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The Case Western Reserve Spartans
Case Western Reserve Spartans
are the varsity intercollegiate athletic teams of Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Case Western Reserve University competes at the NCAA
NCAA
Division III level. The Spartans are a founding member of the University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
(UAA), except in football where the team competes as an associate member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
(PAC). The university offers 19 sports—10 men's sports and 9 women's sports. All 19 varsity teams wear a commemorative patch on their uniforms honoring Case alumnus, M. Frank Rudy, inventor of the Nike air-sole.[2] The Spartan's primary athletic rival is Carnegie Mellon University.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Mascots 1.2 Conferences

2 NCAA
NCAA
National champions[6] 3 Sports

3.1 Football 3.2 Men's cross country 3.3 Women's cross country 3.4 Men's basketball 3.5 Baseball 3.6 Softball 3.7 Men's soccer 3.8 Men's outdoor track and field 3.9 Men's indoor track and field 3.10 Men's tennis 3.11 Women's Soccer 3.12 Wrestling

4 University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
championships 5 Olympians[13] 6 Fight song 7 Facilities

7.1 DiSanto Field 7.2 Nobby's Ballpark 7.3 Mather Field 7.4 Horsburgh Gymnasium 7.5 Adelbert Gymnasium

8 References 9 External links

History[edit] The Case Western Reserve Spartans' heritage stems from the combination of two long and storied sports histories of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology. Mascots[edit] Case, originally known as Case School of Applied Science, carried the name Scientists from 1918 to 1939. In 1940, the mascot was changed to the Rough Riders, in honor of their head coach Ray A. Ride. Case formally updated their school name in 1947 to Case Institute of Technology.[3] Western Reserve originally used the mascot Pioneers from 1921 to 1927, until being forced to change by Marietta College, who claimed earlier usage of the namesake.[4] The famous Red Cats mascot was then used beginning in 1928. Upon the merger of the two schools, the Spartans name was adopted in 1970, as the team is now known. Conferences[edit] In 1902, Case Tech and Western Reserve University were both founding members of the Ohio
Ohio
Athletic Conference (OAC). Western Reserve left the OAC in 1931 to compete as an independent, while Case Tech stayed in until 1948. Breaking away from independence looking to compete with larger schools, Western Reserve became a charter member of the Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
(MAC) in 1946. After less than a decade, Western Reserve withdrew from the MAC in 1954, citing the need for the school to focus more energy on academics and less money and resources on athletics spearheaded by President John S. Millis.[5] Returning back to their roots of competing in the same conference, Case Tech and Western Reserve became founding members of the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
(PAC) in 1955. When the athletic departments of the two universities merged in 1971 they dominated the PAC for several years. The university remained a member of the PAC until 1983. In the fall of 1984 the university joined the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), a pioneer in gender equality in sports, as a charter member. In conjunction with other top research universities in the country, Case Western Reserve became a charter member of University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
(UAA) in 1986, while maintaining joint conference membership affiliation with the NCAC until the 1998-1999 school year. In 2014 the football team, while maintaining membership in the UAA, began competing as an associate member of the PAC. Founding charter members of five conferences:

Ohio
Ohio
Athletic Conference (OAC), 1902 (Case Tech and Western Reserve) Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
(MAC), 1946 (Western Reserve) Presidents' Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
(PAC), 1955 (Case Tech and Western Reserve) North Coast Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
(NCAC), 1984 (Case Western Reserve) University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
(UAA), 1986 (Case Western Reserve)

NCAA
NCAA
National champions[6][edit]

Year Winner Name Sport Event

1968 Case C.B. Crouse Outdoor Track & Field Discus Throw

1987 Case Western Reserve Vincent Van Burik Outdoor Track & Field 800-meter run

1988 Case Western Reserve John Bradshaw Swimming & Diving 100-yard butterfly

1989 Case Western Reserve John Bradshaw Swimming & Diving 100-yard butterfly

1990 Case Western Reserve Sheila Ballado Outdoor Track & Field 100-meter hurdles

1990 Case Western Reserve Kevin Luthy Outdoor Track & Field Decathlon

1991 Case Western Reserve Kevin Luthy Outdoor Track & Field Decathlon

1992 Case Western Reserve Jay Gindin Swimming & Diving 200-yard butterfly

1994 Case Western Reserve Chris Ricklic Wrestling 167 pounds

1995 Case Western Reserve Leslie Kindling Indoor Track & Field High Jump

1995 Case Western Reserve Chris Ricklic Wrestling 167 pounds

1995 Case Western Reserve Leslie Kindling Outdoor Track & Field Heptathlon

1996 Case Western Reserve Derek Messmer Wrestling Heavyweight

2003 Case Western Reserve Alicia Kendig Swimming & Diving 500-yard freestyle

2008 Case Western Reserve Esther Erb Outdoor Track & Field 10,000-meter run

2010 Case Western Reserve Isaac Dukes Wrestling 149 pounds

2010 Case Western Reserve Obinna Nwanna Outdoor Track & Field Decathlon

2014 Case Western Reserve Eric Klawitter Tennis Doubles

2014 Case Western Reserve Christopher Krimbill Tennis Doubles

Sports[edit]

