At Dallas Baptist University, the Patriot Athletic Department offers varsity athletic programs that include NCAA Division I Men's Baseball Team and NCAA Division II Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, and Women's Volleyball, which compete in the Heartland Conference. The Baseball Team competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). All intercollegiate athletic teams hold membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). DBU also sponsors five intercollegiate club sports including: Bass Fishing, Cheerleading, Drill/Dance, Ice Hockey, and Swimming.
The DBU Athletic staff is dedicated to developing student-athletes into Champions for Christ, both on and off the field. Our coaches are intentional about recruiting and discipling student-athletes of strong Christian character and background. Each intercollegiate athletic team has weekly team Bible studies, as well as small group discipleship led by upperclassmen.
At DBU, student-athletes have the opportunity to grow in their faith as well as reach their highest athletic potential. Student-athletes from across the nation and around the world are drawn to DBU for its academic excellence and quality athletic programs. From mentoring and discipleship opportunities to dynamic integration of faith in the classroom and service in the community, DBU student-athletes are encouraged to deepen their walk with Christ and to serve as Christian leaders.
The Dallas Baptist University Patriot Athletic Department is actively involved in the Global Sports Mission Initiative to allow DBU student-athletes the opportunity to share the love of Christ, while using their God-given athletic talents and gifts to minister and spread the Word of God abroad. The Global Sports Mission Initiative has included trips to Guatemala, Peru, South Korea, England, Brazil, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.
"The Patriot Athletic Global Sports Mission Initiative was created to allow our student-athletes the opportunity to experience other cultures by living and serving as 'Champions for Christ' abroad," stated Ryan Erwin, DBU Director of Athletics. "We have a special group of student-athletes here at DBU, who are willing to give up part of their vacations, pay their own way, and travel around the globe to serve the Lord. These trips will forever change the people who were ministered to, as well as the DBU staff and students who were fortunate enough to express the love of Christ to so many others."
Find out more about Patriot Athletics at www.dbupatriots.com.
- Men's Baseball
- Men's Basketball
- Men's and Women's Cross-Country / Track
- Men's and Women's Golf
- Men's and Women's Soccer
- Men's and Women's Tennis
- Women's Volleyball
- Ice Hockey
- Bass Fishing