UT Dallas began competing in NCAA intercollegiate athletics in 1998. It didn’t take long for our Comets to make a significant statement: “When we come to play, we come to win.” In athletics, in academics and in life, our student-athletes shoot for their maximum potential…and they score.
In the past decade alone, the Comets have made 16 NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, won 12 American Southwest Conference Championships and produced 13 All-Americans. The men's basketball team has led the way, posting 140 wins over the past six seasons on its way to three ASC titles and four trips to the NCAA Tournament. The volleyball program has won eight consecutive regular season or divisional titles along with two ASC championships.
Although our passion is for playing, our first priority is always academics. Since 2002, seven of our student-athletes have earned Academic All-American honors. In 2012-13, nearly one third of UT Dallas student-athletes attained ASC Academic All-Conference recognition. Athletics recruits some of the best and brightest students to the University, and we work hard to help them succeed once they are here.
The advantages of Comet Athletics extend far beyond the students who actually compete. Athletics facilities and programs benefit recreation on campus, from fitness facilities that help students stay healthy and strong to intramural sports that provide friendly competition and a break from rigorous academics. Intercollegiate Athletics also builds school spirit and well-deserved pride.
Invest in the future
UT Dallas has created a game plan for advancing to the top tier of research institutions. Athletics aspires to a parallel strategy for enhancing our culture of achievement. As University enrollment grows, we must expand and enhance our facilities to meet demand. Targeted facilities include the multipurpose athletic complex, baseball/softball complex, tennis complex and soccer stadium. With your support, we can seize the opportunities that will shape our future.