Athletics are a strong part of the UST tradition. Whether you want to be a member of a varsity team, compete on one of our club teams or just play for fun in one of our intramural (IM) leagues, we have a variety of programs at your level of competition.

Our newest addition to the St. Thomas experience

The 180,000-square-foot Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex houses an aquatic center with an eight-lane pool and a diving area, a 2,000-seat arena for basketball and volleyball, a field house with a 200-meter track, fitness facilities for both cardiovascular and weight training, aerobics rooms, locker rooms, Athletic Department offices and the Health and Human Performance Department.

Click here for a video tour of the AARC

Men's and Women's Varsity Athletics

Varsity sports have been a part of the St. Thomas experience for more than 100 years and St. Thomas teams consistently finish at the top of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). For more information, visit the Athletics Homepage.

Men’s and Women’s Teams

  • Basketball
  • Cross-country 
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)

Men’s Teams

  • Baseball
  • Football

Women’s Teams

  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Recent NCAA Champions

  • Women's Volleyball, 2012
  • Men's Basketball, 2011
  • Men's Softball, 2009

Recent NCAA Coaches Of The Year

  • Steve Fritz, Men's Basketball, 2011
  • Glenn Caruso, Men's Football, 2010 & 2011
  • Dennis Denning, Men's Baseball, 2009

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Club Sports

Club teams offer a chance to compete in a non-traditional sport against other colleges locally and nationally. Teams practice regularly, and both men and women may participate.

Club Sports:

  • Alpine Ski Team 
  • Crew Club (rowing)
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • UST Sailing Team
  • Women's Lacrosse

More information on club sports

Intramural Leagues

Intramural sports are a great way to stay active at UST, and various leagues and tournaments are offered throughout the year. All you need to participate is a desire to stay active, competitive, and most importantly, to have fun!

IM Leagues:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf Chipping Contest
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer (Co-Ed)
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball (Co-Ed)
  • Whiffle-ball

More information on intramural sports

Not an Athlete?

Even if you're not an athlete St. Thomas provides a variety of opportunities to be involved with the sports teams.  A dedicated fan base is just as important as a strong team, so wear your Tommie purple and support your school!