- Founded: 1864
- Enrollment: 1,500
- Nickname: Garnet
- Colors: Garnet, Gray, White
- Affiliation: NCAA Division III, ECAC
- Conference: Centennial
- Centennial schools include: Bryn Mawr, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel, Muhlenberg, Ursinus, Washington College
- President: Dr. Rebecca Chopp
- Athletics Director: Adam Hertz
- Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Nnenna Akotaobi
- Director of Athletic Communications: Mark Anskis
- Department phone: 610-328-8218
- Department Email: email@example.com
- 22 varsity teams
- Seven chartered club teams
- 16 full-time head coaches
- 40 percent of the student body participates in varsity, club and intramural sports.
- 20 percent participation rate in varsity intercollegiate athletics.
- Swarthmore teams have been competing since the 1860s and have won seven national championships
- Swarthmore is a member of a tri-college consortium with Haverford and Bryn Mawr and also has a cross registration agreement with the University of Pennsylvania.
- Swarthmore’s student-faculty ratio is 8:1. Since we are an undergraduate institution, graduate assistants do not teach classes.
- Athletic facilities include the Cunningham Complex, which has four fields, six tennis courts, team locker rooms and rest rooms. Fields are used as practice facilities for lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer. Rugby and ultimate Frisbee also use these facilities.
- The Clothier Complex includes a softball field, baseball field and two natural grass, multi-purpose fields. The stadium has a synthetic grass surface for lacrosse, soccer, and field hockey. The field is bordered by a 400-meter track, poured in 2003.
- The Lamb-Miller Field House features five full length indoor basketball courts, four indoor tennis courts, four badminton courts, three volleyball courts, baseball and softball batting cage, and a 215 meter banked tartan track.
- The Tarble Pavilion features a 1,200-seat gymnasium with a white maple hardwood floor for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. New bleachers and a sound system were added in 2006. Tarble also houses the sports medicine department, featuring a fully equipped athletic training room with three full-time trainers.
- The Mullan Indoor Tennis and Fitness Center features three state-of-the-art tennis courts and a 4,000 square foot fitness center featuring aerobic equipment, free weights, and a full complement of MedX selectorized equipment.
- The Ware Pool is a 10-lane by 10-lane, yards-by-meters competition pool with an electric time system.
- Swarthmore has had 274 athletes honored as All-Americans, including Supriya Davis (swimming), Lia Carlson (tennis) and Micah Rose (soccer) in 2011-12.
- Swarthmore has had 14 athletes named Academic All-Americans, including David D'Annunzio and Micah Rose in 2011-12.
- Seventeen Swarthmore student-athletes have been Rhodes Scholars, including Caitlin Mullarkey in 2008.
- On average, more than one-third of Swarthmore athletes per year are named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, which requires a GPA of 3.4 or higher
- Eleven former Swarthmore athletes have been inducted into their sport’s hall of fame.
Sport Specific Highlights
Men’s Tennis - Four-time National Champion. Competed in the NCAA national championship tournament in 31 of the past 37 years. (Program Information)
Women’s Tennis - Won the Centennial Conference four times since 2001 and has competed in the NCAA championships five times (2003 through 2008). (Program Information)
Men’s Lacrosse - Qualified for the ECAC championships twice since 2000. Kevin Friedenberg named All-American in 2010. (Program Information)
Women's Lacrosse - Qualified for the Centennial Conference playoffs for the first time in program history in 2012 and went on to upset fourth-seeded Ursinus College to reach the semifinal round. Swarthmore finished 12-6 overall in 2012. (Program Information)
Women’s Basketball - Captured the program's first ECAC Championship title in 2013 and finished with an overall record of 23-7. The program recieved votes in the D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll for the first time during the 2012-13 season. Qualified for postseason play five times since 2000, including a run to the second round of the NCAA Championships in 2001. (Program Information)
Men’s Basketball - 18 players with more than 1,000 career points and 14 players with more than 500 rebounds. (Program Information)
Women’s Soccer - 2007, 2008, and 2009 ECAC Champions. (Program Information)
Men’s Soccer - Apperared in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 in 2008, 2009, and 2012. Centennial Conference champions in 2008 and 2010. Has earned double-digit wins each season since 2004. NCAA Division III national finalist in 1974. Morgan Langley signs with MLS' Philadelphia Union. Micah Rose named All-America in 2010 and 2011. (Program Information)
Men’s Swimming - Over 59 Swarthmore swimmers have won individual Centennial Conference championships since 1995. Finished second in the Centennial Conference 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. (Program Information)
Women’s Swimming - Won the Centennial Conference championship twice since 2002, with six swimmers earning All-America status since 2000. Supriya Davis named Centennial Conference's Most Outstanding Performer in 2012 and 2013. (Program Information)
Volleyball - Reached Centennial Conference Championship Match in 2010. Qualified for the Centennial Conference playoffs in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Reached ECAC semifinals in 2010, 2011, and 2012. (Program Information)
Golf - Broke team low-score record (294) and finished program-best second at Centennial Conference Championship Match in 2012. Andrew Park named 2012 Mid-Atlantic All-Region and Rookie of the Year (Program Information)
Softball - Qualified for the Centennial Conference playoffs in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Reached championship round in 2010. (Program Information)
Field Hockey Centennial Conference champions in 1995, 1996 and 1997. (Program Information)
Women's Track & Field - Caitlin Mullarkey named All-American in 2008. Rebecca Hammond and Kenyetta Givans competed in NCAA Championship meets in 2012. (Program Information)