Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers

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The Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers are the athletic teams of Kentucky Wesleyan College, which compete in the NCAA Division II and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Fall 2013[edit]

In the fall of 2013, the Panthers joined the new Great Midwest Athletic Conference, after previously competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.


Kentucky Wesleyan has a long athletic history, and currently has men's teams competing in baseball, basketball, football, golf, cross country and soccer, and women's teams competing in basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, cross country and volleyball.[1]



The men's basketball team advanced to the Division II championship game six consecutive years (1998–2003), winning in 1999 and 2001. In addition to these most recent successes, they also won six other championships (1966, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1987, and 1990) and were runners-up in 1957. Overall, Kentucky Wesleyan has won eight NCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Championships, which is the most by any NCAA Division II School.


Kentucky Wesleyan has an American football team, which competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Kentucky Wesleyan's Great Lakes Valley Championship teams[edit]

Kentucky Wesleyan College Athletic Teams have won eighteen (18) Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships. The Kentucky Wesleyan College Softball Team won three Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships in the 80s (1984, 1986, and 1989) and in 1994. The KWC Men's Golf Team won the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 1983. Kentucky Wesleyan's Men's Basketball Team has won 13 GLVC Championships.