The 2016-17 season was filled with highlights and headlines for the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Awards were won, records were broken and five Southland Conference titles made their way back to Huntsville.

With the upcoming 2017-18 athletic season nearing its start, Bearkat Athletics will take a look back at the 2016-17 season throughout the summer months, highlighting the best of the past year.

Continue to keep tabs on GoBearkats.com and follow @BearkatSports on Twitter to catch the top stories of 2016-17 as they are unveiled.

Game Story: Kats best two top-25 teams, take runner-up in Hawaii (11/1)
PRINCEVILLE, HI –
Sam Houston State men's golf shined in its final fall tournament, capturing runner-up at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, besting three top-50 teams while firing the eighth-lowest score in team history from the par-72, 7,223-yard Princeville Makai Golf Course.

The Bearkats fired an 11-under, 853, led by senior Andrew Ertel (73-64-69 – 206) who finished in a tie for second at 10-under, 206 while matching the seventh-lowest 56-hole round in team history – uniquely, held by current Sam Houston head coach Brandt Kieschnick, who accomplished the feat in 1998.

The second-place team finish was the first for Sam Houston since the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in April. Teammate Dominick Gennuso (68-69-79 – 216), who entered the final round tied for fourth with Ertel, shot seven-over on Tuesday, finishing tied for 22nd at even-par.

Twenty-first ranked Mississippi won the team title, firing a 33-under, 831. The Bearkats secured second by seven strokes as No. 24 Missouri took third at 4-under, 860. No. 22 Arizona State (2-under, 862) and Louisville (1-under, 863) rounded out the top five.

 

Best of 2016-17 in Bearkat Athletics Schedule
No. 20 –
 Softball Sweeps HBU To Clinch SLC Tournament Berth

No. 19 – Football Clinches Southland Conference Title
No. 18 – Baseball Starts 13-0 In Southland Play
No. 17 – Men's Golf Best Two-Top 25 Teams, Takes Second
No. 16 – June 28
No. 15 – June 30
No. 14 – July 3
No. 13 – July 5
No. 12 – July 7
No. 11 – July 10
No. 10 – July 12
No. 9 – July 14
No. 8 – July 17
No. 7 – July 19
No. 6 – July 21
No. 5 – July 24
No. 4 – July 26
No. 3 – July 28
No. 2 – July 31
No. 1 – Aug. 2