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The mission of the Principia athletic program is to offer students a vigorous physical activity curriculum that encourages spiritual growth and character development, creates opportunities to learn and master new skills, and provides a forum for achieving competitive excellence. The goal of Principia’s athletic program is to help students maintain a balance between intellectual pursuits and a competitive athletic enterprise that complements the development of the whole person.
Principia offers ten intercollegiate programs for women and eight for men. There are women’s teams in volleyball, soccer, cross-country, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, and beach volleyball. Women also compete in club lacrosse. Men compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, tennis, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. Men also compete in club rugby. Principia is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), and USA Rugby. For information about any of the above-mentioned sports including schedules and rosters visit www.principiaathletics.com.
Principia provides students with a broad-based curriculum of lifetime physical education courses which support the graduation requirement. (See Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements for a description of the GEPE attribute. See Physical Education: Activity Courses for a list of PE courses.)