Arkansas–Monticello Boll Weevils and Cotton Blossoms

The Arkansas–Monticello Boll Weevils and Cotton Blossoms are composed of 10 teams representing the University of Arkansas at Monticello in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, and golf. Men's sports include baseball and football. Women's sports include volleyball and softball. The Boll Weevils and Cotton Blossoms compete in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Great American Conference.[2]

Arkansas–Monticello Boll Weevils and Cotton Blossoms
UniversityUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello
ConferenceGreat American Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorHud Jackson
LocationMonticello, Arkansas
Varsity teams10
Football stadiumWillis "Convoy" Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium
Basketball arenaSteelman Fieldhouse
Baseball stadiumWeevils Field
NicknameBoll Weevils (men)
Cotton Blossoms (women)
ColorsKelly green and white[1]


Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Golf
Football Softball
Golf Volleyball


UAM pitcher Jeff Harvill delivers a pitch at Minute Maid Park in 2014.

Arkansas–Monticello has had 5 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[3]

Year Player Round Team
1965 Eubanks JamesJames Eubanks 24 Yankees
1970 Payne MackMack Payne 9 Royals
1982 Rhodes VernonVernon Rhodes 7 Blue Jays
2001 Green SteveSteve Green 40 Cardinals
2001 Nowlen JakeJake Nowlen 33 Cardinals


Boll Weevils Mascot

Current head coaches (as of August 25, 2021)Edit

Name Sport Alma mater Year Entering UAM Record Career Record
John Harvey Baseball Lyon College 8th 160-125 314-273
Chad Tapp Men's Basketball Taylor University 1st
Hud Jackson Football McNeese State University 8th 25-58 25-58
Kyle Lem Softball Henderson State University 3rd 0-0 0-0
Jocelyn Garcia Volleyball Concordia-Nebraska 2nd
Markell Cox Women's Basketball University of Arkansas Pine Bluff 8th
Rob Leonard Men's & Women's Cross Country N/A 35th
Ken Hamilton Men's & Women's Golf Texas A&M Commerce 1st


Battle of the TimberlandsEdit

The Battle of the Timberlands is an annual football game between University of Arkansas-Monticello and Southern Arkansas University. The game became known as the "Battle of the Timberlands" in 2012 when a traveling trophy for the contest was created. The rivalry between the two schools dates back to 1913. Both schools are currently members of the Great American Conference. Through the 88 games played, SAU leads the series 52-36-1. UAM won most recently on November 10, 2018 by a score of 20-17.


  1. ^ "UAM Quick Facts". Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "University of Arkansas at Monticello". Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Arkansas at Monticello (Monticello, AR)"". Retrieved 2014-06-09.

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