NSU to hold welcome reception for new Director of Athletics

NSU Logo next to portrait of Nate Davis, new NSU athletic director

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University invites the community to a welcome reception for NSU Director of Athletics Nate Davis.

The meet and greet event with Davis will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Kessler’s Champions Room of the NSU Barnett Center. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Davis, previously Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Pittsburg State University in Kansas, was announced as Northern’s new Director of Athletics earlier this month. He replaces Josh Moon, who stepped down last summer after nine years to accept the same role at the NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Since then, NSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Terri Holmes has served as Interim Director of Athletics. Now, Davis is the fifth person to serve in the NSU Director of Athletics position since 1956. He was preceded by Moon, Clark Swisher, Dr. James Kretchman and Bob Olson.

About NSU Wolves Athletics

NSU has been a powerhouse in sports in the upper Midwest for over a century, with more than 130 state and conference championships in that time. NSU has also produced more than 220 All-American athletes and nine athletes drafted to major league sports. The NSU Wolves—a member of the NCAA’s Division II—field 15 teams across men’s and women’s sports, including football, basketball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, wrestling, soccer, swimming, baseball, and softball. NSU belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, where its men’s basketball team won 4-straight NSIC titles beginning in 2017-18. In addition, volleyball and wrestling have brought home team championships, while track and field and swimming have produced numerous individual champions in the last five years. NSU has led NCAA Division II in both men’s and women’s basketball game attendance for the past 13 years. NSU student-athletes succeed in the classroom as well, having maintained a cumulative GPA above 3.0 for 27 consecutive semesters.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions