Penn Quakers

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Penn Quakers
University University of Pennsylvania
Conference Ivy League
Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Grace Calhoun
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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!

Rivals = Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, Yale
Colors Blue and Red[1]
Poster for University of Pennsylvania vs Georgetown University baseball game, circa 1901, by John E. Sheridan.

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[edit]


Men's basketball[edit]

Men's crew[edit]

Main article: College Boat Club

Men's fencing[edit]


Main article: Penn Quakers football

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 17 Ivy League Football Championships.(1959, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015). Penn has been outright Ivy Football Champion 13 times and been undefeated 8 times.[2] 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.

Men's lacrosse[edit]

Men's soccer[edit]

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.

Men's swimming[edit]

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 Illinois all time win record holder Alex Tirapelle with a 128 career wins with the University. The Penn Quaker Wrestling team currently competes in the historic Palestra Arena.

Women's varsity sports[edit]

Women's Basketball[edit]

2016 Ivy League Champions

Women's crew[edit]

Main article: College Boat Club

Women's fencing[edit]


NCAA team championships[edit]

As of July 2, 2016, Penn has 4 NCAA team national championships.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Logo & Branding Standards". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ Early American Football Style College Champions: 1882/83 - 1890/91. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  3. ^