West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats

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West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats
UniversityWest Virginia Wesleyan College
ConferenceMountain East
NCAADivision II
LocationBuckhannon, West Virginia
Varsity teams21
Football stadiumCebe Ross Field
Basketball arenaRockefeller Center
Baseball stadiumHank Ellis Field
Softball stadiumCulpepper Field
NicknameBobcats
ColorsOrange and black[1]
   
Websitewesleyanbobcats.com

The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats are the athletic teams that represent West Virginia Wesleyan College, located in Buckhannon, West Virginia, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Bobcats compete as members of the Mountain East Conference for all twenty-one varsity sports.

Varsity teams[edit]

List of teams[edit]

Individual sports[edit]

Football[edit]

One of the earliest sporting traditions at Wesleyan was football, which was introduced in the pre-college seminary in 1898. The school colors of orange and black go back to that very first game, when fullback and team captain Frank Thompson wore a turtleneck sweater in Princeton University's orange and black to honor two football greats of that university whom he especially admired. A more comprehensive athletic program was formally organized at the collegiate level in 1902. Early sports included football, baseball, basketball, and gymnastics, all for men only.

Many WVWC alumni have gone on to play professional sports. Among them, two alumni have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Earl "Greasy" Neale '15 of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969 and Cliff Battles '33 of the Washington Redskins in 1968.

National championships[edit]

Team[edit]

Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
NAIA Single Men's Soccer (5)[2] 1984 Fresno Pacific 3–2 (OT)
1985 Fresno Pacific 4–3 (OT)
1989 Boca Raton 1–0
1990 Boca Raton 3–1
1994 Mobile 4–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graphis Standards Manual" (PDF). Retrieved August 17, 2023.
  2. ^ "NAIA Men's Soccer Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. Retrieved 6 March 2022.

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