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About Marymount Athletics

Intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of campus life at Marymount University. Its 12 athletic teams compete in the highly competitive Capital Athletic Conference. The men’s teams include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and swimming. The women’s teams include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and volleyball.

Marymount is one of the founding members of the Capital Athletic Conference which includes Frostburg State University; Hood College; University of Mary Washington; St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Salisbury University; Stevenson University; Wesley College; and, York College of Pennsylvania.

Our national affiliation is with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III. Athletic scholarships are not awarded at Division III member institutions.

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT

Marymount University Athletics Department is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Capital Athletic Conference. As such, the department endeavors to support the mission of the University and follow the philosophy of the NCAA Division III schools.

Student-athletes should know that it is a privilege to be a member of a Marymount athletic team.

The athletic department strives to enhance the overall collegiate experience by

•  paying attention to the individual

•  developing each student-athlete to his or her full potential

•  fostering good sportsmanship and developing a strong code of ethics

•  providing an opportunity to succeed

•  maintaining a balance between academics and athletics

•  instilling volunteerism and community service and making student-athletes “citizens of the world”

•  developing the student-athletes as ambassadors for the university and their sport

•  developing the student-athletes as leaders

•  developing and fostering healthy lifestyles

•  preparing the student-athletes for life after college

MARYMOUNT PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS

Marymount University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Marymount follows the purpose of the NCAA to initiate, stimulate and improve our intercollegiate athletics program for our student-athletes and to promote and develop educational leadership, physical fitness, athletics excellence and athletics participation as a recreational pursuit. As an institution, Marymount supports the principles of amateurism.

Athletics help meet the goals of the University and address directly the mission statement of the Student Life. Some benefits are readily apparent, such as developing the student athlete physically and promoting further social and cultural development. The concepts of team play, cooperation, responsibility and working for common goals are also prevalent in the athletic arena and they are ones that will be needed and used after college days are complete. The extra hours that student athletes must commit to practice and games during the season, and to off-season training and conditioning help them to develop lifelong time management skills.

Marymount Athletics embraces the standards and purposes of both the NCAA and the Capital Athletic Conference. These include fairness, competitiveness, good sportsmanship and ethics. These embrace and reinforce the goals of encouraging exploration and living with ethical values.

Athletics at Marymount also allow student athletes to develop leadership skills, to develop human relationships, to clarify career goals, to develop a sense of identity and to encourage self-development. And they have fun – a not so unimportant part of athletics and university life.