Faith is the center of our life here, and our athletic programs are no exception. The Athletic Department at Ave Maria University prepares you to be an outstanding athlete and a powerful witness of the love, perseverance, and zeal of Christ. Our athletes are more than athletes — they’re disciples. AMU participates in the highly competitive Sun Conference of the NAIA, 240 colleges and universities that compete in a manner most similar to Division II of the NCAA. As such, student-athletes receive partial athletic scholarships that can be combined with other institutional and government aid. At Ave Maria, we have 23 NAIA varsity athletic programs, six additional club sports, and nine intramural sports that have regularly scheduled league-play.