West Chester Golden Rams

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West Chester Golden Rams
Logo
University West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Conference PSAC
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Edward M. Matejkovic
Location West Chester, PA
Varsity teams 23
Football stadium John A. Farrell Stadium
Basketball arena Hollinger Field House
Baseball stadium Serpico Stadium
Nickname Golden Rams
Fight song The RAM Fight Song
Colors Purple and Gold
         
Website www.wcupagoldenrams.com

The West Chester Golden Rams represent West Chester University of Pennsylvania in intercollegiate sports in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in NCAA's Division II.

The University currently fields 23 varsity Division II men's and women's teams.

Facilities[edit]

  • John A. Farrell Stadium (Football/Outdoor Track & Field)
  • Hollinger Field House (Men’s & Women’s Basketball/Volleyball/Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field/Men’s & Women’s Diving)
  • Serpico Stadium (Baseball)

Varsity athletic teams[edit]

Men's[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women's[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

National championships[edit]

Team (10)[edit]

West Chester University has won national championships in women's basketball, women's lacrosse, women's swimming (the team was the DGWS champion in 1972), women's field hockey (including four AIAW titles from 1975–78), and men's soccer. West Chester won the first ever women's basketball national championship in 1969 and was on the losing end in the final game each of the following three years.[1][2]

Men's soccer:

Women's basketball:

  • 1969 − West Chester def. Western Carolina 65-39

Women's field hockey:

  • 1975 − West Chester def. Ursinus 2-1 (penalty strokes)
  • 1976 − West Chester def. Ursinus 2-0
  • 1977 − West Chester def. Ursinus 1-0
  • 1978 − West Chester def. Delaware 3-2

Women's swimming and diving:

  • 1972 − West Chester won the DGWS championship

West Chester's softball team has appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1977.[3]

Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Baseball[4] 2012 Delta State 9–0
Women's Lacrosse[5] 2002 Stonehill 11–6
2008 C.W. Post 13–6

Notable athletes[edit]

  • Geno Auriemma (B.A. 1981) - University of Connecticut head women's basketball coach[9]
  • Timothy Ferkler -(B.A. 1986) Quarterback of 1984 National Championship team
  • John Edelman - Former MLB pitcher
  • Cathy Rush (B.S. 1968, M.Ed. 1972) - Former Immaculata University head women's basketball coach
  • Joe Senser (1979) - Former NFL tight end, Minnesota Vikings
  • Ralph Tamm (B.S. 1988) - Former NFL offensive guard
  • Marian Washington (1970) - Former University of Kansas head women's basketball coach
  • Lee Woodall (1993) - Former NFL linebacker, San Francisco 49ers
  • Jerry Yeagley (1961) - Coached Indiana University to 5 NCAA Soccer Championships
  • Pat Kelly - Major League Baseball Player - Second Baseman for the New York Yankees
  • Mike Washington – 2008 Philadelphia Sports Writers Association "Outstanding Amateur Athlete"
  • Don Williams (1963) - Center forward on the 1961 National Championship soccer team, three-time All-American

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Chester University athletics Retrieved on December 8, 2008
  2. ^ "Pre-NCAA Statistical Leaders and AIAW Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4. 
  4. ^ "Division II Baseball Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 

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