Tufts fields 29 Varsity sports in the Division III NESCAC Conference. For more casual participants, Tufts fields 21 club teams and has several intramural options as well, and you can find out more about those by clicking here. Since 2010, Jumbos have won over 15 national championships, including three each for our softball team and men's lacrosse team. Check out the profiles of just a few of our teams below, and get a sense of what Tufts varsity athletics is like!
In the past four years, these hoop-loving Jumbos have won two NESCAC championships, in 2015 and 2014, and have competed at the NCAA Tournament seven seasons in a row. They have also been ranked impressively recently, 10th in a WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll and 8th in D3hoops.com’s Top 25 ranking.
Making the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third time and ranking 10th in D3hoops.com’s final 2016-2017 poll, last year’s season proved favorable for these Jumbos. This year, they proved strong competitors once again and had one member selected for the NESCAC All-Conference 1st Team.
This team has quite the history: they’ve won the NCAA Division III championships in 2015, 2014, and 2013 and ten (10!!) NESCAC championships. Recently, in 2017, they continued their streak of winning more than 20 games every year since 2004, and one of their teammates was named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA.
Receiving their third invitation in four years to the NCAA Division III championship this past fall, these athletes are tough opponents. The team is led by coach Cora Thompson, a Tufts alumnus who has been the NESCAC Coach of the Year five times.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
The 2017-2018 season has been amazing so far for this team, winning their first (ever!) NESCAC championship, with head coach Adam Hoyt being named NESCAC Coach of the Year. Ranked 9th in a CSCAA Division III Poll in February, we’re excited to see what the future holds for these aquatic Jumbos.
The Tufts men’s soccer team is one to beat, named NCAA Division III champions twice in the last four years and recently winning the NESCAC championship in 2017. Whether you’re rooting them on from the bleachers or next season’s new star teammate, keep an eye out for them on campus!