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SUNYA/University at Albany Athletics, 1966-2010

Two-time Division II All-American field hockey player Tovah Atwell, B.A.’00

1966: Warren Crow, B.S.’67, M.S.’77, wins the 1966 national collegiate NCAA championship in wrestling – and repeats the feat the following year.

1970: Football is revived as a club sport. Over the next four decades, Coach Bob Ford will lead his players to an enviable record that includes several Northeast Conference Championships since UAlbany’s move to NCAA Division I competition in 1999.

1987: Crew joins the roster of club sports, which also includes lacrosse, added in 1968, and rugby, in 1974.

1995: The University transitions from NCAA Division III play to Division II.

1997: Richard “Doc” Sauers, who began coaching the NYSCT basketball team in 1955, retires as the Danes score their 702nd victory.

The Great Danes win the Eastern Football Conference championship in their first year with the conference, posting a 27-20 victory over American International. The team goes on to win the 1998 championship, as well.

1999: UAlbany moves to the Division I level of athletics competition.

2007: Fans cheer as the Danes edge the University of Vermont Catamounts 60-59 – and earn a second consecutive America East Conference title in basketball.

Jamar Wilson, B.A.’06

UAlbany baseball, women’s volleyball and softball also post AEC championship wins.

2009: “Fore!” The women’s golf team tees off for another AEC championship title.

2010: The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams are also AEC champs again.