Green Bay Phoenix

The Green Bay Phoenix, previously known as the UW–Green Bay Phoenix and UWGB Phoenix, are the athletic teams of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. A total of 15 Phoenix athletic teams compete in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I. The school does not sponsor an American football team.

Green Bay Phoenix
Logo
UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin–Green Bay
ConferenceHorizon League
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorCharles Guthrie
LocationGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Varsity teams15
Basketball arenaResch Center (men)
Kress Events Center (women)
Soccer stadiumFestival Foods Field at Aldo Santaga Stadium
MascotPhlash the Phoenix
NicknamePhoenix
Fight songHail To The Fighting Phoenix
ColorsGreen and White[1]
         
Websitewww.greenbayphoenix.com
UWGB2018Wordmark
GreenBayMascot2018
The new Green Bay Phoenix Mascot in 2018

Teams

A member of the Horizon League, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay sponsors teams in six men's, eight women's, and one coed NCAA sanctioned sport:[2]

Men's sports Team article Head coach Women's sports Team article Head coach Co-ed sports Team article Head coach
Basketball Phoenix men's basketball Linc Darner Basketball Phoenix women's basketball Kevin Borseth Skiing [v 1] Steve Teclaw
Cross Country Mike Kline Cross Country Mike Kline
Golf Lee Reinke Golf Lee Reinke
Soccer Phoenix men's soccer Jeremy Bonomo Soccer Wojtek Krakowiak
Swimming & Diving Reed Robelot Softball Scott Wachholz
Tennis Brian Nelson Swimming & Diving Reed Robelot
Tennis Brian Nelson
Volleyball Abbey Sutherland
Notes
  1. ^ Skiing is recorded by the NCAA as a men's sport, but it has been co-ed since 1983 with a team having men's and women's squads. The ski team competes in the Central Collegiate Ski Association.

Women's basketball

During the 2008/09-2012/13 seasons, the Green Bay women's basketball team had the third highest winning-percentage in the NCAA Division I with a 175-21 mark trailing only Connecticut and Stanford. The Phoenix has the fifth-most wins in Division I during that same stretch. The Phoenix entered the 2017–18 season on a string of 40 consecutive winning seasons, with only Tennessee having a longer such streak in women's college basketball.[3] Green Bay has won or tied for the Horizon League regular-season championship since 2000, the longest active streak in Division I NCAA women’s basketball.[4] In those 17 years, the team has only lost the conference tournament three times, in the 2000-01, 2009-10, and 2013-14 seasons. Since the 2002-03 season, Green Bay has been ranked in the top 25 polls, with the highest ranking being #9 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when they made it to the Sweet 16 where they lost to the University of Baylor, 86-76. They have been to the NCAA tournament 18 times, advancing to the second round five times and to the Sweet 16 once.

Men's Basketball

The men's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times, most recently in 2016.

Softball

In the 2005 season, they claimed their first Horizon League tournament championship after being picked to finish last in the conference. They went on to the national tournament, where they defeated #6 seed Oregon State in the first round of the tournament. They also won both the Horizon League regular season title as well as the Horizon League tournament title in 2014.

Notable sports figures

Athletes

Coaches

  • Dick Bennett, former head basketball coach (and father of the aforementioned Tony Bennett)
  • Kevin Borseth, current women's head basketball coach

Logo history

Green Bay Phoenix logo
The university's athletic logo from 2007-2018.
Green Bay Phoenix wordmark
The university's athletic wordmark from 2007-2018.

References

  1. ^ "Institutional Colors - Marketing and University Communication - University of Wisconsin–Green Bay". Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Official Site of Green Bay Athletics". Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ Hays, Graham (November 27, 2017). "Jen Wellnitz looks to quarterback Green Bay to another winning season". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-10-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links

2010–11 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2010–11 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represents the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Brian Wardle. The Phoenix played their home games at the Resch Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 14–18, 8–10 in Horizon League play and lost in the first round of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament to Wright State.

2011–12 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2011–12 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represents University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach is Brian Wardle. The Phoenix play their home games at the Resch Center and are members of the Horizon League.

2012–13 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Brian Wardle who is his 3rd year. The Phoenix played their home games at the Resch Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 18–16, 10–6 in Horizon League play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament where they lost to Valparaiso. They were invited to the 2013 CIT where they lost in the first round to Bradley.

2013–14 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was fourth year coach Brian Wardle. The Phoenix played their home games at the Resch Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 24–7, 14–2 in Horizon League play to claim the Horizon League regular season championship. They lost in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament to Milwaukee. As a regular season conference champion who failed to win their conference tournament, they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament where the lost in the first round to Belmont.

2014–15 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was fifth year coach Brian Wardle. The Phoenix played their home games at the Resch Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 24–9, 12–4 in Horizon League play to finish in second place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament where they lost to Valparaiso. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Illinois State.

Keifer Sykes was named the Horizon League Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Jordan Fouse won conference All-Defensive team honors.

2015–16 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach in his first year was Linc Darner. The Phoenix played their home games at the Resch Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 23–13, 11–7 in Horizon League play to finish in fourth place. They defeated Cleveland State, Milwaukee, Valparaiso, and Wright State to become champions of the Horizon League Tournament. They received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Texas A&M.

