Intercollegiate athletics at Austin Peay State University aspires to provide educational and broad-based competitive opportunities at the NCAA Division I level for eligible male and female student athletes. Seeking to maintain a proper balance between athletic and academic programs, the University is committed to preparing students for productive, fulfilling and responsible lives. In addition to developing individual ability and successful programs, those athletic experiences will be instrumental in developing the concepts of teamwork, sportsmanship, loyalty, self-confidence plus the qualities of leadership and discipline.
Intercollegiate athletics endeavors to provide positive impressions of University activities to a diversified group of audiences. Austin Peay strives to attract a diverse and talented group of participants, coaches and administrators with a strong commitment to excellence, openness, gender equity and integrity, reflecting a precise adherence to NCAA and conference rules and philosophies. As a result, Austin Peay athletics assumes a major role in assisting University Development and fiscal responsibility.
The departmental goals and objectives are based upon its mission as it builds on its traditions, confidently looking forward to an exciting and progressive future.