UB has six varsity teams that compete locally and internationally and against college teams in Florida, United States. UB teams include men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s & women’s track & field, women’s volleyball and women’s softball. Track & field athletes travel to approximately five international meets per year while other athletes participate in one or two international competitions per year. With UB’s anticipated affiliation with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in fall 2017, travel for competitions will become more frequent.
UB’s coaching staff recruits student-athletes from the high schools and, based on their level of ability, an offer can be made for financial assistance to attend UB and participate in the varsity sport. Student-athletes who have not been recruited can contact any member of the coaching staff to inquire about a skills assessment/try-out.
Intercollegiate athletes are required to be full-time students, taking 12 or more credits per semester, and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to remain in good academic standing and participate in the varsity sport.
The Athletic Training Department is responsible for the health care needs of approximately 90 student-athletes in six varsity sports. One full-time, certified Athletic Trainer serves the needs of the UB student athlete population. A variety of treatments including therapeutic modalities, strengthening, stretching, manual therapies, balance exercises and sports-specific exercises are used to help keep the student athlete healthy, fit and at peak performance.
The mission of University Athletics is to provide quality healthcare for all student-athletes who compete in intercollegiate athletics. In doing so, the staff is devoted to the preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation of student athletes while maximizing athletic performance. The staff strives to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to their holistic well-being.
Men’s Basketball Classic
Each year, University Athletics seeks to host colleges in a four team, two-day basketball classic at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium. Normally held in November, the classic culminates in the Homecoming week of activities and provides UB students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to watch their team in action and cheer for their athletes. Additionally, University Athletics partners with the Cancer Society of The Bahamas to continue its cancer educational awareness campaign and commits a part of the admission proceeds to the Cancer Society.