High Point University, founded in 1924, sponsors sixteen sporting events. Teams called High Point Panthers to participate in the NCAA Division I, mainly in the Big South Conference. Only male lacrosse has been listed at the Southern Conference since 2014. The most successful season was 2009-2011 when HPU students won many tournaments and championships. The official colors of the university are white and purple, and the main mascot is Prowler the Panther.
Meaning and History
1976-1995 – The era of the round emblem in the form of a seal. In the center was the “HP” monogram, along the circumference on the inside were the words “High Point University.” 1996 brought radical changes. After the redesign of the logo, only a combination of the letters “H” and “P” with triangular serifs remains.
The 2004 logo looked completely different. Artists, for the first time in a long time, depicted a sports mascot: a panther. The predator released its claws and opened its mouth with sharp teeth. At the same time, she snuggled close to the word “Panthers,” wrapping her tail around it.
The final version of the emblem was presented in 2012. The world again saw the company monogram, now from three letters: “H,” “P,” and “U.” The general style has not changed, but the characters are tilted to the left, painted in purple and have asymmetrical serifs.
1976 – 1995
1996 – 2003
2004 – 2011
2012 – present
High Point Panthers Basketball
The men’s team began to play in 1927. The team twice reached the NAIA Tournament’s quarter-finals and appeared the same number of times in CIT, NIT, and the NCAA Division II Tournament. The women’s program has existed since 1967. Basketball players won the 1978 AIAW Division II national championship and the seven Carolinas Conference Tournament.
High Point Panthers Soccer
Football players play in the Vert Stadium home arena. Brandi Fontaine trains women, and Zach Haines trains men.