For the first time in the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup history, the Keiser University Seahawks brought home the Cup with 950 overall points.
“With seven teams advancing to the NAIA final four, three coaches of the year, and three national championships, our Keiser University Seahawk athletes and training staff continue to surpass prior records. We couldn’t be prouder of our students, as their pursuit of excellence carries over into the classroom and will serve as a valuable foundation as they pursue their professional goals,” said Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chancellor of Keiser University.
The Seahawks had 12 teams qualify for the postseason in 2020-21, with seven teams advancing to the NAIA Final Four. In addition, Keiser claimed three National Championships, increasing their total to 11. Prior to this year’s Directors’ Cup win, the Seahawks finished in the top four the past three seasons that the Cup was awarded.
Director of Athletics, Kris Swogger said, “We have many talented and driven people in our department, each striving to be the best at what they do, and this award is a testament to the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment they put in day after day. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, Keiser University has reaffirmed its position among the most successful collegiate athletics programs in the country. This success was not achieved overnight, and it also was not done alone. Our fans, parents, faculty, and alumni all played a role in this tremendous achievement. We can’t thank them enough for their support in what was, without a doubt, the most challenging year we have ever faced. We look forward to the challenges ahead and for the opportunities that those challenges will provide us to get better. Go Seahawks!”
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The Keiser University Seahawks compiled 950 points, with Indiana Tech (881.50), Indiana Wesleyan (856.50), Oklahoma City (723.25), and Marian (717.25) rounding out the top five. Keiser hauled in three championships in May, starting with women’s soccer winning their second straight national title, 2-1 over No. 1 William Carey in overtime. The season was unique as the Seahawks played in the fall and spring, ending the year with a 19-2-2 overall record.
Overall Keiser University Seahawk Success Includes:
- 3 NAIA National Championships
- 3 NAIA National Coach of the Year
- 7 teams advanced to the NAIA Final Four
- 6 Regular Season Championships
- 7 Tournament Championships
- 8 Conference Coach of the Years
- 12 NAIA National Tournament Appearances
- 13 teams ranked in the NAIA Top 25 at the end of the year
- 91 NAIA All-Americans
- 115 Academic All-Conference honorees
- 120 All-Conference individual awards and 7 relay teams
- 3.00 overall department GPA
- 214 athletes with a 4.00 GPA
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was ranked No. 11 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Reports in 2021. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution. For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.