Rice University recruits student-athletes that are among the very best and brightest in the country. Rice student-athletes achieve at the highest level in the classroom and on the field. Our student athletes are the future leaders in all types of industries and fields of study and represent their teams, themselves and Rice Athletics with responsibility, commitment and pride.
Student-Athlete Development programs prepare these exceptional young adults to become both leaders and strong contributors to society. Our mission is to assist in the transition to life into, during and after Rice. We work in collaboration to foster their success and achievement in all aspects of life.
The Student-Athlete Development program utilizes and integrates a variety of campus-wide and athletics department resources, including athletic development, coaches, trainers, academic coordinators, the Center for Career Development, the Jones Graduate School of Business, the Rice Health and Wellness Center, and a supportive and involved alumni network to best serve our athletes in our focuses of professional development, personal development, community service, and leadership.