Barry University's Intercollegiate Athletics program, as part of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, aims at achieving athletic triumphs and also helps student-athletes excel academically. The University is grounded in the liberal arts tradition, providing opportunities for student-athletes to grow as people who excel in sport and academic expertise.
The liberal arts tradition includes developing reading, writing, critical thinking, communication, and content-rich skills that will position young professionals for success in the 21st century.
Barry University is an NCAA Division II school and has won nine NCAA championships, making the athletic program the most competitive in the division. As a member of the Sunshine State Conference, the University currently has 12 varsity teams. Women's sports include basketball, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball; men's sports include baseball, basketball, golf, soccer and tennis; Barry's coaches also currently have been presented with 44 ‘Coach-of-the Year' awards through the Sunshine State Conference, including six national awards.
By being part of the Buccaneer athletic program, student-athletes will be able to learn in small classrooms while maintaining close academic relationships with their professors. All administrators, faculty, advisors, staff, and coaches are committed to ensure that Barry student-athletes receive the best quality educational experiences.
Not everyone gets the opportunity to do what they love as a career and maintain success while they're doing it. At Barry University, student-athletes can live the dream of playing the sport they love while attaining degrees that will help them in their future endeavors.