Maika Adair, recent PLNU grad, keeps her eye on the ball during a home match.

Sports & Recreation

Suit up and hit the turf (or surf) on an intramural or club team. Grab your bike, kayak, or hiking gear and take to the outdoors to satisfy your appetite for adventure. Or hone your competitive spirit and join fellow students in supporting your NCAA Division II Sea Lions as they compete against rival schools. Whether you enjoy competing on the field or cheering on the sideline, there are many ways to get involved in PLNU’s vibrant campus community.

Take in a game at "America's Most Scenic Ballpark."
Students having fun during track and field training.
Sometimes things get tense at men's basketball games.
PLNU's women's volleyball team spikes the opponent.
PLNU students honor the national anthem before a basketball game.
Practice means playing full out for PLNU's women's soccer team.
Catching waves between classes is a favorite activity for the PLNU surf team.
PLNU rugby player dodges his USD opponent during a game.
PLNU students trek along rocky terrain during the Way Wilderness Orientation.


Sports and Recreation Opportunities

Intramurals and sports clubs offer opportunities to participate on teams in a safe, fun, and competitive setting. PLNU offers various men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues and tournaments for several different sports. And if competitive play isn’t your passion, you can still be active by participating in a recreational class.


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Sports Clubs

  • Martial Arts Club
  • Men's Volleyball Club
  • Point Loma Fútbol Club
  • Rugby Club
  • Surf Club
  • Wake & Ski Club
  • Women's Volleyball Club

Recreational Classes

  • Aerobics
  • Yoga

PLNU also offers a host of on-campus facilities and outdoor opportunities to spur your play. Grab a few friends and start a game of beach volleyball on one of our sand volleyball courts. Test your will and stamina by scaling an on-campus rock wall. Take a study break in between classes to enjoy the awesome surf. There are plenty of opportunities to help you stay active and have fun.

  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Baseball Field
  • Track and Soccer Field
  • Indoor Rock Wall
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Indoor Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • Exercise Gym
  • Pacific Ocean

The Activities and Recreation Center

Come and hang out in the ARC, located at the bottom floor of Nicholson Commons across from the Bond Academic Building on PLNU’s campus. In addition to sponsoring weekly events and giving students, staff, and faculty access to ping pong, billiards, and large-screen TVs, the ARC also houses the Outdoor Rental Center, where you can rent outdoor equipment like camping gear, kayaks, and more, and Great Escapes Adventures trip information and sign-ups.

The Way Wilderness Orientation

Climb towering mountains. Tread beside tranquil rivers. Peer over magnificent valleys. And experience the majesty of California’s best wilderness areas while forming deep, lasting friendships. The Way is a weeklong wilderness excursion for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Answer the call for adventure and consider your life, community, and God in a new perspective as you start your college journey at PLNU.


The Way is a formative wilderness excursion for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Organized by PLNU's Outdoor Leadership program, the Way is a great opportunity for incoming students to form community and help them transfer into university life.

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The Way

Great Escapes Adventures

Experience the great outdoors. Great Escapes Adventures provides the opportunity to participate in unique, challenging, and fun wilderness experiences. From mud caving and river canoeing to mountain biking and rock climbing, embark on several expeditions throughout the year with fellow adventurers. You can even rent a wide selection of outdoor equipment, including mountain bikes, tents, sleeping bags, surfboards, and more, from our on-campus rental center — providing you with endless opportunities to commune with the outdoors on your own terms.

PLNU Sea Lions

Do you love the thrill of competition? Then apply the face paint, don the green and gold, and ready your voice for some chanting. PLNU fields a number of athletic teams as a member of the Pacific West Division II Conference. Become a member of Green Sea, the student-led fan section for the staunchly devoted. Or take part in some of PLNU’s long-standing traditions — traditions that tell the story of the university’s rich heritage while also connecting generations of Sea Lions. There are several ways to parade your passion for your Sea Lions with pride.