At Manchester, you'll discover the true meaning of the NCAA Division III experience: Student-athletes are students and members of the campus community first. A typical student-athlete at Manchester might be a biology-chemisty major, a member of the student senate and a volunteer at the local retirement community – all while being a standout on the playing field.
That doesn’t mean Manchester student-athletes aren’t in it to win it. MU sports teams have a long tradition of Spartan Pride and winning teams, and student-athletes know how to apply their passion for success to their studies and, eventually, to their careers and throughout their lives. Being a Spartan student-athlete brings many rewards.
Become a Part of History
Student-athletes at Manchester immediately become a part of a storied history. After a phenomenal turnaround led by Steve Alford in his first collegiate coaching job, the men's basketball team claimed the title of national champion runner-up in 1995. The baseball team has earned berths to the College World Series twice in the past 10 years. Spartans have claimed individual national championships on seven separate occasions, and a total of 70 Spartans have been named All-Americans. Manchester Spartans are deeply entrenched in a winning tradition.
Manchester honors its student-athletes too. Since its inception in 1994, 87 individuals and four teams have been inducted into the Manchester University Athletic Hall of Fame.