Athletics

Location
La Mirada, CA
Undergrads
4,158
Tuition
$28,852
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Student

Athletics: Being runner representing Biola, I can say that many students attend games with extreme Eagle spirit. I'm not allowed on a intramural sport because I'm in a varsity sport, but they are just as equally important within campus because more students can be involved. It's a great atmosphere to be in, and it's hard to miss the 'upcoming game'.

4 College Junior

Athletics: They encourage school spirit heavily and advertise games regularly

4 College Student

Athletics: A lot of sports are well-supported by the student body and we have really good coaches that train the athletes well, as evidenced by many teams entering GSAC championships

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Intermurals are awesome, as dorm floors usually form teams. I love playing in the intermurals, as they include such sports as softball, basketball, soccer, frisbee, etc.

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College Freshman

Athletics: Living in Hope I see a lot of Baseball going on, but I don't personally watch them. Aside from that, I am not on any athletic team.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 22nd
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 881st
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Mendelson
Hometown
Rancho Santa Margarita
Major
Biological Sciences
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Biola boasts a rather swell athletics program. Sports aren't generally stressed at Biola, but the ones that are very popular among students include baseball, basketball, and soccer. Each one has its own large following and has garnered lots of respect over the years. In fact, some Biolan baseball players have been drafted into Major League Baseball. Although you have to look for it, many students express school spirit whenever a rival school is in town. The matches are always held in a polite manner, and there have been no outrageous occurrences of students acting out during the games. 

Although Biola isn't very well-known for its athletics, the University does boast quite a few, with the sole exception of football for funding reasons. Intramural sports are probably more well-known among students because more people can get involved—no matter what their skills may be like. Everything is handled in an orderly manner, and everyone has great sportsmanship in carrying out the games. The facilities may appear to be a bit older, but all athletic facilities are up to snuff and provide a sufficient training ground for athletes and students alike. The track field is actually quite new and has been praised by students and faculty alike for its quality.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NAIA
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Golden State Athletic Conference
School Colors
Red and white
School Nickname
Eagles
Men Playing Varsity Sports
118 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
128 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Athletic Training Room
  • Baseball field
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • McNally Field
  • Metzger Lawn
  • Soccer field/track
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, and soccer are the three biggest sports on campus, but they are certainly not the only ones. Each one has its own cult following and regularly has matches.
Most Overlooked Teams
The lacrosse, swim, and volleyball teams are a few of the less talked-about sports, but they are all just as amazing as the others.
School Spirit
School spirit for sports is very selective; only the most popular sports will garner such attention. But when Biolans do get stoked, they prepare by writing on their faces with paint, wearing clothes in support of Biola, and other such things-especially when up against their NAIA competitors!
Getting Tickets
Getting tickets to sporting events is really easy. The AS (Associated Students) team sells them to the school usually out of a classroom or in front of the event. They're also generally cheap.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Most people enjoy running or walking around the school, but one of the more relaxing and aesthetically pleasing environments to walk in is the on-campus park. Located right next to a stream on campus, students love to walk by the side of it, mulling over the day with coffee or simply for the friendly comfort. There's a much larger park just across the street, as well, that connects to the park on campus.
Did You Know?
Two Biola students who've been drafted into Major League Baseball include brothers Tim Worrell and Todd Worrell.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 77 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 23% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 65% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 81 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 16% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 26% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 58% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 81 responses

  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 64% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 33% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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