Competing with integrity and winning championships: world-class athletics the Denver way.

For nearly 160 years, DU has built a tradition of excellence that transcends both elite athletic performance and academic prowess at a level few can match.

Across eighteen sports, Denver Athletics is an elite Division I program that consistently contends with some of the largest, most well-funded programs nationwide; we paved the way for women’s collegiate sports across the country. We do it all while our student-athletes average high GPAs and a 95% graduation rate. 

Our focus is developing the entire student-athlete – from emotional and psychological well-being to character and top tier physical performance – making DU a prime destination for student-athletes who embody even more than a devotion to winning. Our audacity, work ethic and dedication are uniquely DU: world-class athletics, the Denver way. It’s a standard we’re raising even higher in the next quarter century. 

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Impact Stories

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February 15, 2018