Celebrating 125 years of opportunity and excellence
The sports and uniforms have changed through the years. Today we field 17 Division I Southern Conference teams and boast championships and records. Here’s a look back at athletics — from the Class of 1900 basketball team to Paul Chelimo’s 2016 Olympic silver medal.
UNCG’s Southern Conference men’s basketball team plays all home games at the Greensboro Coliseum. From a Southern Conference regular season title win to an all-time scoring record, fans have something to cheer for.
With regular season titles and tournament championships, Spartans softball takes a lead with fans.
Men’s Basketball Dixie Championship
The 1979-80 Men’s Basketball Team won the Dixie Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament under Coach Larry Hargett.
A national runner-up in 1983 and Big South tournament champion in 1997, the women’s tennis team has been a tough one to match.
The Division I women’s soccer team is one of the top teams in the Southern Conference.
Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
Both men’s and women’s track and field have a history of national qualifiers and record setters.
For three years in a row, women’s volleyball has hit the 11-win mark in the Southern Conference, and in 2016 the team ranked in the top 50 nationally in several areas.
Men’s and women’s cross country squads competed in the NCAA Southeast Regionals in 2016-17, finishing 29th overall.
Intersociety Sports Day
This annual event at Woman’s College provided friendly competition with bowling and relay events between campus literary societies.
Men’s tennis serves up competition under the leadership of Tennis Director Jeff Trivette, who has worked with UNCG tennis for more than two decades.
Olympic Medalist Paul Chelimo
UNCG’s Paul Chelimo broke records and won the Southern Conference Cross Country Championship, Runner of the Year, and NCAA East Regional Championship before winning silver in the 5000-meter event at the 2016 Olympics.
Spartan G’s Dance Team
The Spartan G’s perform at all men’s and women’s home basketball games.
Alum Andy Bare became the first Spartan to qualify for a major golf tournament when he qualified for the 106th US Open in 2006.
At a parade or on the sidelines, the Spartan cheerleaders have spirit, yes, they do!
With five national championships for the team, the UNCG’s men’s soccer program was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017.