Athletics at Mary Baldwin are an important part of the overall educational experience. Our athletics program imparts the spirit of competition, striving for excellence, and cooperating in teams. 

Congratulations to our men’s basketball team on their USA South victory!

The Fighting Squirrels won 72-62 against Greensboro College Pride on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Hear from baseball player Blake French, who went on from MBU to study mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia

Men’s Sports

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Baldwin the Fighting Squirrel

The Fighting Squirrels team nickname is inspired by the squirrel featured in the family crest of MBU namesake, Mary Julia Baldwin. Fighting Squirrels are courageous, dynamic, and authentic, capturing the spirit of Mary Baldwin University and its students.

Baldwin the Fighting Squirrel is the official mascot of MBU Athletics. Introduced in 2019, Baldwin appears at MBU athletic events as well as other campus and community events.

The health and physical well-being of MBU athletes is of utmost importance, and a full-time certified athletic trainer is employed by the university to ensure their safety. We’re also committed to the concept of the student-athlete, and offer participants holistic support that includes academics, extracurriculars, career preparation, and additional pursuits off the field. 

MBU athletics is a  member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association — NCAA Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference.

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