Washington University in St. Louis has a long and rich tradition of athletic achievement that started more than 100 years ago. Throughout its athletic history, Washington University has continued to establish itself as both a leader and pioneer in the world of student athletics.

Coach Fahey

WUSTL women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey will be inducted into the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2012. Video

Since the mid-1970s the Bears have competed as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. WUSTL has been a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA) since the beginning of the 1987-88 season.

For WUSTL scholar-athletes, however, it's about more than winning national championships and awards. Student athletes successfully combine athletic achievement with an excellent educational experience as well.

Student athletes are given the tools and resources necessary to seamlessly balance participating in a storied and successful sports program with achieving academic success at one of the top 15 research institutions in the country.

Coaches understand that students have course work that must be completed at a high level. They take the “student-athlete” label seriously and are concerned that athletes are able to attend all their classes, participate fully in the academic offerings of the university and achieve success in the classroom and on the field.

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WUSTL’s athletic program has also enjoyed widespread success, recently finishing second in the 2010-11 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division III standings for best overall sports program. The second-place finish is the highest in school history and the Bears’ ninth-straight top-10 appearance in the division standings.

For more information about the athletics program at WUSTL, please visit the Athletics website.