Athletics have a broad and profound impact on student life at Carleton, with 90 percent of Carleton students participating in intramural, club, and varsity sports.
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Out of more the 26,000 Carleton alumni, 12,134 have participated in one or more varsity, intramural, or club sport during their student years.
Athletics at Carleton currently includes 20 varsity sports, 21 Club sports, and 14 intramural sports.
Carleton has a strong tradition of club and intramural sports involving more than 1,200-1,300 students annually.
Carleton varsity sports compete at the NCAA Division III level as a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Carleton's varsity sports have a combined roster ranging from 375-475 student-athletes.
From 2012-14 Carleton student-athletes earned All-American honors 18 times.
Carleton student-athletes have won 33 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.
Track and field standout Amelia Campbell '16 won the 2014 pentathlon and heptathlon national championships. Her teammate, Kao Sutton '14, was the 2014 national champ in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Carleton Ultimate Team won the 2011 College National Championship.
Carleton's Eclipse Frisbee team won the 2011 Division III National Championship and finished runner-up in 2014
Women's Rugby Club won the 2011 National Title.
In 2009, comprehensive funding for all sports at Carleton exceeded $3.4 million.
In 2012, the Gods of Plastic (GOP) Ultimate team captured the Division III national championship.