q4w6i2o2i8682577

News Release

2002 NAIA-II National Championship Team to be Honored Saturday

February 8, 2012 | Paul K. Logsdon


Springfield, Mo. – Evangel University will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Evangel’s 2002 NAIA-II National Championship and honor the players and coaching staff from that season in their home game Saturday against Graceland.

The 2001-02 team will be inducted into the Evangel Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday marking the first time a team has received that honor from the university.  In addition to winning the national championship, the ’01-02 team finished 35-1, went 20-0 in the Heart of America conference and won the league’s regular season and postseason championship. They are the only men’s team in conference history to win all 23 league games in a season and the Crusaders were ranked number one in the nation throughout the entire year.

The induction ceremony will take place between the women’s and men’s game on Saturday. The women’s game against Graceland starts at 2 p.m. and the ceremony to honor the team will happen immediately after the women’s game.

In addition to the ceremony on Saturday, former Evangel forward Anthony Moore, a key member on that championship team, will be the featured speaker in the Evangel Chapel service Friday at 10 a.m.

Following the men’s game Saturday, Evangel will host a brief reception for the team in the Mabee Student Fitness Center located next to the Ashcroft Center.

For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260


Join the celebration for Homecoming 2014

read more

Homecoming button

Join us for the inauguration of Dr. Carol Taylor, Evangel’s fourth president

read more

CelebrateInaug

Celebrate! Homecoming 2014 schedule includes inauguration ceremony

read more

CelebrateFootball2

Tune in for streaming chapel video

read more

FA14_Launch_SundayChapel_001

HeartSong ministers at historic sites during Italy tour

read more

Members of Evangel University’s HeartSong group explore the ruins of the Forum in Rome during their spring break trip to Italy. Photo by Sein Kwon.