Auburn Montgomery Warhawks
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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 venuesAUM Softball Complex (Softball), AUM Tennis Complex (Tennis)
NicknameWarhawks
Websitewww.aumathletics.com

The Auburn Montgomery Warhawks (or AUM Warhawks) are the athletic teams that represent Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), located in Montgomery, Alabama, in intercollegiate sports as a member of the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in the Gulf South Conference (GSC) as a provisional member since the 2017–18 academic year (which achieved D-II full member status in 2019–20). The Warhawks previously competed as an NCAA D-II Independent during the 2016–17 school year; and in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC; formerly known as Georgia–Alabama–Carolina Conference (GACC) until after the 2003–04 school year) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) from 1999–2000 to 2015–16.

Conference affliliations

Varsity teams

AUM competes in 11 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Move to NCAA Division II

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.[1] AUM was expected to join the Peach Belt Conference in the 2014–15 season, but this was apparently set aside when the NCAA refused to admit the school.[2] 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.[3]

Nickname

The teams formerly competed under the name 'Senators' until August 18, 2011, when the college changed its nickname to 'Warhawks.'[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. ^ "Archived copy". www.ncaa.org. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "College Sports - A.U.M". The Montgomery Advertiser. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.aumathletics.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Auburn Montgomery selects "Warhawk" as new mascot". WSFA. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.