Catawba College carries a proud tradition of competitive athletics and recreation from baseball and lacrosse to disc golf. If you're looking to compete, stay active, or anywhere in between, we've got a team or facility to help you do it.
Roughly 40% of all our undergraduate students play on a varsity sport competing on 23 NCAA Division II intercollegiate teams. These teams involve a family of over 400 students as players, cheerleaders, coaching assistants, team managers, and student trainers.
Catawba College currently offers 117 full athletic scholarships for the men and women participating on our 23 NCAA Division II sports teams. Catawba student-athletes may also be eligible for athletic grants in aid. The amounts vary depending on the sport, and students must meet NCAA minimum academic eligibility requirements. Transfer students may also be considered for these forms of aid.
Catawba’s students train and compete in some of the best facilities rivalling those at larger colleges. Kirkland Field was updated in 2020 with Alcorn Family Turf, and our facilities at Newman Park (our baseball stadium) are currently being refreshed.
Catawba’s location between the beach and the mountains offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the outdoors. Join Catawba Outdoor Adventures (COA) for hiking, kayaking, camping, and more. Looking for something exciting on a rainy day? Test your problem-solving skills at an escape room or your driving skills at an indoor go-kart track.