West Florida Argonauts

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West Florida Argonauts
Logo
University University of West Florida
Conference Gulf South Conference - East Division
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Dave Scott
Location Pensacola, FL
Varsity teams 13
Basketball arena UWF Field House
Baseball stadium Jim Spooner Field
Mascot Argie the Argonaut
Nickname Argos/Argonauts
Colors
     Blue       Green
Website www.goargos.com

The West Florida Argonauts are composed of 13 NCAA sports teams which make up the athletic program for the University of West Florida.

Athletic Department[edit]

UWF intercollegiate athletics compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.

Men's intercollegiate sports: Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Cross country, and Golf.

Women's intercollegiate sports: Basketball, Tennis, Cross country, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, and Volleyball.

UWF has made the decision to add a Football program. The Argos will sign their first recruiting class in February of 2015 with Fall of 2015 featuring practice and intrasquad scrimmages. The first year of varsity competition will be the 2016 season.

Baseball[edit]

West Florida has had 18 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[1]

Year Player Round Team
1982 Czuk, ThomasThomas Czuk 24 Athletics
1987 Ward, RandallRandall Ward 36 Braves
1989 Ettles, MarkMark Ettles 33 Tigers
1991 Underhill, PatrickPatrick Underhill 50 Rangers
1992 Smith, JasonJason Smith 37 Red Sox
1993 Schmitt, ChrisChris Schmitt 21 Brewers
1994 Beck, GregGreg Beck 34 Brewers
1997 Ricks, RonRon Ricks 57 Angels
2003 Noegel, JeremyJeremy Noegel 34 Blue Jays
2004 Cottrell, PatPat Cottrell 33 Devil Rays
2009 Church, JohnJohn Church 23 Mets
2010 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson 20 Angels
2011 Pron, GregGreg Pron 42 Mets
2011 Brewer, BrandonBrandon Brewer 36 Angels
2011 Hawkins, BenBen Hawkins 36 Nationals
2011 Vargas-Vila, DanielDaniel Vargas-Vila 28 Angels
2011 Lawley, DustinDustin Lawley 19 Mets
2012 Ellington, BrianBrian Ellington 16 Marlins

Achievements[edit]

NCAA Division II National Championships (7):

  • 2014 Men's Tennis
  • 2012 Women's Soccer
  • 2011 Baseball
  • 2008 Men's Golf
  • 2006 Men's Tennis
  • 2005 Men's Tennis
  • 2001 Men's Golf

Gulf South Conference All Sports Trophies (14):

  • 2011-12 Men's
  • 2011-12 Women's
  • 2010-11 Women's
  • 2009-10 Women's
  • 2008-09 Women's
  • 2007-08 Women's
  • 2006-07 Men's
  • 2006-07 Women's
  • 2005-06 Women's
  • 2003-04 Women's
  • 2002-03 Men's
  • 1998-99 Women's
  • 1997-98 Men's
  • 1997-98 Women's

Gulf South Conference Championships (67):

  • Baseball: 2007
  • Men's Cross Country: 1994, 1996
  • Men's Golf: 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Men's Soccer: 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Men's Tennis: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012
  • Women's Cross Country: 1996, 2011
  • Women's Golf: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Women's Soccer: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Softball: 1997, 2003, 2004
  • Women's Tennis: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Women's Volleyball: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Athletic Songs[edit]

According to a March 2008 edition of the Voyager, UWF will have a fight song once SGA decides through voting.

Mascot[edit]

UWF's official mascot is the Argonaut, a mythical group of Greek sailors, who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. However, the official logo of the institution is the Chambered Nautilus; because of this, students jokingly refer to themselves as the UWF "Fighting Snails."

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