Winthrop Eagles

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Winthrop Eagles
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UniversityWinthrop University
ConferenceBig South Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorKen Halpin
LocationRock Hill, South Carolina
Varsity teams17
Basketball arenaWinthrop Coliseum
Baseball stadiumWinthrop Ballpark
Soccer stadiumEagle Field
NicknameEagles
ColorsGarnet and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.winthropeagles.com

The Winthrop Eagles are the intercollegiate athletics teams that represent Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Winthrop's 17 men's and women's teams compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Big South Conference.

History[edit]

Winthrop University was founded in 1886, but the school didn't become an NCAA Division I institution until 1987. It joined the Big South conference in 1983, the year the conference was established.[2]

Many student athletes from WU have gone on to play professionally in the United States or abroad after their collegiate careers. A few of these figures include: Marco Reda (soccer), Kevin Slowey (baseball), Pam Barnett (golf), Xavier Cooks (basketball), and Michael Jenkins (basketball).

Teams[edit]

Men's Women's Coed
Baseball Basketball eSports
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Lacrosse
Soccer Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track and field Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Baseball[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (4): 1985, 1987, 1999, 2005
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (5): 1995, 2001, 2014, 2017

Softball[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (6): 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2007, 2008
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (6): 1988, 1989, 1991, 2005, 2007, 2008

Men’s Basketball[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (11): 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (9): 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017

Women’s Basketball[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (1): 2014

Men’s Cross Country[edit]

  • Big South Championships (2): 1999, 200

Women’s Cross Country[edit]

  • Big South Championships (0):

eSports[edit]

  • Big South Championships (0):

Women’s Golf[edit]

  • Big South Championships (3): 1989, 1990, 1991

Men’s Soccer[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (6): 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (5): 1987, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2015

Women’s Soccer[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (0):
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (3): 2006, 2010, 2011

Men’s Tennis[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (7): 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2015
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (9): 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2018

Women’s Tennis[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (20): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (19): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

Men’s Track and Field[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (0):
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (0):

Women’s Track and Field[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (0):
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (0):

Women’s Lacrosse[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (2): 2015, 2016
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (2): 2015, 2016

Women’s Volleyball[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (5): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (6): 1988, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011

Miscellaneous[edit]

Mascot: Big Stuff (and Little Stuff)

Chant: “Rock the Hill”

Outfitter: Adidas

Official craft brewery: Full Spectrum Brewing Company[3]

Rivalries: UNC Asheville, Coastal Carolina

Radio network: 94.3 FM and 104.1 The Bridge

NCAA statistical leaders[edit]

In 2006, James Shuler (men's basketball) led the nation in highest single game free-throw percentage (100%, 18/18).[4]

In 2007, Michael Jenkins (men's basketball) led the nation in most three-point field goals made in a single game (12).[4]

In 2012, Diana Choibekova (women’s basketball) led the nation in three-point field goal average (3.9 per game).[5]

In the 2018-19 season, the men's basketball program led the nation in three-point field goals per gam (12.4).

Olympics[edit]

Lucille Godbold
Winthrop Olympians
Athlete Sport Location Country Medals
Lucille Godbold Track and Field 1922 Paris United States Gold in shot put

Bronze in javelin throw

Craig Bradshaw Basketball 2004 Athens

2008 Beijing

New Zealand N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winthrop University Art Sheet" (PDF). WinthropEagles.com. September 10, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  2. ^ University, Winthrop. "Winthrop University History - Chronology". www.winthrop.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  3. ^ "Winthrop Announces Full Spectrum Brewing Co. Partnership, Rock the Mill Event - Winthrop University". Winthrop University. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  4. ^ a b pbrock (2013-11-27). "NCAA Men's Basketball Records Books". NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  5. ^ "Big South Conference". bigsouthsports.com. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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