Laying a Foundation

With nearly 60 combined team and individual conference championships, George Fox student-athletes are known as fierce competitors throughout the Northwest Conference. In 2017, the Bruins made history as the first Christian college in Oregon to offer student-athletes the chance to swim competitively at the collegiate level. Coach Natalie Turner in laying the groundwork to establish George Fox University as a championship-caliber program in the Pacific Northwest.

George Fox truly offers the student-athlete experience, where professors know students by name and academics are at the forefront of the college experience, according to U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Why George Fox?

  • New swimmers to George Fox will join a legacy of excellence in the Northwest Conference.

  • Athletes join a ready-made family of teammates and coaches who root for individual and team success.

  • The combination of academics, athletics, and value that George Fox provides make it a great choice for your collegiate athletics career.

Chehalem Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center

The George Fox University swim team will practice and compete at the newly renovated Chehalem Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center. The $19.9 million bond measure was passed by voters on the November 2014 ballot. This measure funds the redevelopment of CPRD's 44-year-old community swimming pool facility as follows:

  • Replacing out-of-date machinery to improve energy efficiency;

  • Replacing structurally deficient cement and rebar infrastructure;

  • Redeveloping pool facility to meet current demand and reduce overcrowding;

  • Improved pool design to provide better safety for students;

  • Construction of additional space for regional school swim meets;

  • Renovations for ADA compliance;

  • Demolition of existing out-of-date structures.

All Facilities

  • 21 sports offered
    (as of 2018)

  • 20 Northwest Conference

  • 22 Percent of Students
    are Athletes

  • 39 NCAA Individual
    National Championships

  • 268 All-American

  • 3 NCAA Team National

George Fox: A Top Ranked College

  • We are top-flight Christian university, ranked among the top Christian colleges in the nation (Forbes) and in the first tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities (West) category.

  • You will get the opportunity to compete in a Christ-centered program that emphasizes good citizenship, sportsmanship and a commitment to team.

Become an NCAA Student Athlete

At the Division III level, we maintain a proper perspective between academics and athletics. Character, work ethic, sportsmanship and teamwork take precedence over winning. Such a commitment reflects our philosophy that the athletic arena is more than just a place where games are played – it’s a venue vitally critical to your leadership development, mentoring and education.

The Region’s Premier Small-College Conference

George Fox is a member of the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, a group of nine selective private colleges which all rank in the first tier of U.S. News’ National Liberal Arts Colleges or Regional University categories. The other members are Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific University, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, Whitworth University and Willamette University.