About The Program
The Generals, the university’s men’s baseball and women’s fast-pitch softball teams, will begin their sixth season of competition in spring 2013. The university competes as an independent institution in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
The LSU Alexandria Athletic Department is committed first and foremost to the health and well being of all of its student-athletes. The academic progress of each student-athlete is the focal point of the coaches and administrators, with the ultimate goal being to help all student-athletes earn their undergraduate degrees.
Personal growth of each student-athlete is the next priority of the Athletic Department. The LSU Alexandria athletics program strives to develop character, integrity, and leadership skills in all student-athletes. The University’s student-athletes will develop a good sportsmanship mentality, which will play a vital role in their maturation process into productive adult citizens.
Finally, LSU Alexandria strives to give every student-athlete the opportunity to compete athletically at a competitive level. This will be accomplished through excellent coaching, resources, facilities, and conference and sports association affiliation.
Athletic Teams’ Mascot – The Generals
- The LSUA Generals’ Baseball and Softball teams, known as the LSUA Generals, earned the name from the significant history of Central Louisiana in the early years of World War II.
- Alexandria, Pineville and regional Central Louisiana were the homes to numerous Army training camps and facilities.
- In 1940 and 1941, the region was selected to host the “Louisiana Maneuvers” in which the planning and logistics for the United States’ entry into the European Theater of World War II were undertaken.
- More than 350,000 soldiers undertook the multi-month mock battles and maneuvers that over the entire region from Alexandria west into Texas and north up to Shreveport.
- Leading these maneuvers, planning efforts and participating in this undertaking were several United States General Officers and several who would soon be promoted to the rank of General Officer, including Omar Bradley, Mark Clark, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Walter Krueger, Ben Lear, Lesley J. McNair and George Patton. General Dwight D. Eisenhower would eventually be named the Supreme Commander of all Western allied troops in the European Theater and later become President of the United States.
Generals Baseball/Softball Fields
The construction of LSUA’s baseball-softball complex was completed in 2010. The complex is located on the north side of campus, adjacent to the Fitness Center.
The bleachers were moved from the old LSU Alex Box Stadium (1938 - 2008) in 2009.
The Fitness Center has fitness rooms (including cardio, weight-lifting, and martial arts), a full size swimming pool and a basketball gymnasium. Normal hours for the Center are from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Swim hours are only available when the pool is staffed by a life guard. Check with the Director at 6597 or check the postings at the Fitness Center.
A quarter mile jogging/fitness trail is located at the east side of campus by Middleton Drive. A walking/jogging extension has been added from the fitness trail to the Oaks.
The tennis courts are located on the east side of campus behind the Fitness Center. The courts are open to students at no charge.
LSUA Athletic Programs