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With 16 varsity athletic teams, spanning nine men's and women's sports, Roosevelt University has many reasons to cheer for its Lakers. Our athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Meet Fala


Fala the Laker is the official mascot of Roosevelt University. Introduced to the Roosevelt University community on March 22, 2016, Fala is the Scottish Terrier of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Upcoming Athletics Events

Thu, Apr 26, 2018
The Ballpark at Rosemont (Rosemont, Ill.)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thu, Apr 26, 2018
The Ballpark at Rosemont (Rosemont, Ill.)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Hoffer Field (Elgin, Ill.)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A Family Affair

Damian and Emily Zalewski

While some families get to see their Laker student-athlete excel in different sports, other families have more than one student-athlete donning the Green and White. In fact, there are five sets of siblings currently competing for Laker teams, either on the same squad or in different sports.

Brooke Lee

"There’s a feeling of satisfaction knowing I can squeeze everything in and maintain my grades, performance and sanity. Being on two teams has surrounded me with the support system of two amazing groups of girls and coaches. At the end of the day, it’s all worth it."

Brooke Lee - Softball and Volleyball, Biology BA '18
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