Individual Excellence

  • John Carroll can boast over 750 first team All-OAC selection and OAC champions, more than 80 Division III All-Americans, six national champions, three national Players of the Year and one Academic All-American of the Year.
  • Close to 40 varsity athletes have been named Academic All-Americans either by their respective sport or by national organizations such as ESPN The Magazine.
  • Each year, more than 100 varsity athletes from all academic disciplines and majors are celebrated for maintaining a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Team Excellence

  • Teams at John Carroll have captured more than 70 league titles and have placed among the top 10 Division III schools in the nation on several occasions.
  • In 2009-10, the JCU men’s basketball team battled its way to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in program history. There are more than 400 Division III schools that sponsor men’s basketball.
  • In 2012 and 2013, the JCU softball team qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship tournament. Only 62 of the 402 teams that sponsor Division III softball make the field.

Honoring Our History

  • In 2013, John Carroll celebrated 40 years of baseball, honoring program founder Jerry Schweickert ’60, ’65G and members of the first team fielded in 1973.
  • In 2010-11, John Carroll celebrated 40 years of women’s intercollegiate athletics and inducted its first women’s team — the 1993 volleyball squad — into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • In October 2009, more than 85 John Carroll University alumni wrestlers, members of the 2009-2010 John Carroll wrestling team, parents, friends, and staff gathered at the University RecPlex to dedicate the David R. Meuse Wrestling Room.

Showcasing Our Events and Alumni

  • John Carroll remains a small college leader in television production and video webcasting. Since 2011, more than 20 athletic events have been broadcast on regional sports network SportsTime Ohio, and the sports information staff has internally produced nearly 125 webcasts covering 11 different sports.
  • Legendary Miami Dolphins coach, Don Shula, is a proud 1951 JCU graduate and has the most wins of any coach in the history of the National Football League. Since then, more Blue Streaks have been in leadership positions in the National Football League both on and off the field, including Josh McDaniels ’99, Nick Caserio ’98, London Fletcher ’97, and Greg Roman ’95 (just to name a few). Their road to success in the NFL began by earning a degree at Carroll, and the sports media world is taking notice.
  • Over the last 20 years, John Carroll sports teams have played in some amazing venues, including Gund Arena/Quicken Loans Arena and Jacobs Field/Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland, the National Softball Training center in Orlando, the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Toyota Park in Chicago, and Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.