Bridgeport Purple Knights

The Bridgeport Purple Knights are the athletic teams that represent the University of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports.

Bridgeport Purple Knights
UniversityUniversity of Bridgeport
ConferenceEast Coast
Metropolitan Swimming
ECAC (gymnastics)
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorLouis Izzi
LocationBridgeport, Connecticut
Varsity teams13
Basketball arenaHarvey Hubbell Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumSeaside Park
Softball stadiumSeaside Park Softball Complex
Soccer stadiumKnights Field
Lacrosse stadiumKnights Field
NicknamePurple Knights

The Purple Knights compete as members of the East Coast Conference for most sports; the men's and women's swimming programs are members of the Metropolitan Swimming Conference and the gymnastics program is part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Varsity teams

Men's sports Women's sports
BasketballCross country
Cross countryGymnastics
Swimming & divingSoccer
Swimming & diving

Individual sports


In 2012, The University of Bridgeport women's gymnastics team won their fourth straight USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.[1] Also, in 2013 UB women's gymnastics team won their fifth consecutive USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship.[2]

National championships


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
NCAA Division II Women's Soccer 2018 Grand Valley State 1–0


  1. "-Purple Knights news". Archived from the original on 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
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