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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The University of North Alabama

Football Program National NCAA Division II

 

— Championship Titles (1993~1994~1995) —

 
The University of North Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
1. The University of North Alabama Marker
Inscription.  The University of North Alabama became the first school in the history of NCAA scholarship football to win three consecutive national championships (1993, 1994, and 1995). Under Coach Bobby Wallace, UNA posted a 41~1 record over the same three ~ year period to become the first collegiate football team at any level to win as many as 40 games over a three ~ year period. UNA also became the first Division II school to win a football national championship on its home field in three consecutive games at Florence's Braly Municipal Stadium.
 
Erected by Florence Historic Board Florence Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsSports.
 
Location. 34° 48.553′ N, 87° 41.006′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Pine Street. The marker is located near the UNA Football Practice Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial Trees (approx. ¼ mile away); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber
Florence's Braly Municipal Stadium image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 27, 2009
2. Florence's Braly Municipal Stadium
Football field is located across the street from Royal Avenue Swimming Pool address:421 North Royal Avenue Florence, AL 35630
(approx. ¼ mile away); College Place Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (approx. ¼ mile away); Wesleyan Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); Florence State Teachers College (approx. ¼ mile away); Locust Dell Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
More about this marker. The actual field where the games were played is approximately 3/4 mile to the west of the marker on Royal Avenue behind Florence Middle School.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on the University of North Alabama. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
Florence's Braly Municipal Stadium image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 27, 2009
3. Florence's Braly Municipal Stadium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,841 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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