Athletics are an integral part of campus life at the University of La Verne. With 18 intercollegiate sports, 30% of students participating as student-athletes, and multiple cross-town — not cross-state — rivals, it’s easy to cheer for or consider joining your fellow Leopards either on the field or on the court. We have students interested in non-competitive fitness covered, too.
The University of La Verne has a longstanding tradition of excellence in its intercollegiate athletics program.
Students at La Verne experience the collegial side of collegiate sports. As a member of NCAA Division III’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC), the university may not offer sports scholarships, but we do offer the opportunity to play for the thrill, the competition, and the camaraderie of it all.
At the University of La Verne, you play for the love of the game without sacrificing academic excellence. Our Leopard student-athletes are always students first, and we believe competition depends not just on skill, but on character, preparation, and commitment to both your sport and your education.
Our intercollegiate athletics program fields 18 teams:
Our record speaks for itself:
- Football: SCIAC champion in 2015 with undefeated conference season
- Women’s volleyball: Three national titles and 21 conference championships
- Baseball: Two national titles and 19 conference titles
- Softball: Eight NCAA Division III playoff berths over the past 11 seasons
- Men’s golf: Four straight SCIAC titles, has placed second at the Division III national championship tournaments, finished in the top five three times in the last four years
All traditional undergraduates are required to fulfill one Lifelong Fitness course, and can take as many as four for credit. The broad variety of these physical education classes gives you an opportunity to:
- learn a new sport, from badminton to fencing;
- work on the mind-body connection in yoga, Qi Jong, or Tae Kwan Do;
- get out into nature with backpacking/hiking;
- feel the music with hip hop, social, or jazz dance; or
- test your fitness goals with power conditioning, aerobics, strength training, or kickboxing.
This is just a small sampling of the ways you can put your body to the test.
All students can take advantage of our Fitness Center on the La Verne campus. With 100 pieces of workout equipment, including a cardio area, free weights section, and numerous training spaces, students can exercise at their own pace, on their own schedule.
Intramural Sports and Clubs
Students who seek group fitness activities outside of intercollegiate sports and kinesiology courses can explore intramural sports, including Capture the Flag, Powderpuff Football, 3-on-3 basketball, soccer, softball and dodgeball, or clubs like Bike Club, Martial Arts Club, ULV Cheer Squad, and ULV Dance Team.