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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

History & Awards

Jay Berwanger's Heisman Trophy in the Ratner Athletics Center
Jay Berwanger's Heisman Trophy in the Ratner Athletics Center

At the University of Chicago, the ideal of the well-rounded student-athlete is consistent with the highest levels of athletics and academic success. Throughout the University's history its student-athletes and teams have met that unique challenge, demonstrating that academic and athletic excellence can complement each other.

UChicago teams and individual athletes have earned numerous accolades over the years, including the first-ever Heisman Trophy, NCAA national championships, and national player of the year awards.