Colorado College Tigers

The Colorado College Tigers are composed of 16 teams representing Colorado College in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include ice hockey. Women's sports include volleyball. The Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for all sports except men's ice hockey and women's soccer, which compete in NCAA Division I. The men's ice hockey team is a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, while the women's soccer team is a member of the Mountain West Conference.[2]

Colorado College Tigers
UniversityColorado College
ConferenceSouthern Collegiate Athletic Conference, National Collegiate Hockey Conference, Mountain West Conference
NCAADivision III / Division I
Athletic directorGreg Capell
LocationColorado Springs, Colorado
Varsity teams16
Basketball arenaReid Arena
Ice hockey arenaWorld Arena
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]


Men's Women's
Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Lacrosse Soccer
Soccer Swimming & Diving
Swimming & Diving Tennis
Tennis Track and Field
Track and Field Volleyball


The school's sports teams are nicknamed the "Tigers." Colorado College competes at the NCAA Division III level in all sports except men's hockey, in which it participates in the NCAA Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference, and women's soccer, where it competes as an NCAA Division I team in the Mountain West Conference. CC dropped its intercollegiate athletic programs in football, softball, and women's water polo following the 2008–09 academic year.[3]

In 1994, a student referendum to change the athletic teams' nicknames to the Cutthroat Trout narrowly failed, by a margin of 468-423.[4]

The Tigers hockey team won the NCAA Division I championship twice (1950, 1957), were runners up three times (1952, 1955, 1996) and have made the NCAA Tournament eighteen times, including eleven times since 1995.[5] In 1996, 1997, and 2005, CC played in the Frozen Four, finishing second in 1996. Fifty-five CC Tigers have been named All-Americans.[6] Hockey Hall of Fame coach Bob Johnson coached the Tigers from 1963 to 1966.[7]

The current hockey coach is Mike Haviland, who had been head coach of the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and was an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

Former varsity sports



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