Athletics at PLU

Improving mind, body and spirit (and the facilities, too!)

Any way you look at it, it is clear that much is happening to PLU’s athletic facilities. All told, several million dollars’ worth of improvements have taken place in the past two years, all with the goal being not simply to improve the student-athlete experience, but also improve the experiences of all students, as part of PLU’s educational mission of “educating the whole student.”

That means whether you are a student-athlete looking to compete at a high level, one of the more than 400 students who participate in intramural sports, or simply someone who is looking to play a little pick-up after class, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Here are some of the athletic facility changes taking place on campus:

  • A new lighted synthetic-turf field, home to the men’s and women’s soccer teams, as well as PLU’s club lacrosse team.
  • A new natural-turf field for athletic practices and intramural games.
  • A rebuilt all-weather track, which allowed the university the honor of hosting the 2012 Northwest Conference Championships.
  • The baseball field has a brand-new turf infield and will soon have lighting for night games.
  • The swimming pool has seen a major overhaul, including a new roof and locker rooms.
  • Remodeled locker rooms in Olson Auditorium, as well as a new floor for the basketball and volleyball teams.
  • Future plans for a rebuilt football field and football stadium complex, as well as a new fields and lighting for the softball team, the reigning NCAA D-III national champions.

  • Baseball (M)
  • Basketball (M,W)
  • Crew (M,W)
  • Cross Country (M,W)
  • Football (M)
  • Fastpitch Softball (W)
  • Swimming (M,W)
  • Tennis (M,W)
  • Track and Field (M,W)
  • Volleyball (W)
  • Golf (M,W)
  • Soccer (M,W)

PLU athletics are NCAA Division III, part of the Northwest Conference

  • Lacrosse
  • Cheerleading
  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball