|Athletics director||Joy Solomen |
|Football stadium||Richard Wackar Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Esbjornson Gymnasium|
|Mascot||Prof (Owl), "Whoo RU" |
|Colors||Brown and Gold
The Rowan Profs (or "Professors") is the nickname used for the athletic teams of Rowan University. The school is a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and competes in NCAA Division III. There are 16 varsity sports teams (7 men's and 9 women's). The football, field hockey, women's lacrosse, and track & field teams play at Richard Wackar Stadium. The basketball, swimming & diving, and volleyball teams play in the Esbjornson Gymnasium. All other teams play on various fields around the campus. Rowan also has club teams for ice hockey, men's soccer, men's rugby, ultimate frisbee, men's lacrosse, roller hockey, tennis, men's volleyball, dance, and wrestling. The nickname—"Profs" (or "Professors")—is derived from the school's history as a teaching college, and Rowan is the only school to use that name. The current mascot is named "Whoo RU" the Owl.
Men's varsity sports
The baseball team has won the Division III National Championship in 1978 and 1979 while making appearances in the NCAA Division III World Series in 2004 and 2005.
The men's basketball team has made the Division III National Championship Tournament 12 times, winning the national title in 1996.
The football team is regularly a contender for the national title, having gone to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl five times (1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993) and the national semifinals in five other years (1992, 1997, 2001, 2004 and 2005).
The men's soccer team has made the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament 24 times—including seven trips to the national semifinals—resulting in two national titles (1981 and 1990), two second-place finishes (1979 and 2000), and three third-place finishes (1980, 1985, and 1998). Rowan hosted the Division III National Championship Tournament Final Four for men's soccer in 2000.
Women's varsity sports
Women's field hockey
- National championship (2002) – perfect season of 21 wins and no losses
Rowan hosted the Division III National Championship Tournament Final Four for women's lacrosse in 2002.
Men's club sports
Men's ice hockey
The club ice hockey teams play at the Hollydell Ice Arena in nearby Sewell. The Profs have two competing teams: one at the Division II level and one at the Division III level. The Division II team plays in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association and regularly plays against schools with much larger athletic programs, such as Temple and Monmouth. The Division III team plays in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference.
- "About the Prof". Rowan University. Retrieved 2009-01-10.