|The USMA Athletic
Department has an excellent home page, with home pages for every one
24 intercollegiate sports.
|Check the Army
Weekly Sports Calendar for event times, places, and opponents for Army
Another useful source of information -- scores and much more -- is an
e-mail newsletter written by Colonel (Retired) Morris Herbert, USMA 1950.
To subscribe to "Herbert on Sports", send an e-mail message to Lyris@aog.usma.edu.
In the body of your message put
Join Herbert-on-Sports Your Name
substituting your real name for the italicized Your Name. You should
receive a confirmation message within a few hours telling youthat you have
been added to the mailing list.
|Army competes in the Patriot
League in 19 sports (all except football (C-USA),
lightweight football (CSFL, see below), wrestling (EIWA),
hockey (I-A Independent), and rifle). Army, a founding member of the Patriot
League, won the Presidents'
Cup, presented annually to the league's all-sports champion, for the
1993-94, 1994-95 and 1996-97 seasons.
|Before joining the Patriot League, Army competed in the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in many sports. In fact,
Army was also a founding member of the MAAC, which began competition in
1981. Army's achievements during MAAC competition include
in Men's Basketball: two cadets were named MAAC Player of the Year
(Randy Cozzens in 1984-85 and Kevin Houston in 1986-87 [when he led the
NCAA in scoring AND free throw percentage, a feat which has been accomplished
only twice in NCAA history]), two were named MAAC Rookie of the Year (Houston
in 1983-84 and Derrick Canada in 1987-88), six players were named All-MAAC,
and Coach Les Wothke was the MAAC Coach of the Year in 1984-5
in Golf: Army won the conference golf championship every year from
1982 through 1989 (the individual champion was from Army six of those years,
including a 1-2-3 sweep in 1987 and a 1-2 sweep in 1989)
in Indoor Track: Army's men's team won the only two MAAC championships
held while USMA was in the conference, 1989 and 1990; Army still
holds MAAC records in the pole vault (Jason Jenkins, 16'0", 1990), men's
55 meter high hurdles (Jim Orrange, 7.44 seconds, 1990), men's 800 meters
(Kevin Williams, 1:53.16, 1989), men's 3000 meters (Tyno Carter, 8:17.81,
1989) as well as in the women's triple jump (Diana Wills, 12.80 meters,
1990), women's long jump (Wills, 5.75 meters, 1990), women's high jump
(Kim Seminiano, 5'8", 1989), and women's 3000 meters (Teresa Sobiesk, 9:53.63,
in Swimming and Diving: Army's women's team was the MAAC championin
1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990. The men's team made it an Army
sweep in 1988. In 1989, the Most Outstanding Female Swimmer (Anne
Marie Wycoff), Female Diver (Jill Schweitzer), and Male Diver (Corey Zeiger)
were all from Army
in Men's Tennis: Army was the MAAC champion in 1982 (Jon Bell was
the individual champion; Bell & Wilson were the doubles champs), Poirier
& Haley were the 1986 doubles champs, Mark McMullan was the 1987 individual
champion, McMullan & Lemke were the doubles champs in 1988 when Army
won the team title again, Mike Haught's individual title in 1989 led the
team to final conference title
in Women's Volleyball: Army was the MAAC Champion from 1986-1989.
Gwen Zemaitas was the Tournament MVP in both 1986 and 1987, and coach Bob
Gambardella was the Coach of the Year those two years as well. B.J.
Martin & Margaret shared MVP honors in 1989.
Football? It's football with weight limitations: two days before agame,
players must weigh 165 pounds or less. It is commonly called "150s"-- the
old limit was 150 pounds -- or "Lightweight Football". The weight
limit was increased to 158 pounds in 1967 and 165 in 1996. It is a faster
game than the one the "big boys" play.
Other differences include rules against practicing until three weeks
prior to the first game and against scouting opponents.
Army competes in the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), formerly
known as the Eastern Lightweight Football League (ELFL) with Navy,
Cornell, Penn, and Princeton. We have won or shared the ELFL championship
17 times and have had only one losing season (2-3 in 1963).
|Army's athletes have the luxury of using some of the finest gyms, fields,
and stadiums in the nation. The Athletic Department has a page with details
about some of these facilities.
|In addition to varsity sports, West Point has an extensive intramural
and club sport program. In fact, every cadet must participate in athletics
at either the varsity, club, or intramural level. CollegeEdge
lists the following
Club sports: men's and women's Alpine skiing, crew, cycling, fencing, handball,
horsemanship, martial arts, Nordic skiing, parachuting, racquetball, sailing,
squash, team handball, and weight lifting; men's rugby, water polo, and
volleyball; and women's lacrosse.
Intramural sports: Alpine skiing, basketball, bowling, boxing, crew, cross-country,
cycling, fencing, flickerball, floor hockey, football, handball, horsemanship,
judo, karate, lacrosse, marathon, Nordic skiing, orienteering, power lifting,racquetball,
rock climbing, rugby, sailing, skeet/trapshooting, soccer, softball, squash,
swimming, team handball, triathalon, volleyball, walleyball, water polo,