Dallas Baptist Patriots

The Dallas Baptist Patriots are the 15 athletic teams that represent the Dallas Baptist University, located in Dallas, Texas, in NCAA intercollegiate sports. All of the varsity Patriot athletic teams compete at the Division II level with the exception of the baseball team, which plays in Division I. DBU Athletics also sponsors five club programs including; cheer, dance, bass fishing, lacrosse, and ice hockey. As such, all athletic teams, except for baseball, compete in the Lone Star Conference while the baseball program is an associate member of the Missouri Valley Conference. All intercollegiate athletic teams also hold membership in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

Dallas Baptist Patriots
UniversityDallas Baptist University
ConferenceLone Star Conference
Missouri Valley Conference (baseball only)
NCAADivision II
Division I (baseball only)
Athletic directorConnor Smith
LocationDallas, Texas
Varsity teams15
Basketball arenaBurg Center
Baseball stadiumHorner Ballpark
Soccer stadiumPatriot Soccer Field
Other arenasSedwick Soccer Field House
NicknamePatriots
ColorsRed, White, and Blue[1]
              
Websitedbupatriots.com

Athletic program

The school's athletic department features a Christ-centered discipleship program, as a part of the mission to develop "Champions for Christ". DBU athletics also launched the Global Sports Mission Initiative in 2007 to allow student-athletes the opportunity to share the love of Christ, while using their God-given athletic talents and gifts to minister and spread the Word of God abroad. The Global Sports Mission Initiative was created as a vision by Patriot athletics and the DBU Global Missions Department and has included trips to Guatemala, Peru, Dominican Republic, South Korea, England, Brazil, Chile, Liberia, Scotland, China, Honduras, and Curacao, with plans for more trips in the near future.[2]

Over the last several years, facility additions have been made to the athletic department, including the construction of the Sadler Patriot Clubhouse, Patriot Athletic Guesthouse, Sedwick Soccer Fieldhouse, Joan and Andy Horner Ballpark, and the Athletic Training Center.

Varsity teams

Dallas Baptist University sponsors teams in seven men's and six women's NCAA sanctioned sports: They also feature five club sports[3]

Men's Intercollegiate Sports Women's Intercollegiate Sports Club Sports
Baseball[4] Cross Country Bass Fishing
Basketball[5] Golf Cheerleading
Cross Country Soccer[6] Ice Hockey
Golf Tennis Lacrosse
Soccer[7] Track and Field Patriettes
Tennis Volleyball
Track and Field

# - The baseball team competes in Division I as an affiliate member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

References

  1. "DBU vs. Louisiana–Monroe Baseball Game Notes" (PDF). February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. "DBU students share basketball, cheerleading and the gospel in Korea". Baptist Standard.
  3. "The Official Site of Dallas Baptist University Athletics". Dallas Baptist University. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  4. "Dallas Baptist Baseball | NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  5. "Dallas Baptist Men's Basketball | NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  6. "Dallas Baptist Women's Soccer | NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  7. "Dallas Baptist Men's Soccer | NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
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