Webster's Winning Tradition
Webster University athletic programs have a winning record for attracting student athletes and guiding them to new heights. They may end up with a display case full of awards and trophies, but those are not the only rewards. Far from it.
Webster’s student athletes are a special combination of academic accomplishment, social responsibility and athletic grit. The athletic programs are innovative, with players achieving national success both on and off the playing fields. Webster’s teams compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III level, and participate in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) giving our athletes additional chances to compete for conference, regional, and national championships.
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Webster University Sports
Webster is a NCAA Division III athletics university, and offers competitive men's and women's programs in the following:
- Cross Country
- Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field
Find Out More About Webster's Men's Sports
The Webster University baseball program played its first season in 1987 and plays its home games at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois. In 33 seasons, the baseball team has won 16 SLIAC Regular Season Titles, 12 SLIAC Tournament Championships, and has been to the NCAA Division III Baseball College World Series four times. Josh Fleming, currently with the Tampa Bay Rays, played for the Gorloks from 2015 to 2017.
The Webster University men’s basketball team plays their home games in Grant Gymnasium on Webster’s main campus. The program has won 10 SLIAC Regular Season Titles, three SLIAC Tournament Championships, and has advanced to the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Tournament five times.
The men’s cross country program was started in 1985 and competes in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Webster University men’s golf team was started in 1994 and calls Sunset Hills Country Club home. Since the program was started, the team has won 11 SLIAC Championships and has made nine appearances in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championships. In 2021, Will Hocker became the Gorloks first NCAA Division III Individual National Champion in any sport and followed that up with a second-place finish in 2022.
The men’s soccer program played their first season in 1984 and call World Wide Technology Soccer Park home. The men’s soccer program has won 10 SLIAC Regular Season Titles and six SLIAC Tournament Championships while advancing to the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer National Tournament six times.
“Webster offered a unique blend of athletics, individualized education and an ideal location that resonated with me on multiple levels. But most importantly, it represented a bold move for me to challenge myself and embrace new opportunities.”
BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, '23
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Find Out More About Webster's Women's Sports
The Webster University women’s basketball team played its first season in 1986-87 and plays home games on campus in Grant Gymnasium. The program has won four SLIAC Regular Season Titles and five SLIAC Tournament Championships. The women's basketball team has qualified for the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Tournament six times, including in the 2021-22 season when the team went a perfect 25-0 through the SLIAC Tournament.
The women’s cross country program competed in its first season in 1985. The team has won five SLIAC Team Championships and has had six SLIAC Individual Champions. The program has had two individuals qualify for the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Championships with both qualifying in the past two seasons.
The Webster University women’s soccer program was started in 1999 and plays its home games at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. The program has won 15 SLIAC Regular Season Titles and 10 SLIAC Tournament Championships. The team has advanced to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer National Tournament 15 times and advanced to the second round twice.
The Webster University softball team played its first season in 1997 and plays home games at St. Joseph’s Academy. The program has won 10 SLIAC Regular Season Titles and five SLIAC Tournament Championships. The team has qualified for the NCAA Division III Softball National Tournament eight times with the latest appearance coming in 2021.
The women’s tennis program was started in 1984 and plays its home matches at Webster Groves Recreational Complex. The team currently competes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Prior to joining the UMAC in 2023, the Gorloks won five SLIAC Tournament Championships and qualified for the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis National Tournament five times.
The Webster University volleyball team played its first season in 1984 and plays home games in Grant Gymnasium on Webster's main campus. The program has won nine SLIAC Regular Season Titles and 12 SLIAC Tournament Championships. The team has won over 600 games as a program, and qualified for the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball National Tournament eight times.
The women’s track and field program competes in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team has won one SLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship and two SLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The program has had 13 SLIAC Individual Indoor Champions, as well as 34 SLIAC Outdoor Individual Champions.
“I chose Webster because of the great location, the small class sizes and the opportunity to play tennis. There is so much to do in the area, and I get a lot out of all my classes.”
BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications, '23
Co-Ed Cheerleading and Dance Team!
The Webster University cheer team performs at all home men’s and women’s basketball games.
259 Student Athletes
in the current 2022-2023 school year.
25 States Represented
from Alabama to Washington
5 Countries Represented
U.S., Canada, India, Czech Republic and Jamaica
Of Course, We Welcome Fans, Too!
If being on the field or on the court is not for you, there's always a place on the bleachers for throngs of Gorlok fans who can cheer the athletes on to victory.
We want to see inspiring crowds who are just as vested in the game as the players. The more the merrier!
College Sports Communicators selected the 2022-2023 Academic All-District Baseball and Softball Teams, and 10 Gorloks were recognized for their efforts on the field and in the classroom.
Kaelyn Kearney, Jaelin Holdaway, Reese Waggoner, Paige Thomas and Sidney Holtz were recognized from the softball team, while Nathaniel Martinez, Matt Staker, Joel Arsenault, Alek Elges and Ben Kowalski were recognized from the baseball team.