Francis Marion Patriots
UniversityFrancis Marion University
ConferenceConference Carolinas (primary)
Southland (men's golf)
NCAADivision II
Division I (men's golf)
Athletic directorMurray Hartzler
LocationFlorence, South Carolina
Varsity teams15 (7 men's, 8 women's)
Basketball arenaSmith University Center
Baseball stadiumSparrow Stadium
Softball stadiumFMU Softball Stadium
Soccer stadiumHartzler Soccer Field
Tennis venueKassab Tennis Courts
MascotFrank the Fox
ColorsRed, white, and blue[1]
Team NCAA championships
Individual and relay NCAA champions

The Francis Marion Patriots are the athletic teams that represent Francis Marion University, located in Florence, South Carolina, in intercollegiate sports at the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in Conference Carolinas since the 2021–22 academic year.

Francis Marion competes in fifteen intercollegiate varsity sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field; while women's sports include acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Francis Marion's men's golf program competes at the Division I level as an affiliate member of the Southland Conference.

Conference affiliations


Varsity teams

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Acrobatics and tumbling
Basketball Basketball
Cross country Cross country
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Tennis Tennis
Track and field Track and field

National championships


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
AIAW Division II Women's basketball 1982 College of Charleston 92–83
NAIA No division Women's basketball 1986 Wayland Baptist 75–65
NCAA Division II Men's golf[4] 2003 Rollins 1,149–1,163


Association Division Sport Year Individual(s) Event Score
NCAA Division II Women's Tennis[5] 1993 Mary Hirst and Lee Whitwell Women's Doubles


  1. ^ "University Communications". Retrieved January 20, 2023.
  2. ^ "2022-23 PBC CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE". Retrieved January 20, 2023.
  3. ^ "Conference History". Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "DII Men's Golf Championship History". Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  5. ^ "Division II Women's Tennis Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 4, 2016.