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“So, Argonauts we are, in both senses of the word, with unrelenting courage and persistence, we can and shall pursue our course, which not even a dragon of an obstacle can discourage, and, though our shells are still, perhaps, paper thin, we will be found living self-motivated NOW and AFTER we have endowed our spirit to FUTURE ARGONAUTS”
- University News, Nov. 1967

So, what is an Argonaut anyway? According to Greek legend, the mythic crew of the ship Argo under the leadership of Jason embarked on a long, perilous voyage to capture and retrieve the golden fleece. These renowned heroes were called Argonauts. In 1967, the UWF student body selected the heroic Argonauts as their mascot, launching their own voyage of excellence that, to this day, continues to push boundaries.


University of West Florida Athletics Hall of Fame


NCAA Team National Championships: (6)
Baseball (2011)
Men's Golf (2001, 2008)
Men's Tennis (2004, 2005)
Women's Soccer (2012)

NAIA Team National Championships: (1)
Softball (1993)

NCAA Individual National Championships: (4)
Men's Golf - Orjan Larsen (1998)
Men's Tennis - Jens Gerlach/Matt Wallhead (1996)
Men's Tennis - Radovan Chrz (2000 - ITA Singles, ITA "Super Bowl")
Men's Tennis - Radovan Chrz (2000 - ITA Singles)

NAIA Individual National Championships: (6)
Men's Cross Country - John Viitanen (1996 - Marathon)
Men's Tennis - Eric Hochman (1990 - Singles)
Men's Tennis - Eric Hochman/Geoffrey Watts (1991 - Doubles)
Men's Tennis - Sorin Cherebetiu/Andrej Tonejc (1992 - Doubles)
Women's Tennis - Bronna Allison/Laura Cadena (1988 - Doubles)
Women's Tennis - Bronna Allison (1989 - Singles)

Gulf South Conference Championships: (77)
Baseball: 1 (2007)
Men's Cross Country: 2 (1994, 1996)
Men's Golf: 11 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013)
Men's Soccer: 9 (1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
Men's Tennis: 11 (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Softball: 3 (1998, 2004, 2005)
Volleyball: 6 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Women's Basketball: 1 (2014)
Women's Cross Country: 3 (1996, 2011, 2012)
Women's Golf: 7 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
Women's Soccer: 9 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
Women's Tennis: 14 (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Gulf South Conference All-Sports Trophies (16)
Men: 5 (97-98, 02-03, 06-07, 11-12, 12-13)
Women: 11 (97-98, 98-99, 03-04, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13)

Gulf South Conference Commissioner's Trophies (6)
Krissy Styrna - Softball (2001-02)
Kevin Warrick - Men's Golf (2002-03)
Lindsay Nemanich - Women's Soccer (2006-07)
Suzana Cavalcante - Women's Tennis (2007-08)
Courtney Jones - Women's Soccer (2009-10)
Kevin Ducros - Men's Tennis (2012-13)


Gulf South Conference Championships Breakdown

2013-14 (6)
Men's Soccer
Men's Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Basketball
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

2012-13 (7)
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Cross Country
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

2011-12 (5)
Men's Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Cross Country
Women's Golf
Women's Tennis

2010-11 (5)
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

2009-10 (4)
Men's Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer

2008-09 (5)
Men's Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

2007-08 (3)
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Women's Golf

2006-07 (6)
Baseball
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

2005-06 (4)
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Women's Golf
Women's Tennis

2004-05 (2)
Men's Tennis
Softball

2003-04 (2)
Men's Soccer
Softball

2002-03 (2)
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis

2001-02 (4)
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Men's Tennis
Women's Tennis

2000-01 (2)
Men's Golf
Women's Tennis

1999-00 (2)
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

1998-99 (4)
Men's Soccer
Men's Tennis
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis

1997-98 (4)
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Softball
Women's Tennis

1996-97 (5)
Men's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Women's Cross Country
Women's Soccer

1995-96 (1)
Women's Tennis

1994-95 (4)
Men's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Men's Tennis
Women's Tennis


All-Time Individual Honors
(National Players of the Year, All-Americans, etc.)


