Carlow University has a deep tradition of dedication to the student-athlete. Since the start of the first intercollegiate team decades ago, thousands of games have been played and championships have been earned. 

Carlow is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletics Association (USCAA), which provide opportunities for postseason competition and national recognition for athletic and academic achievement. Carlow athletic teams consistently rank in the nation’s top 25 for outstanding grade point averages.

Carlow offers academic credit for athletic participation, and athletic scholarships are available to qualified student-athletes. If you are interested in applying for a merit- and performance-based scholarships, visit our recruitment page.

Carlow University believes in supporting the whole being, therefore our athletes also have access to these benefits and recognition opportunities:

  • Support services for student-athletes, including nutrition counseling, individualized assessments, training programs and access to the world-class sports medicine facilities of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Celtics Awards, given at our annual Awards Banquet. Award winners are also inducted into the Walk of Fame during Homecoming ceremonies.
  • All-American Scholar-Athlete awards. These awards honor juniors and seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • Athletic participation in NAIA “Champions of Character” Institution 


Carlow Alumni Athletics Association

Carlow Alumni Athletic Association

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