Quinnipiac recognizes the importance of athletics in student life. The university supports 21 highly competitive, Division I intercollegiate teams.
NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams for men include baseball, basketball, cross-country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. Women compete in acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, rugby, softball and volleyball.
Quinnipiac has memberships in the following NCAA Division I conferences:
- Big East (Field Hockey)
- ECAC Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey
- Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
- National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association
- National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA)
Several spirit groups lend their support to athletic teams. The Quinnipiac Pep Band, Boomer the Bobcat (mascot), Sideline Cheer, Ice Cats and several dance groups (Dance Company, Dance Fusion, Kickline, Step to Perfection).