Athletic Director's Welcome

    Jason Bartelt, Director of Athletics

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Marian University Department of Athletics. Our department strives to be an integral part of the college education of our student-athletes as they develop their mind, body, and spirit in our 19 intercollegiate sports.

The student-athletes, staff, and we proudly represent Marian University both internally and externally with competitive character and good sportsmanship. As part of an educational community the department helps student-athletes compete at their highest levels while still helping them achieve academic success in the classroom. 

The Sabres have had a rich history of athletic achievement at both a conference and national level. Since starting an intercollegiate athletic program in 1972, the Sabres have won 61 conference titles. Since joining the NCAA in 1997, six different programs have competed in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

As a proud member of Division III of the NCAA, we do not offer financial aid for athletic ability. All intercollegiate sports, except for men’s and women’s hockey, compete in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, which is made up of 12 private colleges in Wisconsin and Illinois. Member institutions subscribe to shared values and evident commitments to academic excellence, equal opportunity, sportsmanship, and fair play. The men’s and women's hockey teams participate in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, which features 10 schools on the men's side and seven schools on the women's side, spread out across Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Take a look around our website, attend an event or email us or one of our staff members for more information about our department. Thank you for your interest in Sabre Athletics and Marian University. Go Sabres!