Bearkat Facts: First Year of Competition: 1981 Location: Huntsville, Texas Colors: Orange and Blue Nickname: Bearkats Team Contact: Danny Ford 281-364-7839, 713-927-9824 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Houston State first competed in lacrosse during the 1981 season. The Bearkats quickly rose through the ranks in the SWLA's College Division, however, defeating Texas A&M twice and making the playoffs in 1983. Throughout the 1980's through 1991, Sam remained one of the SWLA's most consistent playoff contenders and was always a threat to win the title. Hard times befell the program in the nineties, however, and Sam dropped out of the SWLA prior to the 1999 season. In 1999, Sam joined the GCLA as an at-large member but re-entered the SWLA/Lone Star Alliance, where they competed through the 2003 season. For 2004, the Bearkats will compete in the GCLA College Division.