This is #GaelNation

With over 350 student athletes, Iona knows the value that athletics brings to the student experience.

Whether you are a future D1-athlete or interested in our Club Sports program, you can find your team at Iona.

Build the character that comes from healthy competition - and the camaraderie that leads to lifelong friendships.

What is it like to be a D1 Athlete?

Matt Rankin ‘24 majored in Media & Strategic Communication and ran Cross Country while at Iona. Follow him along at a two-day meet as he gives us an inside look at what it’s like to be a D1 athlete.

Iona Athletics

Iona is proud to be home to 24 Division I teams and MAAC championships across a variety of sports including basketball and cross country.

Explore varsity athletics at Iona and learn more about Gael Nation today.


An Iona cross country runner leading the pack.
Malia Naugle throwing the water polo ball.

As a D1 athlete at Iona, I have learned the value of hard work, perseverance and teamwork. Through the highs and lows of my athletic career, I have developed a sense of resilience that I will carry with me throughout my life.

Malia Naugle '23, Water Polo

Club Sports at Iona

Find Your Team at Iona

From Esports to Rugby, Iona University boasts a wide variety of club sports to choose from, and the list is only growing! Always inclusive, we encourage you to explore Club Sports today!

See Club Sports

The Iona rugby team runs down field.

Maroon Maniacs

Your Voice Matters - Make It Loud!

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Be surrounded by like-minded fans who share your enthusiasm and spirit while enjoying special perks!

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Students wave towels at a basketball game.
Two students show their tattoos at a GaelGate party.
Killian puts his hat on two students at a basketball game.

Find out What an Iona Education can do for you

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If you're considering applying to Iona, you're not alone! Since 2019, our new-student enrollment is up nearly 30%. Additionally, 99% of our first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.


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Four students smile and laugh on the terrace of the LaPenta School of Business.