WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAM NATION

What is Ram Nation?
It depends on who you ask. To some, Ram Nation is the family they have found at VCU. To others, it's the unwavering energy our fans bring game in and game out. While we don't have an exact definition, we know that this special group consists of EVERYONE who touches our athletics department: student-athletes, coaches, spirit squads, fans, The Peppas, the Rowdy Rams, Junior Rowdy Rams and administration. It takes all of us to realize vast success our programs have achieved over the past decade.

A snapshot of our success across all sports:

Baseball

  • 2019 A-10 Regular Season Champions
  • 2017 A-10 Regular Season Champions
  • 2015 NCAA Dallas Regional Champions
  • 2015 A-10 Tournament Champions
  • 2010 CAA Tournament Champions

Men's Basketball

  • 2011 Final Four
  • Eight NCAA Appearances since 2011
  • 2019 A-10 Regular Season Champions
  • 2015 A-10 Tournament Champions
  • 2012 CAA Tournament Champions

Men's Golf

  • Five NCAA Regional appearances since 2009
  • Back-to-back-to-back A-10 Champions (2014-2016)
  • 2019 A-10 Champions

Men's Soccer

  • Three NCAA bids since 2012
  • No. 16 overall seed in 2017 NCAA Tournament
  • 2019 A-10 Regular Season Champions
  • No. 2 overall selection in 2019 MLS SuperDraft

Men's Tennis

  • Seven NCAA appearances since 2010
  • Four A-10 Championships in seven seasons
  • 2012 ITA All-American doubles team

Track and Field/Cross Country

  • Three A-10 Indoor titles
  • Two A-10 Outdoor Championships
  • Two All-Americans
  • Ten NCAA East Regional participants in 2019

Women's Basketball

  • 2019 A-10 Regular Season Champions
  • WNIT appearances in 2016 and 2019
  • No. 9 overall pick in 2009 WNBA Draft

Field Hockey

  • 2018 NFHCA All-American
  • 2018 A-10 Runner-up
  • Defeated two top-15 opponents in 2018
  • Recorded 14 wins in 2017, the program's most since 1992

Lacrosse

  • Snapped UMass' 61-match A-10 win streak in 2019
  • Secured A-10 Tournament berths in 2018 and 2019
  • Began play in 2016

Women's Soccer

  • School-record 16 wins in 2018
  • 2019 A-10 Runner-up
  • 15-4-2 record in A-10 play the past two seasons

Women's Tennis

  • Seven conference championships in eight years
  • Reached the NCAA Tournament 13 times in the past 14 years
  • 2019 ITA All-American in singles

Volleyball

  • 2018 A-10 Regular Season Champions
  • 2017 A-10 Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • Won 27 consecutive matches in 2017
  • 30-3 against A-10 competition since 2017
  • 2018 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American

Athletic-wide community service hours: 1,360

Athletic-wide GPA in 2018-19: 3.20 (department record)

Rowdy Rams

  • Rowdy Rams is our student section at sporting events. Often the lifeblood of our game days, they bring the spirit and the chants
  • Interested in being part of the Rowdy Rams? Join the rowdiest student section in the country here

Fans and Ram Athletic Fund
Ram Nation has sold out 134 consecutive men's basketball games, a streak that dates to 2011

Junior Rowdy Rams
We start out our fans young. If you have a little one, consider signing them up for Junior Rowdy Rams. With FREE admission to all Olympic sports, one men's basketball game, special invites to events and parties and exclusive gear, you can't beat it. Join here.

Rodney the Ram
One of the top 50 mascots in College Basketball, Rodney doesn't disappoint. Since 1963, Rodney has been dancing, cheering and dunking at every VCU game. Want a selfie with the legend? Find him at our next home event.

Spirit Squads
The VCU Cheerleaders, VCU Gold Rush  and the Peppas keep the gameday atmosphere at its peak. Think that might be something you'd be interested in? Learn what it takes here.