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Arkansas State's Athletic Program

Arkansas State University fields 15 sports seven for men and eight for women at the NCAA's highest level - Division I. ASU's football program competes in Division I-A. ASU administrators added women's soccer in 2000, making it eight
Arkansas Football Historywomen's sports and seven men's sports competing at the NCAA's highest level.

Athletes from Arkansas State University have won Olympic medals, participated in Super Bowls, claimed national championships, competed in the leagues of professional sports, set world records and brought national and international acclaim to ASU and the state of Arkansas.

ASU's total sports program is strong and balanced as proven by winning the Commissioner's Cup of the Sun Belt Conference in 1998, the coveted symbol of the best overall athletic program by a league school. ASU also won the cup in 1995.

ASU Growth & Achievement
ASU Athletics has it together when it comes to the classroom. Over 150 student-athletes were recognized in ceremonies this spring as members of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. The Athletic Director's Honor Roll acknowledges those who have achieved a 3.00 GPA or better.

The graduation rate for ASU's student-athletes is 49 percent.

The need to keep ASU's athletic facilities up to date and competitive has led to a multi-million dollar renovation to the football complex, which began in July of 2001 and is slated to end sometime before the 2002 football season.

Also, installation of new scoreboards and a video replay board for the football stadium is completed, while the Convocation Center has new scoreboards and replay boards up and running for 2001-02 basketball seasons. The replay board at the football stadium is located in the south endzone next to the football complex, while two replay and "hustle" boards have been installed in the Convocation Center for men's and women's basketball. For a photograph of the completed video board, click the "facilities" link above.

The ASU campus continues to grow and expand each year. The new Fowler Center opened in the Spring of 2001 at a cost of $15.9 million. The Center is located adjacent to the Convocation Center, home to ASU basketball (men and women), volleyball, and indoor track and field.

The campus also features new apartments on the north end of campus, called Collegiate Park, adjacent to the Carl R. Reng Center. A new $28 million student center is under construction, and the Reng Center will be renovated.

Several other projects have recently been finalized or are underway, including the new Equine Center (across Stadium Blvd from Indian Stadium), a women's soccer complex, new intramural fields, a new Information and Technology Services Center, a new track and field facility, and a multi-level parking garage adjacent to the Reng Center.

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