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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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Trailblazer Athletics: The Ultimate Host Weekend  image

Trailblazer Athletics: The Ultimate Host Weekend

Trailblazer Athletics: The Ultimate Host Weekend  image

Published: September 26, 2018

A flurry of athletics activity ensued over the weekend on Ohio Christian University's (OCU) campus as OCU hosted a regional training for referees, a local clinic for school-aged children looking to improve their softball skills, and some sporting events as well. In addition to playing host, the conference recognized one OCU athlete as Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the week. Details of this weekend's activities follow:  Ohio Christian University hosts 2018-19 Referee In-Service  On Sunday, September 23, OCU had the unique privilege of hosting the 2018 Fall Men's Basketball In-
A flurry of athletics activity ensued over the weekend on Ohio Christian University's (OCU) campus as OCU hosted a regional training for referees, a local clinic for school-aged children looking to improve their softball skills, and some sporting events as well. In addition to playing host, the conference recognized one OCU athlete as Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the week. Details of
A flurry of athletics activity ensued over the weekend on Ohio Christian University's (OCU) campus as OCU hosted a regional training for referees, a local clinic for school-aged children looking to
OCU Student Govt. President Samuel Church

Samuel Church Testimonial

OCU Student Govt. President Samuel Church

Published: September 17, 2018

Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the challenge. “There weren’t expectations of rising and doing anything big, but I decided not to settle for that,” he recalls.  Samuel focused his energy and effort on athletics where he excelled, and OCU recruited him to join the track team. When he visited the campus in Circleville, OH, he was unsure what the future held. But, he remembers, “Everyone knew my name in about ten minutes, and they
Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the challenge. “There weren’t expectations of rising and doing anything big, but I decided not to settle for that,” he recalls.  Samuel focused his energy and effort on athletics where he excelled, and OCU
Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the