University of Southern Maine Huskies Athletics Open House

University of Southern Maine Huskies Athletics Open House

Where: Costello Sports Complex - Gorham, ME - Home of the Huskies
When:  Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 9:15 a.m. 
Who:    Prospective Student-Athletes
How:    Register Online (RSVP by April 16, 2013)


What's An Athletics Open House?

         Are you interested in learning more about what it means to be a University of Southern Maine Husky? Join us for our upcoming Athletics Open House! At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with our coaches, admissions counselors, faculty members, and staff. There will also be time to tour the Portland and Gorham campuses and our outstanding athletic facilities for a glimpse of life at USM.

         The Athletics Open House is geared specifically toward prospective student-athletes and will feature informational sessions on the admissions and financial aid process, our Student Success Centers, Residence Life and, of course, the opportunity to meet with University of Southern Maine head coaches.  Prospective student-athletes will also be given the chance to meet with current Huskies.  


What's USM Athletics About?

     Athletics is an important and exciting part of student life at the University of Southern Maine. Whether you are a participant or a spectator, USM teams provide plenty of thrills and action for everyone involved. Few institutions can match the success of the Huskies' nationally recognized non-scholarship athletic program.

     Ten different varsity teams and countless individual performers have participated in national championship competitions highlighted by the Huskies' baseball team that captured NCAA National Championship honors in 1991 and 1997.  In addition, the women's basketball team holds the NCAA Division III record for the longest streak of consecutive 20-win seasons (30) and has competed in the NCAA Final Four five times. Annually, USM has several teams that achieve a national ranking and qualify for participation in postseason play.

     Student-athletes grow as individuals by being part of a team and experiencing appropriate competitive opportunities. Through participation in intercollegiate athletics and interaction with a nationally recognized coaching staff, student-athletes are challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. The athletic arena is a classroom used to teach character, commitment, leadership, self-discipline, self-respect, work ethic, sportsmanship, respect for teammates, opponents, diversity and difference, and the importance of sacrifice, teamwork and cooperation. Student-athletes are held to high standards, are expected to succeed in both academics and athletics and are held accountable for their actions.

      USM sponsors 23 intercollegiate sports; 11 for women, 10 for men and  co-ed offerings (golf & cheering). The fall sports lineup includes men's and women's cross country, field hockey, golf, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.  During the winter season, USM offers seven sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's indoor track and field and wrestling. In the spring, student-athletes can choose to participate in baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field.

     The Huskies compete in the Little East Conference, recognized as one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the nation. In addition to USM, membership includes Eastern Connecticut State University, Keene State College, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Plymouth State University, Rhode Island College and Western Connecticut State University.

Please Register by April 16, 2013 

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