History of the Eagles
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (also FGCU) refer to the fifteen intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Florida Gulf Coast University, located in Fort Myers, Florida, in intercollegiate athletics, including men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; women's-only: softball, swimming and diving, indoor volleyball, and beach volleyball; and men's-only: baseball. The Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the ASUN Conference (ASUN). FGCU is also notable as the youngest institution competing in NCAA Division I, officially founded in 1991 and starting classes in 1997. Their mascot is Azul the Eagle.
FGCU athletics began in the NAIA. In 2002, Florida Gulf Coast became an independent member of NCAA Division II. In 2006, Florida Gulf Coast applied for NCAA Division I status and became a transitory Division I effective in the 2007–08 season. Florida Gulf Coast became a full Division I member on August 11, 2011.
College Sports Established
Fort Myers, Florida
Florida Gulf Coast University
2007 - Present / NCAA Division I
2007 - Present / ASUN Conference
Eagles - FGCU is also notable as the youngest institution competing in NCAA Division I, officially founded in 1991 and starting classes in 1997. Their mascot is Azul the Eagle.
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