Becoming an Albion Briton could be one of the best decisions you will ever make. You'll join teams that match up against some of the top small-college athletic programs in the nation. Off the field, you'll be challenged by classmates who typically come from the top quarter of their high school graduating classes. You'll have every opportunity to prove yourself in competition, to show what you can do. If your goal is to excel in academics and athletics, Albion offers a "win-win" situation for you.
Albion College is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assocation and NCAA Division III. The equestrian hunt seat team is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
Recent highlights in Briton athletics include:
Albion won the 2013 MIAA football title following an undefeated league season. The Briton football program has won more league championships (35) and made more NCAA postseason appearances (10) than any other Division III school in Michigan. Albion claimed the 1994 NCAA Division III football national championship.
Albion has advanced a male or female runner to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship every year since 2010.
Since 2004, Briton athletes have been selected as first-team All-Americans in men's basketball, football, men's and women's swimming and diving, and men's track and field.
Since the start of the 2012-13 season, Albion swimmers have broken school records in 23 events. The Britons have advanced individuals and men's relay teams to the NCAA Division III Championship and had the MIAA's most valuable men's swimmer during that stretch.
The equestrian hunt seat program had a rider win the zone championship and advance to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's national championship in 2014. The Britons were the regional champions in 2014.
The Briton men's track program has won 32 conference championships. An Albion athlete has been selected one of the men's or women's MIAA MVPs since 2012.
Briton baseball leads the MIAA in league championships with 30. Since 2006, the Britons have produced the league's batting champion twice and two of the league's MVPs.
The women's tennis team has won at least a share of the league championship six of the past 12 years, including 2011.
Twelve Britons (men and women) have been named NCAA Postgraduate Scholars.
Eight Albion squads (women's cross country, men's and women's tennis, volleyball, women's track and field, women's swimming and diving, women's lacrosse, and women's golf) achieved MIAA Team GPA Awards for achieving a 3.3 GPA or better during the 2013-14 academic year.
The Albion athletic department was named an Award of Merit winner by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators/Jostens Community Service Award program for the 2012-13 academic year. Albion student-athletes logged more than 2,300 hours of community service during that year.