Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Colors: Forest Green and Old Gold
President: Dr. Ray L. Watts
Athletics Director: Brian Mackin
Conference History: UAB has been a member of Conference USA since 1995. Charlotte and UAB were conference members together in the Sun Belt Conference and joined back together as charter members of Conference USA in 1995.
Proper References: UAB
Athletic Highlights: In 2004, the men’s basketball team upset #1 Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. It has made 14 NCAA Tournament appearances including one Elite Eight and three Sweet Sixteens. In 2011, men’s golf was ranked #8 in the country. The 49ers and UAB have met in the NCAA Men’s Soccer tournament in each of the last two years. Last year, the Blazers softball team had an RPI of 29, the highest among current Conference USA members.
Noteworthy Accomplishments: UAB is the state of Alabama’s number one employer with over 60,000 jobs between the university and medical center. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is nationally ranked among Top-20 in total federal research funding and key areas of health sciences receiving more than $433 million dollars in fundings. As of 2009, UAB is 4th in the Southeast for NIH research funding behind only Duke, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. The UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical centers in the United States, is affiliated with the university. UAB Hospital sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. UAB Hospital is the only ACS verified Level I trauma center in Alabama.
MEN (6) - Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
WOMEN (11) - Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Rifle, Soccer, Sand Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball
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