Susquehanna Athletics and Recreation

 At Susquehanna University, 23 varsity sports compete at the NCAA DIII level, with more than 30% of students participating in varsity athletics. As a student-athlete, your collegiate journey will focus on personal development and well-being. Strive for competitive greatness and academic success, embodying sportsmanship, leadership, service and respect on campus and in the community.

Susquehanna’s athletic legacy includes individual NCAA DIII national and conference championships, with numerous All-American and all-conference honors. Join the ranks of over 250 former athletes inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. As a student-athlete, aim for excellence in the classroom with a cumulative GPA surpassing 3.4, contributing to Susquehanna’s record of producing 32 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

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NCAA DIII varsity sports
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Susquehanna students play varsity sports
Hall of Fame student-athletes

River Hawk Athletics at Susquehanna University  

Meet Kallan Carter, a true River Hawk and a senior Environmental Studies major at Susquehanna University. When she graduates, she’ll be running away with school records and the personal satisfaction that comes with being the best version of yourself, thanks to her experiences at Susquehanna.


NCAA Varsity Sports  

Student-athletes compete as part of the Landmark Conference with other Northeastern colleges in sports.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball 
  • Cross country 
  • Field hockey 
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Swimming & diving 
  • Tennis
  • Track & field 
  • Volleyball

Susquehanna also has a cheerleading team.

Club and Intramural Sports

The university has a cheerleading squad and dance team, and offers several intramural options and competitive club sports including, though not limited to: 

  • Crew club
  • Equestrian club 
  • Ice hockey club 
  • Men’s rugby club 
  • Women’s rugby club


All Susquehanna students have access to the university’s world-class athletic and recreation facilities, including the James W. Garrett Sports Complex which is home to the Clyde H. Jacobs Fitness Center, the Robert I. Estill Field House, racquetball courts, swimming pool and more.

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Whether you follow football or field hockey, for up-to-date schedules, scores and news, visit the official Susquehanna River Hawks website.


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Susquehanna Athletics Highlights

DIII Week Celebrates Student-Athletes

April 10, 2023

For students who want to continue playing the sport they love at the collegiate level and have an academically challenging college experience – Division III athletics is the place to be. Approximately 30% of Susquehanna’s student population is a member of one of SU’s 23 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports teams. 

Rosina Esposito '23

Esposito Reflects on Being a Student-Athlete at SU

April 4, 2022

Rosina Esposito ’23 has taken advantage of the opportunities being a Division III athlete has given her by being a standout player on the volleyball court and a dedicated student.

Lukas Yurasits '22

Yurasits a Standout on and off the Court

April 4, 2022

Basketball guard Lukas Yurasits ’22 has developed from a player who came off the bench his first year hitting 1,000 points in his final season. But even more impressive than his accomplishments in O.W. Houts Gymnasium is his commitment in the classroom.

Brendan Alvino '24 and John Jack Imburgia '23

Swimmers Leverage Sports Media Major to Promote Fellow Athletes

April 4, 2022

Swimmers John “Jack” Imburgia ’23 and Brendan Alvino ’24 are putting what they have learned in their sports media major to good use as they promote Susquehanna’s student-athletes.

Susquehanna Recognizes Student-Athletes During DIII Week

April 4, 2022

For students who want to continue playing the sport they love at the collegiate level and an academically challenging college experience – Division III athletics is the place to be.

Susquehanna Leads National Collegiate Rugby Scholastic All Americans

August 19, 2021

National Collegiate Rugby named 107 student athletes as 2020-21 Scholastic All Americans, including 14 Susquehanna students – the most of any university men’s program.