Intercollegiate athletics is an
integral part of campus life at Marymount University. Its 12
teams compete in the highly competitive Capital Athletic
men’s teams include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse,
and swimming. The women’s teams include basketball, cross
soccer, swimming and volleyball. In addition, Marymount will add the sports of baseball, men's volleyball and men's and women's triathlon beginning in the 2013-14 season.
Marymount is one of the founding
members of the Capital Athletic Conference which includes
University, University of Mary Washington, St.
of Maryland, Salisbury University; Wesley
and York College of Pennsylvania. The CAC will add future members Christopher Newport University, Penn State Harrisburg and Southern Virginia University on July 1, 2013.
Our national affiliation is with
the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division
scholarships are not awarded at Division III member
UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT
Marymount University Athletics
Department is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Capital
Conference. As such, the department endeavors to support the
the University and follow the philosophy of the NCAA Division
Student-athletes should know that
it is a privilege to be a member of a Marymount athletic team.
The athletic department strives
to enhance the overall collegiate experience by
• developing each
to his or her full potential
• fostering good
and developing a strong code of ethics
• providing an
• maintaining a
between academics and athletics
and community service and making student-athletes “citizens of
• developing the
as ambassadors for the university and their sport
• developing the
• developing and
• preparing the student-athletes
for life after college
PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
Marymount University is a Division
III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
follows the purpose of the NCAA to initiate, stimulate and
intercollegiate athletics program for our student-athletes and
and develop educational leadership, physical fitness, athletics
and athletics participation as a recreational pursuit. As an
Marymount supports the principles of amateurism.
Athletics help meet the goals of
the University and address directly the mission statement of the
Life. Some benefits are readily apparent, such as developing the
athlete physically and promoting further social and cultural
The concepts of team play, cooperation, responsibility and
common goals are also prevalent in the athletic arena and they
that will be needed and used after college days are complete.
hours that student athletes must commit to practice and games
season, and to off-season training and conditioning help them to
lifelong time management skills.
Marymount Athletics embraces the
standards and purposes of both the NCAA and the Capital Athletic
These include fairness, competitiveness, good sportsmanship and
These embrace and reinforce the goals of encouraging exploration
with ethical values.
Athletics at Marymount also allow
student athletes to develop leadership skills, to develop human
to clarify career goals, to develop a sense of identity and to
self-development. And they have fun – a not so unimportant part
and university life.