|University||University of Pennsylvania|
Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
|Athletic director||Steve Bilsky|
|Varsity teams||27 teams|
|Football stadium||Franklin Field|
|Basketball arena||The Palestra|
|Baseball stadium||Meiklejohn Stadium|
|Soccer stadium||Rhodes Field|
|Lacrosse stadium||Franklin Field|
|Other arenas||Class of 1923 Arena|
|Nickname||Quakers, The Red & Blue|
|Fight song||Fight on, Pennsylvania!|
The Penn Quakers are the athletic teams of the University of Pennsylvania. The school sponsors 27 varsity sports. The school has won three NCAA national championships in men's fencing and one in women's fencing.
Men's varsity sports
The football team has competed since 1876. It has won eighteen national championships when the school competed in what is now known as the FBS. Since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, Penn has won 16 Ivy League Football Championships.(1959, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012). Eighteen former players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
In addition to the varsity squad, the Penn Quakers are a charter member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League, having played the sport since 1934.
Before the NCAA began its tournament in 1959, the annual national champion was declared by the Intercollegiate Association Football League (IAFL) — from 1911 to 1926 — and then the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association (ISFA), from 1927 to 1958. From 1911 to 1958, Penn won ten national championships.
The Penn men's swimming team was founded in 1894. They have won the Ivy League championships five times: in 1940; 1964-65; 1967-68; 1969-70; and 1970-71. Penn's swim team practices and competes at Sheerr Pool in the Pottruck fitness facility.
Penn Quaker Wrestling dates back to 1905, where the first intercollegiate wrestling championship was held in Weightman Hall Gym located on University of Penn campus. Princeton, Yale and Columbia joined Penn in founding the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), which the team currently competes in. Coached by Penn all time win record holder Matt Valenti with a 137 career wins with the University. The Penn Quaker Wrestling team currently competes in the historic Palestra Arena.
Women's varsity sports
National team championships
As of July 2, 2014, Penn has 4 NCAA team national championships.
- Men's (3)
- Fencing (3): 1953, 1969, 1981
- Women's (1)
- Fencing (1): 1986
- see also:
- Olympic Boycott Games (1980) – held at the University of Pennsylvania
- Penn Relays
- The Red and the Blue
- Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
- Sports in Philadelphia#Collegiate sports
- National Collegiate Athletic Association#Football television controversy
- Early American Football Style College Champions: 1882/83 - 1890/91. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-02-27.