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2006: Finlandia Athletics granted full membership in NCAA D­III

1969 Paavo Nurmi Athletic Center opened
1980 Men's Basketball has undefeated regular season
1996 Suomi College becomes a four­-year university
1999 Men's and Women's Basketball returns after a 14­year absence
2000 Suomi College becomes Finlandia University
2000 First­ever seasons for Men's Hockey, Women's Volleyball, and Men'sand Women's Cross Country
2001 Men's Basketball captures NSCAA Championship
2002 Finlandia granted provisional NCAA Division III membership
2002 New Lions logo adopted
2003 New athletic programs approved: Men's and Women's Soccer,Nordic Skiing, Women's Softball and Basketball
2004 Women's Basketball wins USCAA National Basketball Championship
2004 Women's Hockey begins inaugural season and is accepted into the NCHA
2004 Men's Hockey accepted into the MCHA
2005 Women's Basketball wins AD3I Northeast II Regional Championship
2005 A 6,000­-square­-foot addition to the Houghton County Ice Arena includeslocker rooms and training facilities for Men's and Women's Hockey
2006 Finlandia Athletics granted full membership in NCAA D­III
2007 Men's Hockey wins MCHA Championship and Harris Cup
2008 Men's Basketball guard Tyler Gordon finishes season with a record 99 stealsin 25 games, the highest season average in all divisions of the NCAA
2009 Men's Soccer granted affiliate WIAC membership
2009 Men's Basketball guard Tyler Gordon named AD3I Player of the Year
2011 AD3I names Softball pitcher/catcher Brittany Garland Player of theYear, freshman outfielder India Slayback Rookie of the Year, and Softball coach Shawn Hendrickson Coach of the Year; Baseball second baseman Gerard Taylor named AD3I Rookie of the Year

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