West Florida Argonauts

The West Florida Argonauts are composed of 16 NCAA sports teams which make up the athletic program for the University of West Florida.

West Florida Argonauts
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UniversityUniversity of West Florida
ConferenceGulf South Conference
NCAANCAA Division II
Athletic directorDave Scott
LocationPensacola, Florida
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumAdmiral Fetterman Field
Basketball arenaUWF Field House
Baseball stadiumJim Spooner Field
MascotArgie the Argonaut
NicknameArgos/Argonauts
ColorsRoyal Blue and Kelly Green[1]
         
Websitewww.goargos.com

Athletic DepartmentEdit

UWF intercollegiate athletics compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.

Men's intercollegiate sports: Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Cross country, Golf, and Football.

Women's intercollegiate sports: Basketball, Tennis, Cross country, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, and Volleyball.

FootballEdit

UWF made the decision to add a football program. The Argos signed their first recruiting class in February 2015 and Fall of 2015 featured practice and intrasquad scrimmages. The first year of varsity competition was the 2016 season. The Argos first home game was on September 10, 2016 at Blue Wahoos Stadium against Missouri S&T Miners. In 2017, the Argonauts advanced to the national championship game, where they lost to Texas A&M–Commerce. They finally got their national title in 2019 when they won against Minnesota State.

Program achievementsEdit

Gulf South Conference Champions
NCAA Division II Team Playoff Participants 2017, 2019
NCAA Division II Regional Championships 2017, 2019
NCAA Division II National Championships 2019

All-time record vs. Gulf South Conference teamsEdit

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current GSC opponents:

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First
Delta State 2 2 .500 Won 2 2016
Florida Tech 3 1 .750 Won 1 2016
Mississippi College 4 0 1.000 Won 4 2016
North Greenville 2 0 1.000 Won 2 2018
Shorter 4 0 1.000 Won 4 2016
Valdosta State 1 4 .200 Won 1 2016
West Alabama 2 3 .400 Won 1 2016
West Georgia 3 2 .600 Won 1 2016
Totals 21 12 .636

BaseballEdit

West Florida has had 18 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[2]

Year Player Round Team
1982 Thomas Czuk 24 Athletics
1987 Randall Ward 36 Braves
1989 Mark Ettles 33 Tigers
1991 Patrick Underhill 50 Rangers
1992 Jason Smith 37 Red Sox
1993 Chris Schmitt 21 Brewers
1994 Greg Beck 34 Brewers
1997 Ron Ricks 57 Angels
2003 Jeremy Noegel 34 Blue Jays
2004 Pat Cottrell 33 Devil Rays
2009 John Church 23 Mets
2010 Kevin Johnson 20 Angels
2011 Greg Pron 42 Mets
2011 Brandon Brewer 36 Angels
2011 Ben Hawkins 36 Nationals
2011 Daniel Vargas-Vila 28 Angels
2011 Dustin Lawley 19 Mets
2012 Brian Ellington 16 Marlins

Achievements[3]Edit

NCAA Division II Team National Championships (9)Edit

  • Baseball: 2011
  • Men's Golf: 2001, 2008
  • Men's Tennis: 2004, 2005, 2014, 2017
  • Women's Soccer: 2012
  • Football: 2019

NAIA Team National Championships (1)Edit

  • Softball: 1993

Gulf South Conference All Sports Trophies (30)Edit

  • Men's: 8 (97-98, 02-03, 06-07, 11-12, 12-13, 15-16, 16-17, 17-18)
  • Women's: 16 (97-98, 98-99, 03-04, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14, 14-15, 15-16, 16-17, 18-19)
  • Overall (started in 2013–14): 6 (13–14, 14–15, 15-16, 16-17, 17-18, 18-19)

NCAA Division II Individual National Championships (18)Edit

  • Men's Golf – Orjan Larsen (1998)
  • Men's Golf - Chandler Blanchet (2017)
  • Women's Swimming & Diving - Monica Amaral (2016 1-Meter & 3-Meter Diving)
  • Women's Swimming & Diving - Theresa Michalak (2016 100-Yard Breaststroke)
  • Women's Swimming & Diving - Monica Amaral (2017 1-Meter & 3-Meter Diving)
  • Women's Swimming & Diving - Theresa Michalak (2017 50-Yard Freestyle, 100-Yard Freestyle, 100-Yard Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly)
  • Men's Tennis – Jens Gerlach/Matt Wallhead (1996)
  • Men's Tennis – Radovan Chrz (2000 – ITA Singles, ITA "Super Bowl")
  • Men's Tennis – Radovan Chrz (2000 – ITA Singles)
  • Men's Tennis – Bruno Savi (2013 – ITA Singles)
  • Men's Tennis - Alex Peyrot/Pedro Dumont (2016 - ITA Doubles)
  • Women's Tennis - Berta Bonardi (2018 - ITA Singles)
  • Women's Tennis - Berta Bonardi (2019 - ITA Singles)

NAIA Individual National Championships: (6)Edit

  • Men's Cross Country – John Viitanen (1996 – Marathon)
  • Men's Tennis – Eric Hochman (1990 – Singles)
  • Men's Tennis – Eric Hochman/Geoffrey Watts (1991 – Doubles)
  • Men's Tennis – Sorin Cherebetiu/Andrej Tonejc (1992 – Doubles)
  • Women's Tennis – Bronna Allison/Laura Cadena (1988 – Doubles)
  • Women's Tennis – Bronna Allison (1989 – Singles)

Conference Championships (101)Edit

Gulf South Conference Championships (98)Edit

  • Baseball: 1 (2007)
  • Men's Basketball: 1 (2018)
  • Men's Cross Country: 2 (1994, 1996)
  • Men's Golf: 16 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Men's Soccer: 9 (1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
  • Men's Tennis: 13 (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Softball: 4 (1998, 2004, 2005, 2019)
  • Volleyball: 8 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Women's Basketball: 1 (2014)
  • Women's Cross Country: 3 (1996, 2011, 2012)
  • Women's Golf: 10 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Women's Soccer: 11 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018)
  • Women's Tennis: 19 (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference Championships (3)Edit

  • Women's Swimming and Diving: 2015, 2016, 2020

Gulf South Conference Commissioner's Trophies (8)Edit

  • Krissy Styrna - Softball (2001–02)
  • Kevin Warrick - Men's Golf (2002–03)
  • Lindsay Nemanich - Women's Soccer (2006–07)
  • Suzana Cavalcante - Women's Tennis (2007–08)
  • Courtney Jones - Women's Soccer (2009–10)
  • Kevin Ducros - Men's Tennis (2012–13)
  • Autumn Duyn - Women's Volleyball (2015–16)
  • Chandler Blanchet - Men's Golf (2017–18)

Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame (4)Edit

  • Richard Berg, Athletic Director - Class of 2014 (Inaugural Class)
  • Radovan Chrz, Men's Tennis - Class of 2017
  • Suzana Cavalcante, Women's Tennis - Class of 2018
  • Kevin Warrick, Men's Golf - Class of 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of West Florida Art Sheet (PDF). December 14, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  3. ^ "UWF Athletics History". UWF Athletics. Retrieved 22 April 2016.

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