The Clayton State Lakers are the athletic teams that represent Clayton State University, located in Morrow, Georgia, in intercollegiate sports at the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in the Peach Belt Conference since the 1995–96 academic year.

Clayton State Lakers
UniversityClayton State University
ConferencePeach Belt
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorJermaine Rolle[1]
LocationMorrow, Georgia
First season1989
Varsity teams10 (5 men's, 4 women's, 1 co-ed)
Basketball arenaAthletics & Fitness Center
Soccer stadiumLaker Field
ColorsBlue and Georgia Clay[3]
Team NCAA championships

Clayton State competes in eleven intercollegiate varsity sports. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track and field (both indoor and outdoor); while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, and track and field (both indoor and outdoor). Women's tennis was discontinued at the end of the 2016–17 academic year.[5]

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Varsity teams edit

Men's sports Women's sports
Basketball Basketball
Cross country Cross country
Golf Soccer
Soccer Track and field (indoor)
Track and field (indoor) Track and field (outdoor)
Track and field (outdoor)

National championships edit

Team edit

Clayton State University won its first national championship in school history when the Lakers won the NCAA Division II women's basketball national title in 2011. It is still the only women's basketball championship won by a team from the Southeast Region.[7]

Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
NCAA Division II Women's Basketball 2011 Michigan Tech 69–50

Notable alumni edit

Men's basketball edit

Men's golf edit

Men's soccer edit

Women's soccer edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Clayton State Announces the Appointment of Jermaine Rolle as its new Director of Athletics". Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  2. ^ "University Mascot Loch". Retrieved January 21, 2023.
  3. ^ "University Brand Standards" (PDF). Retrieved January 21, 2023.
  4. ^ "2022-23 PBC CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE". Retrieved January 16, 2023.
  5. ^ "Clayton State Athletics Announces Suspension of Women's Tennis". 27 April 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2023.
  6. ^ "Conference History". Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  7. ^ Staff (March 26, 2011). "Clayton State wins Division II women's title". Retrieved 26 March 2011.

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