Most successful Kent State teams throughout the past 15 years

Sophomore forward Marquiez Lawrence goes for the net during a game against Toledo in the M.A.C. Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The Flashes beat the Rockets, 67-60.

Shayla Pierce

Men’s Basketball: The Kent State basketball team recorded six conference championships and four conference tournament championships within the last 15 years. In 2002, the team, a No. 10 seed, made it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA March Madness tournament.

Baseball: The Kent State baseball team racked up seven conference championships along with 10 conference tournament championships since 2000. The 2012 team made a run in the College World Series where they would go to lose to Arkansas in the third game of a three-game series to end the run.

Football: The Kent State football squad made an appearance in the 2012 Bowl game, where they would fall short to Arkansas State in a 17-13 game. The Flashes finished with an 11-2 record.

Field Hockey: The Kent State field hockey team has won four conference tournaments in the past 15 years while also adding 10 conference championships. The team made school history by achieving its first ever win in a NCAA Tournament game in 2014, a 2-1 win over Delaware.

Track & Field: Throwing star Matthias Tayala, who set two school records for Kent State, is a five- time Mid-American Conference champion, and qualified for four national championships. In 2014, Tayla was the Division I National Champion in the hammer throw event.

Gymnastics: The Kent gymnastics team has won four MAC championships, including the title last winter. The team has also made 11 team NCAA appearances. 

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