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 23, 2014 at 11:00pm
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - First-year field athlete Rance Thorne was named the SCAC Field Athlete of the Week after an impressive performance this past weekend.
  • April 23, 2014 at 11:00pm
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - Like many businesses, BottleFreaks began with a dream. But this one was literal.
  • April 22, 2014 at 11:00pm
    BOERNE, Texas – Ali Walden battled a relentless field Tuesday to hold on and win individual medalist honors at the 2014 SCAC Women’s Golf Championships at Tapatio Springs Golf Club.