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Hartford Hawks

Hartford Hawks
University University of Hartford
Conference America East Conference
Big Sky Conference (men's golf)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (women's golf)
Missouri Valley Conference (men's tennis)
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Anton Goff
Location West Hartford, CT
Varsity teams 18
Basketball arena Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
Baseball stadium Fiondella Field
Soccer stadium Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium
Lacrosse stadium Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium
Mascot Howie the Hawk
Nickname Hawks
Fight song "Fly High"
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The Hartford Hawks are the athletic teams of the University of Hartford, located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school sponsors 18 NCAA Division I varsity sports (nine men/nine women). All but three sports are members of the America East Conference. The men's golf team is a member of the Big Sky Conference,[1] the women's golf team is in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and the men's tennis team is in the Missouri Valley Conference.


A member of the America East Conference, Hartford sponsors teams in nine men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[2]


Sport Facility[3] Capacity
Baseball Fiondella Field 1,000
Basketball Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion 4,017
Cross Country No home course N/A
Golf Men–Gillette Ridge Golf Club
Women–Wampanoag Country Club
Lacrosse Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium 2,500
Soccer Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium 2,500
Softball Hartford Softball Field 1,000
Tennis Hartford Tennis Courts 250
Track & Field (Indoor) No home stadium N/A
Track & Field (Outdoor) No home field house N/A
Volleyball Hartford Volleyball Arena 500

Men's golf

America East Conference Champions: 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007[4]

Women's golf

America East Conference Champions: 2005[5]

Men's lacrosse

America East Conference Champions: 2011[6]

Men's soccer

America East Conference Champions: 1999[7]

Women's soccer

America East Conference Champions: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006[8]

Men's tennis

America East Conference Champions: 1989, 1990, 1994-1995, 2001-2002[9]


America East Conference Champions: 1993[10]


From Hartford's athletic website: "Hartford, which has posted a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the last 15 semesters, saw an average of 70 percent of its student-athletes record a 3.0 in one or both semesters last year. In addition, 43 percent of Hawk student-athletes notched at least a 3.5 while five percent registered perfect 4.0 GPA's for the 2012-13 academic year."[11] "The University of Hartford clinched its second-straight America East Academic Cup in 2012-13 after posting the highest grade-point average of any school in the 18-year history of the award. Compiling a 3.24 GPA in 2012-13, the Hawks won their third Academic Cup all-time."[12]

Mascot and nickname

From Hartford's athletic website: "Howie is well known among the University of Hartford community and fans, and has been known for his on court antics during basketball games. The current version of Howie the Hawk began its tenure during the winter of 2008-09."[13] "The nickname originated in the late 1940's when the school competed as Hillyer College. It is believed that the nickname stemmed from spectators having to climb four flights of stairs in the old Chauncey Harris School on Hudson Street in Hartford to the "Hawk's Nest" to watch basketball and wrestling events."[14]

Notable Hawks

Equipment sponsors

Hartford's athletic teams wear gear made by American sporting goods company Nike, Inc..


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