Susquehanna Athletics and Recreation

Susquehanna University’s 23 varsity sports compete at the NCAA DIII intercollegiate level. Roughly 30% of all Susquehanna University students compete in varsity athletics.

Susquehanna prides itself on providing our student-athletes a balanced collegiate experience focused on personal development and well-being. All programs strive to achieve competitive greatness and academic success, and each team demonstrates sportsmanship, leadership, service and respect on campus and in the community. 

Susquehanna’s rich athletic history includes individual NCAA Division III national championships and multiple conference championships. Many student-athletes have received All-American honors and several more have received all-conference honors. Over 250 former athletes have been inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. 

Susquehanna student-athletes also strive for success in the classroom, boasting a cumulative GPA above 3.4. To date, Susquehanna has produced 32 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

23 Varsity Sports

One in Three students play varsity sports

Over 250 Hall of Fame student athletes


NCAA Varsity Sports  

Sudent-athletes compete as part of the Landmark Conference with other Northeastern colleges in sports.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball 
  • Cross country 
  • Field hockey 
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Swimming & diving 
  • Tennis
  • Track & field 
  • Volleyball

Club and Intramural Sports

The university has a cheerleading squad and dance team, and offers several intramural options and competitive club sports including, though not limited to: 

  • Crew club
  • Equestrian club 
  • Ice hockey club 
  • Men’s rugby club 
  • Women’s rugby club


All Susquehanna students have access to the university’s world-class athletic and recreation facilities, including the James W. Garrett Sports Complex which is home to the Clyde H. Jacobs Fitness Center, the Robert I. Estill Field House, racquetball courts, swimming pool and more.

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Susquehanna Athletics Highlights

DIII Week Celebrates Student-Athletes

April 10, 2023

For students who want to continue playing the sport they love at the collegiate level and have an academically challenging college experience – Division III athletics is the place to be. Approximately 30% of Susquehanna’s student population is a member of one of SU’s 23 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports teams. 

Rosina Esposito '23

Esposito Reflects on Being a Student-Athlete at SU

April 4, 2022

Rosina Esposito ’23 has taken advantage of the opportunities being a Division III athlete has given her by being a standout player on the volleyball court and a dedicated student.

Lukas Yurasits '22

Yurasits a Standout on and off the Court

April 4, 2022

Basketball guard Lukas Yurasits ’22 has developed from a player who came off the bench his first year hitting 1,000 points in his final season. But even more impressive than his accomplishments in O.W. Houts Gymnasium is his commitment in the classroom.

Brendan Alvino '24 and John Jack Imburgia '23

Swimmers Leverage Sports Media Major to Promote Fellow Athletes

April 4, 2022

Swimmers John “Jack” Imburgia ’23 and Brendan Alvino ’24 are putting what they have learned in their sports media major to good use as they promote Susquehanna’s student-athletes.

Susquehanna Recognizes Student-Athletes During DIII Week

April 4, 2022

For students who want to continue playing the sport they love at the collegiate level and an academically challenging college experience – Division III athletics is the place to be.

Susquehanna Leads National Collegiate Rugby Scholastic All Americans

August 19, 2021

National Collegiate Rugby named 107 student athletes as 2020-21 Scholastic All Americans, including 14 Susquehanna students – the most of any university men’s program.