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The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys and Golden Suns are the athletic groups that represent Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. They are a charter member of the Terrific American Conference of the NCAA Division II.
The Golden Suns volleyball program won AIC titles in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1987. The Suns captured GSC West Division beach ball crowns in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2008 and 2010. The 2000 team became the first from Arkansas Tech to receive the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament.
Arkansas Tech’s two biggest moments of athletic splendor were offered by the back-to-back NAIA Division I national championships captured by the Golden Suns basketball program in 1992 and 1993. The 1991-92 team finished with an overall record of 35-1. The 1991-92 Golden Suns won each of their last 28 games by 12 points or more, including an 84-68 win over Wayland Baptist University (Texas) in the national championship game. The Suns won their second consecutive national crown in 1993 by defeating Union University (Tenn.) 76-75. Joe Foley, Tech head females’s basketball coach from 1987– 2003, was the architect of both national championship groups.
Today, the Golden Suns basketball program ranks among the leading 5 in NCAA Division II history in winning percentage and all-time wins. The Suns finished as NCAA Division II national runners-up in 1999, and they made it back to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in 3 years throughout the 2006-07 season. Tech made it back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament when the Suns qualified for the event once again in 2008. Arkansas Tech captured consecutive NCAA Division II South Region titles and back-to-back GSC Tournament championships in women’s basketball in 2010 and 2011.