To be the university of choice for student athletes seeking an elite student athlete experience distinguished by academic achievement, personal growth and nationally competitive programs.


We are an athletics program with a transformational purpose to build and graduate LEADERS & CHAMPIONS while contributing to a vibrant University, community and student experience.



F - FAMILY - We foster, promote and inspire a sense of family. A "you matter and you belong" approach where we create an "X for Life" mindset.

I - INTEGRITY - Embrace courage. We serve our university and community through ethical decision-making. Do the right thing - always.

R - RESPECT - We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We champion respect through a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

S - STUDENT-ATHLETE CENTERED - We focus on the growth and development of student-athletes as students, athletes, leaders and citizens.

T - TEAMWORK - Together we WIN. We maximize our opportunities to collaborate and engage with the university and community.