Dallas Baptist Patriots

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Dallas Baptist Patriots
Logo
University Dallas Baptist University
Conference Heartland Conference
Missouri Valley Conference (baseball only)
NCAA Division II
Division I (baseball only)
Athletic director Connor Smith
Location Dallas, Texas
Varsity teams 15
Basketball arena Burg Center
Baseball stadium Horner Ballpark
Soccer stadium Patriot Soccer Field
Other arenas Sedwick Soccer Field House
Nickname Patriots
Colors Red, White, and Blue[1]
              
Website dbupatriots.com

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 Heartland 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).

Athletic program[edit]

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]

With a focus on academic excellence, the athletic department has continued to experience an increase in student-athlete grade point averages through consistent and intentional engagement with student-athletes, partnerships with campus academic support centers and resources, study hall programs, and more.

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[edit]

The Patriots women's volleyball team in action against the Texas A&M–Commerce Lions in 2013

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[edit]

  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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