Washington & Jefferson Presidents

Washington & Jefferson Presidents

The Washington & Jefferson Presidents are the intercollegiate athletic teams for Washington & Jefferson College. The name "Presidents" refers to the two presidential namesakes of the college: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. W&J is a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and play in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in both men's and women's varsity sports. During the 2005-2006 season, 34 percent of the student body played varsity-level athletics.

W&J competes in 24 intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level.

Collectively, the Presidents have won more than 108 Presidents' Athletic Conference championships. Forty students have been selected as conference MVPs, more than 300 students have been named First Team All-Conference, over 75 received students have received All-American honors, and 25 students have achieved Academic All-American honors. Between 1984 and 2009, the football team won 20 of 26 PAC Championships and has advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs 21 times, including two trips to the NCAA Division III National Championship Game in 1992 and 1994.

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