Kean Athletic News

  • Venner Joins Athletic Training Staff
    August 08, 2017
    Union, N.J. (8/8/17) - The Kean University athletic department welcomes Andre Venner who joins the Cougar athletic training support staff.
  • Cougars Place 133 Athletes on NJAC & Skyline All-Academic Teams
    July 06, 2017
    Pitman, N.J. (7/6/17) - A league-record total of 945 student-athletes have been named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Barbara Perkins Named Head Women's Swimming Coach
    June 29, 2017
    Union, N.J. (6/29/17) - The Kean University Department of Athletics has named Barbara Perkins as the new head coach of the women’s swimming team, as announced by Jack McKiernan, Director of Athletics.
  • Kean Athletics Inducts Class of 2017 into Benisch Hall of Fame
    April 21, 2017
    UNION, N.J. (4/21/17) – The Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members into its ranks as the Class of 2017 on Thursday night at Kean’s newest academic building.
  • Kean Selected to Host 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball National Championship
    April 18, 2017
    Indianapolis, Ind. (4/18/17) – Kean University has been selected as the 2019 host of the NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball National Championship as announced by the NCAA.
  • Kean Athletics Announces 2017 Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Class
    February 24, 2017
    UNION, N.J. (2/24/17) – Kean University director of athletics Jack McKiernan announced that the Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame will be receiving seven new members into its ranks as the Class of 2017. Melissa Beyruti (women’s basketball), Pascal Clergio (men’s soccer), Johanna Hedler (softball), Ebony Jackson (women’s basketball), Melissa Nunez (field hockey & women’s lacrosse), Perry Schatzow (baseball) and Jay Sgaramella (football) will be the honorees at the Hall of Fame’s April 20 induction ceremony.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Spearheads Annual Toy Drive
    December 16, 2016
    Union, N.J. (12/16/16) - The Kean University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently took the time to collect toys for those in need during this holiday season.
  • Kean Athletics Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations
    December 08, 2016
    Union, N.J. (12/8/16) – The Kean University department of athletics will open its nomination process for the Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame to the public. The Hall of Fame was established in 1981 to honor the men and women who have brought distinction both to themselves and to the University through their participation in Kean Athletics.
  • Kean Athletic Training Club Volunteers with Special Olympics New Jersey
    November 14, 2016
    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (11/14/16) – Members of the Kean University athletic training club volunteered for Special Olympics of New Jersey at the annual Shriver Cup Unified Soccer Championship last week. Members of the club provided first aid and athletic training services for all athletes.
  • Robinson Named NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Finalist
    September 07, 2016
    Indianapolis, Ind. (9/7/16) – Former Cougar Marissa Robinson has been selected as one of the top 30 finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
  • Robinson Named NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
    July 27, 2016
    Indianapolis, Ind. (7/27/16) - NCAA conferences and independent schools have nominated 142 female student-athletes for the 2016 Woman of the Year Award.
  • 94 Kean Student-Athletes Named to Conference All-Academic Teams
    July 06, 2016
    PITMAN, N.J. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (7/6/16) – 68 Kean University student-athletes were named to the NJAC All-Academic Team and an additional 26 were named to the 2016 Skyline Conference Spring Honor Roll from the men’s lacrosse and volleyball teams, which compete in that league.
  • Kean Athletics Announces Restart of Women’s Swimming Program
    June 30, 2016
    UNION, N.J. (6/30/16) – Kean University Director of Athletics Jack McKiernan announced today that the Kean University women’s swimming program, dormant since 2003, would resume as a varsity sport during the 2017-18 school year.
  • Kean Athletics Honors Nearly 200 Scholar-Athletes
    April 04, 2016
    UNION, N.J. (4/4/16) – The Kean University Department of Athletics inducted its 2016 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored just under 200 student-athletes in conjunction with its National Division III Week Celebration on Monday, April 4, at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon.
