Athletics & Recreation

Comprehensive sports and wellness programs offer competition, fitness, fun, and friendship.

Whether you thrill fans as a varsity athlete, sharpen your leadership skills in friendly intramural competition, or inch toward enlightenment in a weekly yoga class, athletics and recreation offer ways to strengthen your body and relax your mind.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Valparaiso University’s 19 Division I teams provide plenty of excitement for campus sports lovers. At Valpo, athletes are students first. Reflecting the University’s commitment to the success of the student-athlete, Valpo offers weekly study halls and provides student-athletes with a wide range of support services.

Men’s Varsity Sports Women’s Varsity Sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Bowling
Cross Country Cross Country
Football Golf
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Swimming & Diving Swimming & Diving
Tennis Tennis
Track & Field Track & Field

Intramural Sports

Valpo’s intramural sports program sponsors men’s, women’s, and coed competitions in both individual and team sports. More than half of Valpo students participate in intramurals — it’s an exciting way to stay fit and make friends. More about Intramural Sports »

Club Sports

Itching to compete outside the walls of Valpo? There may be a club sport with your name on it. Currently, Valpo fields club teams in men’s and women’s Ultimate Frisbee, men’s and women’s soccer, badminton, and tennis.  More about Club Sports »

Informal Sports, Fitness and Wellness

Do your own thing on your own time! Students can play racquetball, shoot baskets, play volleyball, run the track, and more at Valpo’s Athletics-Recreation Center. The Fitness Center offers ample space and equipment for weight training and cardiovascular workouts.
Athletics and Recreation Center »
Fitness Center »

Work out with Class

The Recreational Sports staff teaches a variety of fitness classes that students can join at any time. Recent offerings have included indoor cycling, Tabata, turbokick, Pilates, Piloxing, and yoga, among others. Fitness Class Schedule »

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The Crusader

The Crusader

Valpo's beloved mascot, the Crusader, can be spotted at athletic events inspiring fans and athletes. It's not just athletic events, though. The Crusader is likely to show up wherever fun and the Valpo spirit can be found.