Athletics is an exciting part of student life at USM. Few institutions can match the success of the Huskies' nationally recognized non-scholarship athletic program. The Huskies compete in the Little East Conference, an eight-member conference comprised of pubic institutions in New England and recognized as one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the nation. We have 23 intercollegiate sports including: baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, indoor/outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Nine different teams and countless individual performers have participated in national championship competitions, highlighted by the Huskies baseball team that captured the NCAA Division III National Championship in both 1991 and 1997. The women's basketball team has played in the four-team national championship tournament five times since 1998. Annually, several USM teams achieve a national ranking and qualify for postseason play sponsored by the NCAA or ECAC.
USM student-athletes are supported in their efforts to excel with a strong system of academic support services which include mandatory study hours for first year students and progress checks with University faculty members. The Department of Athletics offers an 18-credit hour coaching certificate program that prepares individuals to coach at all levels.
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