Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

For Immediate Release - June 14, 2021


BATON ROUGE – LSU claimed the school’s 49th national team championship – tied for the most of any school in the Southeastern Conference - over the weekend when the Tigers’ men’s track and field team lapped the field with an overwhelming victory at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

LSU ran away with the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships, recording 84 points to finish well ahead of second place Oregon, who scored 53 points.

The 49th national team title for the Tigers ranks first along with Arkansas among SEC schools. All 49 of LSU’s national championships have come while members of the SEC, while the Razorbacks won 12 of their national titles prior to joining the league in 1992.

It was the 250th national title for the SEC which has seven to its credit for 2020-21. LSU, a charter member of the SEC, won the league’s first national championship in 1933 when the Tiger track and field team captured the NCAA title in Chicago.

LSU has won national titles in eight sports with women’s outdoor track and field leading the way with 14 to its credit. The LSU women’s indoor track and field team has captured 11 national championships, followed by baseball with six, and men’s outdoor track and field and men’s golf with five apiece.

The Tiger football program has won the national title four times, most recently in 2019, while men’s indoor track and field has two national championships along with one each for men’s basketball and boxing.

LSU’s All-Time National Championships
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 14
Women’s Indoor Track and Field 11
Baseball 6
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field 5
Men’s Golf 5
Football 4
Men’s Indoor Track and Field 2
Men’s Basketball 1
Boxing 1

All-Time SEC National Championships
LSU 49
Arkansas 49 (Note: 12 came prior to joining the SEC)
Florida 40
Georgia 33
Alabama 23
Auburn 20
Tennessee 18
Kentucky 13
Texas A&M 12 (Note: 8 came prior to joining the SEC)
Vanderbilt 5
South Carolina 5
Ole Miss 2
Tulane 1
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Of the 49 championships Pat Henry accounted for 28 (57%). Skip Bertman as AD let A&M take him away. Since then Henry won 9 more national championships which conceivably could have been LSUs had he been here. Bertman definitely did not “hold the rope” in regard to track and field. I think he may have been irked by the fact that almost every spring when he would win the baseball title Henry would steal some of the limelight by bringing home a T&F national title.
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Wow, I do believe ULM has more National titles than Alabama. Lol
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Dang y'all are Women's Track and Field U!!!! Wish Bama could trade places! SO jealous!
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Yet here you are commenting...
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We can tell you really are jealous! We don’t waste our time reading abalama sites, but here you are on ours! Enjoy reading about the Best of the SEC!!! Geaux Tigers!
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I've no doubt Bama claims at least 5 of them, so there's that...
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Way to go Tigahs,
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They forgot about Mississippi State...
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The only thing them dogs will ever win an NCAA championship in is ringing a cowbell on top of a pine stump...
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Can any of them play defense?
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I knew about Miss State, but surprised Missouri not on the list.
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Damn no wonder why bama fans claim to fame is football cause that's all they got to cheer about and whatever other ships they accomplished total as a school with 23
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Let’s go Will Wade & Kim Mulkey. We gotta get one soon.
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It’s 50. 1908 really happened.
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Dang...I would have thought the elephants would have more mythical 'ships than that.
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Just ask one of their delusional fans....they'll tell you it 125 and counting! LOL
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Arkansas with the Spanish Inquisition Routine. What are/were they good at?
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Track. Used to have awesome cross country. Don’t know about now.
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Damn, the Alabama Elephants only have 23 Ships? And some of those are very debatable! Go Figure, LOL
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Mississippi St has ZERO? WTF?
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What are we nationally
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I think 9th or 10th.
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I don't know why LSU claims that basketball title. Pretty cool to have a boxing title from back in the day.
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All The haters out there, put that in your pipe and smoke it
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