Green Bay Phoenix

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Green Bay Phoenix
University University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Conference Horizon League
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Mary Ellen Gillespie
Location Green Bay, Wisconsin
Varsity teams 15
Basketball arena Resch Center (men)
Kress Events Center (women)
Soccer stadium Aldo Santaga Stadium
Mascot Phlash the Phoenix
Nickname Phoenix
Fight song UWGB Fight Song
Colors Green and White[1]
Green Bay Phoenix wordmark.svg
Mascot in 2010

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.


A member of the Horizon League, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay sponsors teams in six men's, eight women's, and one coed NCAA sanctioned sports:[2]

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
Tennis Tim Dean
Volleyball Sean Burdette
  1. ^ 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.

Women's basketball[edit]

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.[3] 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[edit]



  • Dick Bennett, former head basketball coach (and father of the aforementioned Tony Bennett)
  • Kevin Borseth, current women's head basketball coach


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