The Spartans are a group of 215+ highly committed, fiercely competitive, hard-working, varsity student-athletes at TWU, which comprise 13 varsity teams. The Spartans compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) league, which is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. The CIS has 51 members with more than 10,000 student-athletes and 500 coaches competing for 19 National Championships. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades and 27 World University Championships.
Trinity Western University
As Canada’s “premier Christian university”, TWU provides exemplary academic programs that have earned national recognition. TWU is the only university to have received four consecutive A+ ratings for “overall quality of education” in the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report Card, and ranked first in Canada for “enriching educational experience” as reported in Maclean’s magazine.
Trinity Western is a member of both the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). TWU offers 42 undergraduate and 16 graduate degree programs through its Langley campus, TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, the Crow’s Nest Ecological Study on Salt Spring Island and its Bellingham, WA campus.
- Student body – 3000 approx.
- Alumni – 22,000 approx.
- Staff and Faculty – 400 approx.
The Complete Champion Approach
The model the Spartans have chosen to help realize their mission, live their values and work together as a team is called the Complete Champion Approach (CCA). While the Spartans are committed to winning on the court and field, they are equally concerned for the development of the student-athletes to become complete people and champions in all areas of their lives. Most importantly, Spartan athletics is defined by their strong cornerstone of Spiritual Development. From the foundation of Spiritual Development flows the other four aspects of the CCA and fruitful Godly athletes who persevere towards excellence.
Spartan Athletics is intentionally committed to developing the five key components of the CCA:
- Academic Development
- Athletic Development
- Leadership Development
- Personal Development
- Spiritual Development