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The Western Oregon Wolves (also WOU Wolves) are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent Western Oregon University, located in Monmouth, Oregon, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Wolves compete as members of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Western Oregon Wolves
UniversityWestern Oregon University
ConferenceGreat Northwest Athletic Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorBarbara Dearing
LocationMonmouth, Oregon
Varsity teams12
Football stadiumMcArthur Field
Basketball arenaPhysical Education Building
Baseball stadiumWOU Baseball Field
ColorsRed, Black, White, and Grey[1]

Varsity sportsEdit



On April 26, 2008, Sara Tucholsky, a reserve outfielder on the Wolves softball team (2005–08), hit the first home run of her college career in a victory over Central Washington University, but injured her knee rounding first base; Central Washington's Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace carried Tucholsky around the rest of the bases to home plate. This act of sportsmanship was heavily covered by national media outlets,[citation needed] and resulted in Tucholsky, Holtman, and Wallace's winning the Best Moment award at the 2008 ESPY Awards.[2]

The Wolves softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1975.[3]

Club sportsEdit

Pertaining to club sports on campus, not regulated by the NCAA or NAIA, the Western Oregon Men's Lacrosse Club has won the Division II PNCLL championship trophy in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.The Western Oregon Men's Soccer club won the Division II CCSL (Cascade Collegiate Soccer League) Championship in 2012, led by Nathan Tew who also was a member of the 2015 Football Team as a backup kicker.[4]

Notable athletesEdit


  1. ^ Western Oregon University Graphic Identity Guide (PDF). Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Monaghan, Matt (May 29, 2008). "WOU's year to remember" (Free abstract). Statesman Journal. Salem, Oregon. p. B1. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  4. ^ Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association

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