Florida Gulf Coast University is represented by fifteen teams that are part of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. The program includes men’s and women’s sports, including baseball, volleyball, diving, swimming, softball, tennis, football, golf, cross-country, basketball. Most of them belong to the Atlantic Sun Conference, a smaller part of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. Moreover, all teams compete at the Division I level in the NCAA. Interestingly, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are considered the youngest in Division I since it emerged in 1991.
Meaning and History
The current emblem of the sports department was adopted in 2002. It contains the standard elements: a mascot image and an abbreviated name of the university. The white head of the eagle is located at the top, closer to the right corner. The bird is pointed with its beak down – probably to show dynamics. The motion effect is also created by jagged lines, which the artists intended to represent the feathers.
The rest of the logo is occupied by the inscription “FGCU.” It is uneven, slightly bent. The “F” has two serifs on the left side. All letters are original and appear three-dimensional because of the green stripes on the right side. Also, the abbreviation, like the bird’s head, is surrounded by a wide blue line.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Basketball Logo
In 2012, the baseball team reached the final game of the Atlantic Sun Championship. A little later, in 2013, she took part in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament for the first time.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Baseball Logo
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles made their NCAA debut in 2017. They play at Swanson Stadium and are coached by Dave Tollett.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Soccer Logo
The men’s soccer team came to the university in 2007, becoming the youngest in the United States. Since then, she has competed in three NCAA Tournaments. But she was bypassed by the women’s team, which participated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments six times.