- "Exercise and recreation ... are as necessary as reading; I will say rather more necessary, because health is worth more than learning. A strong body makes the mind strong."
*Thomas Jefferson, W&M Class of 1762

Athletic Excellence
• William and Mary became the first school in the Colonial Athletic Association to reach 100 CAA titles in the fall of 2010, sweeping the men's fall sports to bring its total to 101 conference championships since 1983-84.  The men's cross country team (#99), men's soccer (#100), and football teams (#101) all continued the tradition of Tribe excellence on the field. The Tribe currently has 117 CAA titles, far and away the most in league history.

Academic Success
• The Tribe's athletic accomplishments do not come at the expense of its student-athlete's academic responsibilities, as William and Mary had seven teams rank in the top 10 percent of their sport for Academic Progress Rates among all Division I programs and received a Public Recognition Award by the NCAA in 2014.

• In the most recent NCAA survey on graduation rates, eight William and Mary athletic teams earned a 100 percent graduation success rate.

• The College's Athletics Department showed a Federal Graduation Rate of 82 percent among its student-athletes who entered school on athletics scholarships in the 2006-07 athletics year in data released by the NCAA in 2014. In contrast, the national average for student-athletes was 65%.

• Through the 2013-14 academic year 328 student-athletes have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, while four Rhodes Scholars were W&M student-athletes.

• In 2002-03, the CAA created a Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in each of its sports, and not surprisingly, W&M has set the pace with 54 winners through the 2013-14 academic year.

William and Mary - A College of Champions

All-Time Academic All-Americans
All-Time Men's All-Americans
All-Time Women's All-Americans

NCAA Championships (2)
Men's Tennis (2)
1947, 1948

AIAW Championships (1)
Women's Golf (1)
1981

NAIA Championships (1)
Women's Gymnastics (1)
1983

USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (13)
Men's Gymnastics (13)
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

CGCA National Academic Team Champions (5)
Men's Gymnastics (5)
1991, 1992, 2002, 2008, 2012

CAA Championships (117)
Baseball (2)
2001, 2014
Men's Cross Country (21) 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Women's Cross Country (19) 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
Football (1) 2010
Men's Golf (1) 1985
Women's Lacrosse (1) 1992
Men's Soccer (7) 1983, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2010
Women's Soccer (12) 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012
Women's Swimming and Diving (1) 2007
Men's Tennis (3) 1988, 1990, 2005
Women's Tennis (22) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013
Men's Track and Field (5) 1992, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2013
Women's Track and Field (11) 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
Volleyball (8) 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2001

A-10 Football Championships (3)
1996, 2001, 2004

ECAC Championships (10)
Men's Gymnastics (4)
1992, 1994, 2006, 2014
Women's Gymnastics (5) 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2014
Men's Cross Country (1) 2006

Southern Conference Championships (48)
Men's Cross Country (15)
1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Football (4) 1942, 1947, 1966, 1970
Men's Soccer (1) 1976
Men's Indoor Track and Field (11) 1957, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Men's Outdoor Track and Field (12) 1957, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Wrestling (5) 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1977

*The CAA began recognizing regular-season champions in 2011-12.