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Athletics
Athletic Success
On the field and in the classroom, UVU student-athletes are succeeding at the highest levels. There’s never been a better time to wear Wolverine green.
 
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BECOMING A
DIVISION-I PROGRAM

UVU became the first institution to transition straight from junior college competition to the Division-I NCAA level. Attaining this status has led to greater exposure, scheduling, and recruitment opportunities for all athletic programs.

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JOINING THE WAC

Entering the Western Athletic Conference means UVU can compete for conference and national championships, form regional rivalries, and qualify for NCAA postseason play. The Wolverines are already a powerful force in the WAC, winning three championships in their first year of competition.

ACADEMIC CHAMPION

In 2014, Holton Hunsaker was named an Academic All-American, the first NCAA Division-I men’s basketball player in Utah to earn the honor since 1999.

ALUMNI MEDAL IN SOCHI

Former Wolverine athletes Noelle Pikus-Pace and Chris Fogt took UVU to the global stage at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Pikus-Pace won the silver medal in women’s skeleton, while Fogt claimed bronze in four-man bobsled.

MEN’S BASEBALL WINNING STREAK

In 2012, the Wolverine baseball team won 32 consecutive games, tying the second-longest winning streak in college baseball history. This included victories over local rivals BYU and Utah, as well as an upset win over eventual national champions University of Arizona. UVU’s Goose Kallunki received consensus All-American honors and was drafted by the San Diego Padres.

FÚTBOL IS HERE

After a year of preparation, the UVU men’s soccer team recently began its inaugural season as the only NCAA Division-I men’s program in Utah. Led by former Real Salt Lake youth coach Greg Maas, the Wolverines’ initial roster includes players from four countries and 10 states, including 18 from Utah.

WAC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

In the first year of WAC competition, UVU athletes saw unprecedented success. The men’s cross-country team claimed the school’s first WAC title, while the men’s basketball team finished the regular season as WAC champions and appeared in the NIT. The softball team won the first women’s WAC title.