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We Are Wildcats

For Wildcats, it's more than a game. It's a chance to show the world what we're made of.
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Linfield women's basketball player dribbling on the court.
Mack riding on the back of a motorcycle as football team runs out on the field.

Uncommonly wild

Champions Compete here

Home of the nation's only football program with the most consecutive winning seasons (67 to be exact), three national baseball titles, two-time national softball champions, 21 NCAA Division III teams. So, yeah - we are the champions.

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Excited female student at Cat Camp, fall 2022.

Uncompetitive fun

Play Around

Linfield's recreational sports program is an opportunity to compete with your friends and peers in a safe and fun environment. Flag football, innertube water polo, sand volleyball or soccer anyone?

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Linfield Cheer and dance team performing at a football game.

Unbridled enthusiasm

We've got the moves

If you have an infectious spirit and energy known to bring a crowd to their feet, you may find a home with the Linfield Cheer and Wildcat Dance programs. Perform for fans at athletic events and other Linfield activities.

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Uncommonly Driven

Meet our Student-Athletes

Aerial view of the Portland campus.
Maggie Kelley on the starting block for a swim race!
Aerial view of the Portland campus.
Accomplishing the Unthinkable
"Nursing is another passion of mine. It gives me the ability to connect with people during difficult times in their lives and I want to be the person that my patients say made their hospital stay that much better."
An aerial view of the Oak Grove over Pioneer Hall staged for Commencement.
Portrait of Devin Thacker '23
An aerial view of the Oak Grove over Pioneer Hall staged for Commencement.
A Leader in the Making
Devin Thacker '23 reflects on the last four years and all that he’s accomplished. “Even though Linfield is small, this has been a very big experience.”
A view of TJ Day Hall from the academic quad in the spring.
Owen posing in front of an FEI banner.
A view of TJ Day Hall from the academic quad in the spring.
Owen Hand ’24 Scores a Competitive Scholarship
“I'm interested in both the stock market and helping people. If I can somehow combine the two, I think that would be really rewarding.”
The top of Pioneer Hall through the trees.
Photo of Emma Sammartino '23.
The top of Pioneer Hall through the trees.
Embracing the Unexpected
Emma Sammartino '23 has always kept academics as her top priority. What she has enjoyed most about studying STEM at Linfield is the accessibility of professors. “They genuinely want you to learn and they are willing to mentor you and make sure you understand the material.”
Linfield University banner on a light post.
Portrait of Marques Herrera Kuehn '23
Linfield University banner on a light post.
Writing His Own Story
As a first-generation student beginning his last semester of college, Marques Herrera Kuehn '23 says "I am fulfilling a chapter in my family’s life that has never been opened. And I am the one writing it.”
the wrestling mat being rolled out in Ted Wilson Gymnasium by three people.
Hanna Gillas '26 posing with her arms flexed in her Linfield wrestling singlet
the wrestling mat being rolled out in Ted Wilson Gymnasium by three people.
Wrestling for the Wildcats
“The women’s [wrestling] coach, Coach Alyssa, is what really drew me in,” said Hanna Gillas '26. “I knew that I’d really grow as a wrestler with her, and I knew she’d put a team together that would feel like a family.”
an aerial view of Linfield University McMinnville Campus in fall
Kayley, Matigan and Olivia performing with the Linfield Dance Team at a Wildcat football game
an aerial view of Linfield University McMinnville Campus in fall
My Bonus Families For Fall Family Weekend
Linfield’s annual Fall Family Weekend brought forth a flood of Wildcat families. Kayley Dombrigues '25 spent hers with the families of her roommates, Olivia Welsh ’25 and Matigan Dodge ’25. Kayley said, "By folding me into their family activities, I felt the security and warm-loving comfort of family in the absence of my own."
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
A photo of Janessa Yniguez
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
Seizing the Opportunity
With close relationships with professors, supportive teammates on and off the basketball court and a trip to the NCAA women's basketball championship tournament, rising senior Janessa Yniguez ’23 has made the most of every opportunity presented during her time at Linfield.  
Linfield students studying the vineyards of Crawford Beck in Amity, OR
Evan Kern '23 opening a bottle of wine during a wine tasting
Linfield students studying the vineyards of Crawford Beck in Amity, OR
Harvesting a New Passion
"Honestly, it just came out of nowhere," said Evan Kern '23. "Not a lot of schools in the country have a wine studies program. It's really cool that Linfield students have the opportunity to study wine right in the center of one of the premier wine regions in the world."