Varsity Catholic

Developing the Complete Athlete

Mind, Body, and Soul.

“Sport, rightly understood … makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” — Pope Pius XII

Student athletes like you face unique challenges. There are so many pressures to excel in academics and in your arena.

Enter Varsity Catholic. We are a group of missionaries on campus who were, at some point, varsity athletes in college. We know a thing or two about your fierce dedication to your sport as you balance your other life commitments. You have a special opportunity to bring much-needed change in the world. If you're a student-athlete on campus, see our list of campuses with Varsity Catholic missionaries below. We'd love to meet you!

Want to get in touch? Email us at [email protected].

Varsity Catholic Campuses

  • Assumption University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Benedictine College
  • Carroll College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Drexel University
  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Indiana University
  • Kansas State University
  • Loras College
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Maine
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Minnesota State University- Mankato
  • Montclair State University
  • Murray State University
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northern State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Ohio State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines
  • Seton Hall University
  • South Dakota State University
  • St. Francis University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Louisiana
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Mary
  • University of Minnesota- Duluth
  • University of Nebraska- Kearney
  • University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas- Austin
  • University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin- Platteville
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wayne State University
  • Winona State University

Compete Inside

For athletes, especially college athletes, the pursuit of excellence in all areas — in sports, academics, relationships and personal inner life — is essential to become fully who they are meant to be. Compete Inside by Thomas Wurtz offers athletes reflections, relevant Scripture passages and piercing questions to help them develop their faith and integrate it into their athletic life.

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Mission Camps

Varsity Catholic Mission Camps provide a unique opportunity to bring the faith together with sports to serve impoverished youth around the globe. These trips are designed for student-athletes. They include hosting and facilitating a sports camp while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Are you a Catholic coach at the collegiate level? Join our Coalition of Catholic Coaches.

For High School Athletes

If you are a graduating senior going to play collegiate athletics and would like support living your faith through that experience, we would love to support you! Contact us at [email protected].

Letter from the Vatican

The Vatican office for Church and Sport wrote to athletes attending our SLS20 conference, encouraging them in their outreach to their teams in their sport

Contact Us

We’d love to meet you!
[email protected]