A Tradition of Success




Joining the Golden Bears is an opportunity to join a tradition of success. For more than 30 years talented young prospects like you have chosen to represent Western New England, competing at a high level and reaching great accomplishments. Our foundation is strong and our future is bright. Join Western New England Athletics and become a part of the tradition!

ACADEMIC SUCCESSMembers of the Golden Bears Athletics Family succeed in their sport and in the classroom

  • More than 80% of all incoming student-athletes annually qualify for the Western New England University Merit Scholarship
  • The cumulative grade-point average of all student-athletes at Western New England University consistently exceeds a 3.0
  • Nearly 100 student-athletes named annually to academic all-conference teams, including a record-138 during 2014-15 school year
  • Annually as many as 30 upperclassmen are inducted into the prestigious National Student-Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma
  • Twenty-three (23) Academic All America Awards presented to 17 Western New England University student-athletes

COMPETITIVE ATHLETICSWestern New England University is recognized as a competitive powerhouse both regionally and nationally

  • Sixty-six (66) NCAA Championship appearances, including 46 national tournament berths in the last 15 years
  • Fifty-one (51) All America accolades earned by Western New England student-athletes since 2005 and 66 awards in total
  • Nineteen (19) Commonwealth Coast Championships in just the last eight years since Western New England's admission to the conference for the 2007-08 season
  • Fifty (50) of 57 ECAC New England Championship Tournament appearances (12 titles) have come in the last 21 years
  • Scores of Western New England student-athletes have been named to all-conference teams and won "player of the year" citations

LEADERSHIP IN ACTIONAll 19 varsity athletic programs and 100% of all student-athletes participate in community service throughout the year

  • Serving as role models at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • Volunteering at local community centers
  • Participating in Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Assisting in the Springfield tornado community clean-up efforts