Central Methodist Eagles

The Central Methodist Eagles are the athletic teams of Central Methodist University, located in Fayette, Missouri. CMU is currently a Division I NAIA school in the Heart of America Conference.[1]

Central Methodist Eagles
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UniversityCentral Methodist University
ConferenceHeart of America Athletic Conference
NAIARegion V
Athletic directorNatasha Wilson
LocationFayette, Missouri
Varsity teams15
Football stadiumDavis Field
Basketball arenaPuckett Field House
Baseball stadiumEstes Baseball Field
MascotEddie the Eagle
NicknameEagles
ColorsGreen and white
   
Websitewww.cmueagles.com

SportsEdit

Softball (women's)Edit

CMU Eagles softball head coach Pat Reardon became the winningest coach in the Heart of America Athletic Conference history, after a game-one win over Evangel (Mo.) on April 4, 2015, as he surpassed the Crusaders' Jerry Breaux. He also moved into the Top 10 on the NAIA active coaches wins list.

Basketball (men's)Edit

CMU Eagles men's basketball team first appeared in the NAIA tournament in 1943.

RugbyEdit

In the 1970s Central Methodist had a rugby team that enjoyed some national success. Roger B. Wilson, who later became Governor of Missouri, was a member of Central Methodist's rugby teams in the early 1970s. In that time Central Methodist regularly beat opponents such as the University of Missouri and posted the most lopsided victory in the history of sanctioned American rugby to that time (77-0 over St. Louis University). In 1973 Central Methodist won a regional rugby tournament by defeating the University of Missouri 32-4 in the championship game. Central Methodist then entered the national championship tournament, defeating the University of Notre Dame 24-10 and the University of Michigan 29-4 to reach the national semi-finals. Central Methodist lost its semi-final match to the University of Illinois 13-3 but won the consolation match to finish third in the nation.

Men's SoccerEdit

The men's soccer programme led by coach Alex Nichols and assisted by David Macsicza, Marc Russell and Rafael Ortiz Ferreira, won the 2018 NAIA National Championship.

Fight songEdit

In the late spring of 2006 Central Methodist University adopted an official fight song written by Andrew Glover, a 1983 alumnus of Central Methodist College, called Fighting Eagles. The previous unofficial fight song had been Hail, Victory written by Central College alum and former drum major Robert Earl Stepp.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zutavern, Kelcey (April 20, 2011). "Central Methodist Softball Clinches HAAC Regular-Season Championship". KOMU. Retrieved July 1, 2011.

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