Athletics & Fitness
Exercise Mind and Body
Maybe it’s the weather.... Whatever the reason, Cal Lutheran students are active. They bike. They snowboard. They play intramural football, basketball, soccer, softball and more, where the motto is "No pain, no free T-shirt." For varsity athletes, we offer NCAA Division III basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and more. Dedicated coaches encourage and inspire 11 men’s and 11 women’s varsity teams.
Cal Lutheran Athletics: D-III Intercollegiate Competition
California Lutheran University is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) SCIAC conference. As such, the integration of the academic and the athletic experience is regarded with utmost importance.
The primary goal for our student-athletes is high academic achievement and graduation in a timely fashion. Cal Lutheran Intercollegiate Athletics supports the mission of the University, which is to "...educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice."
Participants in athletics have no unique privileges regarding academics, financial aid or living arrangements. Our students participate as amateurs, engaging in sport for its education, physical, mental and social benefits.
Cal Lutheran holds the health and welfare of its student-athletes regarding all facets of college life as an important aspect in their college experience. For them, participation in sport is an avocation.
We support student-athletes in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing outstanding training, coaching and appropriate competitive opportunities within our region. Men's and women's programs are provided equitable resources and emphasis. Exceptional teams and individuals are awarded the opportunity to represent Cal Lutheran through postseason play.Visit CLUsports.com »
Intramural Sports — everyone's invited.
The Intramural program at Cal Lutheran is designed to combine physical, social, and recreational well-being by offering a diverse program of sports activities. Through the Intramural program, we encourage the participation of sport along with fellowship and healthy competition. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to enjoy and participate in the experience of good competition by emphasizing the value of sportsmanship that is fostered through the Intramural program.
Throughout the year this program offers students the opportunities to engage with their peers through a healthy competitive environment. Each semester several coed recreational league sports are offered as well as a variety of tournaments.
Every year the intramural season kicks off with the annual SandBlast volleyball tournament at Zuma Beach in Malibu. This event takes place after the opening week of school and allows for students to experience what this program is all about.
During the rest of the year there are similar tournaments that highlight recreational activities created to involve as many participants as possible from the campus community.
The spring semester features an extramural basketball tournament where other schools in the area are invited to compete in an intercollegiate intramural basketball tournament called the Kingsmen Shootout.