Arkansas–Fort Smith Lions

Arkansas–Fort Smith Lions
University University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
Conference Heartland Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Dustin Smith
Location Fort Smith, AR
Varsity teams 10
Basketball arena Stubblefield Center
Baseball stadium Crowder Field
Nickname Lions
Colors Navy Blue and White

The Arkansas–Fort Smith Lions (also UAFS Lions and UA Fort Smith Lions) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Lions compete as members of the Heartland Conference for all 10 varsity sports.


In the fall of 2009, UAFS formally entered provisional NCAA Division II status. The “provisional” status was scheduled to be removed in 2010. However, on July 9, 2010, the University's membership application was rejected by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee, which led to the University filing an appeal.[1] On July 8, 2011, the University was granted full NCAA Division II membership.[2] Previously, the University competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), specifically at the Bi-State Conference of Region II.

Varsity teams

List of teams

Men's sports

Women's sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Individual sports

Men's basketball

Women's basketball

Women's volleyball

The volleyball program also holds the distinction of being named an NJCAA Academic All-American Team seven years in a row (1999–2005).


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