Rollins has 22 varsity athletic teams with most competing in NCAA Division II and the Sunshine State Conference.
Whether you’re a spectator or a competitor, a gym rat or a yoga bum, you’ll be right at home at Rollins.
Rollins athletes are students first. In fact, our student-athletes posted an average GPA of 3.21 last semester—the 26th straight semester with at least a 3.0 GPA across all athletic programs. For the third straight year, Rollins has ranked among the nation’s best in blending academic and athletic success, according to the NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings.
But our 22 national championships, 67 conference championships, and 18 conference tournament championships suggest that, as an athlete at Rollins, you can be successful both in the classroom and on the field.
Our rich athletic tradition spans 22 men’s and women’s varsity teams, and stretches across offerings as diverse as sailing and waterskiing (which benefit from Rollins’ location on the shores of Lake Virginia). You’ll train in the finest facilities—including the 77,800-square-foot Harold and Ted Alfond Sports Complex, the centerpiece of Rollins Athletics. Facilities also feature the Barker Family Stadium at Cahall Sandspur Field, six on-campus tennis courts, and a minor-league-quality baseball complex in Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field.
At Rollins, you’ll experience moments of triumph on the field; you’ll forge lasting friendships with your fellow teammates; and you’ll become a better leader—all while playing the sport you love.
Nickname: Tars—the only collegiate “Tars” in the country. Simply put, a Tar is a sailor. When a small Navy vessel was stationed on Lake Virginia during World War I, the students of Rollins College noticed the sharply dressed sailors and called them “Tars.” Tars were later adopted as the College’s official athletic mascot.
Colors: Blue and gold
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Sunshine State Conference