The Towson Tigers
, formerly Towson College Knights
, are the athletics teams of Towson University
Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S...
. All of the major athletic teams compete in the Colonial Athletic Association
The Colonial Athletic Association is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose full-time members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. Most of its members are public universities, with five in Virginia alone, and the conference is headquartered in Richmond,...
with 20 Division I athletic teams (13 in women's sports, 7 in men's sports. Gymnastics competes in the ECAC conference).
Since joining the CAA in 2001-02, the Tigers have won titles in men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, men’s soccer and men’s golf. During an athletics history that traces its roots to the 1920’s, Towson has sent teams and individual student-athletes to NCAA post-season competition in baseball, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, track & field and volleyball.
Tiger student-athletes have distinguished themselves in the classroom as well as on the field of competition. Eleven Tigers have been named CAA Scholar-Athlete Award Winners for their respective sports, including the 2010 cross country recipient, Brandi Gervais, a senior Biology/Pre-Dentistry Major with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
A number of student-athletes have gone on to enjoy professional careers, including most recently Jermon Bushrod, the starting left offensive tackle for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints; outfielder Casper Wells with the Detroit Tigers; and shooting guard Gary Neal with the San Antonio Spurs.
In May 2011, the department will break ground on the future of Towson Athletics as it begins construction of Tiger Arena, a new 5000-seat, state-of-the-art arena for basketball, volleyball and gymnastics, slated to open in the Spring of 2013.
Towson's men's lacrosse team is a nationally known program, regularly appearing in the NCAA tournament. In 1974 the Tigers finished with a 14 and 1 record in winning the Division II national title 18 to 17 in overtime over Hobart. Also the team reached the finals in the 1991 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
The 1991 tournament championship game was played at the Carrier Dome in front of 8,293 fans. North Carolina completed a perfect 16 and 0 season by defeating Towson 18-13, to win the Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, the fourth overall for the Tar Heels...
and a return trip to the final four in the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
The 2001 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship game was played at Rutgers Stadium in front of 24,135 fans. A Princeton goal with 41 seconds remaining in the first overtime period lifted second-seeded Tigers to a 10-9 victory against top-seeded Syracuse . With the victory, Princeton earned its sixth...
- Men's Basketball
- Women's Basketball
The Towson Tigers football team represents Towson University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision . The Tigers compete within the Colonial Athletic Association...
- Field Hockey
- Men's Golf
- Women's Golf
- Women's Gymnastics
- Men's Lacrosse
- Women's Lacrosse
- Men's Soccer
- Women's Soccer
- Men's Swimming & Diving
- Women's Swimming & Diving
- Women's Tennis
- Women's Track & Field
- Women's Cross Country
- Women's Volleyball
- Hail to the Towson Tigers
- We're true to the Black and Gold
- Fight on with Courage, Now and Forever
- Victory Strong and Bold!
- Hail to the Towson Tigers
- Stand Proudly for all to see
- Fight, Fight, Tigers fight,
- Lead us to Victory!
- Nigel Marples
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- Machel Millwood
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- Phil Greatwich
- Gary Neal
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- Sean Landeta
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- Jermon Bushrod
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- Dave Meggett
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- Casper Wells
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