Quinnipiac recognizes the importance of athletics in student life. The university supports 21 highly competitive, Division I intercollegiate teams. For specific program information, email athletics@qu.edu


NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams for men include baseball, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. Women compete in acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, rugby, softball and volleyball.

Quinnipiac has full memberships in the following NCAA Division I conferences:

  • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
  • ECAC Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Big East (Field Hockey)
  • National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association
  • National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA)

Spirit Groups

Several spirit groups lend their support to athletic teams. The Quinnipiac Pep Band, Boomer the Bobcat (mascot), Sideline Cheer and Ice Cats perform at a variety of athletic events. The university dance teams are often regular performers and crowd favorites as well!