Athletics Advisory Board
West Chester University
The West Chester University Athletics Program has a rich and successful history in competitive athletics. We are members of the NCAA, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). Presently, there are 24 Intercollegiate Athletic Programs at WCU. We have one of the largest D-II programs in the country. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis and outdoor track & field (n = 10). Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, indoor track, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, outdoor track & field, and volleyball (n = 14). There is also a cheerleading squad. All told, in any given year there are over 550 student-athletes on campus, about 1 in 25 students.
Typically the student-athlete outperforms the general student population. GPAs of student-athletes are normally higher than the general population. Academic success rates and graduation rates, both for 4 and 5 years, are higher as well. Click on any of the buttons under “Athletics Fact Sheets” to read more.
Student-athletes usually spend 20 hours per week or more with athletic related activities. Many WCU student-athletes are not on scholarship and it is very, very rare that a student-athlete is on a “full ride”.
Below you can find buttons titled “Athletics Fact Sheets” and “Season Recaps”. The fact sheets provide both academic and athletic highlights about student-athletes each academic year since 2009. The season recaps review the athletic accomplishments of each of the varsity teams at West Chester University since 2009.