Concordia Golden Bears

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Concordia Golden Bears
UniversityConcordia University, St. Paul
ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorRegan McAthie
LocationSt. Paul, Minnesota
Varsity teams18
Football stadiumSea Foam Stadium
Basketball arenaGangelhoff Center
Baseball stadiumRobert E. Barnes Field
Softball stadiumCarlander Field
Soccer stadiumSea Foam Stadium
NicknameGolden Bears
Fight songOn Concordia
ColorsBlue and Gold

The Concordia Golden Bears are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Golden Bears compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for 17 varsity sports. The women's lacrosse team participates as an affiliate member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Prior to 1999 the school's nickname was the Comets.

Varsity teams[edit]

List of teams[edit]

National championships[edit]


Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball[1] 2007 Western Washington 3–1
2008 Cal State San Bernardino 3–2
2009 West Texas A&M 3–0
2010 Tampa 3–1
2011 Cal State San Bernardino 3–0
2012 Tampa 3–2
2013 BYU Hawaii 3–0
2016 Alaska Anchorage 3–0
2017 Florida Southern 3-0

Individual sports[edit]

Women's sports[edit]

In 2007 the Golden Bears women's volleyball team won the NCAA Division II national title, defeating the Western Washington Vikings 3-1 in the final. In 2008, it followed that victory with another NCAA Division II national title, this time beating Cal State-San Bernardino 3-2. In 2009, it won its third national title, becoming the first NCAA Division I or II team to win three in a row. The Golden Bear volleyball team had a 75-match winning streak from 2008 to 2010. It won its fourth straight national title in 2010, defeating the University of Tampa 3-1. On December 3, 2011, it defeated California State San Bernardino 3-0 for its fifth consecutive title. On December 8, 2012, the Golden Bears dropped the first two sets to the Tampa Spartans but rallied to win 3-2 for their sixth straight national championship. On December 14, 2013, the Golden Bears swept the BYU-Hawaii Seasiders in three straight sets to win their seventh consecutive national championship at the Division-II level. This passed the 1991-96 run by Washington University in Saint Louis at the Division-III level.[2] In 2016 the Golden Bears swept Alaska Anchorage in straight sets to win their 8th title in 10 years.


  1. ^ "NCAA Women's Division II Volleyball Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
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