Rollins Tars
UniversityRollins College
ConferenceSunshine State Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorPennie Parker
LocationWinter Park, Florida
Varsity teams23
Basketball arenaHarold & Ted Alfond Sports Center
Baseball stadiumAlfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field
Soccer stadiumBarker Family Stadium at Cahall-Sandspur Field
Other venuesAlfond Swimming Pool
ColorsRollins blue, white, and Rollins gold[2]

The Rollins Tars are the athletic teams that represent Rollins College, located in Winter Park, Florida, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Tars—an archaic name for a sailor[1]—compete as members of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) for all 23 varsity sports. Rollins has been a member of the SSC since 1975.[3]

Varsity teams

List of teams

Rollins previously fielded a college football team, first in 1904 and last in 1949.[4]

Further information: Rollins Tars football

Women's golf

In 1950 and 1956, Betty Rowland and Marlene Stewart, respectively, won the women's individual intercollegiate golf championship (an event conducted by the Division of Girls' and Women's Sports (DGWS) — which later evolved into the current NCAA women's golf championship). In later years, Bettina Walker (1988, 1989), Debbie Pappas (1990, 1991, 1992), Mariana De Biase (2006) and Joanna Coe (2008) became individual national champions at the Small College and NCAA Division II levels. As a team, Rollins College has won 13 national championships.[3]

National championships

The Tars have won twelve NCAA Division II team national championships.


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
NCAA (12) Division II (12) Men's Golf (2) 1970 Georgia Southern 1,195–1,205
2002 Cal State Stanislaus 1,194–1,195
Women's Golf (6) 2003 Florida Southern 1,237–1,276
2004 Ferris State
Florida Southern
2005 Grand Valley State 1,185–1,220
2006 Ferris State 919–925
2008 Nova Southeastern 1,181–1,188
2016 Indianapolis 1,173—1,182
Men's Tennis (4) 1966 Cal State Los Angeles
Long Beach State
1972 Kalamazoo
1991 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 5–3
2001 Hawaii Pacific 5–0


  1. ^ a b "Rollins Athletics Quick Facts". Rollins Athletics Department. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  2. ^ "Rollins Brand Guideline 2019" (PDF). Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rollins Women's Golf Tradition". July 3, 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Rollins Football: A History". From the Rollins Archives. March 3, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2020.