Anderson Ravens and Lady Ravens
|University||Anderson University (Indiana)|
|Conference||Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference|
|Athletic director||Marcie Taylor|
|Football stadium||Macholtz Stadium|
|Basketball arena||O. C. Lewis Gymnasium|
|Mascot||Rodney the Raven|
|Nickname||Ravens and Lady Ravens|
|Colors||Orange and Black|
Men's sports offered at Anderson University include football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, and track & field. Women's sports offered at Anderson University include basketball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, soccer, golf, cross country, and track & field.
- 1 Conference affiliation
- 2 Organization
- 3 Current facilities
- 4 Team colors
- 5 Mascot
- 6 Athletic team success and post season appearances
- 7 Cross country teams
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
|Athletic's Mission Statement|
The mission of the Department of Athletics is to "embrace the holistic development of our programs, with a focus on academic excellence, athletic success, spiritual mentoring and social growth."
Athletics at Anderson University are administered by the Anderson University Athletic Department.
Athletic team success and post season appearances
|Brad Lamb||WR||NFL||Buffalo Bills||1991–1993|||
|Tim Mooney||DE||NFL||Philadelphia Eagles||1987|||
In 1970 the Ravens played in the NAIA Division II National Football Championship and lost to Westminster (Pa.), 21–16.
The Anderson Ravens football team won the HCAC conference title in 2001 season.
Two former AU players currently playing professional football are Hyman Smith and Joel Steele. In 2008, a new all-weather synthetic field turf and outdoor game lights were installed at Macholtz Stadium.
The Kevin Donley era
Kevin Donley has been one of the most successful coaches in NAIA football. After graduating from Anderson College in 1973, Donley returned to his alma mater in 1976 to serve two seasons as offensive coordinator. In 1978, at the age of 26, Donley was named the youngest head coach in the country. Over the next four years, Donley’s teams would compile an overall record of 28-9 (.757), winning the conference title in 1980 and 1981. Through 2017 and 71 years of Anderson football history, Donley’s overall winning percentage stands as the best among all Anderson football coaches.
(5-4 overall, 4-4 conference)
|September 16||at Hanover||Hanover, IN||L 10–12|
|September 23||at Defiance||Defiance, OH||W 38–19|
|September 30||Bluffton||Anderson, IN||W 17–7|
|October 7||at Wilmington||Wilmington, OH||L 13–17|
|October 14||Manchester||Anderson, IN||L 9–13|
|October 21||at Findlay||Findlay, OH||L 0–19|
|October 28||Earlham||Anderson, IN||W 42–10|
|November 4||at Franklin*||Franklin, IN||W 21–20|
|November 11||Taylor||Anderson, IN||W 21–7|
(7-2 overall, 6-2 conference)
|September 15||Hanover||Anderson, IN||L 0–26|
|September 22||Defiance||Anderson, IN||W 16–7|
|September 29||at Bluffton||Bluffton, OH||W 21–14|
|October 6||Wilmington||Anderson, IN||W 35–6|
|October 13||at Manchester||North Manchester, IN||W 38–20|
|October 20||Findlay||Anderson, IN||L 6–21|
|October 27||at Earlham||Richmond, IN||W 63–19|
|November 3||Franklin*||Anderson, IN||W 42–35|
|November 10||at Taylor||Upland, IN||W 21–13|
(8-1 overall, 7-1 conference)
|September 20||at Defiance||Defiance, OH||W 28–0|
|September 27||Bluffton||Anderson, IN||W 27–0|
|October 4||at Wilmington||Wilmington, OH||W 21–6|
|October 11||Manchester||Anderson, IN||W 58–0|
|October 18||at Findlay||Findlay, OH||W 10–0|
|October 25||Earlham||Anderson, IN||W 34–0|
|November 1||at Olivet Nazarene*||Kankakee, IL||W 24–14|
|November 8||Taylor||Anderson, IN||W 55–12|
|November 15||at Hanover||Hanover, IN||L 13–28|
(8-2 overall, 8-0 conference)
|September 19||Defiance||Anderson, IN||W 13–0|
|September 26||at Bluffton||Bluffton, OH||W 34–0|
|October 3||Wilmington||Anderson, IN||W 35–17|
|October 10||at Manchester||North Manchester, IN||W 47–14|
|October 17||Findlay||Anderson, IN||W 25–13|
|October 24||at Earlham||Richmond, IN||W 32–3|
|October 31||Olivet Nazarene*||Anderson, IN||L 13–14|
|November 7||at Taylor||Upland, IN||W 29–22|
|November 14||Hanover||Anderson, IN||W 28–23|
|November 21||at Westminster*||New Wilmington, PA (NAIA D-II Quarterfinal)||L 6–21|
The baseball teams has qualified for postseason tournaments 30 of the last 32 years and 99 percent of the four-year players have graduated. Some notable accomplishments are:
- Eight World Series appearances
- 19 years in the final Top 20 Coaches Poll
- 16 conference championships
- 32 players signed professional contracts
- NAIA Indiana champions 12 times, 8 of last 9 years in NAIA
- 6 NCAA Div. III Regional appearances since 1993
- 3 NCAA Div. III World Series appearances.
In more recent history, the women's basketball team made their first appearance in the Division III NCAA Tournament in 2000-2001.
The Softball team has posted a record of 214-195 over the past decade, reaching the NCAA regionals three times. In total, they have had 7 conference MVP's and 71 All-Conference players. The 1999 team was the most successful in school history. They finished with a total of 35 wins, including a 14-0 performance in conference play.
The Men's Soccer team also became the first NCAA team, regardless of division, to be named Academic All-Americans 12 straight years. The Women's team achieved 11 straight seasons. Major team accomplishments include, two HCAC tournament titles, two HCAC regular season titles, 38 All-Conference players, 28 NSCAA Academic All-American selections, three HCAC Players of the Year and two HCAC Freshmen of the Year.
Cross country teams
The men's cross country team has won 14 conference titles since 1988, having perfect scored twice, 16 most valuable runner awards, and 5 freshmen of the year awards (since 2000). In addition, they have won 11 coach of the year awards. The women's cross country team has also won conference awards since 1993 including, 11 conference titles, 11 most valuable runner awards, 4 freshmen of the year awards (since 2000), and 10 coach of the year awards.
- List of college sports teams in the United States with different nicknames for men's and women's teams
- "Anderson University Athletics Mission Statement". Anderson University. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- "History of the Raven" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
- "Brad Lamb". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- "Tim Mooney". databaseFootball.com. databaseSports.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- "The Raven's will open the 2008 season with New Game Day Turf". Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
- "DONLEY, KEVIN - Indiana Football Hall of Fame". www.indiana-football.org.
- "2003 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship".
- "Welcome to AU Softball". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- "2000 & 2004 HCAC Champions 11 Straight NSCAA Team Academic Awards". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-10-15.