Why Whitworth

Pirates excel on the field and in the classroom

Whitworth’s student-athletes put academics first, but the Pirates also take care of business on the field, the court, the track, the course, the diamond, and in the pool.

Over the past five years, Whitworth Athletics has had 60 Academic All-America and Academic All-District honorees, and 43 All-American honorees. In 2012-13 Whitworth won six of 18 championships in the Northwest Conference and claimed its sixth straight McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy for across-the-board excellence. Whitworth also finished in the top 50 of 444 NCAA Division III schools for the fourth consecutive year in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, a ranking of the nation’s best overall collegiate athletics programs.

Nearly 20 percent of Whitworth’s student body competes in one or more of the 20 varsity sports the university offers. Women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field (indoor/outdoor) and volleyball. Opportunities for men include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field (indoor/outdoor).

And hundreds of students participate in our popular intramurals program and make full use of Omache Field, which is dedicated to recreational sports. In fall 2013 we’ll open a brand-new rec center featuring three basketball courts, a fitness and weightlifting room, a climbing and bouldering wall, and an elevated running track.