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West Georgia Wolves
West Georgia Wolves
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UniversityUniversity of West Georgia
ConferenceGulf South Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorDaryl Dickey
LocationCarrollton, Georgia
Varsity teams13
Football stadiumUniversity Stadium
Basketball arenaThe Coliseum
Baseball stadiumCole Field
Soccer stadiumUniversity Soccer Field
NicknameWolves
(formerly Braves)
ColorsBlue and Red[1]
         
Websitewww.uwgsports.com

The West Georgia Wolves (UWG Wolves, formerly the West Georgia Braves) are the athletic teams that represent the University of West Georgia, located in Carrollton, Georgia, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Wolves compete as members of the Gulf South Conference for all 13 varsity sports. West Georgia has been a member of the GSC since 1983.

Varsity teams

List of teams

Athletic achievements

  • Basketball: holds one National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship in 1974.[2]
  • Co-ed cheerleading: holds eight consecutive UCA Division II titles 2002-2009 and 15 total UCA division II titles for 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 wins.[3][4]
  • All-female cheerleading: has earned 6 UCA Division II National Championships in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. And 3 UCA Division I National Championships in 2013, 2017 and 2019.[3][4]

Cross country

Tim Brooks, former member of the 1999 Gulf South Conference Championship men's cross country team, was named head coach of the men's and women's teams in 2010.[5]

Football

Program achievements

Gulf South Conference Champions 1997, 1998, 2000, 2015
NCAA Division II Team Playoff Participants 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
NCAA Division II Regional Championships 2014, 2015
NCAA Division II National Championships
NCAA Division III Team Playoff Participants 1981, 1982
NCAA Division III Regional Championships 1982
NCAA Division III National Championships 1982

All-time record vs. Gulf South Conference teams

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current GSC opponents:

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First
Delta State 14 20 .412 Lost 1 1983
Florida Tech 4 3 .571 Lost 1 2013
Mississippi College 10 8 .556 Won 9 1984
North Greenville 2 0 1.000 Won 2 2018
Shorter 7 1 .875 Won 7 2012
Valdosta State 13 25 .342 Lost 1 1983
West Alabama 22 16 .579 Won 2 1983
West Florida 2 2 .500 Won 1 2016
Totals 74 75 .497

Softball

West Georgia's softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1974.[6]

Facilities

University Stadium

Home side of University Stadium.
Home side of University Stadium.

In 2003, the University of West Georgia acquired 250 acres (1.0 km2) from the city of Carrollton for the purpose of creating a stadium and athletic complex. Such a facility would serve a dual role: give the UWG sports teams a facility that they could use, and aid the university in attracting additional students. The funding for this venture was made possible through private donations and increased student fees approved by the Student Government Association.

During the summer of 2008, construction began on this facility and, in the fall of 2009, the University Stadium opened. The stadium seats roughly 9,600, providing ample space for any sporting or entertainment event.[7] Additionally, the new athletic complex includes a stadium and practice field for the Wolves' soccer program, a new softball stadium and a women's field house with locker-room facilities for women's sports. There are plans to relocate Cole Field from its current location beside the Biology Building to the Athletic Complex.

On October 4, 2014, the University Stadium hosted its first Top-25 matchup in its 6-year history. The game was between the then #24 UWG Wolves and the #22 UWA Tigers. It was the first time that Coach Will Hall faced his former team. The final scored showed just how tough of a game it would be as UWG edged out UWA 26-17. It was UWG's first win in the series after 5 previous tries.

The Coliseum

The Coliseum is an on-campus indoor arena in Carrollton, Georgia. It is primarily used for basketball and volleyball, and is the home field of the University of West Georgia. The arena holds 6,475 spectators and opened in 2009. The total construction cost was $24.7 million.[8]

The concourse level of the facility includes a two-story lobby that offers an area for event pre-function gatherings. The concourse level also features concession stands and restrooms.

The lower level of the facility houses the floor of the arena, spacious locker rooms for the men and women basketball teams, the volleyball team, visiting teams, and referees. Additionally, this level includes a trainer's facility. The Coliseum has a maple wood floor surrounded by seating and a four-sided, state-of-the-art video scoreboard suspended over center court.

The upper level includes three large skyboxes for UWG officials, boosters, and friends to gather during events.

The Coliseum hosts UWG commencement ceremonies, concerts, and other various events. The Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA and AAAA boys' and girls' basketball quarterfinal round of the playoffs are also held at this facility annually.

References

  1. ^ University of West Georgia Visual Brand Identity Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23.
  3. ^ a b "UWG Cheer History". Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ a b Lindenberger, Brian. "Cheer Dynasty Holds Strong". University of West Georgia. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "West Georgia names Cross-Country head coach". UWG. Retrieved .
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "University Stadium Information". Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Peterson's University of West Georgia Report" (PDF). 009 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. Peterson's. 2009. Retrieved .

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