Briar Cliff University Athletics supports 16 programs, with more than 500 student-athletes wearing the Charger Blue and Gold in competition. The Chargers are part of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Since 1966, Briar Cliff University athletics have been represented in 10 national championships, 12 GPAC championships, and 61 NAIA tournament appearances. Further, the Chargers have claimed 210 All-Americans and 564 scholar athletes.
In 2021, the Chargers received a perfect Champions of Character score from the NAIA, one of only 16 schools nationwide to earn this honor.
A Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence
Briar Cliff belongs to the GPAC, made of 11 private schools from across Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska, all committed to balancing academics and athletics.
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