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!

Check out these stories from various student-athletes:

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

Varsity Catholic Campuses

  • Assumption 
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Benedictine College
  • Bowling Green State University 
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Carroll College 
  • Coast Guard Academy
  • Colorado School of Mines 
  • Colorado State University
  • Depauw University 
  • Drexel University
  • Emporia State University 
  • Kansas State University 
  • Loras College
  • Maine
  • Michigan Tech University 
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Montclair State University 
  • Mount St. Marys University 
  • Murray State 
  • Nicholls State University 
  • Northern State University 
  • Northwest Missouri State University 
  • Ohio State University
  • Seton Hall University 
  • South Dakota School of Mines 
  • South Dakota State University
  • St. Francis University Texas A&M 
  • Troy University 
  • University of Connecticut 
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Mary 
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth 
  • University of Nebraska-Kearney 
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Southern California 
  • University of South Dakota 
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • Wayne State College
  • 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.

Coalition of Catholic Coaches

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

Articles and Resources for Coaches:

  • Leading Through Adversity
  • Four Keys To Being a Dynamic Coach on Mission
  • How To Become the GOAT - Filling Your Cup
  • From a Coach: To Athletes That Lost Their Season
  • Lives Impacted:

    For High School Athletes

    Connect with us if you’re heading into college sports!

    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]