Final Rankings!

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. Basketball
  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