Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Men's Baseball
  • Softball
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Tennis
  • Women's Soccer
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Men's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Men's Golf

Go Pirates! Sports, whether they are intercollegiate, club, intramural or recreational, are a big part of students' lives at Southwestern. Ninety percent of our students throw, hit, run, swim, climb, and sweat their way through their four years here.

Our Intercollegiate Athletics teams, the Pirates, compete in NCAA Division III basketball, cross country, track & field, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, men's baseball, lacrosse, women's volleyball and women's softball.

As part of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Pirates have won championships in baseball, softball, volleyball, women's basketball and both men's and women's golf.

Our extensive offerings in intramural and recreational activities include competitive clubs in handball, in addition to a wide variety of offerings (e.g. intramural sports and fitness classes) that provide students with quality leisure experiences on campus, as well as outdoor trips that provide the opportunity to explore the Central Texas outdoors.

Pirate Athletics Headlines

  • April 14, 2014 at 11:00pm
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Senior outfielder Tessa Galloway of Southwestern University was named SCAC Softball Hitter of the Week for her performance this past weekend.
  • April 12, 2014 at 11:00pm
    GEORGETOWN, Texas – For the second time this season, first-year Nicole Gibbs posted a no-hitter as the Pirates won 9-0 in five after dropping game one 6-0 to Austin College.
  • April 12, 2014 at 11:00pm
    ATLANTA – For the second time this weekend Southwestern posted a late rally that fell just short as the Pirate baseball team fell 7-4 at Emory to close out a non-conference baseball series at Chappell Park.