The program of athletics is designed to provide competitive opportunities for skilled athletes on a level commensurate with their abilities. Opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics is considered a privilege which the university provides for the athlete. Men's teams are fielded in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis, track, and wrestling. Women's teams are fielded in basketball, cross-country, softball, swimming, track, tennis, volleyball, and golf. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.