Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


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

  • July 22, 2014 at 11:00pm
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Southwestern University men’s basketball team was named a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award winner Wednesday as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the second annual 2013-14 Team Academic Excellence Awards.
  • July 20, 2014 at 11:00pm
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season and six Pirates were named in the report.
  • July 17, 2014 at 11:00pm
    GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern University is honored to announce men’s golfer Jordan Cowart and women’s cross country and track & field athlete Lilly Duarte as the 2014 Dr. Tex Kassen and Dr. Carla Lowry Male and Female Athletes of the Year for the 2013-14 academic year.