DePauw Tigers

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DePauw Tigers
Logo
University DePauw University
Conference North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA Division III
Athletic director Phil "the thrill" Joseph
Location Greencastle, Indiana
Varsity teams 23
Football stadium Stadium
Basketball arena Neal Fieldhouse
Baseball stadium Walker Field
Other arenas Erdmann Natatorium
Mascot Tyler the Tiger
Nickname Tigers
Fight song "Here's to DePauw"
Colors Black and Old Gold[1]
         
Website depauwtigers.com

The DePauw Tigers are the athletic teams that represent DePauw University, a small liberal arts school in Greencastle, Indiana. The university's teams play in the NCAA Division III and currently belong to the North Coast Athletic Conference.

DePauw has a passionate and long-standing rivalry with nearby Wabash College, culminating each football season with the Monon Bell game, which is the sixth most-played Division III rivalry and the 12th-most played in college football.[2] To date, there have been 116 total games played between the two teams, resulting in a lead for Wabash at 60-53-9.[3]

DePauw had been a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference from 1997 to 2011, and won numerous conference championships, most notably in women's basketball, where the school is a Division III power. DePauw's program had also won the conference's overall "President's Trophy" seven times in that span, including six consecutive President's Trophies from 2005–06 to 2010–11.[4]

Football[edit]

The DePauw Tigers football program is currently the 17th most winning program in Division III history and have been the co-champions of the SCAC four times.[5]

Basketball[edit]

The DePauw University women's basketball team won the Division III National Championship in 2007 and 2013. They defeated Washington University in Springfield, MA to win the first team national championship in the school's history and then defeated the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to win their second. In addition to their national championship, the women's team has also won 9 SCAC championships and reached the national quarterfinals four times.[6]

The DePauw University men's basketball team has won two SCAC championships; they also reached the NCAA Division III Final Four two times in their history (1984_3rd place under Coach Mike Steele & 1990_National Runner-Up under Coach Royce Waltman). Current Clemson Tigers coach Brad Brownell was a star of the 1990 team.[7] In addition to their success on the court, former DePauw basketball player Brad Stevens has found great success coaching as well. After graduating from DePauw in 1999, Stevens went on to coach the Butler Bulldogs at the NCAA Division I level. In the 2009–10 season, Stevens led his team to the national championship game before eventually losing to Duke.[8] Then during the 2010–11 season, he led Butler back to the national championship game again before losing to UConn. Stevens is currently the head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics.

Future U.S. House Representative Lee H. Hamilton is a DePauw letterman (1949-50_1951-52); he twice led the Tigers in rebounding (1950–51, {11.4 rbg} 1951–52 {10.7 rbg}) and once in scoring avg (11.4 ppg) (1950–51)

Baseball[edit]

DePauw's baseball team has reached the NCAA Division III tournament six times in their history, and won a school-record 35 games in 2008.[9]

Cross country[edit]

The women's cross country team have won a total of eight conference championships, seven of which have come in the SCAC. They have additionally reached the NCAA tournament seven times.[10]

The men's cross country have won the SCAC team championship seven times and have reached the NCAA tournament eleven times in their history.[11]

Field hockey[edit]

DePauw's women's field hockey team have made two NCAA tournament appearances in their history and won the SCAC championship in 2007.[12]

Golf[edit]

DePauw University's women's golf program is the best of any NCAA Division III college in the nation for students seeking a "balanced" experience, according to Golf Digest's third annual College Golf Guide, which appears in the September 2007 issue. In their history, the women's team have national runners-up twice, been in the top four seven times, and made nine consecutive NCAA appearances.[13]

The men's golf team have made 21 NCAA Division III appearances and have been either SCAC champions or runners-up four times.[14]

Lacrosse[edit]

Lacrosse was added as a men's and women's varsity sport at DePauw University effective with the 2012–13 academic year.[15]

Soccer[edit]

The women's soccer team have made six NCAA appearances, finished in third place nationally in 2003, and have won three SCAC championships in their team's history.[16]

The men's soccer team have made eight NCAA appearances in their history.[17]

Softball[edit]

The Tigers softball team won the SCAC championship in 2008 and 2009 and won a Division III-leading 40 wins in 2008. The team has 7 NCAA Division III appearances in last 9 years including a 5th-place NCAA Finish in 2015 (2007, 2010, 2011. 2015). The Tigers have been conference champions 6 of the last 8 seasons and have averaged nearly 33 wins over last 10 seasons [18]

Swimming and diving[edit]

The men's swimming and diving team have won eight total conference championships in their history, and six while in the SCAC.[19]

The women's swimming and diving team finished ninth overall in the 2008 NCAA championships.[20]

Tennis[edit]

The women's tennis team have made eight NCAA team appearances and have won three SCAC team championships. Additionally, DePauw also won the 2007 NCAA singles championship.[21]

The men's tennis team have made 15 NCAA team appearances, were the NCAA quarterfinalists in 2007, and have won three SCAC team championships.[22]

Track and field[edit]

The men's track team have won six SCAC team championships and two NCAA individual championships.[23]

The women's track team have won three SCAC team championships.[24]

Volleyball[edit]

DePauw's volleyball team have made three NCAA appearances and have been SCAC runners up five times in their history.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DePauw University Visual Identity System (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  2. ^ Monon Bell Classic, "Monon Bell and Rivalry Facts", DePauw University, retrieved October 14, 2008.
  3. ^ Monon Bell Classic, "All-Time Football Results", DePauw University, retrieved October 14, 2008.
  4. ^ DEPAUW EXITS SCAC WITH SIXTH CONSECUTIVE PRESIDENTS TROPHY VICTORY, "DEPAUW EXITS SCAC WITH SIXTH CONSECUTIVE PRESIDENTS TROPHY VICTORY", SCAC, retrieved October 14, 2008.
  5. ^ DePauw Football, [1], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  6. ^ DePauw Women's Basketball, [2], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  7. ^ DePauw Men's Basketball, [3], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  8. ^ Brad Stevens, [4], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  9. ^ DePauw Baseball, [5], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  10. ^ DePauw Women's Cross Country, [6], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  11. ^ DePauw Men's Cross Country, [7], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  12. ^ DePauw Field Hockey, [8], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  13. ^ DePauw Women's Golf, [9], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  14. ^ DePauw Men's Golf, [10], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  15. ^ DePauw News, [11], DePauw University, retrieved August 17, 2011.
  16. ^ DePauw Women's Soccer, [12], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  17. ^ DePauw Men's Soccer, [13], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  18. ^ DePauw Softball, [14], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  19. ^ DePauw Men's Swimming and Diving, [15], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  20. ^ DePauw Women's Swimming and Diving, [16], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  21. ^ DePauw Women's Tennis, [17], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  22. ^ DePauw Men's Tennis, [18], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  23. ^ DePauw Men's Track, [19], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  24. ^ DePauw Women's Track, [20], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.
  25. ^ DePauw Volleyball, [21], DePauw University, retrieved December 18, 2010.

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