Loyola Wolf Pack

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The Loyola Wolf Pack are composed of 18 teams representing Loyola University New Orleans in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, swimming, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Men's sports include baseball, while women's sports include volleyball, and two coed sports were recently added, in competitive cheer and dance.[2] The Wolf Pack compete in the NAIA and are members of the Southern States Athletic Conference.

Loyola Wolf Pack
UniversityLoyola University New Orleans
AssociationNAIA
ConferenceSouthern States Athletic Conference
Athletic directorBrett Simpson
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
Varsity teams16
Basketball arenaUniversity Sports Complex (The Den)
Baseball stadiumSegnette Field
Other arenasCity Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
Lafreniere Park
NicknameWolf Pack
ColorsMaroon and gold[1]
   
Websitewww.loyolawolfpack.com

The intercollegiate athletics program was discontinued in 1972, but was reinstated in 1991.[3]

Sports sponsoredEdit

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Swimming
Swimming Tennis
Tennis Track and field
Track and field Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

BaseballEdit

The Loyola Wolf Pack baseball team represents Loyola University New Orleans. The school's team currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team plays home games at 750-seat Segnette Field.[4]

Loyola has had five Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[5]

Year Player Round Team
1965 John Stephens 54 Orioles
1966 Donald Genussa 28 Orioles
1966 Gerry Schoen 25 Senators
1970 Robert Caballero 20 Red Sox
2000 David Lindsey 29 Cardinals

Men's basketballEdit

 
The Wolf Pack men's basketball team visiting Loyola-Chicago in 1963

The school's team currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team plays home games at the University Sports Complex.[6]

The basketball team won the 1945 NAIA National Championship. They also made the 1946 NAIA National Semi-finals. The team made the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 1954, 1957 and 1958.[7]

Women's basketballEdit

The school's team currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team plays home games at the University Sports Complex. The team has qualified for the NAIA National Tournament five consecutive seasons since 2013–14.

Men's and women's SwimmingEdit

The school's teams currently competes in the Mid-South Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and has been consistently ranked in the top-10 nationally since its inception in 2016. The team hosts home meets at the University Sports Complex.

Men's tennisEdit

The Loyola Wolf Pack men's tennis team represents Loyola University New Orleans. The school's team currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team plays home matches at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center.[8]

Women's tennisEdit

The Loyola Wolf Pack women's tennis team represents Loyola University New Orleans. The school's team currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team plays home matches at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center.

Men's and women's track and fieldEdit

The Loyola Wolf Pack men's and women's track and field teams represent Loyola University New Orleans.[9] The school's teams currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Loyola runner Emmett Toppino won a gold medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics as the second leg in the 4 x 100-meter relay in which a new world record was established.[7]

VolleyballEdit

The Loyola Wolf Pack volleyball team represents Loyola University New Orleans. The school's team currently competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The team plays home games at the University Sports Complex.[6]

Former varsity sportsEdit

BoxingEdit

Loyola University New Orleans formerly sponsored a boxing team. Loyola boxer Eddie Flynn won the welterweight gold medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics.[7]

FootballEdit

Loyola University New Orleans formerly sponsored a varsity football team starting in 1921.[10] The team was disbanded after the 1939 season for financial reasons.[11] The team played at Loyola University Stadium.[12]

Athletic facilitiesEdit

  • City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
    The City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center is a tennis facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is home to the Loyola Wolf Pack men's and women's tennis teams.[13] It opened in 2011.
  • Lafreniere Park
    Lafreniere Park is the home course for the men's and women's cross country teams.[14]
  • Segnette Field
    Segnette Field is a baseball venue in the New Orleans metropolitan area. It is home to the Loyola Wolf Pack baseball team.[4] The 750-seat venue opened in 2002.
  • University Sports Complex
    The University Sports Complex is a basketball, indoor track, swimming and volleyball facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.[6] It is home to the Loyola Wolf Pack men's and women's basketball teams, men's and women's swimming teams and volleyball team. It opened in 1987.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Loyola Wolfpack Quick Facts". Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facilities". loyolawolfpack.com. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Loyola History". loyno.edu. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Segnette Field". gnosports.dreamhosters.com. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Facilities". loyolawolfpack.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Loyola athletics: The Times-Picayune covers 175 years of New Orleans history". nola.com. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center". neworleanscitypark.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "About Intercollegiate Athletics & University Sports Complex". loyno.edu. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Loyola coaches". The Wolf, p. 112, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1924. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Widmer, Mary Lou (1989). New Orleans in the Thirties. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing. p. 130. ISBN 1455609536. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Widmer, Mary Lou. New Orleans in the Twenties. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 1455609544. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "City Park tennis complex opens this week". nola.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Loyola-NO/Allstate Sugar Bowl XC Festival 2017" (PDF). cfpitiming.com. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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