West Chester Golden Rams
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UniversityWest Chester University of Pennsylvania
ConferencePennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorTerry Beattie
LocationWest Chester, Pennsylvania
Varsity teams23
Football stadiumJohn A. Farrell Stadium
Basketball arenaHollinger Field House
Baseball stadiumSerpico Stadium
MascotRammy
NicknameGolden Rams
Fight songThe RAM Fight Song
ColorsPurple and gold[1]
   
Websitewww.wcupagoldenrams.com

The West Chester Golden Rams represent West Chester University of Pennsylvania, which is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in intercollegiate sports. They compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in NCAA Division II.

The university currently fields 23 varsity Division II men's and women's teams.

The men's basketball team is coached by Damien Blair and won its first NCAA Division II Tournament game in 2018.[2] In 2019–20, the team was ranked eighth and began the season on a 13-game win streak.[3]

Facilities

Varsity athletic teams

National championships

The West Chester University Golden Rams have won a total of eleven team national championships.

NCAA national team championships

Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Pre-Division (1) Men's Soccer (1) 1961 Saint Louis 2–0
Division II (7) Baseball (2)[4] 2012 Delta State 9–0
2017 UC San Diego 5–2
Field Hockey (3) 2011 UMass Lowell 2–1
2012 UMass Lowell 5–0
2019 Saint Anselm 2–1
Women's Lacrosse (2)[5] 2002 Stonehill 11–6
2008 C.W. Post 13–6

AIAW/DGWS national team championships

Prior to the NCAA sanctioned women's sports, West Chester University's women's teams competed for national championships under the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and its predecessors, the Division for Girls' and Women's Sports (DGWS) and the Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (CIAW).

Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
AIAW Division I Women's Basketball 1969 Western Carolina 65–39
- Women's Lacrosse 1975 Ursinus 2–1 (ps)
1976 Ursinus 2–0
1977 Ursinus 1–0
1978 Delaware 3–2
DGWS - Women's Swimming & Diving 1972 - -

Notable athletes

See also

References

  1. ^ "West Chester University Logo Policies". Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Smith, EJ (November 7, 2018). "West Chester basketball teams highlight local small-college landscape". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  3. ^ Geoghegan, Neil (January 8, 2020). "Unbeaten West Chester University earns highest NCAA ranking in 37 years". Daily Local News. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Division II Baseball Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 10, 2016.