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CURRENT INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS (2021-2022)

  • Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track 
  • Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track 
  • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country 
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball 
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer 
  • Women’s Volleyball

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Received An "A+" Campus Rating Niche, 2020
#1
Best College in Virginia Best Value Schools, 2021
$22Million
In Institutional Scholarships & Aid for 2021-22

About Regent Athletics

MISSION STATEMENT

To equip Regent University Royals student-athletes to be Christian leaders defined by their pursuit to emulate the character of Christ. This exemplary pursuit of Christ-like character is consistent with our “Winning with Character” approach to athletics.

VISION STATEMENT

To develop Christian student-athletes that influence the intercollegiate athletic culture and ultimately become Christian leaders to change the world for Jesus Christ.

WINNING WITH CHARACTER

Regent University’s transformational approach to athletic competition equips student-athletes to be winners first and foremost in Christian character; competing to win yet transcending the scoreboard to be Christian leaders to change the sports world.

Regent University Department of Athletics welcomes inquiries from prospective student-athletes. The Athletic Department is committed to complying with NCCAA Division I recruiting rules. If you are interested in Regent University to further your academic and athletic careers, please keep the following rules in mind during the recruitment process:

NCCAA Eligibility Requirements

In the NCCAA, a student-athlete can compete in four "seasons of competition" within the first ten semesters of college. To ensure progress, a student-athlete must earn a minimum number of institutional credit hours before participating in each additional season of competition. A season of competition is when an athlete participates in one or more intercollegiate contests, whether at the varsity, junior varsity, or freshman level. Student-athlete must be enrolled in at least 12 hours every semester and be making standard progress toward a baccalaureate degree to play in any competition. They must meet freshman and/or continuing eligibility rules.

FRESHMAN ELIGIBILITY

Must hit two of the three requirements.

  • Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT OR 970 on the SAT.
    • Must pass the standardized test prior to the term in which the student-athlete wants to participate in.
  • Achieve a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be in the top half of your graduating high school class.
    • If a student's class rank does not appear on the transcript, a signed letter from the principal or headmaster, written on the school's letterhead and with the school's official seal, stating the student's final class rank position or percent may be submitted.

Continued Eligibility

Must have accumulated a minimum of 24 credit hours during the last two semesters of full-time enrollment to be eligible. Once a student-athlete has hit junior status, they are required to have a 2.0 GPA or above.

Seasons Semester Hours Earned (Minimum Requirement)
Second Season  24
Third Season (2.0+ GPA Required)  48
Fourth Season (2.0+ GPA Required)  72 (with 48 gen ed./major credits)

Transfer Student Eligibility

After initial contact is made by the prospective student-athlete, Regent Athletics is permitted to have further contact after the Director of Athletics from the transferring institution is notified. If the transferring institution is not notified, prospective transfer students must have an official release or tracer from the transferring institution prior to transfer approval.

Graduate Student Eligibility

Enrolled as a full-time graduate student as per criteria set by the institution.

Regent University Eligibility Requirements

All current student-athletes must remain in good academic and behavioral standing with the university and Regent Athletics.

Eligibility guidelines are subject to change

NCCAA academic eligibility requirements: Contact 757.352.4528 or email us at regentathletics@regent.edu.

High School Student

In NCCAA Division I sports, telephone calls to a prospect or prospect’s relatives or legal guardian(s) be made once the student has started their freshman year of high school.

Four-Year College Transfers

If you are a transfer from a four-year college, Regent University must have written permission from your current or previous school in order to contact you about your transfer options.

Interested in Becoming a Regent University Athlete?

As a Division I South Region member institution in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA), Regent offers opportunities for student-athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports, while giving our student-athletes a venue to glorify God.

We believe that the power and impact of sports leads to a quality athletic experience and makes a significant difference in a student-athletes life. The role of the Regent University Athletic Department is to equip every Royals student-athlete to lead and serve in their profession, community, family, and church.

Regent is planning to build a state-of-the-art athletic complex that will be home to Regent Royals intercollegiate athletic teams. The complex will also serve as a hub for students to exercise, socialize, and be a gateway to the local community and beyond.

Students can enjoy an array of athletic activities through the Regent University Intramural Sports. Interested in participating in intramural sports? Contact us at sports@regent.edu

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams. The EADA reports the institution's commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. The department will use this information in preparing its required report to the congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. All institutions of higher education that participate in the federal student aid program(s) must complete their annual EADA report by October 15.