Green Bay Phoenix
The Green Bay Phoenix, previously known as the UW–Green Bay Phoenix and UWGB Phoenix, are the athletic teams of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. A total of 15 Phoenix athletic teams compete in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I. The school does not sponsor an American football team.
|Green Bay Phoenix|
|University||University of Wisconsin–Green Bay|
|Athletic director||Charles Guthrie|
|Location||Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Basketball arena||Resch Center (men)|
Kress Events Center (women)
|Soccer stadium||Festival Foods Field at Aldo Santaga Stadium|
|Mascot||Phlash the Phoenix|
|Fight song||Hail To The Fighting Phoenix|
|Colors||Green and White|
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Cross country||Cross country|
|Nordic skiing||Nordic skiing|
|Swimming and diving||Softball|
|Tennis||Swimming and diving|
During the 2008/09-2012/13 seasons, the Green Bay women's basketball team had the third highest winning-percentage in the NCAA Division I with a 175-21 mark trailing only Connecticut and Stanford. The Phoenix has the fifth-most wins in Division I during that same stretch. The Phoenix entered the 2017–18 season on a string of 40 consecutive winning seasons, with only Tennessee having a longer such streak in women's college basketball. Green Bay has won or tied for the Horizon League regular-season championship since 2000, the longest active streak in Division I NCAA women’s basketball. In those 17 years, the team has only lost the conference tournament three times, in the 2000-01, 2009-10, and 2013-14 seasons. Since the 2002-03 season, Green Bay has been ranked in the top 25 polls, with the highest ranking being #9 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when they made it to the Sweet 16 where they lost to the University of Baylor, 86-76. They have been to the NCAA tournament 18 times, advancing to the second round five times and to the Sweet 16 once.
The men's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA Tournament five times, most recently in 2016.
In the 2005 season, they claimed their first Horizon League tournament championship after being picked to finish last in the conference. They went on to the national tournament, where they defeated #6 seed Oregon State in the first round of the tournament. They also won both the Horizon League regular season title as well as the Horizon League tournament title in 2014.
Notable sports figuresEdit
- Tony Bennett, former NBA basketball player and current men's head basketball coach at the University of Virginia.
- Alec Brown, former NBA player, currently playing overseas
- Logan Vander Velden, former NBA basketball player
- Jeff Nordgaard, former NBA basketball player
- Tosaint Ricketts, professional soccer player for FK Sūduva and Canada men's national soccer team
- Keifer Sykes, professional basketball player, currently playing overseas
- Alfonzo McKinnie, NBA player, currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers
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- Hays, Graham (November 27, 2017). "Jen Wellnitz looks to quarterback Green Bay to another winning season". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)