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Student Athletes

Student Athletes

As a proud member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), Doane University offers 22 intercollegiate sports. Athletic success has been a longstanding tradition at Doane among men's and women's sports. As 1 of 12 member schools competing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, Doane has ranked in the top three of the GPAC All-Sports Trophy Standings every year for the past five years.

Doane Tigers are known for their success not only on the field, but off the field as well. Doane has 50 Academic All-Americans since 2007, something we take great pride in.

For athletes considering playing a sport at either the Division III or NAIA level, choosing Doane and competing in the NAIA can have many benefits.

  • Doane’s Four-Year Graduation Guarantee ensures all students will graduate in four years, compared to the national average showing it takes 6 years for more than 50 percent of students at four-year institutions to earn their degree. Doane’s four-year graduation rate is the second highest among all Nebraska colleges and universities, public and private.
  • Academic AND Athletic scholarships are available to NAIA athletes, while no athletic scholarships are awarded to Division III athletes. Each year more than 60,000 student-athletes have the opportunity to compete in a college sport at NAIA member institutions. The NAIA has awarded $500 million in athletic scholarships.
  • Extracurricular scholarships are available for each team, in addition to other financial aid such as grants, federal loans and work-study opportunities.
  • Students at Doane have a number of academic support services available to them, including free tutoring.

To determine if you are eligible to compete in the NAIA, you can register at the NAIA Eligibility Center.

For any additional information regarding enrollment to Doane, we encourage you to reach out to one of our Admissions Counselors.