Taking part is fun, but winning really rocks. Sure, BU’s 600 student-athletes love what they do, but when you’re competing at the highest level of college athletics in 25 NCAA Division I varsity sports, results count.
The 2013-14 academic year marks the beginning of a new era for the Terriers, as BU officially joined the Patriot League on July 1, 2013. With the announcement, 20 of BU’s 25 athletic programs will now compete under the Patriot League banner. The men’s and women’s hockey teams remain in the Hockey East Association.
Last season was highlighted by the women’s ice hockey team advancing to its second NCAA title game in three years. Ten individuals powered their way through to NCAA postseason competition in 2012-13, while eight student-athletes combined to claim 10 All-America accolades.
This upcoming spring will showcase the first season of competition for the men’s lacrosse team, which was elevated from a club sport to varsity status. It is the second consecutive season that we have added a sport, as women’s lightweight rowing officially hit the water in 2012-13.
The landscape of BU Athletics is also set for a new look, as the state-of-the-art New Balance Field opens this August. This facility will be the new home of the Terriers’ nationally ranked field hockey team and will feature an 110,000 square-foot field and seating for 500 spectators on Babcock Street.
Staying true to our motto of Excellence in Athletics, Academics and Community, our department-wide grade-point average was over 3.0 last year and our student-athletes combined to participate in over 4,500 hours of community service and outreach.
We call this success Points of Terrier Pride. The Dog Pound, our loyal and loud fans, call it another rocking year. And the volume will be up again next year. And beyond. Check out what the future holds for Terrier Athletics in the department’s strategic plan.
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Ever-growing numbers of fans from across our community are cheering on the Terriers. Student attendance alone jumped threefold last year as fans took advantage of the Terrier Rewards incentive program.