Frequently Asked Questions
What sports does Chapman offer?
What NCAA division does Chapman participate within?
What should prospective student-athletes and their parents know about Division III?
Does Chapman offer any athletic scholarships?
Why did Chapman move from Division II to Division III?
What conference does Chapman compete in?
How do Chapman teams qualify for NCAA playoffs?
How many students participate in sports at Chapman?
Do I need to be recruited out of high school in order to tryout or make the team?
What type of academic standards must a student-athlete maintain in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics?
Where do Chapman's sports teams play?
Does Chapman offer insurance to athletes in case of injury?
Chapman offers 21 intercollegiate (varsity) athletic teams and eight club teams. Fall sports include: men’s/women’s cross-country, football, men’s/women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s water polo. Winter sports include: men’s/women’s basketball and men’s/women’s swimming. Spring sports include: baseball, women’s lacrosse, men’s/women's golf, softball, men’s/women’s tennis, men's/women’s track, and women’s water polo. Club sports include: cheerleading, men’s lacrosse, and men’s ice hockey.
- Student-athletes will continue to compete in a highly-competitive athletics program and retain the full spectrum of college life.
- Student-athletes will focus on academic achievement while graduating with a comprehensive education that builds skills beyond the classroom.
- Student-athletes have an opportunity and are encouraged to enjoy the full array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- Student-athletes will have access to financial aid for college without obligation of an athletics scholarship.
- There are opportunities to play more than one sport.
- Student-athletes are responsible for their own paths and will discover their potential through opportunities to pursue many interests.
The NCAA does not allow members of Division III to award any type of scholarship or financial aid based on athletic ability. Although our coaches do recruit students to play sports at Chapman, all incoming athletes are considered “walk-ons” and must tryout for each individual sport. However, the vast majority of students at Chapman do receive some financial aid in one form or another but the aid is not awarded because of athletic accomplishment, rather academic achievement.