2016–17 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Phoenix, led by second-year head coach Linc Darner, played their home games at the Resch Center as members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 18–14, 12–6 in Horizon League play to finish in a tie for third place. In the Horizon League Tournament, they lost to UIC in the quarterfinals. They received an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to UMKC.

2017–18 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Phoenix, led by third-year head coach Linc Darner, played their home games at the Resch Center, with one home game at the Kress Events Center, as members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 13–20, 7–11 in to finish in seventh place. They defeated Detroit in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual Horizon League Tournament champion Wright State.

2018–19 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represents the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Phoenix, led by fourth-year head coach Linc Darner, play their home games at the Resch Center, with five home games at the Kress Events Center, as members of the Horizon League.

Alec Brown

Alec Brown (born July 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Cafés Candelas Breogán of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the Green Bay Phoenix at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

Brian Wardle (basketball)

Brian Wardle (born October 9, 1979) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball coach at Bradley University.

Dick Bennett

Richard A. Bennett (born April 20, 1943) is an American former college basketball coach who is best known for building the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball program into a mid-major power and revitalizing the Wisconsin Badgers basketball program. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is the father of current Virginia Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett and former Northern Illinois women's basketball head coach Kathi Bennett.

Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Horizon League for the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The head coach for the Green Bay Phoenix is Linc Darner.

Green Bay Phoenix men's soccer

The Green Bay Phoenix men's soccer team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college soccer team composed of student-athletes attending the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The Phoenix play their home matches at the newly constructed turf field, Festival Foods Field at Aldo Santaga Stadium, as of 2018. Like most of the other Green Bay Phoenix athletic teams, the men's soccer team competes in the Horizon League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

They have advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament twice, in 1983 and 2009. They have also sent players to the pros in recent years, such as alumni Tosaint Ricketts and Kyle Ihn.

Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team is a NCAA Division I college women's basketball team competing in the Horizon League for the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The head coach is Kevin Borseth. The Green Bay Phoenix entered the current 2018–19 season on a string of 41 consecutive winning seasons, with only Tennessee having a longer such streak in women's college basketball.In 2017-18 Green Bay, captured its 20th-straight regular season title and 16th league tournament title. The program made its 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament finishing the season 29-4, winning 27 games or more for the fourth-straight year.

Jeff Nordgaard

Jeff Wallace Nordgaard (born February 23, 1973) is an American-born naturalized Polish former professional basketball player.

When playing basketball at Dawson-Boyd High School in Minnesota, in 1991 Nordgaard became the first player in Minnesota state history to achieve a quadruple double. After playing college basketball for the Green Bay Phoenix at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Nordgaard was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1996 NBA draft. He began his professional career in Europe, where he led the universe in stuffer moves, spending the 1996-97 season with two clubs, Dijon (France) and Patronato Bilbao (Spain 2nd). The following season, he briefly played for the Bucks before finishing the season with the CBA's Fort Wayne Fury.

Nordgaard then returned to Europe, first going to Viola Reggio Calabria in Italy for the 1998-99 season, where he was a teammate of future NBA star Manu Ginobili. The next season, he returned to France with Besançon. Nordgaard briefly returned to America in 2000 with the Indiana Legends in the ABA before he signed a contract that brought him back to France with Chalon.

In 2001, Nordgaard went to Poland, joining Anwil Włocławek. He then moved to Polonia Warsaw in 2003. Nordgaard was especially well-traveled in the 2004-05 season, first returning to Italy to play for Roseto, transferring to Greek power Olympiacos, and finally ending the season back at Polonia. The following year, he signed with another Polish club, Prokom Trefl Sopot, and stayed there through the 2006-07 season. Nordgaard moved to AZS Koszalin for the 2007-08 season and decided to stay for the 2008-2009 season.

During his time in Poland, Nordgaard took out Polish citizenship, and played for the Polish national team.

Kress Events Center

The Kress Events Center, also known as the KEC or the Kress, is a multipurpose athletic facility located in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay campus. The facility's main gym (Kress Events Center Arena) hosts the UW-Green Bay women's basketball and volleyball teams. Other facilities onsite include a fitness center shared by athletes and the student body, athletic training facilities, and the administrative offices of UW-Green Bay's athletics program.

List of Green Bay Phoenix basketball seasons

This article lists the history record of the Phoenix at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

From 1979-2001 the Horizon League was called the Midwestern Collegiate Conference.

In 2007 the Mid-Continent Conference changed its name to the Summit League.

Resch Center

The Resch Center is a 10,200 seat multi-purpose arena, in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States built in 2002. It is the home of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team, the Green Bay Gamblers ice hockey team, and the Green Bay Blizzard indoor football team.

It was named for executive Dick Resch of a local office furniture company KI Industries, which holds the arena's naming rights.

The arena was built next to the existing Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena and across the street from Lambeau Field on a site formerly home to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame from 1976 until 2001.

The arena is inside the boundaries of Ashwaubenon, but holds a Green Bay address.

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