Men's sports

Baseball Basketball Cross country Football Soccer Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and field
Track and field
(indoor) Track and field
Track and field
(outdoor) Wrestling

Women's sports

Basketball Cross country Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and field
Track and field
(indoor) Track and field
Track and field
(outdoor) Volleyball

Football[edit] Main article: Case Western Reserve Spartans
Case Western Reserve Spartans
football Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1902 Case Joseph Wentworth OAC

1903 Case Joseph Wentworth OAC

1904 Case Joseph Wentworth OAC

1905 Case Joseph Wentworth OAC

1907 Western Reserve William B. Seaman OAC

1908 Western Reserve William B. Seaman OAC

1915 Western Reserve Walter D. Powell OAC

1932 Case Ray Ride OAC

1933 Case Ray Ride Big Four Conference

1934 Western Reserve Sam Willaman Big Four Conference

1935 Western Reserve Bill Edwards Big Four Conference

1936 Western Reserve Bill Edwards Big Four Conference

1937 Western Reserve Bill Edwards Big Four Conference

1938 Western Reserve Bill Edwards Big Four Conference

1940 Western Reserve Bill Edwards Big Four Conference Won Sun Bowl

1941 Case Ray Ride OAC

1941 Western Reserve Tom Davies Big Four Conference

1942 Western Reserve Tom Davies Big Four Conference

1955 Western Reserve Eddie Finnigan PAC

1958 Western Reserve Eddie Finnigan PAC

1960 Western Reserve Eddie Finnigan PAC

1984 Case Western Reserve Jim Chapman NCAC

1988 Case Western Reserve Ronald Stuckey UAA

1996 Case Western Reserve Regis Scafe UAA

2007 Case Western Reserve Greg Debeljak UAA Won vs Widener, Loss vs Wabash

2008 Case Western Reserve Greg Debeljak UAA Loss vs Wabash

2009 Case Western Reserve Greg Debeljak UAA Loss vs Trine

2011 Case Western Reserve Greg Debeljak UAA

2016 Case Western Reserve Greg Debeljak UAA

2017 Case Western Reserve Greg Debeljak PAC & UAA Won vs Illinois Wesleyan, Loss vs Mount Union

Men's cross country[edit] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1947 Case Claude B. Sharer OAC 12th Nationals

1958 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1967 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1968 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1969 Case Bill Sudeck PAC 27th Nationals

1970 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1971 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 40th Nationals

1972 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 26th Nationals

1973 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 12th Nationals

1974 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 15th Nationals

1975 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 13th Nationals

1976 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 20th Nationals

1977 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC 21st Nationals

1985 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC 2nd Regional, 18th Nationals

1986 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC 1st Regional, 7th Nationals

1988 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC 6th Regional

1993 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC

1993 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck UAA

1994 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC 4th Regional

Women's cross country[edit] The women’s cross country team earned five consecutive team qualifying years to the NCAA
NCAA
Championship Meet from 2006-2010. In 2006 the team was undefeated up until Nationals, this included beating several DI schools during the season. During this stretch, the Spartan women finished in the top 10 twice, including 2007, when the team finished sixth in the nation.[7] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

2006 Case Western Reserve Kathy Lanese UAA 1st Regionals, 10th Nationals

2008 Case Western Reserve Kathy Lanese UAA 2nd Regionals, 16th Nationals

Men's basketball[edit] Western Reserve's first varsity team was in 1897, only six years after the game was invented by Dr. James Naismith. Case Tech played its first varsity season in 1912.[8] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1961 Case Philip K. "Nip" Heim PAC

1970 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

Baseball[edit] Varsity baseball teams for Western Reserve College date back to the 1870s.[9] During this era, Clarence Emir Allen
Clarence Emir Allen
is famously credited as the first college baseball player to throw and perfect the curve ball, and notably never lost a game once mastering the "curve."[10] Other notable players in school history include Bob Kelly, Paul O'Dea, and Ed Andrews. Western Reserve won the PAC in 1967 and 1968. In recent years, the Case Western Reserve baseball team has competed in the NCAA
NCAA
playoffs, earning spots in 2011, 2013, and 2014. In 2011, Spartan third baseman Chad Mullins was named the D3Baseball.com Player of the Year after hitting .437 with eight home runs and 71 RBIs. Mullins also ranked in the Division III national top ten in hits, runs scored, and total bases. The 2013 team won two NCAA playoff games and the UAA title. The 2014 team set a school record for victories with 34, won the UAA title, and won four playoff games advancing to the NCAA
NCAA
Mideast Regional Championship.[11] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1967 Western Reserve Flory Mauriocourt PAC

