Marymount’s small size – about 3,500 students – has always provided both a more personal learning experience, as well as a strong feeling of community that lasts well beyond graduation.
The annual Homecoming weekend each fall celebrates that enduring community of Saints. There’s a parade, awards ceremonies, parties, luncheons, and dinners. But the biggest draw for alumni and current students alike are several athletic events that underscore the importance of sports in creating Saints spirit, on campus and off.
This fall, Marymount’s first annual Blue White Golf Tournament kicked off Homecoming. The following day, the Saints hosted a double-header soccer tournament at the new Long Bridge Park home field in front of a record crowd. The men’s and women’s lacrosse alumni associations, one of the most active alumni sports groups, gathered again on campus. The event included a 10th anniversary reunion of the women’s basketball Final Four Team, a legendary team in MU sports.
Debbie Warren, athletic director, says, “Student-athletes embody the best of what and who we are. And it is a recognized fact that student-athletes have a great positive influence on the quality of campus life. They generate excitement and spirit throughout the entire Marymount community. Homecoming is a great time to celebrate all the positive things that current and former student-athletes contribute to the Marymount family.”
Marymount’s Division III athletic program benefits from the fact that most of the coaches have been at the university for a long time, which provides a great deal of continuity and tradition. But change also creates enthusiasm, and MU’s four new sports programs – men’s and women’s triathlon, men’s volleyball, and baseball – will contribute to building up that great Saint spirit.
Check out Marymount’s athletics program