Carroll College offers intercollegiate athletic competition for women in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball and for men in basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and track and field. As a member of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Carroll College competes against Lewis-Clark State College, Montana State University-Northern, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College, University of Great Falls, and the University of Montana-Western in the sports of basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and field, and volleyball, and Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and the University of Idaho in football. Soccer and softball compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Carroll athletic teams also compete against athletic teams from other colleges and universities outside of the Frontier Conference and Cascade Collegiate Conference in regular and post-season competition.

Given the academic rigor of the college, Carroll student-athletes are expected to achieve academic excellence and academic integrity. A student-athlete is first and foremost a student. As such, the student-athlete must have the character necessary to meet or exceed expectations for classroom performance in addition to expectations for their athletic performance. Student-athletes should be academic role models for their peers and diligent to uphold academic standards that do not tolerate substandard or plagiarized work. Student-athletes are also required to meet all academic standards as maintained by the college, Frontier Conference, Cascade Collegiate Conference, and the NAIA. Carroll Athletics takes great pride in the academic success of our student-athletes and recognizes student-athletes with Academic All-Conference and Academic All-American honors at the college’s annual Honors Convocation.

Student-athletes are expected to meet the same general standards of conduct as any other Carroll College student. As a result, student-athletes are subject to the Carroll College Code of Student Conduct. Student-athletes are also expected to read, understand and sign the Carroll College Commitment to Excellence regarding expectations for student-athlete behaviors on an annual basis.

Integration of student-athletes into the Carroll College student body is a goal of Carroll Athletics. Also, Carroll Athletics promotes community outreach as a method of promoting social responsibility and personal growth for its student-athletes.

To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletic contests, a student must:

  1. Be of approved physical condition as evidenced by certification from a physician.
  2. Meet academic requirements for classification as a full-time student in good standing.
  3. Meet the athletic, attitude and team-minded expectations of the head coach.
  4. Comply with the rules, policies and approved practices of the College, the Frontier Conference/Cascade Collegiate Conference and the NAIA.
  5. Sign, honor and abide by the expectations for student-athletes outlined in the Commitment to Excellence.

As an NAIA school, Carroll College is allowed to provide scholarship assistance to student-athletes within the limits of the Frontier Conference/Cascade Collegiate Conference, the college’s financial aid budget and the operating budget of each sport. The amount of financial assistance provided to each student-athlete is determined by the student’s high school grade point average at enrollment and by the determination of the head coach relative to available scholarship dollars.

Athletic Facilities

Physical Education Center

Facilities of the P.E. Center include a multipurpose arena that is used for basketball and volleyball competition and intramurals, a fitness center for student-athletes that includes cardio equipment and weights, a mini court for basketball and volleyball, six locker and shower rooms, athletic weight training facilities, a conference room, a concession area, and offices for the athletic staff. All Carroll students are admitted to conference and non-conference athletic events in the P.E. Center free of charge for students presenting their student ID card.