1968 Western Reserve Flory Mauriocourt PAC

2013 Case Western Reserve Matt Englander UAA Won vs St. Scholastica, St. Thomas, Loss vs Wisc-Whitewater, Wisc-Stevens Point

2014 Case Western Reserve Matt Englander UAA Won vs Thomas More, La Roche, and Widener, Loss vs Salisbury

Softball[edit] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1997 Case Western Reserve ? UAA

1998 Case Western Reserve ? UAA

1999 Case Western Reserve ? UAA

2014 Case Western Reserve Josie Henry UAA

Men's soccer[edit] The Case Western Reserve Men's Soccer team finished their 2006 season with a 17–2–2 record and a UAA championship. The team reached the Sweet 16 in their first-ever NCAA
NCAA
Division III tournament appearance and concluded the season ranked 12th in the nation. Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1958 Case Claude B. Sharer PAC

1960 Case Claude B. Sharer PAC

1961 Case Claude B. Sharer PAC

1962 Case Claude B. Sharer PAC

1965 Case Claude B. Sharer PAC

1966 Case Claude B. Sharer PAC

1967 Case Philip K. Heim "Nip" and Joe Siklosi PAC

1968 Western Reserve Ronald P. "Buzz" Ellis PAC

1969 Case Eric Dobson PAC

2006 Case Western Reserve Dan Palmer UAA

2011 Case Western Reserve Dan Palmer UAA Won vs DePauw, Loss vs Ohio
Ohio
Northern

Men's outdoor track and field[edit] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1936 Western Reserve

Big Four

1937 Western Reserve

Big Four

1941 Case

Big Four

1958 Western Reserve Herbert Bee PAC

1959 Western Reserve Herbert Bee PAC

1960 Western Reserve Herbert Bee PAC

1967 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1968 Case Bill Sudeck PAC 10th Regional, 17th Nationals

1970 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1971 Case Bill Sudeck PAC

1972 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC

1973 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC

1974 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC

1975 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC

1978 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck PAC

1994 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC

1994 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck UAA

Men's indoor track and field[edit] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1994 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC

1995 Case Western Reserve Bill Sudeck NCAC

Men's tennis[edit] In 2014, the Spartan men's tennis team was ranked in the Division III Top 10 for most of the season, and advanced to the NCAA
NCAA
Elite Eight before falling to Middlebury College. That same year, two CWRU tennis players, Eric Klawitter and Christopher Krimbill, won the NCAA
NCAA
men's doubles title. Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1965 Western Reserve Arthur I. Rosenberg PAC

1970 Western Reserve Arthur I. Rosenberg PAC

1971 Western Reserve Arthur I. Rosenberg PAC

1972 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1973 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1974 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1975 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1976 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1977 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1978 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

1979 Case Western Reserve Douglas E. Mooney PAC

Women's Soccer[edit] The women's soccer team played their first season in 1984.[12] Wrestling[edit] Conference Titles:

Year Winner Coach Conference Postseason

1961 Western Reserve Edward W. Lewis PAC

1988 Case Western Reserve Bob Del Rosa UAA

1991 Case Western Reserve Bob Del Rosa UAA

1993 Case Western Reserve Bob Del Rosa UAA

1994 Case Western Reserve Bob Del Rosa UAA

1996 Case Western Reserve Bob Del Rosa UAA

University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
championships[edit]

Football: 1988, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017 Wrestling: 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996 Softball: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2014 Baseball: 2013, 2014 Men's Soccer: 2006, 2011 Women's Cross Country: 2006, 2008 Men's Track & Field (Outdoor): 1994 Men's Cross Country: 1993

Olympians[13][edit]

