Join us on campus (or away) to cheer on the Bulldogs! UNC Asheville's 15 NCAA Division I sports teams provide exciting opportunities for engagement between students and our community. And, they are just plain fun to watch! With 13 Big South regular season championships, 17 tournament championships, 10 post-season appearances, and one NAIA National Championship, the Bulldogs are proven winners. Just as important, our athletes are champions in the classroom. UNC Asheville student athletes earned a cumulative overall GPA of 3.198 last year.
The hallmarks of our athletics program are compassion, fairness, honesty, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship. Adhering to these values creates a culture of excellence that emphasizes academics, community service, inclusion, and integrity for our fans, staff and student-athletes. We know that a successful athletics program builds pride in and support for the university among the citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County, and among students, faculty, staff and alumni. Last year our student athletes contributed more than 2,000 hours of community service.
Our focus is on the development of our student-athletes as "Champions in Athletics and Leaders in Life." The combination of a strong, liberal arts education combined with great athletics experiences fosters life-long community and professional accomplishments by our student-athletes.