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Athletics & Recreation

On-campus facilities include gymnasia, weight and exercise rooms, a fitness course, athletic training facility, an indoor swimming pool, dance studios, several golf holes, twelve lighted tennis courts, and playing fields for soccer, softball, and other field sports.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University fields eight men’s and eight women’s teams, all affiliated with the Southern Conference:

Men’s Teams

Women’s Teams

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country and Track

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Wrestling

Basketball

Cross Country and Track

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Volleyball

 

The University also supports a pep band, a dance team, and a coed cheerleading squad.

UNCG is a member of one of the oldest and most respected Division I conferences in the nation. The Southern Conference has as members: Appalachian State University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson College, Elon University, Furman University, Georgia Southern University, Samford University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Wofford College, and Western Carolina University.

UNCG sports schedules for the 2008–09 season are highlighted by contests with some of the biggest names in collegiate athletics. In addition to Southern Conference foes and in-state and regional rivals, home and road contests are scheduled with Atlantic Coast Conference members and other nationally ranked teams in a variety of sports.

The Spartans compete in outstanding home facilities. The UNCG Soccer Stadium, completed in 1991, seats 3,540 and is the scene for all home men's and women's soccer games. The Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium in the HHP Building, completed in 1989, seats approximately 2,000 and is the home for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling contests. The baseball stadium, completed in 1999, seats 900 with additional lawn seating down both foul lines. It is one of the finest on-campus facilities in the South. The newly remodeled tennis facility has twelve courts and spectator seating. The new softball stadium with permanent seating for 500 opened spring 2006. It is one of the top collegiate softball stadiums in the Southeast. The Greensboro Coliseum, located just one mile from campus, is the site of some home basketball contests.

The men's basketball team won the Southern Conference title in 2001 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time in five years. In 2002, for the first time in UNCG history, the men's team received a bid to the postseason National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The following season, the men's team received the opportunity to compete in the preseason NIT. This was the first time in UNCG and Southern Conference history that a team had served as a host site for such a nationally recognized event. The women's basketball program won the Southern Conference title in 1998 and played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Alabama. In 2002, the women's team received a bid to participate in the postseason Women's NIT, the first time in the program's history.

The men's soccer program has captured five Southern Conference titles and made eight NCAA Tournament appearances during the school's NCAA Division I era. The program has produced several All-Americans, most recently Scott Jones and Randi Patterson, who have gone on to play professionally in MLS. In the 2004 season, the men's soccer team was ranked in the Top 10 for most of the season and was the consensus No. 1-ranked team for three consecutive weeks. In 2005 and 2006, the Spartans won both the Southern Conference regular season and conference tournament titles. Each of the last three seasons, the team has reached the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16. The women's soccer program has captured seven Southern Conference titles and has made seven NCAA Tournament appearances. In 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2007 the women's team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This past season, the team won both the Southern Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles. Most recently, the Spartans defeated Memphis in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The softball program has experienced tremendous success in Division I. The program has produced four Southern Conference Players of the Year. The baseball program has established itself as one of the premier teams in the Southern Conference.

Equity in Athletics

Pursuant to the federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information about equity in UNCG’s intercollegiate athletics programs may be obtained from the UNCG Athletics Department, 337 HHP Building, UNCG, PO Box 26168, Greensboro, NC 27402-6168.