Notre Dame is home to one of the most recognizable athletic departments in the world, fielding 26 varsity teams. Led by several coaches ranked among the best in their respective sports, our varsity student-athletes have brought home 30 national championships and countless other awards and honors.
It is no accident that, among those honors, the Fighting Irish count 32 Academic All-Americans over the past four years alone—the most of any Division 1-A school in the nation. At Notre Dame, student-athletes truly are scholars first: athletic talents and the drive to succeed are nurtured in tandem with intellectual gifts and moral character.
The University of Notre Dame seeks strategic improvements to the Athletics Department, including scholarship endowments, coaching endowments, and facility upgrades, to ensure the continued presence of the nation’s top student-athletes and coaches here at Notre Dame.