The Athletic Department at Dixie State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level. We strive to help student-athletes define, shape, and achieve educational and life goals, contributing to the University’s personalized and excellent teaching in a learning environment where all student-athletes can become passionate about their individual educational and athletic endeavors. Athletic teams and programs are designed to fuel students’ desire to succeed on their various fields and courts of play, excel in the classroom while progressing toward achieving academic success, all while becoming and serving as outstanding and exemplary members of the community. In essence, we strive to build champions in the classroom, in athletic competition, in the community, and in life.
The 2019-20 school year will mark DSU's final year competing at the NCAA Division II level. Beginning in the fall of 2020, DSU will be a member of the Western Athletic Conference and compete at the NCAA Division I level. DSU has enjoyed tremendous success at the Division II level since joining the NCAA in 2006, winning 20 Conference Championships and have made 37 appearances in the NCAA tournament. Our student-athletes have also performed well in the classroom posting an athletic department GPA above 3.0 during this period. Further, the athletic department won the prestigious Pacific West Conference Community Engagement Award in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2016 recognizing the outstanding service performed by the student-athletes, coaches and administrators in the southern Utah community, as well as the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Award of Excellence for Community Engagement.
- Burns Arena (Basketball) seats 4,779 people and was built in 1986. It is one of the finest venues in DII and has already hosted several nationally televised games on CBS TV.
- Trailblazer Stadium (Football & Soccer) seats nearly 10,000 people and was built in 1983. The field is named after former Football coach Sark Arslanian.
- Bruce Hurst Field (Baseball) seats nearly 2,200 people, was built in 1995, and is known as one of the finest collegiate facilities in Division II.
- The Student Activity Center (Volleyball) seats nearly 1,000 people and was built in 1956. It was home to the basketball team until 1985.
- Karl Brooks Field (Softball) seats 250 people and was built in 1992 in a joint venture with St. George City. In 2007 a state of the art clubhouse was built with in-kind donations from many people within the community.