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Athletics at Taylor

NAIA Intercollegiate Athletics: The Trojan Difference

Taylor’s athletic success is not measured solely by points and times, but by the way our student-athletes and coaches demonstrate respect, sportsmanship, integrity, and humility on and off the field.

Taylor Athletics has 16 intercollegiate athletic teams—baseball, basketball, cheer, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, track & field, softball, and volleyball—that uphold this commitment. We pray with our competition. We honor officials. We applaud our fans. And we strive to come out on top.

High Achievers, On and Off the Field

Since 1933, Taylor Athletics has focused on developing student-athletes holistically—body, mind, and soul. Trojans are routinely recognized collectively and individually for their well-rounded excellence, on the field or court and in the classroom.

  • All athletic teams average a 3.0 or higher GPA, placing Taylor first in the nation among NAIA schools.
  • Taylor’s athletic teams receive numerous scholar-athlete recognitions, ranging from NAIA Players-of-the-Year and Capital One All-American awards, to Crossroads League Players-of-the-Year and CoSIDA Academic All-American awards.

Our academic and athletic successes can largely be attributed to our unique understanding of and dedication to community and our united profession of faith in Jesus Christ. What results is an expectation that each of us desires to know God better and live for Him. 

Join the Team

If you are a student-athlete who strives for excellence in all areas of life, our coaches want to meet you. We also invite you to contact your Admissions Counselor with questions about the admissions process, life at Taylor, or the difference of a Taylor education.

Interested in joining Trojan Athletics? Fill out a Recruit Form.

Athletic Clubs

Love playing sports? Athletic clubs and intramural sports help you to be a good steward of your body, extending healthy competition for all athletic skill levels. Have fun, get active, build relationships with teammates, and live your faith out on the field.

Intramurals are open to all, and athletic clubs vary in competion levels and time commitments. 

  • Disc Golf
    With four teams, the Disc Golf club is already highly competitive and travels around the country competing in intercollegiate events. Contact Frank Smith for more information. 
  • Equestrian Team
    The Equestrian team is for riders of all levels who share a passion for horses and strive to glorify God through their riding. 
  • Rugby 
    The with teams for men and women, the Rugby Club is part of the Indiana Rugby Union and requires a commitment on and off the field for membership.
  • Poms Dance 
    The Poms Dance Team performs dances at athletic events and Taylor dance competitions. If you already have basic dance skills, the Poms team would love for you to audition. 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    This student-led community of coaches and athletes invites collegiate and recreational athletes to serve Jesus Christ in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. 

Intramural Sports

Intramurals provide recreational, competitive, social, and stress-reducing activity to promote the importance of overall wellness and strengthen relationships among the Taylor University community through common interests.

Nearly half the student body participate in intramurals at some point during their time at Taylor. Current Taylor students, as well as faculty, staff, and their spouses, are welcome to compete in league-style sports throughout the year. 

Intramurals Schedule

Fall J-Term Spring
Flag Football (Men & Women) Volleyball (Coed) Basketball (Men & Women)
Soccer (Men, Women, & Coed) Futsal (Men, Women, & Coed)
Dodgeball (Men, Women, & Coed) 4-on-4 Beach Volleyball (Coed)
Ultimate Frisbee (Men & Women)
Wiffleball (Coed)

Current academic year intercollegiate athletes may not participate in their respective sport or related sport (i.e., Taylor baseball team players are ineligible for intramural softball), although they may participate in unrelated sports if cleared by coaching staff.

For more information on intramurals, contact Steve Austin, Associate Dean of Student Leadership & Director of Student Programs.