Sat Feb 23
2:00 PM
Guilford
Mary Baldwin
Sun Feb 24
1:30 PM
Guilford
Mary Baldwin
Sun Feb 24
3:00 PM
Guilford
Mary Baldwin
Sat Mar 02
vs. Golden Eagle Invitational
@ University of Charleston, WV
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Berea
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Berea
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Maryville (TN)
Sun Mar 03
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Maryville (TN)
Sat Mar 09
1:00 PM
Franciscan
Mary Baldwin
Sat Mar 09
3:00 PM
Franciscan
Mary Baldwin
Sun Mar 10
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Randolph
Sun Mar 10
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Randolph
Wed Mar 13
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at East. Mennonite
Wed Mar 13
5:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at East. Mennonite
Fri Mar 15
vs. Washington & Lee Carnival
@ Washington & Lee University
Fri Mar 15
2:00 PM
Covenant
Mary Baldwin
Fri Mar 15
4:00 PM
Covenant
Mary Baldwin
Sat Mar 16
vs. Washington & Lee Carnival
@ Washington & Lee University
Sat Mar 16
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Southern Virginia
Sat Mar 16
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Southern Virginia
Sun Mar 17
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Mary Baldwin
Sun Mar 17
1:00 PM
Ferrum
Mary Baldwin
Sun Mar 17
3:00 PM
Ferrum
Mary Baldwin
Wed Mar 20
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Averett
Wed Mar 20
3:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Sweet Briar
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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.