The Fund for Athletic Excellence

Naval Academy athletic facilities and equipment upgrades do not receive federal support at a level which supports the current growth in Navy athletics. The Fund for Athletic Excellence supports all levels of athletics at the Academy including:

    • Varsity athletics
    • Club and Intramural Sports

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Your private gift support is essential to achieving and sustaining a margin of excellence in the physical development programs at the Academy. Private gifts to this fund will help enable the Academy to continue its successful intercollegiate, club and intramural programs which provide a key component of leader development.

Varsity Athletics

The number of varsity teams has grown from fewer than 20 in the late 1980s to 32 currently. There is huge demand for practice fields, training resources and equipment. While appropriated dollars adequately fund the core requirement for physical education for the Brigade, private gift support funds the facility and equipment upgrades necessary to keep pace with the growth of the Academy varsity programs.  Today the Naval Academy ranks near the top nationally in the number of varsity and club sports offered per student-athlete. Over 37% of the Brigade are Division 1 varsity athletes, an extraordinary percentage.

Club and Intramural Sports

While other institutions devote unprecedented resources to varsity athletic programs, no other institution the size of the Naval Academy supports the number of athletic programs nor makes such a commitment to athletic excellence across the entire spectrum of physical development programs. In addition to the varsity athletic program, private support is critical in meeting the increasing demands of the 17 club and numerous intramural programs.

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Contact Information

For additional information and all other inquiries about supporting Athletic Excellence at the United States Naval Academy, please contact:

Timothy J. Ford
Associate Athletic Director of
Phone: 410-293-8916
Fax: 410-293-2207


Matthew Goff
Assistant Athletic Director of

Phone: 410-293-8963
Fax: 410-293-2207 


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