Now that you’re a Wildcat, you might be thinking about joining one of our 16 NCAA Division III teams. From baseball to rowing, students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities including the Equine Center for our Equestrian IDA and IHSA teams, the JWU Marina for Women’s Rowing, and the massive Scott’s Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex for our baseball, field hockey, softball, soccer, and lacrosse teams. There are also several intramural sports teams and clubs for you to join.

Whether you’re on the field or cheering on fellow Wildcats from the stands, you’ll feel the excitement and sense of community that Wildcat Athletics brings to our campus.

16 varsity athletic teams

170+ trophies and awards since 1995

6 unique athletic facilities

JWU Athletics in Action

When Wildcats take the field, magic happens. Check out these incredible student-athletes in action. 

Athletic Videos

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JWU Accepted Student Festival: Sports on Campus

Let’s talk all things sports at JWU!
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JWU Athletics - Explore Our Facilities

There’s nothing like having home field advantage. At JWU we have the facilities and coaches necessary to help elevate our athletes to the next level.
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JWU Athlete: Andrew Vasile '24

Get to know Men’s Lacrosse midfielder Andrew Vasile '24 and why he chose JWU, where he likes to eat, and more.
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JWU Athlete: Shari Minalga '21

Catch up with Shari Minalga '21 from the Women’s Softball team and hear how she balances her busy student-athlete schedule.
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Getting to Know: Maeve McAuley '22

Get to know Maeve McAuley '22 from the Women’s Rowing team, and find out how JWU hit the trifecta for her.
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Getting to Know: Will Fritz '20

JWU was the only school Will Fritz '20 wanted to go to. Get to know him and his love for playing baseball and studying Culinary Arts.