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Bulldog Athletics

Approximately 1/3 of students participate in 18 varsity sports

TLU's intercollegiate athletics program exists for the growth and development of the students. The university brings 19 intercollegiate sports to the playing fields, courts, and stadiums of the NCAA Division III, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the American Southwest Conference.

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The program operates under the principles of fair play and amateurism and provides equal opportunity for talented individuals. TLU student-athletes participate in a nationally competitive collegiate program that is value-based and educationally sound.

Our coaches look for three key attributes when recruiting student-athletes:

  • Character – Be leaders on the field and in the classroom.
  • Academics – Demonstrate the ability to complete college-level work in addition to self-discipline, time management skills, and a commitment to succeed in the classroom.
  • Athletics – Possess the athletic ability and talent to win in a game, match, or meet. Prove they are leaders and understand the value of being part of a team.

Men's teams include baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track & field, and cross country. Women’s teams include acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor/outdoor track & field, and volleyball.

12 National Championships
4 NCAA Division III Championships
57 NCAA Division III National Top 10 Finishes
75 Conference Championships
21 Division Championships
2,012 Academic All-Conference Awards