Final Rankings: 2018 Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge

We thank everyone who participated in the Second Annual Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge. Between September 1 and October 31, 2018, more than 500 alumni, parents, staff, students, and friends donated to varsity athletics teams, a 40 percent increase in participation!

Students Win!

This year, the winners are - as they always will be - Catholic University students. More than a quarter of students participate in athletics at Catholic University and countless others follow the action. You help our student-athletes earn a well-rounded education and give them the resources they need to compete and win accolades for the University.

Your Donations Plus $20,000 in Prizes

Thanks to an anonymous prize donor, we have an additional $20,000 to award to the top-ranked teams: $5,000 for the top-ranked teams (men's and women's), $3,000 to the second-ranked teams, and $2,000 for the third-ranked teams.

Final Challenge Rankings

Each team received a score for overall revenue received, number of alumni donors, and number of other donors. After a nail-bitingly close finish, we are prepared to announce the final team rankings.

Men's Teams

  1. Baseball - $5,000 prize
  2. Football - $3,000 prize
  3. Soccer - $2,000 prize
  4. Baskeball
  5. Swimming and Diving
  6. Lacrosse
  7. Tennis
  8. Track/Cross Country
  9. Golf
  10. Rowing

Women's Teams

  1. Lacrosse - $5,000 prize
  2. Basketball - $3,000 prize
  3. Field Hockey - $2,000 prize
  4. Soccer
  5. Tennis
  6. Track/Cross Country
  7. Swimming and Diving
  8. Volleyball
  9. Rowing
  10. Golf
  11. Softball

More Support

Learn more about the Second Annual Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge.

Even now that the challenge has ended, you may support Cardinal Athletics and your favorite team now!