If you're interested in becoming a student-athlete at SPU, we
would like to know about you. An online questionnaire is
available to complete, and the information you provide will be
sent to the appropriate coach. Simply select the sport
questionnaire desired and, once there, enter responses to all
Use one of the following
Interested in joining the SPU Athletics team?
Are you wondering what opportunities await you? Or maybe you just
have some questions about how to get the ball rolling on becoming
an intercollegiate athlete.
Whatever the case, it's best to plan ahead.
First, we suggest you learn a little more about
Seattle Pacific University and
its admission process. Plus you may want to check out the
NCAA web site for
more information on competing at any Division I, II or III
Also, here are some of the most frequently
asked questions (FAQ's) and responses regarding recruiting:
Frequently Asked Questions
What intercollegiate varsity sports does
Seattle Pacific University offer?
|Men's Cross Country
||Women's Cross Country
||Men's Track & Field
|Women's Track & Field
Are there any plans to add more
Women's Soccer begins play in 2001 and the
Athletic Department's Five-Year Plan does not include any
additional varsity programs at this time.
Tell me about athletic
scholarships. Which teams offer them?
Eight of the 12 varsity sports -- men's
basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's
gymnastics, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's track &
field, and women's volleyball -- offer athletic aid. There are
both full and partial scholarships, and all aid is distributed at
the discretion of the head coach.
Many of our athletes qualify for other aid as
well, such as academic scholarships, work study and loans.
If I am not offered
an athletic scholarship, may I still participate?
Each of the SPU varsity programs include
non-scholarship athletes and/or walk-ons. In fact, many of those
athletes are significant contributors and may later earn athletic
scholarships based on their performance.
Some of the teams conduct preseason tryouts and
make cuts before finalizing their rosters. Other teams are not
constrained by roster limits and make no cuts.
I'm a high school student and I'd like to
start the recruiting process. How does
The NCAA allows coaches to contact prospective
recruits beginning in the summer prior to your senior year (exact
dates differ by sport). You can contact SPU coaches either via
postal mail, E-mail or by phone. (Completion of the questionnaire
-- links at the top of this page -- is a great start!)
Once I'm enrolled, are there any
All NCAA athletes must carry a full load of 12
or more credits to be eligible for practice and competition. If
you drop below 12 credits during your sports season, you become
immediately ineligible. Students in a graduate program must carry
a minimum of 8 credits per quarter.
Following your first year in college, you must
meet the NCAA's satisfactory progress regulations by:
1) having earned 36 credits since the
beginning of the previous fall term, or
2) having earned an average of 12 credits
during all of your terms of attendance.
Seattle Pacific University's academic standards
for student athletes are higher than those of the NCAA. By the
beginning of your second academic year, you must have a cumulative
grade point average of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for
competition. Athletes in cross country, basketball, track &
field and volleyball are required by the Pacific West Conference
to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher after their first
I'm already competing in athletics at a
four-year institution, and I'm considering transferring.
What do I do?
You must first obtain permission (often
referred to as a release) from the athletic director at your
current school before any member of our staff can communicate with
you or your parents.