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Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters
University Lincoln Memorial University
Conference(s) South Atlantic Conference
East Coast Conference (bowling)
Independent (men's volleyball)
NCAA Division II
Athletics director Matt Green
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Varsity teams 21
Basketball arena
Baseball stadium Lamar Hennon Field
Soccer stadium LMU Soccer Complex
Nickname Railsplitters
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The Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters are the athletic teams that represent the Lincoln Memorial University, located in Harrogate, Tennessee, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Railsplitters compete as members of the South Atlantic Conference for most varsity sports, although the bowling team competes in the East Coast Conference and the men's volleyball program plays as an independent.

HistoryEdit

Athletics have been a part of LMU since 1907, when baseball was first organized on campus. The first intercollegiate contest was a baseball game against Cumberland College in 1910.

From 1991 to 2006 LMU was a member of the Gulf South Conference. Prior to that, the school was a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competed in the Smoky Mountain Athletic Conference (1929–1961) and Volunteer State/Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference (1946–1989).

Over the years the teams have enjoyed great success on the field and in the classroom. Academically, the 2000–01 women's basketball team led the NCAA Division II in team GPA and both soccer teams' 3.0 or better cumulative GPA have won them recognition from the NSCAA for the past few years.

Varsity teamsEdit

List of teamsEdit

Men's sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Women's sports

  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bowling[1]
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Former teamsEdit

LMU does not have a football program, though it did have one in the past. Other sports formerly offered at LMU include fencing, track & field and tumbling.

FacilitiesEdit

Facilities include the Turner Arena, Mars Gymnasium, Neely Field and Hennon Field. The golf teams are based out of Woodlake Golf Club in Tazewell, Tennessee. New soccer and tennis complexes are currently under construction.

Individual teamsEdit

The men's and women's basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, cross-country and soccer teams have all made appearances in their respective national tournaments over the years. The men's soccer team reached the NCAA Division II Championship Match in 2007, losing to Franklin Pierce College 1–0. In 2016, the men's basketball team reached the NCAA Division II National Championship game, losing 90-81 to Augustana University.

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External linksEdit

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