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Intercollegiate Sports

22 Division II Sports IconAU has a reputation as one of the strongest Division II schools in the country.
The AU athletic department has been a mainstay on the conference and national scene for many decades.


  • AU has made more than 300 NCAA Division II postseason appearances since 1979.
  • Since 1924, Ashland has had approximately 1,200 All-Americas.
  • Ashland has won 56 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships since 1995-96.
  • In 22 seasons in the GLIAC, AU’s athletic program has won the Presidents’ Trophy (all-sports award) three times (1995-96 through 1997-98), been runner-up 17 times, finished third once and took fourth once. Ashland has been runner-up in the Presidents’ Trophy standings each of the last 12 academic seasons.
  • AU consistently finishes in the Top 15 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup rankings (the national all-sports ranking), and our teams have produced numerous
    All-America athletes and national champions in nearly every sport.
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Sport Clubs

Ashland University Sport ClubsAshland University has an extensive Sport Clubs program that provides the AU student with an opportunity to play at a competitive level against other universities outside the realm of varsity athletics.

  • Ashland University recognizes 17 Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed Sport Clubs.
  • Sport clubs are student-led, student-run organizations that typically compete with other university or town sponsored sport clubs or teams and travel to different events/games throughout the year.

Men's Sport Clubs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer


Women's Sport Clubs

  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball


Co-Ed Sport Clubs

  • Climbing
  • Golf
  • Quidditch
  • Running
  • Snow Sports
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
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Intramural Sports


Ashland University Intramural SportsAshland University’s Intramural Sports program offers 27 intramural sports across the Fall and Spring semesters and it's mission is to provide a variety of organized recreational sports and activities in a safe environment.

  • The program provides participants with the opportunity to enhance physical fitness, build social networks, practice good sportsmanship and enjoy their time outside the classroom.
  • The Intramural Sports and Special Events program is available free of charge to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff members.

Fall Intramural Sports

  • Iron Eagle Triathlon Challenge
  • Flag Football
  • Outdoor Soccer
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Tennis (Singles & Doubles)
  • Powder Puff Flag Football
  • Homecoming Battleship Tournament
  • Floor Hockey
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Wallyball
  • Spikeball
  • Crate Stacking Competition
  • Holiday Volleyball Tournament
  • Pickle Ball
  • Holiday Basketball Tournament
  • Racquetball

Spring Intramural Sports

  • Basketball
  • Team Handball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Indoor Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Innertube Water Polo
  • NCAA Bracket Challenge
  • E-Sports Tournament (Sport TBD)
  • Mario Kart Battle Royale
  • Springfest Sand Volleyball Tournament
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