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West Georgia Athletics

 

UWG Athletics is a member of the NCAA, Division II, and the Gulf South Conference (GSC). The university currently fields 11 NCAA varsity teams: Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Football, Men's and Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Softball, and Women's Volleyball. UWG athletic teams have earned numerous conference, regional, and national rankings and titles, including a 1974 Men's Basketball National Championship and a 1982 Football Championship. Both teams have continued winning traditions in recent years, with Men's Basketball participating in seven NCAA regional tournaments and 12 GSC tournaments since 1994. In 2002 the team won their GSC Tournament, the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. UWG Football won GSC titles in 1997, 1998, and 2000 and advanced to four NCAA regional tournaments.

Two of UWG's newest sports, women's Soccer and women's Golf, have made strong starts, with Women's Soccer advancing to GSC tournaments its first two conference seasons in 2005 and 2006. Women's Basketball won the 1994 GSC tournament, hosted two NCAA Regional Tournaments in the 1990's, and has become a regular GSC tournament participant (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006). Women's Volleyball is developing into a GSC tournament contender, with tournament appearances in 2004, 2005, and 2006. UWG Softball made GSC tournament appearances in 2002 and 2006.

Both Men's and Women's Cross Country teams have strong competitive records in the GSC, having won eight conference titles since the mid-1990's. The Women's Cross Country team won the NCAA Regional in 2000, and a female runner was the 2003 NCAA Regional Individual Champion. UWG Baseball won both the GSC tournament and the NCAA Regional in 1998 before advancing to the College World Series.

The Athletics department also sponsors both Co-Ed and All-Girl UCA Cheerleading squads. The Co-Ed squad won its sixth consecutive (2002-2007) UCA National Championship, and the All-Girl squad won its third (2004, 2006, and 2007) UCA National Championship in January, 2007.

If you are interested in finding out more information about a specific program, including tryouts, we encourage you to contact the coach listed below. Also, visit www.uwgsports.com to get updated information about sports schedules, and about your UWG Wolves sports teams!

 

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