Kennesaw St. Fighting Owls
Kennesaw State University fields 17 varsity athletics teams which are called the Owls. After spending ten years in Division II's Peach Belt Conference, the university fully transitioned to Division I status in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the beginning of the 2009–10 season. All of Kennesaw State's sports teams compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference, except for the football team, which is an associate member of the Big South Conference. The school mascot is Scrappy the Owl.
Kennesaw State's athletic department was founded in 1983, and initially offered nine sports: women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s & women’s cross country, and men’s & women’s track and field. The program first began competition in the Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, part of the NAIA. In just 23 years, the school has transitioned to a full NCAA Division I program