Message to Prospective Athletes
As a member of the NCAA at the Division III level, Virginia Wesleyan University promotes a culture in which true student-athletes are mentored and trained to be at their best on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Under the guidance of our dedicated coaching staff, Marlin athletes embody the essence of the competitive team spirit in a supportive learning environment.
We recognize that our athletes are students first. In recruiting, we look not only at athletic ability but also at classroom performance. Achieving the right balance between athletics and academics is key to any student-athlete’s success at VWU. As a Division III school, we do not offer athletic scholarships. However, a number of academic, merit- and need-based scholarships and other forms of financial assistance are available through our Financial Aid office.
As a small, private liberal arts college, we pride ourselves on providing students with individualized attention, whether they’re suiting up for practice or studying hard for a test. Our faculty and staff go the extra mile for students, and the students do the same for one another. You may wear a number at VWU, but you’ll never be one.
In addition to their athletic and academic achievements, our athletes are engaged in the community in a variety of ways. Around campus and beyond they can be spotted cheering on other teams in competition, serving as campus leaders and volunteering for community service. Whether it’s our men's basketball team mentoring students at a local elementary school or our athletes coming together to help clean up a local church yard after a storm, giving back is the Wesleyan way.
In addition to collegiate athletics, we have a growing intramural program. In recent years, intramural sports have included kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, ping-pong, wiffleball, tennis and basketball. I hope you will consider becoming a Marlin and joining us on campus–either as a student-athlete, intramural participant or spectator. Good luck as you complete high school, and I hope to see you soon.
Joanne Renn, Executive Director of Athletics
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Cross Country (Men)
Track & Field (Men)
Cheerleading (Men and Women)
Cross Country (Women)
Track & Field (Women)