Championship Tradition at Lees-McRae

The Lees-McRae athletic department has enjoyed a tremendous championship tradition during its storied history, including five Division I national championships in cycling, national championship appearances in men's soccer and football, and over 50 berths to the NCAA postseason since joining the NCAA Division II ranks in 1995.

 

National Championships

Sport Year Level/Division
Cycling 2003 DII Mountain Bike
Cycling 2004 DII Mountain Bike
Cycling 2005 DII Mountain Bike
Cycling 2006 DI Cyclocross
Cycling 2007 DI Cyclocross
Cycling 2008 DI Road
Cycling 2008 DI Cyclocross
Cycling 2010 DI Cyclocross
     

 

Bowl Appearances (Football)

Year Bowl Opponent Result
1967 NJCAA Championship Northeastern Oklahoma A&M L, 13-35
1968 El Toro Bowl Arizona Western College L, 6-27
1987 East Bowl Grand Rapids Junior College W, 20-13
1988 Mid-America Bowl Northeastern Oklahoma A&M L, 7-36
1989 East Bowl Itawamba Community College W, 27-18
1990 East Bowl Butler County Community College L, 8-23

 

NCAA Postseason Appearances

Sport Year(s)
Women's Volleyball 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (Sweet 16), 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Men's Soccer 2007 (Elite 8), 2008 (Sweet 16), 2009 (National Runner-up), 2010, 2011
Women's Soccer 2011
Men's Cross Country 1999, 2000 (Nat'l championships), 2001, 2002, 2003 (Nat'l championships), 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (Nat'l championships), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Women's Cross Country 1999, 2000 (Nat'l championships), 2001 (Nat'l championships), 2002, 2003 (Nat'l championships), 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (Nat'l championships), 2008 (Nat'l championships), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Men's Tennis 1998, 1999, 2000 (Sweet 16), 2001 (Sweet 16), 2002, 2003
Women's Tennis 2001, 2002
Men's Track & Field 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 (Regional Runner-up), 2011, 2012
Women's Track & Field 2009, 2010 (Regional Runner-up), 2011, 2012

 

Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championships

Sport Year(s)
Women's Volleyball 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Men's Soccer 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Women's Soccer 2000, 2011, 2012, 2013
Men's Cross Country 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
Women's Cross Country 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
Women's Basketball 2002
Men's Tennis 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010
Women's Tennis 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009
Men's Track & Field 2009, 2010

 

Conference Carolinas Tournament Championships

Sport Year(s)
Women's Volleyball 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Men's Soccer 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010
Women's Soccer 2000, 2011
Men's Tennis 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2010
Women's Tennis 2001, 2002