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Athletics

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are important but not as much as other schools

3 College Junior

Athletics: Some students at my school are involved in atheltics on campus

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although I do not participate in any sports, it seems fun to be a part of.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It is comparable to high school. The gym is in fact the size of a high school gym. It is fun to go to some games, but there is not much spirit from the fans.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student support and school spirit are huge at Biola. The athletes love what they do because it doesn't drive their whole life. They are encouraged to do their best and love what they are doing, but to keep God first and realize that athletics isn't everything in life. It may be a big part of their life, but it isn't the only thing in life.

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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
  • NAA
  • 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 popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 104 responses

  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 34% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 64% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 103 responses

  • 54% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 24% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 21% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 101 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 62% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 25% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 11% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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