Athletics & Recreation

PLU has long been known as a sports powerhouse. The football team has won four national titles, and more than 400 Lutes in all sports have been named first-team NCAA All-Americans. Given all this success, the fact that our student-athletes are exactly that – students and athletes – is something of which we are very proud. Those who wear a Lutes jersey know that when they come to PLU, they will not only play on some great teams – they get a great education, too.

But you don’t have to be a varsity athlete to play at PLU. In fact, we encourage students to try something new – it’s part of our belief that the best education includes challenging your mind and body. So, suit up with the varsity teams, learn a new club sport such as Ultimate or lacrosse, or join up with your friends as part of the Intramural Sports or Outdoor Recreation programs.

PLU Varsity Athletics
  •     Baseball (M)
  •     Basketball (M,W)
  •     Cross Country (M,W)
  •     Football (M)
  •     Golf (M,W)
  •     Rowing (W)
  •     Soccer (M,W)
  •     Softball (W)
  •     Swimming (M,W)
  •     Track and Field (M,W)
  •     Volleyball (W)

Club Sports

  •     Lacrosse (M,W)
  •     Rowing (M)
  •     Ultimate Frisbee (M,W)
  •     Wrestling (M,W)
Intramural Sports (M,W)

  •     Badminton
  •     Basketball
  •     Beach Volleyball
  •     Disc Golf
  •     Flag Football
  •     Innertube Water Polo
  •     Soccer
  •     Softball
  •     Spikeball
  •     Tennis
  •     Volleyball

Coach Contact Information

PLU athletics are NCAA Division III, part of the Northwest Conference. If you are interested in knowing how your athletic skills might be utilized at PLU, call our main office 253-535-7352, or visit