Quick Facts

Athletics Quick Facts

Location: Takoma Park, MD

Founded: 1904

Colors: Navy Blue and White

Nickname: Shock

Enrollment: 1,493

President: Weymouth Spence, Ed.D.

Athletic Director: Patrick E. Crarey, II

National Affiliations: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

                                     United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Conference: Association of Independent Institutions

Graphics Standards: WAU Athletics Graphics Standards Manual

Athletics Phone: (301) 891-4195

Athletics Fax: (301) 891-4552

Sponsored Programs: Acro-Airs, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball


Department Philosophy

The objective of the Washington Adventist University's Intercollegiate Athletics Program is to provide an opportunity for students to enrich their college experience through comprehensive, challenging and professionally managed athletics program. Through associated athletics events, student-athletes are encouraged to achieve levels of excellence in competition and individual development. Additionally, the Athletics Program is dedicated to enhancing the university's reputation for integrity and excellence as demonstrated by the performance of student-athletes, coaches, and all department staff members both on and off the field.


Athletics Department Mission Statement

The Department of Athletics at Washington Adventist University strives to use the Christian principles of love to develop the whole-person into the image of Christ for winning in athletics and in life.


To further make this vision practical, the Athletics Program challenges athletes, coaches, staff, administrators, and related faculty to frame their experience in basic philosophical commitments for developing excellence, respect, and love:

  • We will model the life and teachings of Jesus Christ into all aspects of the learning community.                                                                                    
  • We work to develop each student-athlete as a whole-person. Understanding human function in four dimensions-physiologic, mental, psychosocial and spiritual helps us to treat the person as a whole and a temple for God.
  • We aspire to be like Jesus by focusing on His example in living the best life possible in all dimensions. Four scripture-based qualities of Jesus guide our aspirations to be like Him-Warrior, Miracle-Worker, Lover and King.