Message from the Athletic Director
Message from the AD:
My name is Carolyn Stone and I am the Director of Athletics at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
On behalf of our coaches, staff and student-athletes, welcome to PBA, home of the Sailfish and our intercollegiate athletics program.
We hope that your experience while on our campus or visiting the website can prove to be both enjoyable and rewarding. We are in our eleventh year of membership in NCAA Division II and currently compete in the always-competitive NCAA South Region as a provisional member of the Sunshine State Conference. Upon successful completion of the provisional requirements, PBA will be a full member of the Sunshine State Conference in the 2017-18 academic year. We currently offer 12 sports and by the 2017-18 academic year will offer 17 with the addition of men’s and women’s Lacrosse and men’s cross country and women’s and men’s distance track.
The addition of the 80-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus has transformed Sailfish Athletics with varsity outdoor sports boasting some of the best Division II facilities in the country. The ‘RAC’, as our students commonly refer to the facility, is a sense of pride for our institution and provides a wonderful game and practice environment for the Sailfish and our competition. This ‘outdoor laboratory’ is just one part of the many positive attributes our program offers.
It is always our goal to develop young men and women into the best people they can be, both as students in the classroom and as athletes competing for national championships on the field or court. We hire coaches and staff with the number one focus on student – athlete development and experience.
When you visit our campus we believe not only will you come away impressed with the quality of play in which our student-athletes compete but we also feel you will understand the importance and emphasis our institution puts on developing the entire student-athlete. Winning the PBA way means something different and if you are looking for an intercollegiate athletic experience that will grow your faith, intellect and athletic ability, PBA may just be the right fit for you.
Our Christian background is very important to not only how we carry ourselves as individuals but in our belief that sharing our faith with others can help spread the good news of Jesus Christ. We believe in certain values that are cemented into the foundation of our institution as we use a platform of intercollegiate athletics competition to display a Christ-like perspective.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and if there is anything that our staff can do to make your experience at Palm Beach Atlantic University the best it can be please let me know.
Director of Athletics