A Winning Tradition

In 1907, the St. John’s men’s basketball team took to the court as the University’s first collegiate athletic team. Today, over a century later, St. John’s has built a storied tradition, sponsoring 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams. You’ll find the Johnnies (as they’re popularly known) competing in the NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, PGA, and MLL —and moving on to meaningful careers in business, education, law, medicine, and more. In class or on the playing courts and fields, St. John’s athletics is synonymous with success.
Red Storm Sports

With 1,795 wins entering the 2015-16 season, our men’s basketball program is ranked 8th in NCAA victories of all-time. But, our athletic tradition goes beyond basketball. Some of today’s Olympic heroes are men and women from our fencing squads and track and field teams. You’ll also find Johnnies in the NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLL, MLS, and PGA.

Recreational Sports

Even if you’re not a Division I-level athlete, you can still compete. From traditional competitive intramurals to structured club sport programs, the St. John’s Recreational Sports Department provides our diverse campus community with a variety of activities. With options ranging from flag football to ultimate Frisbee, there’s a group that’s just right for you.



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