Wed Sep 25
4:00 PM
Greensboro
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Greensboro
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Salem
USA South Tri-Match
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at William Peace
Sat Sep 28
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. William Peace
@ Salem USA South Tri-Match
Sat Sep 28
2:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
at William Peace
Tue Oct 01
4:30 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Mary Baldwin
Thu Oct 03
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Averett
Fri Oct 04
2:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Mary Baldwin
Family Weekend
Sat Oct 05
at Don Cathcart Invitational
@ Salisbury, Md.
Sat Oct 05
12:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan
vs. Mary Baldwin
Family Weekend
Sat Oct 05
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Methodist
@ Meredith USA South Tri-Match
Sat Oct 05
2:00 PM
Covenant
vs. Mary Baldwin
Family Weekend
Sat Oct 05
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Meredith
Sun Oct 06
12:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Mary Baldwin
Family Weekend
Sun Oct 06
1:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sun Oct 06
1:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Oct 09
4:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Trinity (D.C.)
Thu Oct 10
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Oct 12
12:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Mary Baldwin
USA South Tri Match
Sat Oct 12
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Pfeiffer
Sat Oct 12
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at LaGrange
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan
vs. Mary Baldwin
USA South Tri-Match
Sun Oct 13
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Huntingdon
Tue Oct 15
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Greensboro
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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.