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  • Athletics focus on Soccer

    Carlow's Soccer team won the 2012 KIAC Championships  

    Carlow University has a deep tradition of dedication to the student-athlete. Since the first intercollegiate team decades ago, thousands of games have been played and championships have been earned. Fall 2012 marked the beginning of a new era, Carlow's first male sport – Cross Country. 

    Carlow is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the United States Collegiate Athletics Association provides opportunities for post-season competition and national recognition for athletic and academic achievement. The Carlow Celtic athletic teams consistently rank in the nation’s top 25 for outstanding grade point averages.

    Carlow offers academic credit for athletic participation and athletic scholarships are available to qualified student-athletes. If you are interested in applying for a merit- and performance-based scholarship, visit our Recruitment page. 
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    The University believes in supporting the whole being and athletes also have access to these benefits and recognition opportunities:

    • Support services for student-athletes include nutrition counseling, individualized assessments, training programs, and access to the world-class Sports Medicine facilities of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Carlow University honors student-athletes at our Annual Awards Banquet. Celtic Award winners are also inducted into the “Walk of Fame” during Homecoming Ceremonies
    • Student-athletes consistently qualify for the All-American Scholar Athlete Award. This award honors juniors and seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
    • Carlow is an NAIA “Champions of Character” Institution 


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