Athletics

You’ll need to pack the orange paint, because it’s time to get your game face on. Whether you want to crush the competition on the playing field or show your support from the stands, be ready to bring your 'A' game when it comes to Pioneer spirit. Carroll is home to 23 NCAA Division III athletic teams and competes in the nationally-recognized College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). Go Pios!

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Football First

FIRST FORWARD PASS

The first legal forward pass in a football game ever happened at Carroll—in 1906! Thrown by the quarterback from the other team, it may or may not have been intercepted by the mighty Pioneers.

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The CCIW is nationally-recognized as a powerhouse Division III conference
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First Match

SOCCER APPEARS AT CARROLL

In 1866, only one year after the end of the American Civil War, the first organized soccer match ever played in the United States took place here, at Carroll.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Athletic Department News

Alumna Amy Gradecki M.Ed. '12

CU in the Workplace | Amy Gradecki M.Ed. '12

3/30/2021

This CU in the Workplace @Home Series video features Head Women’s Softball Coach for Carroll University, Amy Gradecki M.Ed. '23.

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Carroll Announces New Sport Performance Institute

3/9/2021

Carroll University is announcing its new Sport Performance Institute, a partnership between the College of Health Sciences faculty and students and the university’s athletic programs. The Carroll University Sport Performance Institute (CUSPI) will also extend its reach to serve the surrounding community.

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