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 teams16
Basketball arenaWinthrop Coliseum
Baseball stadiumWinthrop Ballpark
Soccer stadiumEagle Field
NicknameEagles
ColorsGarnet and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.winthropeagles.com
Winthrop Coliseum

The Winthrop Eagles are composed of 16 teams representing Winthrop University in intercollegiate athletics, competing in the NCAA Division I. The Eagles are members of the Big South Conference.

History[edit]

Although the school was founded in 1886, Winthrop 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 Europe after their collegiate careers. A few of these figures include: Marco Reda (soccer), Kevin Slowey (baseball), Pam Barnett (golf), and Michael Jenkins (basketball).

In May 2018, the Winthrop men's basketball team secured the commitment of DII transfer Chandler Vaudrin, who led the nation in triple-doubles in 2017-2018.[3]

Teams[edit]

Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
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
  • National Championships (0):

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
  • National Championships (0):

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
  • National Championships (0):

Women’s Basketball[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (1): 2014
  • National Championships (0):

Men’s Cross Country[edit]

  • Big South Championships (2): 1999, 200
  • National Championships (0):

Women’s Cross Country[edit]

  • Big South Championships (0):
  • National Championships (0):

Men’s Golf[edit]

  • Big South Championships (0):
  • National Championships (0):

Women’s Golf[edit]

  • Big South Championships (3): 1989, 1990, 1991
  • National Championships (0):

Men’s Soccer[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (5): 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (5): 1987, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2015
  • National Championships (0):

Women’s Soccer[edit]

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

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
  • National Championships (0):

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
  • National Championships (0):

Men’s Track and Field[edit]

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

Women’s Track and Field[edit]

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

Women’s Lacrosse[edit]

  • Big South Tournament Championships (2): 2015, 2016
  • Big South Regular Season Championships (2): 2015, 2016
  • National Championships (0):

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
  • National Championships (0):

Miscellaneous[edit]

Mascot: Big Stuff (and Little Stuff)

Chant: “Rock the Hill”

Outfitter: Adidas

Official craft brewery: Full Spectrum Brewing Company[4]

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).[5]

In 2007, Michael Jenkins (men's basketball) led the nation in most three-point field goals made in a single game (12).[5]

In 2012, Diana Choibekova (women’s basketball) led the nation in three-point field goal average (3.9 per game).[6]

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 Eagles Athletics Graphics Standars Manual (PDF). Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ University, Winthrop. "Winthrop University History - Chronology". www.winthrop.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  3. ^ http://winthropeagles.com/news/2018/5/16/mens-basketball-nations-triple-double-leader-chandler-vaudrin-to-join-winthrop-basketball.aspx
  4. ^ "Winthrop Announces Full Spectrum Brewing Co. Partnership, Rock the Mill Event - Winthrop University". Winthrop University. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  5. ^ a b pbrock (2013-11-27). "NCAA Men's Basketball Records Books". NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  6. ^ "Big South Conference". bigsouthsports.com. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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