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 […]
The Soccer Stadium, designed by Phil Post & Associates and Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern of Greensboro, North Carolina, was completed in 1991 with a seating capacity of 3,540. The back wall reliefs were created by sculptor Brad Spencer, an alumnus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Located behind the Student Recreation Center near the Softball Stadium, the Belk Track was a gift of Irwin “Ike” Belk, philanthropist and retired president of the Belk Group retail chain. On September 25, 2009, during FallFest, the track was dedicated in his name.
Mary Channing Coleman was born on July 11, 1883 in the small community of Ware Neck, Virginia. She was from a prominent Virginia family, and was reportedly a decendent of Pocahontas as well as two signers of the Declaration of Independence. Coleman was educated by private tutors until she went to Virginia’s State Normal School […]
A Greensboro native, Angela “Angie” Polk-Jones was a member of the UNCG Women’s Basketball team from 1985-1989 and was an Early Childhood Education major. As a member of the women’s basketball team, Polk-Jones was named a First Team All America, became the Spartan’s all-time leading scorer with 1,585 points and led her team to the Division […]