University of Redlands Top Questions

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.


Although we are a small division III school, people still get really excited for our sports teams. Probably around 20-25% of students compete for one of our 21 sports teams. Fall season just wrapped up with men's soccer reaching the sweet 16, men's water polo competing at the Western Water Polo Association tournament, and football getting a playoff bid. Many of our sports teams consistently place in the top three of our conference, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). I am a member of the swim team and work for the sports information office so I see a wide variety of sports and I think all the sports teams get a lot of support from the students. We also have a few athletic clubs such as Ultimate Frisbee and Men's lacrosse that are not NCAA varsity teams. We also have an intramural sports program that runs year round with various sports such as flag football, beach volleyball, basketball, softball and even life jacket water polo.


I'm not on one of our competitive sports teams so I can only give the outsiders opinion. Our sports teams are amazing. Of our 21 teams this year only 2 are ranked below 3rd place. Our women's softball team has won our conferance championship for the past 7 years. Last year our men's water polo team was ranked 1st in the nation for division three schools. I love going to athletic events. My favorite sport to go support is soccer. All of our teams have a lot of support because its a small school. You know someone on every sports team so you go out to support you friends!