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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- The River States Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, informal or organized practice, and participation in NAIA championships effective March 13 at noon through March 31st.  Further direction will be provided as soon as it is available.

 

For the health and safety of RSC student-athletes, coaches, support staff, and the general public, the RSC Commissioner and Council of Presidents feel this is the best course of action at this time.

 

The RSC will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments, and leadership will work closely with our member institutions to determine the best path forward for future competition.

 

The River States Conference features 12 member institutions from five states – Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The RSC sponsors championships in 17 sports throughout the year.

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Maynard President

Maynard Elected President of Student Council

Maynard President

Published: April 29, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Looking to further his impact on the OCU community following his second year on campus, Zach Maynard decided early this Spring that he was being called to a unique position: President of Student Council. After wrestling with the idea and lots of prayer, Maynard decided to enter the race, leading to him being elected earlier this month. "When deciding to run as Student Council President, I first found the idea as daunting. It was a stomach-turning feeling that felt as if I was supposed to go after the position, but the fear of failure was telling me to not follow
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Looking to further his impact on the OCU community following his second year on campus, Zach Maynard decided early this Spring that he was being called to a unique position: President of Student Council. After wrestling with the idea and lots of prayer, Maynard decided to enter the race, leading to him being elected earlier this month. "When deciding to run as Student
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Looking to further his impact on the OCU community following his second year on campus, Zach Maynard decided early this Spring that he was being called to a unique position:
Step Challenge

Ohio Christian Announces Steps Challenge To Student Body

Step Challenge

Published: April 21, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - OCU Student Intramurals has started an OCU Step Challenge for the student body, beginning immediately and open until May 14th. If you wish to participate you will need to:     - download the count.it app     - create an account     - select Ohio Christian University as the group That's it! The app will track your steps from your phone or a fitness watch. Steps are calculated as such: Every 10,000 steps is equivalent to 100 Count.It points. So walk/run/jog to accumulate points!  Get active, get healthy, and maybe even WIN a prize! For more on Ohio Christian University
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - OCU Student Intramurals has started an OCU Step Challenge for the student body, beginning immediately and open until May 14th. If you wish to participate you will need to:     - download the count.it app     - create an account     - select Ohio Christian University as the group That's it! The app will track your steps from your phone or a fitness watch. Steps are
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - OCU Student Intramurals has started an OCU Step Challenge for the student body, beginning immediately and open until May 14th. If you wish to participate you will need to:     -
VOTE VOTE VOTE! NCCAA Logo Madness image

VOTE VOTE VOTE! NCCAA Logo Madness

VOTE VOTE VOTE! NCCAA Logo Madness image

Published: March 24, 2020

Greenville, SC (3/20/2020):  The NCCAA announces the launch of #NCCAALogoMadness. Beginning on March 26, fans will be able to vote on Twitter for their favorite NCCAA member school logo. All matchups have been randomly selected, with play-in matchups getting things started. There are eight play-in matchups, each with four schools competing. The school with the highest percentage of votes will advance. All other matchups will only have two schools competing.
Greenville, SC (3/20/2020):  The NCCAA announces the launch of #NCCAALogoMadness. Beginning on March 26, fans will be able to vote on Twitter for their favorite NCCAA member school logo. All matchups have been randomly selected, with play-in matchups getting things started. There are eight play-in matchups, each with four schools competing. The school with the highest percentage of votes
Greenville, SC (3/20/2020):  The NCCAA announces the launch of #NCCAALogoMadness. Beginning on March 26, fans will be able to vote on Twitter for their favorite NCCAA member school logo. All
Pertuset named naia all-american honorable mention image

Pertuset named naia all-american honorable mention

Pertuset named naia all-american honorable mention image

Published: March 23, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Senior Staci Pertuset (SR/West Union, OH) has been named to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention list, joining others from around the country. Pertuset helped lead the Lady Trailblazers to multiple new heights during the year, including new team records, an incredible River States Conference tournament run, and the team's first ever appearance in the NAIA National Tournament. At the end of the season, Pertuset's stat line spoke for itself, as she led NAIA DII in steals per game (4.9) and total steals (158), while
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Senior Staci Pertuset (SR/West Union, OH) has been named to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention list, joining others from around the country. Pertuset helped lead the Lady Trailblazers to multiple new heights during the year, including new team records, an incredible River States Conference tournament run, and the team's
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Senior Staci Pertuset (SR/West Union, OH) has been named to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention list, joining others from
NAIA Cancels Remainder of 2020 Spring Sport Seasons, Effective Immediately image

NAIA Cancels Remainder of 2020 Spring Sport Seasons, Effective Immediately

NAIA Cancels Remainder of 2020 Spring Sport Seasons, Effective Immediately image

Published: March 16, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - In accordance with the River States Conference (RSC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Office's announcement earlier today, Ohio Christian University has cancelled the remainder of all 2020 RSC spring sports seasons, effective immediately. Affected sports are baseball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field. More information is available in the NAIA's release included below. NAIA CANCELS SPRING SPORTS SEASON 2020KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - In accordance with the River States Conference (RSC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Office's announcement earlier today, Ohio Christian University has cancelled the remainder of all 2020 RSC spring sports seasons, effective immediately. Affected sports are baseball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - In accordance with the River States Conference (RSC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Office's announcement earlier today, Ohio Christian

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Casey Coons HOF

Casey Coons Inducted Into Taylor University Hall of Fame

Casey Coons HOF

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that also included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. Coons was a member of the Trojan's basketball team as a player from 2009-2013 and later served as an assistant coach for the program. 
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that also included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. Coons was a member of the Trojan's basketball team as a player from 2009-2013 and later served as an assistant coach
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that
Lezotte POW

Brooke Lezotte Named RSC Offensive Player of the Week

Lezotte POW

Published: October 16, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the Trailblazers' record to 7-3 overall and 4-0 RSC.  Lezzotte has 14 goals in 10 games to rank 10th in the NAIA for total goals. Ohio Christian takes its first-place RSC record into Thursday's home game versus
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-