Academic Success

  • Honors
  • Rewards
  • Recognition

Career Readiness

  • Interships
  • Workshops
  • Job Experience

Character Development

  • Community Service
  • Team Building
  • Habitudes

Health & Wellness

  • Nutrition
  • Mental Health
  • Well-Being

Mission

KSU Athletics is committed to Building Champions for life. The FlightPlan reflects our commitment to invest in the lives of Kennesaw State student-athletes, and fosters academic, athletic, and personal excellence. Our FlightPlan incorporates Career Readiness, Character Development, Academic Success, and Health and Wellness. We strive to prepare opportunities for student-athletes to grow and develop in each of these areas. Here are some highlights from the 18-19 academic year with our FlightPlan.

Academic Success

Highest Spring GPA Recorded

Women's Golf, Softball, Track, and Basketball & Men's Football and Baseball

  • 80 Dean's List Students
  • 53 Presidential Scholars
  • 3.62 Highest Team GPA: Women's Golf
  • 3.0 or Higher GPA by 58% of Athletes
  • 19 Student-Athletes Named to Asun All-Academic Team
  • 8 4.0 GPA for the Spring Semester in Lacrosse and Soccer
  • 3.05 Average GPA overall earned for all sports
Career Readiness

Getting Prepared

  • ~1900 Interactions with Career Development
  • 340 Student-Athletes participated in Career Fair
  • 33 Student-Athletes particiapted in Internships or COOPS
Character Development

Comments from our Student-Athletes

"Habitudes has been such a cool experience for me. From freshman year of watching my fellow teammates teach the lessons, to me teaching one myself, there have been many stages of growth. Being on the track team, we have more faces and not enough time in the year to get to know them all individually, but Habitudes gave us the opportunity to hear each other's hearts on leadership, dealing with struggles, finding a home away from home and so much more. Habitudes allowed us as a team to agree and disagree, but still remind us that we are all striving towards the same goal and that's what helps keep us together!"

-Erica Sergeant, 5-time A-Sun Champion, women’s pole vault

"The character development program over the past four years has increasingly impacted my life and my teammates. It was a huge developmental agent for athletes to grow mentally, emotionally, and socially in today’s world as up and coming leaders. It provided each athlete an understanding that in their own way you are a leader that has the potential and possibility to impact others’ lives around you. Habitudes over the years grew to become more interactive, which I believe was a huge benefit for everyone involved. You can either be a thermostat or a thermometer in life and Habitudes taught me that I want to be a thermostat." "

-Chandler Burks, Football, two-time Big South Conference Champion, CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year, runner-up Walter Payton Award, second-team FCS STATS all-American

Health & Wellness

Highlights

  • This year we completed a mental health assessment for out student-athletes, in partnership with the counceling center
  • Dr. Lindsey Schriefer (Sports Psychologist) has met with both individual SA's and sport teams as well
  • KSU sports medicine provided on average 1,300 services including treatments and taping and also conducted roughly 316 injury rehabilitation sessions with our student-athletes per week

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