  • SAAC Toy Drive A Success
    December 16, 2015
    Union, N.J. (12/16/15) – The Kean University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently took the time to collect toys for those in need during this holiday season.
  • Athletic Training Volunteers with Special Olympics Unified
    November 16, 2015
    SOMERSET, N.J. (11/16/15) – Kean University’s Athletic Training students volunteered their time to provide medical coverage at the 2015 Shriver Cup Unified Soccer Championship Tournament this Sunday at Players Development Academy in Somerset, NJ.
  • McKiernan Named Director of Athletics and Recreation
    October 30, 2015
    Union, N.J. (10/30/15) – Kean University has named Jack McKiernan the new Director of Athletics and Recreation, as he becomes the University’s seventh athletic director in school history.
  • McKiernan Tabbed Chair of NCAA Football Committee
    August 11, 2015
    Indianapolis, Ind. (8/11/15) – Kean University Interim Director of Athletics Jack McKiernan has been appointed as the Chair of the NCAA Division III Football Committee as recently announced by the NCAA.
  • NJAC and Skyline Announce 2014-15 All-Academic Squads
    June 30, 2015
    PITMAN, N.J. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (6/30/15) – The New Jersey Athletic Conference and Skyline Conference announced both leagues’ All-Academic squads for the 2014-15 academic year. A total of 63 Cougars were honored between the two conferences.
  • Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Celebrates Induction
    June 16, 2015
    UNION, N.J. (6/16/15) – Seven new members of the Kean University Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted as the Class of 2015 earlier this summer. The newest members are Heather Anzivino, Mike Battista, Gerry Benaquista, Shervon James, Deanna Thomas, Dan Zeffiro, and Patrick Ippolito.
  • Athletic Trainers Volunteer at Special Olympics; Howland, Placca Receive Presidential Excellence Award
    June 16, 2015
    EWING, N.J. (6/16/15) – Assistant athletic trainer Keir Howland led a delegation of Kean University athletic training students to volunteer at the 2015 Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games this past weekend.
  • Spring Awards Night Recap
    June 04, 2015
    UNION, N.J. (6/4/15) – The Kean University athletic department honored its winter and spring athletic teams and also bestowed its annual special awards at the end of the spring semester.
  • Kean Athletics Volunteers with Special Olympics
    May 05, 2015
    UNION, N.J. (5/5/15) – Student-athletes from the Kean University field hockey, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's volleyball, women's lacrosse, and football teams volunteered with Kean’s annual Special Olympics Young Athlete Program.
  • Kean Athletics Hosts Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon
    April 09, 2015
    UNION, N.J. (4/9/15) – The Kean University department of athletics saluted 77 student-athletes this week for their academic achievements at the annual National Student-Athlete Day celebration and Chi Alpha Sigma honor society induction on Monday.
  • In Memoriam: Lowell Harwood 1930-2015
    March 19, 2015
    Union, N.J. (3/19/15) - Kean University mourns the loss of Lowell Harwood, a longtime member of the Kean University Board of Trustees, prolific benefactor of the University and its students and namesake of Harwood Arena.
  • Kean University Announces 2015 Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Class
    March 14, 2015
    Union, N.J. (3/14/15) - The Kean University Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee is proud to announce the six former student-athletes and one administrator to be inducted as part of the 2015 class.
  • Kean Athletics Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations
    January 28, 2015
    UNION, N.J. (1/28/15) – The Kean University department of athletics announced on Wednesday that it will open its nomination process for the Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame to the public.
  • McKiernan Graduates NCAA Pathway Program
    January 15, 2015
    Washington, D.C. (1/15/15) - Associate Athletic Director Jack McKiernan graduated from the NCAA Pathway Program this week at the NCAA Convention.
  • Jayme Levine Joins Cougar Support Staff
    September 02, 2014
    Union, N.J. (9/2/14) – The Kean University athletic department welcomes Jayme Levine who joins the Cougar athletic training support staff.
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