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    This is Providence College Athletics

    Roughly 80 percent of the Providence College students participate in varsity, club or intramural sports. The school competes in eight men's and 11 women's varsity sports, all at the Division I level, with membership in the NCAA, the BIG EAST Conference, the HOCKEY EAST Association and the Eastern Collegiate Atlantic Conference. PC offers grants-in-aid for 14 of the school's 19 varsity sports. Providence College encourages non-recruited athletes or "walk-ons" to try out for a team of their choice.

    PC is proud of its athletic success. In recent years, the Friars have had teams ranked among the top 20 nationwide in several sports, including men's basketball, men's and women's ice hockey, field hockey and men's & women's cross country. Some of the most notable accomplishments over the years include a 1995 Women's Cross Country NCAA Championship; two Final Four appearances and an Elite Eight appearance by the men's basketball team; winning two HOCKEY EAST Championships, including a 1996 trophy, and advancing to the NCAA title game in 1985; several NCAA Tournament berths by the women's basketball team; and a number of BIG EAST and ECAC titles by several teams.

    Academically, Providence College has a graduation rate of 94-percent for its student athletes, one of the highest in the nation for Division I schools. The Friars Athletic Academic Support Services Program is committed to assisting student-athletes in completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. The program was created to provide a supportive environment for the student-athlete, to develop better study habits, and to provide assistance in specific courses. This has been a tremendous help to PC athletes, who earn academic accolades on a regular basis.