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About AQ Sports Programs

Aquinas College is proud to have over 21 varsity sports offered to our students. We offer the highest total of varsity sports in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Every year, over 300 students participate in our sports programs in over 350 varsity and intercollegiate athletic contests. We are proud of our one hundred and thirty-seven Aquinas student-athletes that have been honored with NAIA Academic All-American honors. Aquinas College sports programs continue to lead the WHAC Conference in academic awards.

Visions for our Future
The athletic department has established a vision for the future of the program and its student-athletes. A new era of opportunity and enthusiasm has begun. Please join us and help create a bigger and better athletic experience for our student-athletes. 
Our vision for the future includes:
  • Enhancement of current athletic facilities
  • Addition of new athletic facilities
  • Refinement of cooperation with the Grand Rapids community to enhance the Aquinas athletic experience through the use of facilities such as Van Andel Arena and Fifth Third Ball Park
  • Improvement of athletic equipment and expansion of uniform budgets
  • Continued growth of the athletic training program
  • Enhancement of schedules for each team, including opportunities for regional / national trips each year
  • Addition of staff to aid in operation of the program

Eligibility Requirements

Incoming freshman must fulfill at least 2 of the three listed requirements to be eligible to participate in athletics at Aquinas College:

  • have a 2.0 or better grade point average
  • have scored an 18 or better on ACT
  • be in the top 50% of graduating class
Please be aware that transfer students must meet NAIA transfer regulations. Contact the Admissions Office for details.




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