Wingate Bulldogs

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Wingate Bulldogs
University Wingate University
Conference South Atlantic Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Steve Poston
Location Wingate, NC
Varsity teams 22
Football stadium Irwin Belk Stadium
Basketball arena Cuddy Arena
Baseball stadium Ron Christopher Stadium
Softball stadium WU Softball Complex
Soccer stadium WU Soccer Complex
Nickname Bulldogs
Colors Navy and Vegas Gold

The Wingate Bulldogs are the athletic teams that represent Wingate University, located in Wingate, North Carolina, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Bulldogs compete as members of the South Atlantic Conference for all 22 varsity sports. Wingate has been a member of the SAC since 1989.


Additionally, Wingate University was awarded the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence in 2011, recognizing its long-running Union County Special Olympics Swimming venue.

Wingate University is ranked first among NCAA Division II Academic All-America producing schools for having 77 Academic All-America student-athletes since January 2000.[citation needed]

Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Athletic Excellence Award for the past eleven years. The South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award is presented annually to the member athletic department that earns the highest overall finish based on final regular season standings. Points are based on final tournament standings in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf and women’s golf. The trophy is presented at the SAC Annual Business Meeting at the conclusion of each school year.

Wingate also offers several intramural leagues and tournaments during the school year. Intramural leagues are formed in flag football, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and soccer. Tournaments are held in billiards, racquetball, sand volleyball and softball, as well as a Punt, Pass, and Kick competition.

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Association Division Sport Year Individual(s) Event
NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving[1] 2008 Maria Vlashchenko 100-yard breaststroke
2012 Lindsey Taylor 1-meter diving


  1. ^ "Swimming and Diving : Division II Women's : Highlights" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-14.

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