University of Louisiana Monroe

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is a coeducational public university in Monroe, Louisiana

University of Louisiana Monroe is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). All undergraduate programs eligible for accreditation by professional agencies are accredited. ULM is the only university in Louisiana to offer a master’s in gerontology and the only public university in the state offering the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Teams participate in NCAA Division I (Division I FBS for football). ULM joined the Sun Belt Conference for all sports on July 1, 2006 after playing in the Southland Conference in all sports except football (swimming and diving team was in Sun Belt Conference, but was dropped in 2005).

ULM moved from Division I-AA (now Division I FCS) to Division I-A (now FBS) in 1994 and played as a I-A independent 1994-2000. It became a football-only Sun Belt Conference member in 2001 and joined as a member in all sports in 2006. ULM shared the 2005 Sun Belt Conference football championship with Arkansas State University and the University of Louisiana–Lafayette (ASU received the conference’s New Orleans Bowl bid due to tiebreaking procedures) .Also, in 2012, ULM had their first winning season going, 8-5, and a bid to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport vs. the Ohio Bobcats, but lost 45-14.

ULM basketball coaches have included Arnold R. Kilpatrick, Lenny Fant, and Mike Vining. Fant was the first ULM coach to win three hundred games.

Since being in the Sun Belt, the Warhawks have won conference titles in men’s basketball (2006-07 West Co-Champion) and baseball (2008 regular season and 2012 conference tournament).

The ULM football team posted its first six-win season since moving to Division I-A in 2007 going 6-6, which included a 21-14 victory at Alabama. On September 8, 2012, ULM beat number 8 Arkansas 34-31 in overtime to become the first Sun Belt Conference team to beat a top ten SEC team. This was also their first win ever against a ranked opponent.

The football and baseball stadiums and ULM Activities Center were designed by architect Hugh G. Parker of Bastrop.


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