Notre Dame College sponsors 19 varsity intercollegiate scholarship athletic teams. Falcon men’s and women’s teams compete throughout the Great Lakes Region and the nation in a busy schedule from August through May.
Falcon student-athletes come to College Road from all around Ohio, the Midwest, the nation, and the globe. In recent years, NDC athletes have had many successes. Notre Dame student-athletes have attained All-America status on the playing field and Scholar-Athlete honors in the classroom. Falcon teams have garnered multiple conference championships and national championship appearances. Highlighting these accolades is Notre Dame Wrestling, who won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2014 and 2017.
Notre Dame is a NCAA Division II institution and a charter member of the Mountain East Conference. Fourteen NDC athletic programs participate in the Mountain East, and the others will participate as Independents.
At Notre Dame College, we subscribe to the NCAA Division II philosophy of “Life in the Balance” which emphasizes “a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting.” Because of our adherence to these values, athletics at Notre Dame are an integral part of a unified academic and student life experience. As espoused in our Athletics Philosophy Statement, at Notre Dame we work with our student-athletes to help them become competent students, responsible campus citizens and athletes who can compete.
The NCAA administers athletic programs for more than 400,000 student-athletes competing in three divisions at over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Central America.