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4 College Junior

Athletics: I honestly don't know much about the regular athletic activities as I attended a satellite campus and was an older undergraduate

3 College Junior

Athletics: Most people don't care about sporting events, but there is a fair amount of intramurals

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since it is a Division 3 school, athletics are not hugely important. However, the athletic facilities are high-quality and accessible to non-athletes.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since the school, there are a lot of the student that are playing some kind of sport.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't think that there is a lot of participantion in sporting events.


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CLU cares about its athletics and it shows. Students are often clad in purple and shimmering with gold in support of their Kingsmen and Regals. Whether it be a football or volleyball game, "the Purple Pit" is sure to be found, filled with students cheering on their team while donning purple attire. Staff, faculty, parents, and alumni often show up for games and catch up with students. CLU’s football team is highly respected and is continually on the rise in football rankings. In addition, many other teams (like volleyball, soccer, baseball, and track) all boast impressive rankings and star-quality players. CLU’s top-notch athletic facilities help maintain teams’ performances on and off the field. The fitness center holds a state-of-the-art gym, fully equipped with the proper necessities for athletes and active gym-goers. The Samuelson Aquatics Center is home to a 50-meter pool, diving well, and diving boards to accommodate swimming, diving, and water polo competitions at the intercollegiate and intramural levels.

On that note, intramural sports are popular among students who do not have enough time in their schedule yet still wish to practice a sport. Fall semester leagues consist of indoor soccer, inner tube water polo, flag football, and three-on-three basketball, while spring semester leagues include outdoor soccer, volleyball, and five-on-five basketball. The intramural sports are more relaxed in terms of scheduling games and filling out teams, and are great involvement opportunities for students.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
Basketball: Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Kingsmen (men), Regals (women)
Men Playing Varsity Sports
290 - 29%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
190 - 14%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Water polo
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Club Sports
  • Lacrosse (men's)
  • Rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's)
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
  • Hutton Field
  • Poulson Tennis Center
  • Samuelson Aquatics Center
  • Sparky Anderson Field
  • William Rolland Stadium
Most Popular Sports
Football is by far the most popular sport at CLU. Students, parents, and alumni all come out to support and cheer on their Kingsmen team. Regals volleyball, Kingsmen basketball, and Regals basketball are popular, as well, and bring out crowds to their games.
Most Overlooked Teams
Though Kingsmen football is in the main limelight of CLU's sports, overlooked teams-like lacrosse, track, and cross country-are on the rise. These teams are packed with talented, strong students, which some of the student body believe need more attention.
School Spirit
Geared up in purple and gold attire, CLU students go all out to support their Kingsmen and Regals. "The Purple Pit" is often found at football, volleyball, and other sports games, and is packed with students decked out in purple and sparkling in gold. Many students, especially girls, create and design their own T-shirts, with sayings like, "I love me some Kingsmen," and the jersey numbers of players.
Getting Tickets
There's only one word to describe the many beauties of CLU's athletics: free. Sports games are free to students, parents, alumni, and community members. The only instance in which tickets must be purchased is when CLU hosts regional or national tournaments, such as the 2011 NCAA Regional Tournament. Ticket prices for these games are inexpensive, usually under $8.
Best Place to Take a Walk
At any time of the day, students, staff, and local community members can often be seen strolling along CLU's campus and enjoying the serene Thousand Oaks backdrop. CLU's campus is small enough to take a relaxing walk around with friends or for those wanting to work up a sweat, hike up toward the cross and CLU rocks. Wildwood Regional Park is off campus and within walking distance. Wildwood offers several waterfalls and many hiking trails. It's a popular hiking spot among students and community members.
Did You Know?
  • The U.S. Olympic men's water polo team practices in the Samuelson Aquatics Center.
  • From the 1970s to the 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys football team held their summer camps at CLU. Team players resided in the Old West Complex during their stay.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 5% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 48% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 43% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 4% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 107 responses

  • 28% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 36% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 34% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 104 responses

  • 17% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 74% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 6% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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