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The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia Universitymarker. The school is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the Big East Conference. The school's mascot is known as the Mountaineer. The two major sports at the university are football (played at the Mountaineer Fieldmarker) and basketball (played at the WVU Coliseummarker), although many of the other sports have large followings as well. The West Virginia University athletic program also has the honor of being the only school in the nation in 2007 to win a BCS game, a NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game, and a NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament game.

Baseball

Playing Facility: Hawley Field (1,500)
Head Coach: Greg Van Zant
Most Victories: 40 in 1994
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 22
Last NCAA Appearance: 1996
All-Americans: 20
Drafted Players: 63
Players In The Majors: 30


Men's Basketball

Playing Facility: WVU Coliseummarker (14,000)
Head Coach: Bob Huggins
Most Victories: 29 in 1959
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 22
Last NCAA Appearance: 2009
NIT Appearances: 15
Last NIT Appearance: 2007
NIT Championships: 2 (1942, 2007)
All-Americans: 13
Drafted Players: 28
Players In The NBA: 11


Women's Basketball

Playing Facility: WVU Coliseummarker (14,000)
Head Coach: Mike Carey
Most Victories: 26 in 1992
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 5
WNIT Appearances: 2
Last NCAA Appearance: 2008
All-Americans: 3
Drafted Players: 2
Players In The WNBA: 1


Cross Country

Head Coach: Sean Cleary
BIG EAST Conference Champions: 2007
NCAA Appearances: 4
Last NCAA Appearance: 2008
All-Americans: 6


Football

Head coach: Bill Stewart
Conference: Big East


Gymnastics

Competition Facility: WVU Coliseummarker (14,000)
Head Coach: Linda Burdette
Most Victories: 26 in 1992
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 3
AIAW Appearances: 1
Last NCAA Appearance: 2000
All-Americans: 4


Rifle

Playing Facility: WVU Shell Building
Head Coach: Jon Hammond
Most Victories: 19 in 1964
NCAA Appearances: 25
NCAA Team Championships: 14
National Individual Champions: 20
NCAA All-Americans: 65
Olympians: 13


Men's Soccer

Playing Facility: Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadiummarker (1,600)
Head Coach: Marlon LeBlanc
Most Victories: 15 in 2006
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 10
Last NCAA Appearance: 2007
All-Americans: 5
Mountaineer Professionals: 12


Women's Soccer

Playing Facility: Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadiummarker (1,600)
Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown
Most Victories: 18 in 2002, 2007
BIG EAST Conference Champions: 2007
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 8
Last NCAA Appearance: 2007
All-Americans: 3
Academic All-American: 4
Mountaineer Professionals: 2


Men's Swimming

Playing Facility: WVU Natatorium (500)
Head Coach: Vic Riggs
Most Victories: 13 in 2007
Big East Conference Champions: 2007
NCAA Qualifiers: 19
NCAA All-Americans: 2
Olympians: 1


Women's Swimming

Playing Facility: WVU Natatorium (500)
Head Coach: Vic Riggs
Most Victories: 9 in 1990
NCAA Qualifiers: 14
NCAA All-Americans: 4
Olympians: 1


Women's Tennis

Playing Facility: Mountaineer Tennis Courts
Head Coach: Marc Walters
Most Victories: 21 in 1990


Women's Track

Playing Facility: Mountaineer Track, Shell Indoor Track
Head Coach: Sean Cleary
Assistants: Shellyann Galimore
Olympians: 2
NCAA National Champions: 2
NCAA All-Americans: 13


Women's Volleyball

Playing Facility: WVU Coliseummarker (14,000)
Head Coach: Veronica Hammersmith
Most Victories: 35 in 1979
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 0
Last NCAA Appearance: NA
NIT Appearances: 1
All-Americans: 0
All-East: 2


Wrestling

Playing Facility: WVU Coliseummarker (14,000)
Head Coach: Craig Turnbull
Most Victories: 14 in 1976 and 1990
NCAA Individual Appearances: 67
Best NCAA Finish: 6th in 1991
All-Americans: 16
National Champions: 3
EWL Champions: 18


Pageantry

Team Colors: Old Gold and Blue, and Black
Fight Song: Hail West Virginia!
Nickname: Mountaineers
Mascot: The Mountaineer
Marching Band: Mountaineer Marching Band, known as "The Pride of West Virginia." Well-known for their formation of the West Virginiamarker state outline.


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