About Whitworth Athletics
Whitworth Athletics, affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) at the division III level and a member of the Northwest Conference (NWC), offers 20 varsity sports. Men can participate in football, golf, soccer, cross country, basketball, swimming, baseball, tennis, and Track & Field (indoor and outdoor). Women's sports include volleyball, golf, soccer, cross country, basketball, swimming, softball, tennis, and Track & Field (indoor and outdoor).
Whitworth Athletics is committed to excellence. In the last 20 years, more than 100 of our athletes have received All-America recognition and more than 80 have been named Academic All-Americans. In 1996, Men's Basketball Head Coach Warren Friedrichs and Men's Swimming Head Coach Tom Dodd were awarded National Coach of the Year honors by the NAIA, of which Whitworth was formally a member. During the 1990s, the NWC honored 18 Whitworthians as Coach of the Year.
Whitworth's athletic teams always strive to finish at the top of the Northwest Conference standings and qualify for NCAA post-season competition. The school provides a number of resources to its athletes to meet those goals, including top-notch coaches and excellent facilities.
Whitworth's mission as a Christian liberal arts institution is emphasized in its athletics program: Student-athletes are encouraged to participate fully in the academic, spiritual and social life of the campus, and Whitworth coaches are chosen for their effectiveness as teachers and mentors as well as for their athletic knowledge and ability. We at Whitworth take great pride in the athletic accomplishments of our students; we strive to equip our student-athletes to excel in sports, in academics, and in life.