SMU competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics – Division I, Football Bowl Subdivision. SMU will begin play in a competitive new conference in 2013, aided by the Mustangs’ resurgence in football.
SMU sponsors 17 sports and has ranked as the top school in its conference for 11 of the last 15 years in the Directors’ Cup Division I overall athletic rankings.
Last year 31 SMU student-athletes were named C-USA Academic Medal winners, and 210 student-athletes were named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
During the 2011-12 season, eight SMU programs advanced to postseason competition.
SMU played in four consecutive postseason bowls from 2009-12. The Mustangs’ latest bowl appearance was the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on December 24, 2012, in which SMU defeated Fresno State 43-10.
New campus construction currently in progress includes the renovation and expansion of Moody Coliseum, home to men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, and construction of a new tennis center.