Sat Feb 24
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Guilford
Fri Mar 02
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Fri Mar 02
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 03
vs. Golden Eagle Invitational
@ Charleston, WV
Sat Mar 03
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Ferrum
Sat Mar 03
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Ferrum
Mon Mar 05
9:30 AM
Eureka
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mon Mar 05
1:30 PM
Mt. Aloysius
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Tue Mar 06
1:30 PM
Ohio Christian
Mary Baldwin
Tue Mar 06
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Wentworth
@ North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Field 1
Wed Mar 07
9:30 AM
Penn College
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Wed Mar 07
1:30 PM
Cedar Crest
vs. Mary Baldwin
@ N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Sat Mar 10
1:00 PM
Greensboro
Mary Baldwin
Sat Mar 10
2:00 PM
Salem
Mary Baldwin
Sat Mar 10
3:00 PM
Greensboro
Mary Baldwin
Sun Mar 11
12:00 PM
Averett
Mary Baldwin
Sun Mar 11
2:00 PM
Averett
Mary Baldwin
Tue Mar 13
3:00 PM
Randolph
Mary Baldwin
Tue Mar 13
5:00 PM
Randolph
Mary Baldwin
Wed Mar 14
3:00 PM
Me.-Presque Isle
Mary Baldwin
Wed Mar 14
5:00 PM
Me.-Presque Isle
Mary Baldwin
Thu Mar 15
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
Mary Baldwin
Fri Mar 16
vs. W&L Carnival
@ Lexington, VA
Sat Mar 17
vs. W&L Carnival
@ Lexington, VA
Sat Mar 17
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Meredith
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The Fighting Squirrels

Why are Mary Baldwin athletes called the Fighting Squirrels?

The squirrel was the central figure in the family crest of Mary Julia Baldwin, our school’s second founder who transformed the Augusta Female Seminary (established in 1842 by Rufus Bailey, our first founder) into a prosperous and innovative school in the years following the Civil War. It was natural, after the trustees renamed the school for Miss Baldwin, for the official seal and team name to incorporate the squirrel as well.

In heraldry the squirrel is a symbol of industriousness, trustworthiness, and preparation for the future. It also has been used to represent those with a love of the woods. In Nordic mythology, the squirrel is a symbol of the soul. These ancient meanings apply to Baldwin athletes who know that diligent work will pay off at game time and that their teammates depend on them — and equally apply to all Baldwin women and men who are disciplined in their focus, strive to do good in the world, work toward environmental sustainability, and seek wellness of body as well as soul.

The Fighting Squirrels’ unusual team name has earned Mary Baldwin national attention, including mentions in NPR’s Only a Game, on ESPN and Animal Planet, and in newspapers throughout the country.