Since 2010, Jumbos have won 14 national championships, including three each for our softball team and men's lacrosse team and two for diver Johan Schmidt. In the 2014-2015 season, men's soccer, men's lacrosse, softball, and track and field athlete Mitchell Black all won Division III national titles. Click through the photo gallery at the bottom of the page to see some athletes in action!
What distinguishes Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from other divisions is that Division III schools do not offer athletic scholarships, and must follow rules that seek to manage the time that players devote to sports. It is a division that provides an environment where players take great pride in their athletic commitment, but not at the expense of their academic experience. As true student athletes, Tufts students have genuine love for athletics and take their sport to be collaborative with their studies, not in competition with it.
Tufts fields 28 teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Founded in 1971, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is a group of eleven highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities that share a similar philosophy for intercollegiate athletics. NESCAC members believe intercollegiate athletic programs should operate in harmony with the educational mission of each institution and believe that athletic teams should be representative of the entire student body. Arguably the strongest Division III athletic conference in the nation, NESCAC had four institutions in the top 10 of the final Directors Cup standings following the 2011-2012 year.