Hartford Hawks

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Hartford Hawks
University University of Hartford
Conference America East Conference
Big Sky Conference (men's golf)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (women's golf)
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Patricia H. Meiser
Location West Hartford, CT
Varsity teams 18
Basketball arena Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
Baseball stadium Fiondella Field
Soccer stadium Al-Marzook Field
Lacrosse stadium Al-Marzook Field
Mascot Howie the Hawk
Nickname Hawks
Fight song "Fly High"
     Scarlet       White
Website www.hartfordhawks.com

The Hartford Hawks are the athletic teams of the University of Hartford, located in Hartford, Connecticut. The school sponsors 18 varsity sports (9 Men/9 Women). All teams are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I, and all sports except men's and women's golf are members of the America East Conference. The men's golf team is a member of the Big Sky Conference[1] and the women's golf team is in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.


Men Women
Sport Facility Sport Facility
Baseball Fiondella Field Softball Hartford Softball Field
Basketball Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion Basketball Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
Soccer Al-Marzook Field Soccer Al-Marzook Field
Golf Gillette Ridge Golf Club Golf Wampanoag Country Club
Cross Country Cross Country
Outdoor Track Outdoor Track
Indoor Track Indoor Track
Lacrosse Al-Marzook Field Volleyball Hartford Volleyball Gym
Tennis Hartford Tennis Courts Tennis Hartford Tennis Courts



Men's basketball[edit]

Women's basketball[edit]

Men's golf[edit]

America East Conference Champions: 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007[3]

Women's golf[edit]

America East Conference Champions: 2005[4]

Men's lacrosse[edit]

America East Conference Champions: 2011[5]

Men's soccer[edit]

America East Conference Champions: 1999[6]

Women's soccer[edit]

America East Conference Champions: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006[7]

Men's tennis[edit]

America East Conference Champions: 1989, 1990, 1994-1995, 2001-2002[8]


America East Conference Champions: 1993[9]


From Hartford's athletic website: "Hartford, which has posted a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the last 15 semesters, saw an average of 70 percent of its student-athletes record a 3.0 in one or both semesters last year. In addition, 43 percent of Hawk student-athletes notched at least a 3.5 while five percent registered perfect 4.0 GPA's for the 2012-13 academic year."[10] "The University of Hartford clinched its second-straight America East Academic Cup in 2012-13 after posting the highest grade-point average of any school in the 18-year history of the award. Compiling a 3.24 GPA in 2012-13, the Hawks won their third Academic Cup all-time."[11]

Mascot and nickname[edit]

From Hartford's athletic website: "Howie is well known among the University of Hartford community and fans, and has been known for his on court antics during basketball games. The current version of Howie the Hawk began its tenure during the winter of 2008-09."[12] "The nickname originated in the late 1940's when the school competed as Hillyer College. It is believed that the nickname stemmed from spectators having to climb four flights of stairs in the old Chauncey Harris School on Hudson Street in Hartford to the "Hawk's Nest" to watch basketball and wrestling events."[13]

Notable Hawks[edit]

Equipment sponsors[edit]

Hartford's athletic teams wear gear made by American sporting goods company Nike, Inc..