History of the Royals
The Queen's Royals have a long and proud history in the NCAA. The team has been competing since 1932 when they first joined the Ontario Intercollegiate Athletic Association (OIAA). Since then, they've become one of Canada's most successful college sports programs.
The Royals have won numerous OUA championships, including nine consecutive titles from 1966 to 1975. They also hold several records for the highest win percentage in conference play during this period. They have achieved some of their best results ever at national tournaments such as CIS Championships and USports National Tournaments, where they placed second overall three times between 2009-2013.
Off the field, Queen’s has had many notable alumni who went on to achieve success after graduating from university; among them is former Canadian Prime Minister Lester B Pearson, who was an assistant coach with Queens Basketball back in 1927 before entering politics & current NHL players like Jeff Skinner & Matt Murray both who attended Queen’s University before embarking upon professional hockey careers!
Queen’s is also known for its solid fan base, which shows up year-round to cheer on its beloved team no matter what sport it may be playing or winning or losing – making games at Richardson Stadium always exciting! As you can see, much more goes into being part of a great program than wins & losses. So if you're looking for a fantastic experience cheering alongside passionate fans while watching your favorite teams compete against top-level opponents, look no further than joining ‘the Royal Family' today!
College Sports Established
Charlotte, North Carolina
Queens University of Charlotte
2022 - Present / NCAA Division I
2022 - Present / ASUN Conference
Royals - The Queen's Royals are a beloved NCAA team, and their nickname has a fascinating history that many sports fans may not be aware of. The name “Royals” was chosen to commemorate the 18th-century British monarchy, specifically King George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820. He had two sons during this period: Prince Edward Augustus and Prince Frederick Augustus Washington. Both were known for their strong support of athletics in the region now home to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The school adopted its first athletic mascot—a lion named “Regal”—in 1925 as part of its commitment to promote physical education on campus and foster healthy competition among students through intercollegiate sports teams such as football, rugby union, hockey and lacrosse (which remains popular today). In honor of these royal connections at Queen’s University, the student body voted unanimously in 1926 for the new nickname "Royals" - a nod towards King George III and his two sons who supported athletics during their reigns, respectively.
Since then, the Queens Royals have become one of Canada's most successful collegiate programs, with numerous national titles across multiple varsity teams throughout various decades. They consistently rank amongst some top universities when it comes to academic excellence alongside sporting success – making them truly worthy representatives for royalty! With such outstanding achievements over time, it is no wonder they still proudly carry on the legacy behind their moniker even after all these years!
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