At William & Mary, creativity, aspiration, learning and commitment aren’t limited to the classroom. Every day, hard work leads to rewarding accomplishments all over campus, including on the athletics field. Now those achievements will be guided by a bold new vision.
William & Mary Athletics unveiled its ambitious new strategic plan ‘Tribe 2025’ in the fall, designed to elevate the quality of athletics to parallel the caliber of W&M academics. The goal is to outline a clear path forward that will enable all of William & Mary’s sports programs to achieve a new level of excellence while helping to raise the university’s national prominence.
“William & Mary is an institution that has exemplified excellence in every area and athletics is no exception,” says Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge. “This plan serves as a roadmap as we continue to elevate athletics to match the levels of excellence William & Mary enjoys in the classroom.”
Representing a two-year collaborative process that included athletics staff, coaches and student-athletes, as well as faculty, alumni, community members and university leadership, the plan focuses on inspiring the entire athletics community to boldly pursue excellence in everything they do.
“One of the key phrases that William & Mary Athletics encompasses as a whole is One Tribe One Family, and I can definitely see that both on and off the field as a student-athlete here,” says W&M lacrosse player Sophie Kopec ’21, a chemistry major. “To me, boldly pursuing excellence means being ready in all aspects in your life, doing whatever it takes to succeed and succeed well because you know that you can.”