Winthrop Eagles
UniversityWinthrop University
ConferenceBig South Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorKen Halpin
LocationRock Hill, South Carolina
Varsity teams17
Basketball arenaWinthrop Coliseum
Baseball stadiumWinthrop Ballpark
Soccer stadiumEagle Field
NicknameEagles
ColorsGarnet and gold[1]
   
Websitewww.winthropeagles.com
Winthrop is a member of the Big South Conference.
Winthrop is a member of the Big South Conference.

The Winthrop Eagles are the intercollegiate athletics teams that represent Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Winthrop's 17 men's and women's teams compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Big South Conference.

NCAA Championships

Winthrop University has two team national championships awarded by the NCAA.

Esports 2021 League of Legends National Champions 2021 Rocket League National Champions [2]

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History

Winthrop University was founded in 1886, but the school didn't become an NCAA Division I institution until 1987. It joined the Big South conference in 1983, the year the conference was established.[4]

Many student athletes from WU have gone on to play professionally in the United States or abroad after their collegiate careers. A few of these figures include: Marco Reda (soccer), Kevin Slowey (baseball), Pam Barnett (golf), Xavier Cooks (basketball), and Michael Jenkins (basketball).

Teams

Men's Women's Coed
Baseball Basketball eSports
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Lacrosse
Soccer Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Track and field
Volleyball

Baseball

Softball

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

Men’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country

eSports

Women’s Golf

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Tennis

Women’s Tennis

Men’s Track and Field

Women’s Track and Field

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s Volleyball

Miscellaneous

Mascot: Big Stuff (and Little Stuff)

Chant: “Rock the Hill”

Outfitter: Adidas

Official craft brewery: Full Spectrum Brewing Company[5]

Rivalries: UNC Asheville, Coastal Carolina

Radio network: 94.3 FM and 104.1 The Bridge

NCAA statistical leaders

In the 2006-07 season, James Shuler (men's basketball) led the nation in highest single game free-throw percentage (100%, 18/18).[6]

In the 2007-08 season, Michael Jenkins (men's basketball) led the nation in most three-point field goals made in a single game (12).[6]

In the 2012-13 season, Diana Choibekova (women’s basketball) led the nation in three-point field goal average (3.9 per game).[7]

In the 2018-19 season, the men's basketball team led the nation in three-point field goals per gam (12.4).

In the 2019-20 season, Chase Claxton (men's basketball) shot 81.2% to lead the nation in two-point shooting average.

In the 2019-20 season, the men's basketball team had 1388 rebounds to lead the nation in total rebounds.

In the 2020-21 season, Chandler Vaudrin (men's basketball) led the nation in triple-doubles at 3 in total.

Olympics

Lucille Godbold
Lucille Godbold
Winthrop Olympians
Athlete Sport Location Country Medals
Lucille Godbold Track and Field 1922 Paris United States Gold in shot put

Bronze in javelin throw

Craig Bradshaw Basketball 2004 Athens

2008 Beijing

New Zealand N/A

References

  1. ^ "Winthrop University Art Sheet" (PDF). WinthropEagles.com. September 10, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  2. ^ https://winthropeagles.com/news/2021/6/1/winthrop-esports-wins-league-of-legends-college-championship.aspx
  3. ^ https://winthropeagles.com/news/2021/5/4/esports-claims-collegiate-esports-national-championship.aspx
  4. ^ University, Winthrop. "Winthrop University History - Chronology". www.winthrop.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  5. ^ "Winthrop Announces Full Spectrum Brewing Co. Partnership, Rock the Mill Event - Winthrop University". Winthrop University. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  6. ^ a b pbrock (2013-11-27). "NCAA Men's Basketball Records Books". NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  7. ^ "Big South Conference". bigsouthsports.com. Retrieved 2018-04-17.