Jacksonville University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (Football Championship Subdivision in football) and the Atlantic Sun Conference. The football program competes in the Pioneer Football League and the rowing program competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The athletic department currently sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports. The University provides athletic grants to qualified student-athletes in all sports except football and men's cross country and adheres to NCAA academic progress requirements for students involved in intercollegiate athletics. Students should contact the Athletics Department for a detailed explanation of these NCAA requirements. For more information on JU athletics, log onto the official Website: www.judolphins.com. JU currently participates in the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Cross Country
- Indoor Track & Field
- Outdoor Track & Field
- Sand Volleyball
Varsity Club Sports
- Clay, Skeet and Trap Shooting
Cheerleaders for athletic events are selected by open competition from full-time students in good standing. Vacancies are filled annually with tryouts held in the fall and spring semesters. Interested students should contact the cheerleading coach or log onto www.judolphins.com.
RECREATION AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS
JU offers a variety of resources for recreation and intramural sports. Various activities are coordinated through the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. The intramural sports program, a student-run activity, emphasizes participation in organized sports on both the competitive and noncompetitive levels. Team, dual and individual events are offered.
The Davis Student Commons operates and maintains the JU Fitness Center and Pool. The fitness center provides opportunities to pursue physical health with strength, cardiovascular and aerobic exercise. The pool, located next to the River House, provides lap swimming and recreational water activities for the JU community.