- <p>The Student Center ballroom overflowing with fans during the Season of Champions Celebration held Thursday evening to honor the Golden Flashes Baseball team.</p>
- <p>Kent State pitcher Tyler Skulina signs autographs before the Season of Champions celebration.</p>
- <p>Baseball coach Scott Stricklin talks to the media before the celebration in the ballroom.</p>
- <p>Kent State baseball player David Starn signs the shirt of a young baseball player from Kent.</p>
- <p>Kent State head baseball coach Scott Stricklin is honored with a standing ovation after being introduced during the Season of Champions celebration Thursday night in the Student Center ballroom.</p>
- <p>Kent State baseball coach Scott Stricklin holds up five fingers denoting where the Flashes finished the season.</p>
The Kent State baseball team made its 12th NCAA tournament appearance this year and advanced to the Super Regional for the first time this season. The team also played in the College World Series for the first time in program history, which dates back to 1915. The Golden Flashes edged out top seed Florida in its second game at the College World Series.
The celebration was free and open to all, including Kent State faculty and staff members and their families, students, alumni, community members and the general public. All attendees had the opportunity for a meet-and-greet and signing with members of the baseball team. The event also will featured video highlights from the championship season.
The 2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Scott Stricklin, who led the team, addressed attendees at the celebration event.
For more information about Kent State Athletics, visit www.kentstatesports.com.
See additional, full-sized images from the College World Series:
- See the full-size versions of the images in the above carousel.
- See images of the days before College World Series.
- See images from College World Series Game One: Kent State vs. Arkansas.
- See images from College World Series Game Two: Kent State Edges Top-Ranked Florida 5-4.
- See images from College World Series Game Three: Kent State Fell to South Carolina.
- See images from the Kent State community welcoming the team home.