Virginia Wesleyan Marlins

Virginia Wesleyan University sports teams are known as the Marlins. The university plays in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.

Virginia Wesleyan Marlins
UniversityVirginia Wesleyan University
ConferenceOld Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorTina Hill
LocationVirginia Beach, Virginia
Varsity teams20
Basketball arenaConvocation Hall, Jane P. Batten Student Center (Basketball and Volleyball)
Baseball stadiumKenneth R. Perry Field
Softball stadiumTowneBank Park (Tom & Betty Broyles Field)
Soccer stadiumFoster Field, John Trinder Center
Lacrosse fieldBirdsong Field (Lacrosse and Field Hockey)
NatatoriumNatatorium, Jane P. Batten Student Center
Tennis courtsEverett Tennis Center
Other arenasFounders Field (Recreation)
Track and Field centerBetty S. Rogers Track and Field
MascotBob Marlin
Fight songOn, Virginia Wesleyan!
ColorsDark Blue, Grey/Silver, and Coastal Blue

Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, indoor/outdoor track and field, and tennis. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball[1].

The university maintains an Athletic Hall of Fame honoring those who have made lasting contributions to Virginia Wesleyan's intercollegiate athletic program through outstanding achievements or service.[2]

The men's basketball team won the national championship in 2006, and the following year returned to the championship game, which they lost. The women's soccer team made it to the final four in 2006 after winning the ODAC tournament for the first time in program history. In 2016, Evan Cox was the Individual NCAA National Champion for Men's Golf. The Virginia Wesleyan College softball team won the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship with a record 54 wins. Head Coach Brandon Elliott was named NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year. Freshman pitcher Hanna Hull was named first-team All-American and earned Outstanding Player in the NCAA National Tournament, NCAA Freshman of the Year, and NCAA Player of the Year. The following year, the Marlins softball team repeated at National Champions, defeating Illinois Wesleyan to claim their second Division III NCAA Nationals Championship. The team also broke their record of 54 wins set the previous year by earning a new national record by notching a total of 55 wins. Also repeating another award was Sophomore pitcher Hanna Hull, who claimed her second Player of the Year award. [3]

Varsity teams

List of teams


Track and FieldBetty S. Rogers Track and Field
SoccerFoster Field, John Trinder Center
Field Hockey/LacrosseBirdsong Field
BaseballKenneth R. Perry Field
Basketball/VolleyballConvocation Hall, Jane P. Batten Student Center
SwimmingNatatorium, Jane P. Batten Student Center
TennisEverett Tennis Center
SoftballTowneBank Park (Tom & Betty Broyles Field)
Recreation Founders Field

ODAC Championships


Baseball: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006

Men's Basketball: 1993, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014

Men's Soccer: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013


Women's Basketball: 2015

Field Hockey: 2004

Women's Soccer: 2006

Softball: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018


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