Learfield Sports Directors' Cup All-Time Finishes
(Learfield Cup Archives)

Year

Rank

Points

1996-9710793.5
1997-9830150
1998-9917210
1999-0028261
2000-0145230
2001-0254215
2002-0336317.75
2003-0429365
2004-0539305.5
2005-0620358
2006-0714495.50
2007-0834384
2008-0929403
2009-1055300.5
2010-1133378
2011-1275237
2012-1315513.50


UWF Athletics History Timeline


UWF ATHLETIC DIRECTORS
Tom Gross, 1967-70
Luther Schwich, 1970-73
Marvin Beck (coordinator), 1973-76
William Healey (interim), 1980-81
Joe Ambersley, 1981-84
Joe Ellenburg, 1984-88
Richard Berg, 1988-07
Todd Davis, 2007-08
Dave Scott, 2008-present

MEMBERSHIPS
Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SEISA)
- 1967-76

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
- 1970-76, 1980-94

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II
- 1994-present

VARSITY SPORTS AND HEAD COACHES

BASEBALL, 1981-present
Chuck Goldfarb, 1981
Joe Ambersley, 1982
Jim Spooner, 1983-05
Mike Jeffcoat, 2005-present

BASKETBALL (M) 1967-76, 1993-present
Marvin Beck, 1967-76
Don Hogan, 1993-09
Bob Stinnett, 2009-present

BASKETBALL (W), 1981-present
Kathy Davis, 1981-93
Megan Henry, 1994-98
Shannan Bergen, 1999-12
Stephanie Lawrence Yelton, 2012-present

CROSS COUNTRY (M), 1986-present
Stuart Towns, 1986-99
Matt Dobson, 2000-07
John Bergen, 2008-13
Caleb Carmichael, 2013-present

CROSS COUNTRY (W), 1986-present
Dave Seiler, 1986-98
Dan Keely, 1999-04
Matt Dobson, 2005-07
John Bergen, 2008-13
Caleb Carmichael, 2013-present

GOLF (M) 1967-74, 1985-present
Tom Martin, 1967-68
Jim Bland, 1968-69
Conrad Rehling, 1969-71
Ben Williamson, 1971-73
Jake Johnson, 1985-94
Steve Fell, 1994-present

GOLF (W), 2002-present
Robin Dezarn, 2002-2009
Jennifer Pandolfi, 2009-12
Bryan Clarke, 2012-present 

SAILING (M/W), 1967-76 (i)
Peter Percival, 1967-68
Tom Barnawell, 1968-69
William Mountcastle, 1970-73
Paul North, 1973-76

SOCCER (M), 1974-76, 1987-present
Gerald Moshiri, 1973-74 (i)
Alex Golovko, 1974-75
Randy Pounders, 1975-76
Charles Long, 1987-91
David Cooper, 1992-94
Bill Elliott, 1995-present

SOCCER (W), 1991-present
Tami Cyr, 1991-92
Diane Kelly, 1993-94
Bill Elliott, 1995-2000
Joe Bartlinski, 2001-present

SOFTBALL, 1982-present
Kathy Davis, 1982-85
Doug Palmer, 1986-93
Tami Cyr, 1994-present

SWIMMING (W), 2013-present
Andrew Hancock

TENNIS (M), 1967-73, 1975-76, 1980-present
Tom Gross, 1968, 1971-73
Preston Griffin, 1969-70
Maqsood Faquir, 1975-76
James McDougall, 1980
Ralph "Skeeter" Carson, 1981-98
Derrick Racine, 1998-present

TENNIS (W), 1976, 1980-present
Maqsood Faquir, 1976
James McDougall, 1980
Ralph "Skeeter" Carson, 1981-98
Derrick Racine, 1998-present

VOLLEYBALL (W), 1999-present
Nicole Keshock, 1999-02
Melissa Wolter, 2003-present

 

 

 

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