Year Winner Name Sport Event Medal

1924 Western Reserve Benjamin M. Spock Rowing

Gold

1932 Western Reserve M. "Flip" Rowland Wolfe Gymnastics Tumbling Gold

1952 Case William Kerslake Wrestling Heavyweight

1956 Western Reserve Caldwell Esselstyn Rowing

Gold

1956 Case William Kerslake Wrestling Heavyweight

1956 Western Reserve David Jenkins Figure Skating

Bronze

1960 Case William Kerslake Wrestling Heavyweight

1960 Western Reserve David Jenkins Figure Skating

Gold

1964 Western Reserve Sandra Knott Outdoor Track & Field 800-meter run

1980 Case Western Reserve Walter “Ty” Danco Luge

1996 Case Western Reserve Matt Ghaffari Wrestling Greco-Roman Silver

Fight song[edit] John F. Anderson, a Case Tech alum of 1933, composed the music and lyrics of the Case Western Reserve fight song.[14] Fight On Fight on, you men of Case Reserve Make foemen fear your strength and verve Display the old unflinching nerve— Go, Case Reserve, fight on! In days of yore in annual bout Across the fence, we fought it out The fence is down, today we shout: Go, Case Reserve, fight on! The blue and white team we'll uphold Old Case Reserve will never fold So, on to vict'ries yet untold Go, Case Reserve, fight on! Facilities[edit] DiSanto Field[edit] DiSanto Field
DiSanto Field
is a 2,400-seat multi-purpose stadium home to the football, men's soccer, women's soccer, and track and field teams. The press box includes the Coach Bill Edwards president's suite, named after the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
inductee coach.[15] In 2008, the eight-lane track surrounding the field was named Coach Bill Sudeck Track. In 2014, the Wyant Field House opened, which included the 4500-square foot Steve Belichick
Steve Belichick
Varsity Weight Room, gifted by Bill Belichick in honor of his father.[16] Nobby's Ballpark[edit] Mather Field[edit] Horsburgh Gymnasium[edit] Adelbert Gymnasium[edit] References[edit]

^ "Visual Guidelines UMC CWRU - University Marketing & Communications - Case Western Reserve University". Retrieved January 24, 2017.  ^ "Case Western to Wear Patch Honoring Air-Sole Inventor". 4 September 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2016.  ^ "Team colors, mascots, names".  ^ " Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
to debut new 'Spartie' mascot".  ^ John Sayle Watterson (2002). "College Football: History, Spectacle, Controversy". JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-7114-6. ^ http://athletics.case.edu/information/ncaa_champions ^ http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mxc/coaches/Lanese_Kathy?view=bio ^ Cramer, C. H. (1976). Case Western Reserve: A History of the University 1826-1976. The World Publishing Company. p. 367.  ^ Cramer, C. H. (1976). Case Western Reserve: A History of the University 1826-1976. The World Publishing Company. p. 163.  ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=CdyMqAs9Cm4C&pg=PA75&lpg=PA75&dq=%22Clarence+Emir+Allen%22+baseball&source=bl&ots=5U1VjuHzuF&sig=ZLYG6T7zgHCPOQEv6ZKtv7E9A3s&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifpM-0yrrWAhVS-lQKHQn7AO4Q6AEISjAL#v=onepage&q=%22Clarence%20Emir%20Allen%22%20baseball&f=false ^ http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2013-14/schedule ^ http://blog.case.edu/archives/Places/index ^ http://thedaily.case.edu/past-meets-present-spartans-who-became-olympians/ ^ http://athletics.case.edu/information/fight-song_alma-mater ^ http://issuu.com/cwruathletics/docs/cwru_football_media_guide_updated ^ http://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2012/12/bill_belichick_makes_donation.html

External links[edit]

http://athletics.case.edu

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Case Western Reserve University

Academics

Colleges and Schools: Case School of Dental Medicine Case School of Engineering College of Arts and Sciences Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences NEO CANDO School of Graduate Studies School of Law School of Medicine Weatherhead School of Management

Campus

Adelbert Hall Allen Memorial Medical Library Case Medical Center Dittrick Museum of Medical History Flora Stone Mather Quadrangle Kent H. Smith Quadrangle Mather House Michelson-Morley Memorial Fountain Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital University Circle Warner and Swasey Observatory Maltz Performing Arts Center

Athletics

Case Western Reserve Spartans Football Baird Brothers Trophy Academic Bowl DiSanto Field University Athletic Association

People

Notable alumni and affiliates Nobel laureates Presidents

Student life

Dhamakapella WRUW-FM Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law The Observer Student body

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Sports teams based in and around Cleveland

Baseball

MLB: Cleveland
Cleveland
Indians MWL: Lake County Captains FL: Lake Erie Crushers

Basketball

NBA: Cleveland
Cleveland
Cavaliers

Football

NFL: Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns AFL: Cleveland
Cleveland
Gladiators WFA: Cleveland
Cleveland
Fusion

Hockey

AHL: Cleveland
Cleveland
Monsters

Roller derby

WFTDA: Burning River Roller Derby

Soccer

NPSL: AFC Cleveland

College athletics ( NCAA
NCAA
Division I)

Cleveland
Cleveland
State Vikings

College athletics ( NCAA
NCAA
Division II)

Notre Dame College Falcons Ursuline College Arrows

College athletics ( NCAA
NCAA
Division III)

Case Western Reserve Spartans Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets John Carroll University Blue Streaks

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