Students on soccer team

Fuel Your Competitive Spirit

Athletics at Saint Mary’s has something for every student, from NCAA Division III varsity competition to friendly-but-competitive intramural games to a wide variety of fitness and recreational opportunities. 

We emphasize academic integrity, social responsibility, and athletic excellence while adhering to the philosophies and ethical standards of the NCAA, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

We see athletics as a dynamic vehicle for educating students in developing lifelong skills in the areas of learning, leadership, sportsmanship, fair play, and accountability. We strive to positively impact the physical, emotional, and social welfare of each student-athlete. We participate in these activities with respect and equitable treatment of all community members.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The NCAA Division III Saint Mary’s Cardinals compete in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Saint Mary’s provides student-athletes with the opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in athletic competition. Offering outstanding coaching and facilities, we emphasize academic integrity, social responsibility, and athletic excellence while adhering to the philosophies and ethical standards of the NCAA, the MIAC, and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Men's Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

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Get Active with Club Sports

The Club Sports program at Saint Mary’s University provides opportunities for students to participate and compete in a variety of sports activities at a competitive and recreational level.

A club sport is student initiated, organized and run by Saint Mary’s students who share a common interest in a specific sports activity. In addition to sport skill development, club sports also provide students with learning experiences and leadership opportunities through involvement in organization, administration, budgeting, scheduling and fundraising.

Club Sports

  • Ballroom Dance
  • Cardinal Dance Team
  • Hockey
  • Nordic Ski
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee

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Create a Club

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports at Saint Mary’s offer a fun way to stay fit, enjoy friendly (but fierce!) competition, and make connections. Options include team sports, individual sports, and special events. The goal is an activity for everyone and everyone in an activity.

Intramural and club sports include ballroom dancing, basketball, broomball, cheerleading, dance team, dodgeball, fencing, flag football, handball, hockey, kickball, rugby, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, Ultimate Frisbee®, volleyball (indoor and sand), water polo, and wiffleball.

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Recreation and Fitness

From group exercise to swimming to yoga, 5K fun runs to the Challenge Ropes Course, and many other outdoor activities, Saint Mary’s community members stay active, healthy, and engaged through a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all. Saint Mary’s provides outstanding facilities, safe equipment, and tremendous outdoor opportunities in our beautiful Winona region.

Get Outdoors

Find Us

Gostomski Fieldhouse
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office of Competitive Division III Sports
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #62
Winona, MN 55987-1399
800-635-5987, Ext. 1579

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