Ellen Jean Griffin was a professor of physical education at the Woman’s College (later known as UNCG) from 1940 to 1968, and was one of the pioneers of women’s professional golf in the United States. After graduating from the Woman’s College in 1940 with a degree in Physical Education, she immediately joined the faculty of […]
Rugby first came to the University in 1977 with the establishment of the Men’s Rugby Club. The Women’s Rugby Club was founded in 2002. The UNCG Men’s and Women’s Rugby Clubs are University sponsored and student led sports clubs.
Basketball was one of the first sports played at the school now known as UNCG. The university, however, did not admit degree-seeking undergraduate male students until Fall 1964, but men’s basketball was played on campus in 1932. President Julius Foust decided that year to allow young men from the Greensboro area to enroll at Woman’s College due to […]
During the 1932-1933 academic year, young men from the Greensboro area were allowed to enroll at Woman’s College (now UNCG) as non-degree seeking undergraduate students. Parents and the young men themselves petitioned for admittance, citing dire financial constraints due to the Great Depression. In total 80 men enrolled at WC that year (48 freshman, 21 sophomores, two juniors, […]
Originally from Burlington, North Carolina, Martin’s family moved to Greensboro and lived near campus in houses on Tate and Spring Garden streets. He attended the university-owned Curry School from grades 4-12. While he was at Curry School, he played on the Men’s Basketball team and set records for most rebounds (25) and points (50) in […]
In 1978, Lynne Agee began her collegiate career at Roanoke College, accepting the head coaching position for the women’s basketball program. In three years at Roanoke, the team achieved a 46-23 record that included an outstanding effort in the 1980-81 season. The Lady Maroons went 21-6, won the Virginia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women […]
Camping and outdoor recreation have been a staple of UNCG student life since the early 1900s. The student Athletic Association, soon after its founding in 1900, coordinated short hikes around campus. In 1922, a need for longer hikes and more outdoor recreational opportunities led faculty members and students to begin renting cabins around the Greensboro […]
In the fall of 1929, a single golf hole was constructed on the west side of Rosenthal Gymnasium, and plans called for extension to a nine-hole course. In Fall 1933, President Julius Foust announced the approval of a number of Civil Works Administration (CWA) projects at WC, including the much-anticipated golf course construction. In a […]
The Spartan Statue, sculpted by Jodi and Hanna Hollnagel-Jubran, was a gift of Irwin “Ike” Belk. The 1,500 pound bronze statue, measuring 12 feet to the top of his plume and 14 feet to the tip of his spear, was installed in 2009 in a location between the Soccer Stadium and the Softball Stadium.
The Softball Stadium, designed by Cline Design Associates of Raleigh, North Carolina, was opened in 2006 as an addition to the athletic complex. It has a seating capacity of 500. Included in the stadium complex are a concession stand, a ticket booth, a press box, a hitting building, and two covered dugouts. In 2005, the […]