SCAD is committed to the ideal that academic pursuits should be the top priority for all student-athletes. The university competes at the intercollegiate level - as a member of the Sun Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics - in cross country, track and field, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and tennis.
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Initially a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1987 to 1992, SCAD then transitioned to Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The SCAD Bees sent 20 teams to NCAA postseason competition between 1996 and 2003, and every SCAD athletics team logged a winning record during the 2001-02 season.
Before the start of the 2003-04 season, SCAD renewed its membership with the NAIA and now competes in the Sun Conference (formerly the Florida Sun Conference). In Fall 2010, SCAD Atlanta began competing at the intercollegiate level in NAIA men's and women's cross country, golf and tennis.
In recent years, SCAD athletic teams have been ranked among the nation's top 25 teams. SCAD athletics has established an outstanding legacy by recruiting talented student-athletes and fielding teams in the tradition of excellence for which SCAD is best known.
SCAD had eight different teams ranked in their respective NAIA national rankings during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. The Bees had eight teams that competed at their respective national championships.
The men's and women's swimming teams secured five national titles, all in national record time. The women's swimming team won one individual and two relay titles; the men won two individual titles. In 2011 the equestrian program captured its seventh Affiliated National Riding Commission's National Intercollegiate Riding Championship title. The men's and women's swimming teams have won a total of 31 individual national titles since their inception, and the equestrian program has won 24 national titles.
Each year SCAD student-athletes have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for excellence in the classroom as well as in athletic competition. Through a combination of academic, artistic and athletic talent, dedicated teamwork, and the guidance and experience of a remarkable coaching staff, SCAD has created a winning tradition.
Opportunities for athletic participation also exist through the vast offerings of the university's intramural programs, including volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball and various other activities.