Emory Athletic Overview

 

EMORY ATHLETIC FACTS

  • Emory University has a broad-based intercollegiate athletic program with approximately 400 student-athletes comprising the school's 18 varsity sports.
  • Emory University competes at the NCAA Division III level.  The distinguishing factor in comparing Division III programs to Division I & II institutions is that Division III athletics feature athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic skills.
  • Emory is a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA). Other institutions comprising the eight-team league include Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, New York University, University of Chicago, University of Rochester and Washington University.
  • Emory is just one of six schools in the nation--others include Stanford, MIT, Washington University, UCLA and the University of Southern California -- to place in the top 10 in the NACDA Directors' Cup for best all-around athletics program (3rd in 2015-16) and among the top 25 annual of best national universities (21st).
  • From 1987-88 through the end of the 2015-16 academic year, Emory has captured a total of 183 UAA team championships.  During 2015-16, the following teams won conference championships: men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's basketball, women's tennis, men's tennis, softball and golf.  
  • Emory has won a total of 20 Division III national championships.  The women's swimming and diving team leads the way with nine national titles (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) while the women's tennis team claims seven crowns (1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2014, 2016).   The Eagles' men's tennis program has captured three national titles (2003, 2006, 2012) and the volleyball team has one national championship (2008). 
  • Emory has finished among the top 10 Division III programs in the Director's Cup in 15 of the last 16 years.  The Director's Cup honors institutions maintaining a broad-based athletic program, achieving success in many sports, both men's and women's.  In 2015-16, the Eagles placed third out of 322 schools that scored points.
  • Emory student-athletes have shined in their respective venues over the years with a total of 891 earning All-American status since 1983-84.  During the 2015-16 school year, a total of 50 Emory athletes earned All-America acclaim.
  • Emory student-athletes have distinguished themselves on the academic front. A total of 173 student-athletes have been selected as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans since 1983-84.  Since the fall of 2000, the Eagles have earned 123 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, topping all non-football playing institutions.
  • A further testament to the academic excellence demonstrated by Emory student athletes is the fact that the university has been awarded 103 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships over the school's history, with the 86 awarded since 2000 second only to Stanford for the highest total by any NCAA member.  

 

 

* updated July, 2016