West Chester University offers a wide range of varsity athletic programs for men and women, with competition in 24 sports. Minority students and women are strongly encouraged to participate in intercollegiate athletics at WCU. Intercollegiate athletes have the opportunity to compete in regional and national championships as Division II members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and conference championships as members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) The West Chester University women's rugby team competes in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA). The women's gymnastics team competes in the Gymnastics East Conference.
To participate in intercollegiate sports, all first-year student-athletes and anyone not previously registered with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center must have their initial academic eligibility and amateurism certified through the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center. To continue participation students must be full-time and making satisfactory progress toward a specific baccalaureate degree and maintain an average passage of 12 credits for each academic semester of attendance. A minimum of 12 semester hours, full-time status, must be maintained while participating as well as other minimum academic requirements. Athletic and academic eligibility is certified annually.
The athletic program includes a variety of team and individual sports. West Chester
University has participated in numerous conference, regional, and national championships.
West Chester has won national championships in women's basketball, women's lacrosse,
women's swimming, women's field hockey, women's rugby, men's soccer, and men's baseball.
In addition, the Golden Rams football team boasts one of the top five all-time winning
percentages among NCAA Division II football playing institutions, and in 2004 and
2013 advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals.
From Major League Baseball to the Super Bowl, from the U.S. National Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse teams to the Olympics, former WCU student-athletes have enjoyed a variety of successful athletic careers. WCU's coaching staff has stretched its outstanding reputation to national and international levels and many former student-athletes have become coaches themselves.
To challenge our student-athletes, WCU annually creates some of the toughest Division II schedules in the country.
The following is a listing of WCU's athletic teams and the phone extensions for its West Chester athletic coaching staff (all phone extensions are preceded by 610-436- unless otherwise noted):
- Baseball: x2152
- Basketball, Men: x2136
- Basketball, Women: x3420
- Cheerleading: x3555
- Cross Country, Men/Women: x2468
- Diving M/W: x2127
- Field Hockey: x2144
- Football: x3528
- Golf, Men: x3555
- Golf, Women: x3555
- Gymnastics, Women: x3215
- Lacrosse, Women: x2394
- Rugby, Women: 610-738-3893
- Soccer, Men: x2221
- Soccer, Women: x6903
- Softball: x2170
- Swimming, Men/Women: x2127
- Tennis, Men: x3359
- Tennis, Women: x3359
- Track and Field, Men/Women: x6946
- Volleyball, Women: x3237
Athletic schedules, are posted on the web site. For updates on scores and schedules, students can visit the University’s official Athletics web site at www.wcupagoldenrams.com. Information about West Chester University’s athletic teams is also updated regularly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram..