Penn Quakers

The Penn Quakers are the athletic teams of the University of Pennsylvania. The school sponsors 33 varsity sports. The school has won three NCAA national championships in men's fencing and one in women's fencing.

Penn Quakers
UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
ConferenceIvy League
Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorGrace Calhoun
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Varsity teams33 teams [1]
Football stadiumFranklin Field
Basketball arenaPalestra
Ice hockey arenaClass of 1923 Arena
Baseball stadiumMeiklejohn Stadium
Soccer stadiumRhodes Field
Lacrosse stadiumFranklin Field
NatatoriumSheerr Pool
NicknameQuakers, The Red and the Blue
Fight songFight on, Pennsylvania!
ColorsRed and Blue[2]

Men's varsity sports


Mark DeRosa played varsity baseball for the Penn Quakers from 1994 to 1996.

Men's basketball

Men's crew

Men's fencing


The football team has competed since 1876. It has won eighteen national championships when the school competed in what is now known as the FBS. Since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, Penn has won 17 Ivy League Football Championships.(1959, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015). Penn has been outright Ivy Football Champion 13 times and been undefeated 8 times.[3] Eighteen former players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In addition to the varsity squad, the Penn Quakers are a charter member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League, having played the sport since 1934.

Men's lacrosse

Men's soccer

Before the NCAA began its tournament in 1959, the annual national champion was declared by the Intercollegiate Association Football League (IAFL) — from 1911 to 1926 — and then the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association (ISFA), from 1927 to 1958. From 1911 to 1958, Penn won ten national championships.

Men's squash

Men's swimming

The Penn men's swimming team was founded in 1894. They have won the Ivy League championships five times: in 1940; 1964–65; 1967–68; 1969–70; and 1970-71. Penn's swim team practices and competes at Sheerr Pool in the Pottruck fitness facility.


Penn Quaker Wrestling dates back to 1905, where the first intercollegiate wrestling championship was held in Weightman Hall Gym located on University of Penn campus. Princeton, Yale and Columbia joined Penn in founding the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), which the team currently competes in. Coached by Hall of Fame coach and Penn alumnus Roger Reina C'84. The Penn Quaker Wrestling team currently competes in the historic Palestra Arena.

Women's varsity sports

Women's basketball

Penn has won the Ivy League title in 2001, 2004, 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Women's crew

Women's fencing


NCAA team championships

Penn has 4 NCAA team national championships.[4]

See also


  1. "Athletics & Recreation | Penn Admissions".
  2. "Logo & Branding Standards". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  3. Early American Football Style College Champions: 1882/83 - 1890/91. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  4. "Stats" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-11-30.
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