Our Team Spirit

NGU is truly a place where Christ makes the difference, including in our athletics. Prayers are prayed over the loudspeaker for the teams. Your fellow teammates, the Crusaders, are there to support you on the field or court, but they will also encourage you in your faith. The coaches want to build you to be the best athlete you can be - one with character and talent.

No matter if you're playing sports or cheering from the sidelines, you can be part of the Crusader team.  You'll find yourself joining in the excitement as the Crusaders take the field, cheering as the stands erupt with applause as the Crusaders hit the court.You'll find your team Spirit for the Crusaders.

Fast Facts About Athletics

  • NGU competes in the NCAA Division II and also holds dual membership with the National Christian College Athletic Association.  For more on athletics, visit the official athletics website.
  • NGU fields 14 varsity teams including baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, track, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, cheerleading and volleyball.
  • The NGU football team is the reigning Victory Bowl Champions.
  • The NGU baseball team is currently the National Champions for Division II athletics.
  • In 2006, the NGU football team won the Victory Bowl and was ranked #23 in the Don Hansen NCAA Division II poll.
  • Men's tennis is six-time NCCAA National Champions.
  • Women's basketball won NCCAA national runner-up in 2004-05, and they are two-time NCCAA South Region Champions.  Men's basketball was the 2005-06 NCAA Division II Independent Tournament runner-up.  The State newspaper ranked the combined men's and women's basketball programs #3 among all of South Carolina's colleges and universities.