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.
For both formal and informal athletics activities, students have the run of the Robertson Center, a 95,000 square-foot comprehensive recreational and athletic facility. Meanwhile, the great weather in Central Texas affords our students nearly endless opportunity for recreation and activity in the great outdoors, no matter what season.
Pirate Athletics Headlines
June 17, 2013 at 11:00pmNORMAN, Okla. – The PING All-America Teams have been announced by the GCAA and Southwestern University’s Cameron Button and James Charles were Third Team selections.
June 12, 2013 at 11:00pmLAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – In exclusive voting by the senior woman administrators of the conference, Rachel Thibodeau of Southwestern University has been selected as the 2013 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Woman of the Year. By earning this honor, Thobodeau will be designated as the conference’s nominee for the 23rd annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award.