More than 450 student-athletes compete in 20 NCAA Division I varsity sports at Appalachian State University, and dedicated fans love to cheer them on. Appalachian has been a dominant force in the Southern Conference for more than 40 years. On July 1, 2014, the university moved to the Sun Belt Conference—one of 10 conferences that are members of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
Nearly half of Appalachian's student-athletes earn inclusion on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll, which requires a 3.0 grade-point average or higher while completing at least 24 hours in two semesters.
University Recreation oversees all non-varsity sports activities on campus, including intramurals, club sports, outdoor programs, and fitness and informal recreation.
Mountaineer football brought home the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Div I FCS National Championships and beat Michigan in 2007. For more varsity sports information, visit Appstate Sports.
Appalachian boasts some of the finest athletics facilities that the SoCon and nation have to offer. The crown jewel is Kidd Brewer Stadium and the neighboring Appalachian Athletics Center, which houses training and academic areas for all 20 varsity sports, plus club seating and luxury suites for Mountaineer football.
UREC offers club sports, intramurals, aquatics, personal fitness programs, and adventures in rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, and caving.
The Student Recreation Center includes a juice bar, 50-foot climbing wall, cardio theater, weight room, indoor track, and a 50-meter swimming pool.