A Tradition of Excellence

17 out of the last 19 years finishing in the Top 25 in the Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup standings. Wartburg has placed as high as seventh and was 24th in 2018-19.
25 straight years of individual or team national championships, including the 400m hurdle title in 2019.
20 of last 23 American Rivers Conference men’s all-sports championships.
17 American Rivers Conference women’s all-sports championships.
17 consecutive American Rivers Conference all-sports championship trophies for overall men’s and women’s programs (every year since the award’s inception).

2018-19 Achievements

Qualified for 11 NCAA Division III national tournaments: women’s and men’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, wrestling, football, women’s soccer, softball, and women’s basketball. Sophomore Dallas Wright (Carlisle) won the national championship in the 400m hurdles.

Outdoor Program Highlights


  • 16 American Rivers Conference championships in the last 21 seasons
  • Two-time NCAA Division III Central Region champions
  • Two College World Series berths

Cross Country

  • 15-time American Rivers Conference men’s champions, including 2018
  • 14-time American Rivers Conference women’s champions
  • Five top-10 national finishes for men (finished No. 5 in 2018)
  • Eight top-10 national finishes for women
  • NCAA Division III Central Region women’s champions in 1991-94, 2001-02, 2005, 2008, 2011-13
  • NCAA Division II Central Region men’s champions in 2003, 2018


  • 2018 squad finished 8-3, qualified for NCAA playoffs for second straight year
  • 2017 squad unbeaten and untied in regular season for the sixth time in school history
  • 13 national playoff qualifiers, including eight since 2002
  • 16 American Rivers Conference championships
  • 26 consecutive winning seasons, ranks third in all NCAA divisions


  • 12-time NCAA Division III women’s team national tournament qualifiers (2005-06, 2008-16, and 2018)
  • 12-time women’s conference team champions
  • Six-time men’s conference team champions


  • Three All-Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference selections in inaugural season (2015)
  • Wartburg has had an All-Conference selection in all five seasons in program history


  • Four overall conference women’s titles
  • Six overall conference men’s titles
  • Six men’s conference tournament championships
  • Nine men’s national tournament appearances in last 13 years
  • Seven women’s national tournament appearances since 2007, two straight 2017-18


  • Three-time conference champions
  • 30 wins in seven of last 16 seasons
  • Three regional top-three finishes over past seven seasons (runners-up in 2006 and 2007)
  • College World Series berth in 2003
  • NCAA Tournament qualifer in 2019
  • Four players named All-Region in 2019


  • 21 men’s All-Conference selections in the last nine years
  • 15 women’s All-Conference selections in last seven years

Track and Field

  • Nine top-20 finishes for men at outdoor nationals since 2001
  • 15 top-10 finishes for women at outdoor nationals since 1999
  • 19 of the past 20 defending women’s conference outdoor champions
  • Nine men’s outdoor conference titles since 2002
Track Champs

Indoor Program Highlights


  • Seven men’s national tournament qualifiers
  • 13 women’s national tournament qualifiers
  • 21 men’s conference titles
  • Eight women’s conference titles (including last 3-straight)

Track and Field 

  • Six top-20 finishes for men at indoor nationals since 2001
  • 10 top-10 finishes for women at indoor nationals since 2002
  • 20 of the last 21 women’s conference indoor champions
  • 10 men’s indoor conference titles since 2003


  • 11 national tournament qualifying teams, including 2017
  • 20 or more wins in 14 of last 20 years
  • Two or more All-Conference selections in each of the last 20 years


  • 14 national titles since 1996, 11 national duals titles since 2003
  • First or second in nation in 22 of last 27 years
  • 27-time defending conference champions
  • Haven’t been defeated by a current conference opponent in dual competition since 1993-94
  • Two or more individual national champions in 11 of the last 16 seasons


Wartburg student athletes enjoy some of the best NCAA Div. III athletic facilities in the country.