Oglethorpe University Athletics welcomes the newest Stormy Petrels to the nest!
Congratulations to William Ransom of Antioch who has committed to compete for Oglethorpe University Men’s Soccer in the 2017-2018 season.
Ransom is among 100+ athletes in the incoming class.
Oglethorpe has one of the oldest traditions of intercollegiate athletics in the state of Georgia. Our 16 teams play in the NCAA’s largest division, Division III, in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) – a league of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the South. With a full 33% of our student body playing a sport, student-athletes play a big role at Oglethorpe, driving core values like dedication and teamwork. Our student-athletes earn higher GPAs on average than the overall student body, proving they can hit the books as hard as the ball. Read more about Oglethorpe University Athletics at www.gopetrels.com.
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s leading liberal arts and sciences university and home to 1184 eclectic and engaged students from 32 states and 33 countries.
Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe’s academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe joins theory and practice in its A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for experiential learning through internships, study abroad, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.
In recent years, Oglethorpe has entered an era of innovation and growth, evidenced by increased enrollment and philanthropic giving, and new strategic entrepreneurial partnerships. Since 2013, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of an award-winning campus center; a residential complex with state-of-the-art classrooms; and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Oglethorpe’s partnership venture with LeadAbroad has expanded its global footprint with the development of five global campuses in Barcelona, Cape Town, Greece, London, and Rome.
Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, study abroad partner LeadAbroad, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.