Kristen Zahn '15 Gifts to the Bison Club keep Bucknell teams competing at the highest level. The University covers only a portion of the expenses needed to fund a varsity sport, so we really count on donor support. For example, the softball team's season is dictated by the weather. Without Bison Club giving, we would play far fewer games because we would not be able to travel to warmer locations to compete. — Kristen Zahn '15, accounting & financial management

Be Part of a Winning Team

When you combine Division I athletics with a world-class liberal arts education, you get a truly special college experience. Only a few universities offer exceptional programs both in the classroom and on the playing field — and Bucknell is one of them.

  • The University has produced a record 136 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
  • We own 18 of 25 Patriot League Presidents' Cup titles, the league's all-sports championship.
  • We rank fifth in the nation in total number of Academic All-Americans.
  • We rank second in the nation in the graduation rate of student-athletes — 92 percent.

This success would not be possible withoutBison Club gifts, which provide nearly 40 percent of the athletics department operating budget. Donations from alumni, parents and friends fund necessities like equipment, team travel and student-athlete recruitment.

Whether you support a program of your choice or make an unrestricted gift, you'll help ensure that our dedicated student-athletes have the resources they need to compete at the highest levels, to excel academically and to develop leadership skills that will serve them for a lifetime.


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