to honor christ through excellence in sports
is why champions are made through Wildcat athletics
A Dedication to Winning at the Highest Level
A member of NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference since 2013, Abilene Christian University’s tradition of athletic success is a tribute to a long line of athletes and coaches who honor Christ through excellence in athletics and academics.
When recruiting a student-athlete, ACU weighs his or her academic and spiritual qualities just as much as athletic skill. Hundreds of these high-caliber individuals have achieved All-American levels of success both in competition and in the classroom.
ACU’s emphasis on togetherness has also propelled sustained success in team sports. Among NCAA institutions from all divisions, ACU has won the fifth-most national team championships all-time (57), trailing only UCLA, Stanford, USC, and Kenyon College.
Even as an online graduate student, our Wildcats are grateful for your ACU pride.
Did You Know?
- The track and field program at ACU was named Texas Sports Dynasty of the Century in 1999. ACU track alumni include two Olympic gold medalists, a Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and several hundred All-Americans.
- ACU has produced 31 NCAA post-graduate scholarship honorees, a recognition given to the most accomplished student-athletes.
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