Undergraduate 2017-2018

Intercollegiate Athletics


The Intercollegiate Athletics program at the University of Northern Colorado competes at the NCAA Division I level. UNC sponsors 16 sports: women’s basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, cross country, track and field,

swimming and diving, golf, and soccer; men’s basketball, wrestling, football, baseball, golf, tennis, and track and field. The Athletic Department aspires to the highest level of achievement in the classroom and in competition.


Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement

The Intercollegiate Athletics program at the University of Northern Colorado supports and contributes to the university’s mission to be a leading student-centered institution that promotes effective teaching, lifelong learning, the advancement of knowledge, research and a commitment to service.

To achieve that aim, Intercollegiate Athletics:

  • Embraces the idea that student-athletes are first and foremost students who contribute to the academic and social vitality of the university.
  • Provides an environment that allows student-athletes to excel on the fields of competition.
  • Recognizes its responsibility to support the university’s historical and statutory mission in preparing education professionals by educating prospective teachers, coaches, sports management and sports medicine professionals through practical experiences, research opportunities and internships.
  • Partners with the university in its quest to produce graduates who are educated in the liberal arts and professionally prepared to contribute to society.
  • Is committed to the high standards, ethics and sportsmanship that encompass all aspects of the student-athlete experience, from classroom to playing fields, from campus to community.
  • Mirrors the university’s core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.
  • Fosters the qualities of leadership and teamwork in its student-athletes.
  • Promotes contributions to society through community service and volunteerism.