Angelo State Rams
The Angelo State Rams, also known as ASU Rams, are the athletic teams that represent Angelo State University, located in San Angelo, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Rams (male teams) and Rambelles, or 'Belles, (female teams) compete as members of the Lone Star Conference for all 12 varsity sports.
|Angelo State Rams|
|University||Angelo State University|
|Conference||Lone Star Conference|
|Athletic director||James Reid|
|Location||San Angelo, Texas|
|Football stadium||LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field|
|Basketball arena||Junell Center|
|Baseball stadium||Foster Field|
|Softball stadium||Mayer Field|
|Mascot||Roscoe and Bella, Dominic is a live mascot|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
National highlights include Angelo State University's 1957 Rams Basketball NJCAA National Championship, 1978 Football NAIA Division I National Championship, 2004 Rambelles NCAA Softball Division II National Championship, and the 2010 Rambelles NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championship. Angelo State University fields 13 men's & women's varsity sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, soccer, softball, tennis, outdoor track & field and volleyball.
The Rams Baseball team plays at Foster Field. Built in 1999 The $4.5m field features 4,200 permanent seats making it the largest on campus Baseball stadium in NCAA Division II. It also includes a Triple-A lighting system and a 82-foot (25 m) wide, 21 feet (6.4 m) high LED scoreboard complete with a high-definition video screen, making it also the largest in Division II. The on campus field was shared with the local minor league San Angelo Colts.
The Rams' and Rambelles' basketball teams, as well as the Rambelles' volleyball team, play at Stephens Arena located inside the Junell Center. The arena accommodates audiences of up to 6,500, the fourth largest in all NCAA Division II athletics, and features a 9x12 foot video screen, the largest of its kind in the Lone Star Conference.
The Rams football team plays its home games at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field located behind the Junell Center. The rams football team moved there starting with the 2014 season and play their home games on campus for the first time in the school's history.
The Rambelles softball field, Mayer Field, was completed in 2001. The field features two dugout facilities that include team bathrooms and washrooms, team benches, bag and bat storage areas. The field also includes a pressbox overlooking home plate with seating for six, a concession stand as well as a complete sound and public address system and a deluxe inning-by-inning scoreboard and a mini-athletic training facility with an area for pre-game preparation and injury treatment at the field. The softball field was updated in 2015 adding more seating.
Track & field
The Rams track and field team compete at the LeGrand Sports Complex. The complex features a 400-meter all-weather track with 200-meter straightaway, throwing areas, full press box facilities and seating for 3,000 people. The facility has been the site for the 1988, 1991, 1992, 2002 and 2009 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
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- The Junell Center/Stephens Arena
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- "ASU Ram Football". Angelo.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
- "ASU Softball Complex - AngeloSports.com—Official Web Site of Angelo State Athletics". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
- Multipurpose Sport Complex Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine