Lindenwood University has one of the largest athletic programs of any college at all levels in the United States. The school has 55 athletic programs and over 1,750 student-athletes. Since 1998, these programs have captured 68 national championships and have had 10 student-athletes or alumni compete in the Olympic Games.
Athletics at Lindenwood is divided into two departments: NCAA Athletics and Student Life Sports. The NCAA Athletics Department has 27 sports with 24 competing at the NCAA Division II level and three competing annually for the NCAA Division I Championship. Over the last 3 years, Lindenwood University has captured 12 conference championships, nine top-10 finishes and finished the 2015-2016 year ranked 29th in the NACDA Learfield Directors' Cup standings.
The Student Life Sports Department offers a variety of sports programs outside of the NCAA, most of which are among the top programs in their respective national and conference organizations. Twelve different programs have won a combined 57 national championships, including 13 straight national titles for the clay target shooting team and 10 national titles by the roller hockey program over the last 15 years.