Seeking a higher ground in higher education, Gardner-Webb University is a NCAA Division I institution and competes in the Big South Conference and the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. Gardner-Webb sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams.
Athletic teams at the University include:
- Men’s Basketball
- Women’s Basketball
- Men’s and Women’s cross country
- Men’s Golf
- Women’s Golf
- Women's Lacrosse
- Men’s Soccer
- Women’s Soccer
- Men’s and Women’s Swimming
- Men’s Tennis
- Women’s Tennis
- Men’s and Women’s Outdoor and Indoor Track and Field
Athletic grants-in-aid are available in all sports. Additionally, opportunities for participation are offered in athletic training, cheerleading, and sports information.