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CURRENT INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS (2020-2021)

  • Men’s Track & Field
  • Women’s Track & Field
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball (Returning in 2021-2022)
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Vision and Mission Statement

Regent University Royals student-athletes are Christian leaders defined by their pursuit to emulate the character of Christ. This exemplary pursuit of Christ-like character is consistent with our “Winning with Character” approach to athletics. Royals student-athletes are driven at their core by the mission and vision of the university. They seek to refine their athletic skills and talent on a deeper level as they encourage their teammates to succeed at their highest capacity. Regent Royals student-athletes represent biblical traits in athletic competition such as: humility, honor, integrity, courage, and competitiveness. Regent Royals student-athletes are aggressive but walk in humility; they are confident but never arrogant; they are high achievers wherever they are called; they love God and love others. Regent Royals student-athletes represent the boldness that comes from believing in our God who grants strength to endure through every challenge and obstacle. On or off the field, they are Christian Leaders to Change the World.

REGENT ROYALS ATHLETICS: WINNING WITH CHARACTER

Regent University’s transformational approach to athletic competition that equips student-athletes to be winners first and foremost in Christian character; competing to win, yet transcending the scoreboard to be Christian leaders to change the sports world.

REGENT ROYALS ATHLETICS: ROLE OF ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

The role of the Regent University Athletic Department is to equip our young men and women for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service to their professions, society, family, and Church.

Our society so often wants to place sports and those who compete on a pedestal. God wants us to use sports as a platform to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the power and impact of sports. We believe in the unique difference a quality athletic experience can make in a person’s life.

All student-athletes, coaches and staff members of Regent University are ambassadors of the institution and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is of the highest possible standards at all times both on and off the campus community.

It takes a SPECIAL PERSON to “step out” and compete. It takes COURAGE and FAITH. You receive immediate feedback and there is a clear outcome in every competition. Many people go through life and never “step out” in faith. We trust God to bless our efforts!


What Defines a Regent Royals Athlete?

They are powerful without aggression. They are bold protectors and high achievers. They are humble warriors and passionate encouragers. In all things, Regent athletes seek to represent a God who grants them strength to endure through every challenge and obstacle. On the field and off. Win or lose.


Athletics Recruiting Information:

For information regarding NCCAA academic eligibility requirements please contact the Academic Compliance Officer for Regent Athletics at 757.352.4528 or contact us at regentathletics@regent.edu.

Regent University Department of Athletics welcomes inquiries from prospective student-athletes. The Athletic Department is committed to complying with NCCAA Division I recruiting rules. If you are interested in Regent University to further your academic and athletic careers, please keep the following rules in mind during the recruitment process:

  • High School Students
    In NCCAA Division I sports, telephone calls to a prospect or prospect’s relatives or legal guardian(s) cannot be made prior to June 15th immediately preceding the prospect’s junior year in high school. In Division I, institutions may not provide recruiting materials to a prospect before June 15th immediately preceding the prospect’s junior year in high school. Only NCCAA educational materials, camp brochures, and questionnaires may be sent to a prospect prior to the June 15th date.
  • Four-Year College Transfers
    If you are a transfer from a four-year college, Regent University must have written permission from your current or previous school in order to contact you about your transfer options.

Interested in becoming a Regent University Athlete?

As a Division I South Region member institution in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA), Regent offers opportunities for student athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports, while giving our athletes a venue to glorify God.

Student-Athlete Medical Form
The medical form must be completed and turned in to the Athletic Department BEFORE student-athletes are cleared for participation.


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The Future of Regent Athletics

Regent is in the early development stage of building a state-of-the-art 40-acre athletic complex with NCAA-certified courts and modern facilities. The complex will serve as a hub for students to exercise and compete, and a gateway to our local community and beyond through tournaments and athletic events.

An artists's impression of Regent University's future athletic complex with National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) courts and facilities.

Outdoor Facilities:
Soccer Field, Football Field, 8 Tennis Courts, Track, 2 Volleyball Courts, 4 Basketball Courts, Softball Field, Baseball Field, Lacrosse Field

Indoor Facilities:
Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Track, Wrestling Gym, Rock Climbing Wall, Boxing Ring, Fitness & Weight Training Equipment, Group Exercise Areas, Student Commons with Café

 

Club Sports

Soccer, football and basketball are part of Regent University's club sports offerings.

Compete against other colleges and universities on the local and regional levels through independent, student-led organizations.

  • Flag Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Men’s Basketball

Interested in participating in club sports? Contact us at asteele@regent.edu or 757.352.4928.

Intramural Sports

Regent students can enjoy soccer, basketball, flag football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and Little League.
You can enjoy soccer, basketball, flag football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Little League and much more through Regent University Intramural Sports. Participation is open to all students, staff, and faculty, as well as CBN employees and spouses. All sports are coed and provide an opportunity for the Regent community to be involved in a variety of athletic activities in a Christian environment.

• Flag Football League
• Basketball
• Volleyball League
• Premier Soccer League
• Softball
• Ultimate Frisbee

Interested in participating in intramural sports? Contact us at sports@regent.edu or 757.352.4951.

Athletic Reports

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. The EADA reports the institutions commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. The department will use this information in preparing its required report to the congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. All institutions of higher education that participate in federal student aid program(s) must complete their annual EADA report by October 15.

The 2019 EADA report is available upon request.