William Carey University began our athletic competition with 3 teams in 1954, since that time, the Crusaders field 21 athletic teams. The Carey athletic program is one of the highest performing National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) programs in the country. 1 Corinthians 9:24 says, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” This scripture verse is the goal in our collegiate athletics. At William Carey University, we want to compete and succeed in every aspect of the intercollegiate experience. Our prize is seeing our student-athletes grow as young men and women who are successful during their career at WCU and prepared for the trials and challenges they will face in their lives. Please consider making a difference in the lives of these amazing student athletes.