Florida Gulf Coast University represents the fifteen teams that make up the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. The program includes men’s and women’s sports, including baseball, volleyball, diving, swimming, softball, tennis, soccer, golf, cross-country, basketball. Most of them belong to the Atlantic Sun Conference, the smaller to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. At the same time, all teams compete at the Division I level in the NCAA. Remarkably, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles division is considered the youngest in Division I since it arose in 1991.
Meaning and History
The current emblem of the sports department was adopted in 2002. It contains standard elements: the image of a mascot and the abbreviated name of the university. The white head of the eagle is located above, closer to the right corner. The bird is directed with its beak down – probably to show dynamics. The effect of movement is also created by uneven lines, which, according to the idea of artists, should indicate feathers.
The rest of the logo is “FGCU.” It is uneven, slightly bent. The “F” has two serifs on the left side. All letters are originally decorated and seem three-dimensional due to green stripes on the right side. Also, the abbreviation, like the head of a bird, is circled by a wide blue line.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Basketball
In 2012, the baseball team reached the final game of the Atlantic Sun Championship. A little later, in 2013, the team first participated in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Baseball
The debut of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles baseball team at the NCAA took place in 2017. She plays at the Swanson Stadium and trains under Dave Tollett.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Soccer
A men’s football team appeared at the university in 2007, receiving the title of the youngest in the United States. Since then, she has competed in three NCAA Tournaments. But she was beaten by the women’s team, which six times participated in the tournaments of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.