Athletics: Sparking Statewide Pride
Intercollegiate athletics plays an important role at WSU, and “Cougar Pride” is evident throughout the state of Washington. More than 500 student athletes compete at the NCAA Division I level as members of the Pac-12 Conference, nicknamed the “Conference of Champions.” Eight of the twelve conference schools are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and all of the institutions are highly ranked by various groups, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (Times).
WSU fields teams in seven men’s and ten women’s sports:
- Men’s and women’s basketball
- Men’s and women’s outdoor and indoor track and field
- Men’s and women’s cross country
- Men’s and women’s golf
- Women’s soccer, volleyball, tennis, crew, and swimming