We are the LIONS......couldn't be PROUDER!
It is my pleasure to welcome all families, friends and guests to the Ursuline Academy Athletic Website. As a proud member of the “Lion Family” I am excited to give you some introductory information about the UA Athletic Program. The most important piece of information I will share with you is that Ursuline Academy is a school first and foremost. We have many successful programs that enhance the experiences of our students, but since 1896 our academics have been the foundation of our school.
The Ursuline Athletic Department is made up of many parts, but none more important than the young women and coaches that represent Ursuline on one of our 26 teams. Being selected and participating on a high school team is a privilege and we ask all involved, student athletes, coaches and our families to respect the value of high school athletics.
Participation in sports by young women enhances their opportunities for leadership, self confidence, a healthy life style and being prepared to successfully compete in our global society. Competition is also an important piece to our athletic program and it provides an additional life lesson regarding self examination and evaluation. During the season, our 13 programs organize team service opportunities and this provides another occasion for our young women to reflect spiritually and to connect within the community.
Our Athletic Program has been an important part of the UA environment for over 50 years. We captured our first State Championship in 1975 and in 2014 we added our 14th State Banner to the "UA Wall of Champions". We have 66 Individual and Relay State Champions and 23 State Runner-Up teams. Our Dance Program, which we started in 2009, has been SCAU State and National Champs as well as Ameridance Grand National Champions. In our league, the Girls’ Greater Catholic League (GGCL), Ursuline has been the All – Sports Champion for the last 6 years.
Ursuline Academy has a strong tradition in the classroom and on the playing fields. We are very proud of our teams and the many great accomplishments that those wearing the UA uniform have achieved. We would be very proud to have your family consider joining the “Lions Pride”.
Diane Redmond, Director of Athletics