Our scholar-athletes compete in NCAA Division I athletics in 21 varsity sports with support from a coaching staff that is just as committed to Davidson's educational mission as they are to its athletic success.

Whether you're a ϳԹ athlete, coach, die-hard fan or casual spectator, you’re a part of our team. Go 'Cats!

Wildcat on a flag at swim meet

Davidson performs at the highest levels, in academics, in athletics, in the arts—in every way. Students work alongside staff mentors to develop their capacity to lead and motivate positive change. Competing in athletics at the highest national level prepares us to persevere in the face of defeat and to win graciously.

ϳԹ President Doug Hicks

Scholar Athletes. And We Mean It.

Athletics is an integrated part of education at Davidson, not an addendum to it. More than 80% of our students are active in intramural, club, or varsity sports, and one in four play in Division I. Coaches are educators from whom student-athletes learn how to lead and to collaborate. They learn how to adjust and attack problems differently. Most of all, they learn that teamwork triumphs over individual talent, which pays off on the field, in the classroom, and beyond Davidson. Our scholar-athletes post a graduation rate of 91%, making us a leader among Division I institutions.

Athletics Done Right

Athletics Done Right means competing at the highest level athletically while compromising nothing academically. It means that our students are true scholar-athletes and that our coaches and administrators are educators. It means we have a distinct advantage, especially amongst Davidson’s peers in higher education, participating at the Division I level. It means that we commit to and cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment within and beyond the athletic community. 

91%
graduation rate of our scholar-athletes, making us a leader among Division I institutions.
80%
students that are active in intramural, club, or varsity sports, and one in four are Division I athletes.
21
men's and women's NCAA Division I sports teams

Watch Live or On Demand All-Access Athletics Channel

Cheer on your fellow Wildcats! Check out ϳԹ's All-Access Athletics Channel to follow along with our scholar athletes as they compete at the highest level.

Conference Affiliations

Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)

Pioneer Football League

Southern Conference

Win As One

At ϳԹ, the spirit of teamwork goes well beyond sports and extends into all aspects of student life. Students at Davidson are surrounded by supportive mentors and friends, whether in the classroom, on the court, in the lab or on stage. In everything we do, we are Team Davidson.