Trinity Bantams

The Trinity College Bantams are the varsity and club athletic teams of Trinity College, a selective liberal arts college located in Hartford, Connecticut. Trinity's varsity teams compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The College offers 27 varsity teams, plus club sports, intramural sports.[1]

Trinity College Bantams
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UniversityTrinity College
ConferenceNew England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorAndrew Galbraith
LocationHartford, Connecticut
Varsity teams27 varsity
Football stadiumJessee/Miller Field
MascotBantam
NicknameBants
ColorsRoyal Blue and Yellow
         
Websitewww.bantamsports.com

Varsity TeamsEdit

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Field hockey
Football Ice hockey
Golf Lacrosse
Ice hockey Rowing
Lacrosse Soccer
Rowing Softball
Soccer Squash
Squash Swimming & diving
Swimming & diving Tennis
Track & field Track & field
Wrestling Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

BaseballEdit

The Trinity Baseball team won the NCAA Division III national title in 2008, after having started the season 44–0, shattering numerous records in the process. After having been handed their first loss of the year by Johns Hopkins (falling 44–1), the Bantams clinched the national title by beating Johns Hopkins in the bottom of the ninth inning of the championship game. They finished the season with a 45–1 record.[2]

BasketballEdit

Men's NCAA Division III Final Four - 1995. [3] Women's NCAA Tournament - 1995 & 1997. [4] Women's ECAC Champions - 2000. [5] Men's NESCAC Champions - 2008.

CrewEdit

Both the men's and women's rowing teams are consistently ranked within the top five teams in NCAA Division III competition. In 2008, the women's Varsity 8+ won the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship title and placed second as a team, later going on to win the Jeffries Cup at Henley Women's Regatta.[6]

The Bantams Women's Rowing Team won the NCAA Championship in 2014 at Eagle Lake in Indianapolis Indiana. The event, which occurred on May 30 and 31, 2014, resulted in both a team and First Varsity Eight win and ended Williams College's eight-year run as team champions in Women's NCAA Division III rowing.

Cross CountryEdit

Women's NCAA Division III National Runners Up - 2003. Men's NCAA Division III Championships - 2000, 2006 - 2008.[7]

FootballEdit

The Trinity Football team went undefeated in several seasons (2003–2005, 2008, 2012, 2016) and has won the NESCAC championship in eight of 15 recent seasons (2002–2005, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2017). The Bantams had also won 59 straight games at home until October 25, 2014, losing to Middlebury College.[8]

Field HockeyEdit

NCAA Final Four - 1993 & 1998.[9]

GolfEdit

NESCAC Champions - 2010[10]

Ice HockeyEdit

NCAA Division III National Champions - 2015.[11] By virtue of their 16-1-1 conference record, the Bantams received the top seed and home ice advantage throughout the 2015 NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship for a second consecutive season.[12] Though eliminated in the NESCAC quarter finals by Tufts,[13] the Bantams were awarded one of the four at large selections to the 2015 NCAA Division III tournament[14] defeating Nichols, Plattsburgh State, and Adrian en route to their first ever national ice hockey championship by defeating Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the title game.[15][16][17]

LacrosseEdit

  • Women's NCAA National Champions - 2012[18]
  • women's NESCAC Champions- 2011[19]
  • women's NCAA Tournament - 1995, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011[20]

SoccerEdit

SoftballEdit

SquashEdit

The Trinity Bantams men's squash team holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak in any intercollegiate sport in the nation's history. On January 18, 2012, Trinity's 252-game unbeaten streak ended in a 5–4 loss to the Yale Bulldogs. The Bantams have won 13 consecutive national titles since 1999, when they first took home the Potter Trophy. They have also garnered attention and praise from major media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated and USA Today, among others. They were recently ranked by ESPN as one of the top ten sports dynasties of all time.[21]

SwimmingEdit

TennisEdit

Track and FieldEdit

VolleyballEdit

WrestlingEdit

New England Conference Champions - 2001[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Trinity Men's Basketball Honors 1994-95 Final Four Squad". www.bantamsports.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Trinity (Conn.) women change coach". www.d3hoops.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Trinity (Conn.) women change coach". www.d3hoops.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Middlebury Football Defeats Trinity To End 53-Game Bantam Winning Streak At Home". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Trinity wins first men's D-III national title, downs Wisconsin-Stevens Point". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.nescac.com/sports/mice/2014-15/championship/seeding
  13. ^ http://www.nescac.com/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/201502282dslj8
  14. ^ http://www.uscho.com/2015/03/09/eleven-teams-selected-for-mens-division-iii-national-tournament/
  15. ^ http://www.uscho.com/scoreboard/division-iii-men/20142015/list-27/
  16. ^ http://www.courant.com/sports/college/hc-trinity-hockey-0329-20150328-story.html
  17. ^ http://www.nescac.com/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/2015032821hvk7
  18. ^ "Trinity wins national title". NCAA.com. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  20. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  21. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  22. ^ "Trinity Athletics". Trinity Athletics. Trinity College. Retrieved 4 August 2011.

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