Ohio Wesleyan University

Sarah Wall
Ohio Wesleyan men's soccer
Ohio Wesleyan volleyball
Ohio Wesleyan men's soccer
2015 Ohio Wesleyan football
Ben Carlson
Thursday, September 1
Field Hockey
at Wells
3 p.m.
Aurora, N.Y.
Men's Cross Country
at Kenyon Tri-Meet
6 p.m.
Gambier, Ohio
Women's Cross Country
at Kenyon Tri-Meet
6 p.m.
Gambier, Ohio
Women's Soccer
vs Baldwin Wallace
7 p.m.
Jay Martin Soccer Complex
Athletes of the Week
Team OWU
Most interesting opening-day event?

    Did You Know...
    Atop the Career Victories List
    Jay Martin is the winningest coach in the history of college men's soccer, breaking the all-time victories record in the 2011 national championship game.
    National Champion!
    Quentin Brelsford won the 1946 NCAA cross country championship, then one race encompassing all divisions, to become Ohio Wesleyan's first national champion in cross country.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 17 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in men's track & field (10 indoor, 7 outdoor).  The Bishops' longest runs have been 4 straight indoors (1999-2002) and 3 straight outdoors (twice).
    NCAA Division III tournament
    Ohio Wesleyan ranks second among NCAA Division III institutions with 27 NCAA playoff appearances in men's lacrosse.  The Battling Bishops have reached the national championship game 4 times.
    NCAA Playoff Appearances
    Ohio Wesleyan has made 20 NCAA playoff appearances in baseball.  During the 14-year stretch from 1990-2003, the Battling Bishops missed the NCAA Division III tournament only once.
    NCAC Champions!
    The Battling Bishop field hockey team won 7 consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference titles from 1987-93, and added another in 1995 to extend its run to 8 championships in 9 years.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 28 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in women's track & field (15 indoor, 13 outdoor).  The Bishops have won the last 10 indoor titles and the last 7 outdoor crowns.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 3 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in softball.  The Battling Bishops won back-to-back titles in 2004-05.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 5 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in women's basketball. The Battling Bishops' longest run was 3 in a row from 1998-2001.
    National Record!
    The Ohio Wesleyan women's soccer team set an NCAA Division III record with a 60-game winning streak from 2001-03, including a 24-0 mark en route to the 2002 NCAA Division III national championship.
    Stagg Bowl
    The Ohio Wesleyan football team played in the 1971 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, then the NCAA College Division Western Regional title game.
    All-Sports Champions
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 9 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports titles.  The Battling Bishops won 6 in a row from 1988-94 and 3 straight from 2006-09.
    SportsCentury Selects Rickey
    Branch Rickey, named by ESPN as the most influential figure of the 20th century in sports, was a 1904 Ohio Wesleyan graduate.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 30 conference championships in men's soccer.  The Battling Bishops' longest run was 7 in a row, from 2008-14.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 9 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in women's soccer.  The Battling Bishops' longest run was 4 in a row from 1999-2002.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 2 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in women's lacrosse.  The Battling Bishops won the only NCAC title to be decided in overtime, a 14-13, triple-overtime thriller in 2005.
    Football Firsts
    Ohio Wesleyan was the visiting team in the first football games in Ohio Stadium and Michigan Stadium.
    NCAC Champ of Champs!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 150 North Coast Athletic Conference championships -- more than any other NCAC member institution -- since the conference began competition in the 1984-85 academic year.
    Final Four!
    The Ohio Wesleyan women's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Division III national semifinals in 2001, finishing third in the nation that year.
    NCAC Championships
    Ohio Wesleyan won the first 4 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in men's basketball.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 23 conference championships in baseball.  The Battling Bishops won back-to-back North Coast Athletic Conference championships in 2000-01 and 2007-08.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 2 North Coast Athletic Conference championships in volleyball.  The Battling Bishops defeated Wittenberg in the title match in 1996, winning 3 games by a score of 16-14.
    Walter Byers Scholarship
    David Gatz, a 2010 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, was awarded a 2011 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship.  Gatz also won an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and was a Rhodes Scholar semifinalist (final 32).
    National Champion!
    Dwight Kane won the 1928 NCAA championship in the 120-yard high hurdles to become Ohio Wesleyan's first individual national champion.
    National Champion!
    Chad Poling won the NCAA Division III individual championship in men's golf in 2004.
    Titletown
    Ohio Wesleyan teams have won 5 national championships:  2 in men's soccer (1998 and 2011), 2 in women's soccer (2001 and 2002), and 1 in men's basketball (1988).
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 23 conference championships in men's golf.  The Battling Bishops have 3 different runs of 4 consecutive conference championships:  1969-72, 1986-90, and 2001-05.
    Academic All-Americans
    Ohio Wesleyan has had 90 Academic All-America® selections, which is tied for 13th among institutions which compete only in NCAA Division III.
    NCAA Division III playoffs
    Ohio Wesleyan leads all NCAA Division III institutions with 38 NCAA playoff appearances in men's soccer.  The Battling Bishops have reached the national semifinals 10 times, and won national championships in 1998 and 2011.
    National Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has had 11 individual national champions in men's track & field.  Keith Rucker won 4 national titles in the shot put and discus, and Tyler Stillman won 2 national crowns in the 400-meter dash.
    Conference Champions!
    Ohio Wesleyan has won 31 conference championships in men's lacrosse.  The Battling Bishops' longest run was 7 straight conference titles from 1987-93.
    Women's Golf
    Women's golf became Ohio Wesleyan's 23rd varsity sport in April 2010, with intercollegiate competition beginning in the 2010-11 season.
    History and Tradition