Athletics

Athletics:
Raising standards—and our national profile

With 18 Division I sports programs, athletics is a major component of student life at Loyola. Aside from strengthening leadership and teamwork skills, Loyola’s athletic program raises our national profile and fosters school pride among the campus community, the city of Baltimore, and alumni throughout the world. Because of this, athletics is a major fundraising priority.

ATHLETICS
GOAL
$11.5
MILLION
  • Now competing in the Patriot League, Loyola’s athletic program has raised our national profile and is a great source of pride for the Loyola community.

    Now competing in the Patriot League, Loyola’s athletic program has raised our national profile and is a great source of pride for the Loyola community.

  • <em>Bright Minds, Bold Hearts</em> will enable much-needed improvements to Reitz Arena, helping us attract skilled players and improve the experience for fans.

    Bright Minds, Bold Hearts will enable much-needed improvements to Reitz Arena, helping us attract skilled players and improve the experience for fans.

Competing with class

Loyola University Maryland is proud to rank among the top Division I universities in the country for student-athlete graduation rates. Now that we compete in the Patriot League, we face such worthy opponents as Holy Cross and the U.S. Naval Academy. Now is the time to support and accelerate the upward trajectory of our athletic teams by attracting and retaining the best coaches, recruiting talented student-athletes, and supporting the quality and maintenance of first-rate athletic facilities.

Bright Minds, Bold Hearts will enable us to do just that. An investment in athletics requires a range of top-notch human and physical resources, encompassing coaches, players, equipment, and facilities. Excellent coaches will nurture our students’ individual talents while driving even greater success for our teams. Improvements to Reitz Arena will enhance the experience for both players and fans, and help us to compete with top schools for talent.

Endowment Goals

  • Endowed coaching positions that allow Loyola to recruit and retain exceptional and experienced coaches focused on developing the excellence of our teams as well as the individual, teamwork, and leadership skills of our athletes
  • Scholarships and fellowships that enable Loyola to attract the most talented players to our sports teams and fulfill our financial commitment to all of our student-athletes

Current-Use Goals

  • Programmatic funds supporting the ongoing operational requirements of the athletics program and enhancing our coaches’ ability to maintain a training environment that fosters the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of our athletes
  • Funding for facilities renovations that will enable much-needed improvements to Reitz Arena, helping us attract skilled players and improve the experience for fans. In addition, we are raising funds to construct a new tennis court facility at the Ridley Athletic Complex that puts Loyola's facility on par with its Patriot League competition and will allow us to host conference championships and other tournaments.

To learn more about giving opportunities for Athletics or to make a gift, contact Mark Harris, director of athletic development, at 410-617-5744 or mwharris@loyola.edu.

Bolstering campus spirit

As Jim Forbes, ’80, watched the athletic success of the Greyhounds last spring, he reflected upon his years at Loyola and how he and his wife, Hollis, could make a significant impact at Loyola. Supporting his alma mater by contributing to the spirit of the campus community resonated with Forbes.

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Jim and Hollis Forbes