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    Carlow University has a deep tradition of dedication to the student-athlete. Since the first intercollegiate team decades ago, thousands of games have been played and championships have been earned. Fall 2012 marked the beginning of a new era, Carlow's first male sport – Cross Country. 

    Carlow is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the United States Collegiate Athletics Association provides opportunities for post-season competition and national recognition for athletic and academic achievement. The Carlow Celtic athletic teams consistently rank in the nation’s top 25 for outstanding grade point averages.

    Carlow offers academic credit for athletic participation and athletic scholarships are available to qualified student-athletes. If you are interested in applying for a merit- and performance-based scholarship, visit our Recruitment page. 

    The University believes in supporting the whole being and athletes also have access to these benefits and recognition opportunities:

    • Support services for student-athletes include nutrition counseling, individualized assessments, training programs, and access to the world-class Sports Medicine facilities of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Carlow University honors student-athletes at our Annual Awards Banquet. Celtic Award winners are also inducted into the “Walk of Fame” during Homecoming Ceremonies
    • Student-athletes consistently qualify for the All-American Scholar Athlete Award. This award honors juniors and seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
    • Carlow is an NAIA “Champions of Character” Institution 


    2013-2014 HONORED ATHLETES

    NAIA and USCAA Scholar Athletes
    Erin DiSanti- Women’s Basketball
    Alan Faler- Men’s Cross Country, Allisandra Supinski- Women’s Cross Country
    Nicolette Blake, Victoria Capo, Lauren Closser, Marisa Czapor, Ashlyn Fratto, Julianna Lieb, Janelle McIntyre, Maria Serafini, and Amber Szekely- Soccer
    Rachel Blonski, Kaycee Bradosky, Meghan Dulaney, Amy Piotrowski, Tara Simm, Taylor Sirko, and Kaysie Young- Softball (2013)
    (TBA 2014) Emily Pritts and Kaysie Young- Softball
    (TBA 2014) Amanda Capatolla and Heather Jellison- Tennis
    Carly Bonk, Kelsey Bonk, Amber Bussard, Ashley Grooms, and Amanda McKenzie- Volleyball

    Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honors
    All-KIAC First Team
    Emily Pritts- Softball (2013)
    Nicolette Blake, Dana Saunders- Soccer
    Amanda McKenzie- Volleyball

    All-KIAC Second Team
    Alyssa Tlumac, Brianna Trent- Soccer

    KIAC Soccer Defensive Player of the Year
    Nicolette Blake

    United States Collegiate Athletic Association Honors
    USCAA All-American First Team
    Shelby Rodgers- Softball (2013)
    Amanda McKenzie- Volleyball

    USCAA All-American Second Team
    Emily Pritts- Softball (2013)

    USCAA All-American Honorable Mention
    Rachel Blonski, Meghan Dulaney- Softball (2013)
    Erin DiSanti- Women’s Basketball



    The team finished their best season in school history with record of 15-3-1, KIAC Championship, and post-season appearances in USCAA and NAIA Nationals!


    Celtics (20-16) finish 6th at USCAA National Championships in May 2013


    Finished their first season in the KIAC at 14-15 overall and 5-10 in conference play


    The team finished 23-17 after a second round loss at KIAC Championship Tournament


    Women's Tennis team won 1st round match at KIAC Championships but lost to eventual champions, Indiana University - East in second round


    The women's team competed in KIAC Championships at Indiana University - East in November 2012