Get in the game
Many schools tout an equal commitment to both education and sport, but Calvin truly lives it out. If you’re a member of one of our 21 varsity sports teams, you’ll be challenged to perform well on the court and in the classroom, all while growing your faith alongside your teammates. The opportunity to excel doesn’t stop with varsity sports: Calvin has enough recreational and intramural teams to ensure you’ll have a chance to get in the game. And even if you don’t play, be sure to wear maroon and gold to represent Knight Nation, especially on game day! Go Knights!
Calvin’s volleyball team has recently captured three national championship titles
NCAA Division III varsity sports teams
MIAA titles since 2000
tied at #22
for total Academic All-America selections
Calvin is an NCAA Division III school with 21 varsity athletic teams. As a D3 school, coaches recruit athletes who will thrive in both the academic and athletic setting. The Calvin Knights compete at a high level, in 2013–14 earning twelve conference (MIAA) championships.
In Their Own Words
I think anybody that knows [Calvin volleyball] knows that we kind of look at the winning as the extra icing on the cake, and it’s the inner workings of our team that really make our program special.” Amber Warners, Faculty
Intramurals and club sports
Calvin’s intramural program is one of the most popular ways to get involved on campus. Club sports offer competitive athletic opportunities outside the NCAA.
Building A Calvin Network
We are the Knights
Discipling athletes, growing leaders
More than 300 Calvin athletes have participated in the Gainey Leadership Retreat.
We Are Calvin: Melissa Darusz
Kinesiology and sports management major Melissa Darusz spent one summer interning with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Equestrian Club's complex mission
Calvin students build community through education, competition and volunteering.
Outdoor recreation options
University life admittedly involves a lot of indoor time, so mix it up a bit and head to the great outdoors. Calvin has you covered with incredible outdoor recreation opportunities. From epic travels abroad to adventure-filled weekend getaways, you’ll have the time of your life.