2,500 blankets to organizations benefiting families, veterans, children and animals who needed a special touch during the holiday season. SAAC groups matched the number of blankets with 2,500 cans of food.
WE CAN CONNECT
We are united as a community of students, athletes, coaches, faculty, administrators, staff and fans.
- For the second season in a row, all Men’s and Women’s Basketball conference games were streamed live on the WatchESPN platform. Championships for seven other sports were produced and broadcast across ASUN campuses as well, including the first Beach Volleyball Championship broadcast.
- North Florida’s Men’s Golf head coach Scott Schroeder was named to the NCAA Men’s Golf Committee, serving until August 2020. Stetson’s Senior Associate Director and SWA Alicia Queally was named to the prestigious NCAA Pathway Program in January 2016.
- ASUN Men’s Basketball teams played in front of 214,851 fans during the 2016-17 season. For the fourth straight season, the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final was played in front of a sell out crowd.
- The ASUN continued to lead the industry with creative and innovative social media campaigns in 2015-16, increasing impressions by 40 percent across multiple platforms. A new ASUN Snapchat account was launched, and frequent student-athlete ‘takeovers’ added another layer to the league’s consistently comprehensive social media coverage.
WE PUT STUDENTS FIRST
In everything we do the student-athlete comes first. We lead by example in embracing a student-first culture.
- ASUN student-athletes became the first to unveil the conference’s new brand identity via Social Media. Student-Athletes from all league members were significantly involved in the design and reveal process.
- For a fifth consecutive year, at least nine ASUN teams earned perfect APR scores, pushing the conferences’ total to 133 teams honored since the award was established in 2004-05
- More than 70 percent of ASUN Student-Athletes earned membership on the ASUN Honor Roll by posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, a second-straight record setting number.
- The ASUN Conference has created a new Career in Sports Program specifically designed to provide interested ASUN student-athletes with an educational and experiential opportunity in the field of intercollegiate athletics.
WE CAN RISE
We have a history of firsts and remain committed to elevating our student-athletes and bettering our future.
- The 2016 ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship final saw a record growth of 139 percent in viewership across the WatchESPN platform. FGCU defeated Stetson 80-78 in overtime.
- Whitney Knight of FGCU became the first player in ASUN history selected in the first round of the WNBA draft when the Los Angeles Sparks chose her with the 15th overall pick.
- For the first time in ASUN Men’s Soccer history, two players were taken in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft. FGCU’s Rodrigo Saravia went to Columbus Crew SC, while North Florida’s Alex Morrell was drafted by the Chicago Fire.
- Lipscomb Men’s Golf earned its first trip to the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional in 2016. The Bisons were selected as an at-large team to the Tuscaloosa Regional, after being ranked near the bottom of NCAA Division I Men’s Golf only four years ago.