Sat Mar 30
at Doc Jopson Invitational
@ Bridgewater College
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Meredith
Sat Mar 30
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Salem
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Meredith
Sun Mar 31
12:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at William Peace
Sun Mar 31
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at William Peace
Sun Mar 31
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at William Peace
Wed Apr 03
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Greensboro
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Wilson
Wed Apr 03
5:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Wilson
Fri Apr 05
at Battleground Relays
@ The University of Mary Washington
Fri Apr 05
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Emory & Henry
Sat Apr 06
at Battleground Relays
@ The University of Mary Washington
Sat Apr 06
10:30 AM
Methodist
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Salem
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Salem
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sun Apr 07
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sun Apr 07
3:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Mary Baldwin
Tue Apr 09
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Greensboro
Tue Apr 09
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Greensboro
Wed Apr 10
3:00 PM
Averett
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Apr 10
5:00 PM
Averett
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Apr 13
1:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Apr 13
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Apr 13
3:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan
vs. Mary Baldwin
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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.