The school is known for its competitive rowing teams, which have won numerous national championships. The school is also known for its competitive lacrosse teams.
The Princeton University athletic department sponsors 31 men’s and women’s sports teams, known as the Tigers. The university competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) for football, the Ivy League for most sports including football and lacrosse, and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association for rowing.
In fact, The Princeton Tigers are one of the oldest college football programs in the nation. They have won 37 national championships dating back to 1869. The Tigers have won 21 national championships in football, four in men’s lacrosse (a sport not sponsored by the NCAA), two in men’s ice hockey, one in men’s basketball, one in women’s field hockey and one in women’s lacrosse. The men’s ice hockey team has won six national championships since its inception in 1930 while the women’s lacrosse team has won five national championships since its inception in 2001. The men’s basketball team has won two national championships since its inception in 1903 while the women’s basketball team won its first title on May 8th, 2016 against Baylor University with a score of 75-54.
In addition to winning championships at the highest level of collegiate athletics, Princeton students also have an impressive track record of success at Olympic games.