Auburn Montgomery Warhawks
UniversityAuburn University at Montgomery
ConferenceGulf South Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorJessie Rosa
LocationMontgomery, Alabama
Varsity teams11
Basketball arenaAUM Basketball Complex
Baseball stadiumAUM Baseball Complex
Soccer stadiumAUM Soccer Complex
Other arenasAUM Softball Complex (Softball), AUM Tennis Complex (Tennis)
NicknameWarhawks
Websitewww.aumathletics.com

The Auburn Montgomery Warhawks is a sports team for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) that participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. The Warhawks are members of the Gulf South Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country soccer, and tennis. Women's sports include basketball, cross-country soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The teams formerly competed under the name 'Senators' until August 18, 2011, when the college changed its nickname to 'Warhawks.'[1]

NCAA membership

Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) participated in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for approximately 30 years. However, during those 30 years, AUM had routinely explored possible future participation in NCAA Division II. AUM was accepted into the membership process into the NCAA Division II on July 12, 2013, but the decision was reversed on July 26, 2013.[2] AUM was expected to join the Peach Belt Conference in 2014–15, but this was apparently set aside when the NCAA refused to admit the school.[3] However, the school reapplied and was approved to begin the three-year Division II membership process on July 17, 2015 and began the transition with the 2015–16 season, while joining the Gulf South Conference for all sports effective in the 2017–18 season.[4]

Accomplishments

While participating in the NAIA, AUM teams won 25 national championship, 14 by the women's tennis team (1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015), 9 by the men's tennis team (1987, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) and most-recently consecutive championships by the softball team (2014, 2015). In addition, 22 teams finished as national runners-up. Individually, a student-athlete was named to an NAIA All-American team 451 times and 135 times a student-athlete was selected as an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for their work in the classroom. On 32 occasions, an AUM head coach was selected as the National Coach of the Year. AUM teams have won a combined 107 conference or district championships and made 107 NAIA National Tournament appearances.

References

  1. ^ "Auburn Montgomery selects "Warhawk" as new mascot". WSFA. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
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  3. ^ "College Sports - A.U.M". The Montgomery Advertiser. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  4. ^ http://www.aumathletics.com/article/2803.php[permanent dead link]