Green Bay Phoenix
|Green Bay Phoenix|
|University||University of Wisconsin–Green Bay|
|Athletic director||Mary Ellen Gillespie|
|Location||Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Basketball arena||Resch Center (men)
Kress Events Center (women)
|Soccer stadium||Aldo Santaga Stadium|
|Mascot||Phlash the Phoenix|
|Fight song||UWGB Fight Song|
|Colors||Green and White
The Green Bay Phoenix, previously known as the UW–Green Bay Phoenix and UWGB Phoenix, are the athletic teams of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. A total of 15 Phoenix athletic teams compete in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I. The school does not sponsor an American football team.
|Men's sports||Team article||Head coach||Women's sports||Team article||Head coach||Co-ed sports||Team article||Head coach|
|Basketball||Phoenix men's basketball||Linc Darner||Basketball||Phoenix women's basketball||Kevin Borseth||Skiing [v 1]||Steve Teclaw|
|Cross Country||Mike Kline||Cross Country||Mike Kline|
|Golf||Lee Reinke||Golf||Lee Reinke|
|Soccer||Phoenix men's soccer||Jeremy Bonomo||Soccer||Kimberly Brandão|
|Swimming & Diving||Reed Robelot||Softball||Scott Wachholz|
|Tennis||Tim Dean||Swimming & Diving||Reed Robelot|
- Skiing is recorded by the NCAA as a men's sport, but it has been co-ed since 1983 with a team having men's and women's squads. The ski team competes in the Central Collegiate Ski Association.
During the past five seasons (2008/09-2012/13), the Green Bay women's basketball team has the third highest winning-percentage in the NCAA Division I with a 175-21 mark trailing only Connecticut and Stanford. The Phoenix has the fifth-most wins in Division I during that same stretch. It also has the second-most consecutive winning seasons with 36 behind Louisiana Tech (39) and Tennessee (40). Green Bay has won or tied for the Horizon League regular-season championship 17 straight years. The mark is the longest active streak in Division I NCAA women’s basketball. Since the 2002-03 season Green Bay has been ranked in the top 25 polls, with the highest ranking being #9 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when they made it to the Sweet 16 where they lost to the University of Baylor, 86-76. They have been to the NCAA tournament 14 times, advancing to the second round five times and to the Sweet 16 once.
The Green Bay softball team has also entered the national spotlight recently. In the 2005 season, they claimed their first Horizon League tournament championship after being picked to finish last in the conference. They went on to the national tournament, where they defeated #6 seed Oregon State in the first round of the tournament. They also recently won both the Horizon League regular season title as well as the Horizon League tournament title in 2014.
Notable sports figures
- Tony Bennett, former NBA basketball player and current men's head basketball coach at the University of Virginia.
- Alec Brown, current Bakersfield Jam basketball player
- Simon Farine, basketball player who currently plays for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Super League.
- Logan Vander Velden, former NBA basketball player.
- Jeff Nordgaard, former NBA basketball player, current European basketball player.
- Tosaint Ricketts, professional soccer player, member of the Canadian national team for the U-20 World Cup
- Keifer Sykes, current Green Bay Phoenix Basketball standout
- Dick Bennett, former head basketball coach (and father of the aforementioned Tony Bennett)
- Kevin Borseth, current women's head basketball coach
- UW–Green Bay. "Institutional Colors - Marketing and University Communication - University of Wisconsin–Green Bay". Uwgb.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- "The Official Site of Green Bay Athletics". Retrieved 8 November 2014.