Wichita is a sports city, housing a sense of pride in its three universities, all of which perform well at the competitive level. From Division I and Division II schools to one competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. (NAIA), Wichita offers a wide variety of college sports.
Wichita State Shockers
The largest and most well-known university, Wichita State is a Division I school with many successes in basketball, volleyball, baseball and bowling. From claiming national championships to reaching the Final Four, WSU has a habit of winning and creating versatile players. The Shockers have 13 Division I teams competing in the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers have made 33 NCAA Tournament appearances, making it to the Final Four twice. In 2013, the team also had a perfect regular season going 31-0.
Friends University Falcons
Friends University is a Christian college known for its football, basketball and soccer programs. As part of the NAIA conference, Friends plays other smaller colleges that are focused on character-driven athletics.
Newman University Jets
The wrestling program sets Newman University apart from the other Wichita schools because it is the only college with access to the competitive program. As the winner of several awards, including national tournament titles, Jets’ wrestling births team and individual success. The Newman soccer team is also decorated with seven division championship titles, three regional championship titles and three national championship titles. Also, women’s bowling has racked up several successes with 11 straight national championship titles from 2004-2014.