Keilan Torres, redshirt senior and member of the UNC Wrestling team, knows about hard work and dedication. Last season, he was a NCAA Qualifier and finished 3rd in the Big 12 Championships. Already off to another great year, Keilan aims to leave his mark on the program and UNC. But, he is quick to credit the Bears around him for his successes.
“The coaches, my teammates, campus, and the opportunity to wrestle at such a high level were all factors that brought me to UNC. Now here, I can’t imagine being anywhere else...Being a UNC Bear is special. Our alumni, supporters, and fans continue to make this an awesome experience and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.”
Keilan is just one example of how Blue and Gold members help so many of our UNC student-athletes. Your support strengthens the commitment to Bears that make us proud in the classroom, in competition, and in the community.
Preparing Bears for Tomorrow
Together we create an educational environment that enables our student-athletes to grow academically, athletically, and socially. Our student-athletes learn to work with people from different backgrounds, while preparing to serve as leaders in their professions.
Scholarships are the most critical piece of a successful athletics program. Scholarships are paid expenditures of the athletics department and providing support in this area is extremely beneficial for coaches to recruit the top talent from across the country.
Providing funds for equipment, travel, uniforms, team building, and basic needs are crucial to the sustained success of our athletics programs.
Athletics is often referred to as a “front porch” to a university. By competing at the highest levels regionally and nationally, UNC Athletics connects the university with prospective students, alumni, and the community.
Once a Bear, Always a Bear
Blue & Gold Club donors are valued supporters of the University of Northern Colorado. We acknowledge the generosity of our members through special event invitations, donor honor rolls and inside access to our programs. You also may receive tax benefits for your gift.
Coach Linder, Basketball
Coach Ethridge, Basketball
Coach Nickerson, Wrestling