History of the Eagles
The American Eagles are the athletics teams that represent the American University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I competition. American is a member of the Patriot League in all sports except wrestling, where it is a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Many of the teams have gone on to win championships over the years, particularly their field hockey, volleyball, and wrestling teams. The team colors are red and blue.
College Sports Established
Washington, District of Columbia
1973 - Present / NCAA Division I
1966 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
2001 - Present / Patriot League
1984 - 2001 / Colonial Athletic Association
1974 - 1984 / East Coast Conference
1966 - 1974 / Middle Atlantic Conferences
Eagles - The Eagle became the official mascot of AU in 1925 — the year the university’s football and basketball teams were founded — however, it wasn’t until 1976 that “Clawed” came into existence, based on a drawing by the director of athletics. Although AU no longer has a football team, Clawed has kept the cheer going for its other Eagles sports teams ever since.
In 2006, American University decided to update Clawed’s name from “Clawed the Eagle” to “Clawed Z. Eagle.” Donned in red, white, and blue — fitting for a university in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC — Clawed loves to keep fans cheering for the Eagles, especially the youngest AU Blue Crew fans.
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