The University of Hartford sponsors nine women’s and eight men’s sports programs as part of the Division I NCAA. His Hartford Hawks teams are members of the America East Conference (for most sports), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (women’s golf), and the Big Sky Conference (men’s golf). The department’s structure is constantly changing: in 2016, managers added lacrosse to the list of disciplines, and tennis was abolished. Only the mascot of Howie the Hawk remains unchanged. Associated with it is the nickname Hawks, which arose in the 1940s.
Meaning and History
The image of the hawk is the unifying link of all sports logos. Option 1984-2014 contains an abstract image of a bird. Jerky red lines form her silhouette. At the bottom is a filled rectangle with a white two-line Hartford Hawks lettering. The new team emblem was introduced in 2015. The emblem consists of two elements: a capital “H” and a hawk.
“H” is red, with a black outline, which corresponds to the university’s official colors. The horizontal bar is stylized as a bird’s head with a white eye and a large beak. Four stripes of different lengths stretch from it, which creates a visual illusion of movement.
1984 – 2014
2015 – present
Hartford Hawks Soccer
One of the women’s team’s major accomplishments was participating in the 1992 College Cup. The team played times thrice in the America East Regular Season Champions, seven in the America East Tournament Champions, and thirteen in the NCAA Tournament. The men’s team twice visited America East Regular Season Champions and four times at America East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament.