The Embry–Riddle Eagles are the athletic teams that represent Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, located in Daytona Beach, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Eagles compete in the Sunshine State Conference, and have 21 varsity sports as of the 2017–18 season. They have been members of the SSC since 2015. Prior to joining the SSC, the Eagles competed in NAIA as founding members of the Sun Conference from 1990 until 2015. Embry-Riddle men's and woman's track and field teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference as associate members.
Daytona Beach based Embry-Riddle began its athletics program in 1988-89 with baseball, men's basketball, and men's tennis and now sponsors 21 intercollegiate sports. In 2013, Embry–Riddle announced their intention to transition from NAIA into NCAA Division II athletics and accepted an invitation in 2014 to join the Sunshine State Conference. Embry-Riddle was granted full NCAA Division II membership on July 14, 2017, and are now eligible to compete for regular and post season championships.
Embry-Riddle enjoyed great success in the NAIA and The Sun Conference, winning 104 Sun Conference regular season titles, 32 conference tournament crowns, 29 individual national titles, as well as team national championships in men's basketball (2000) and men's tennis (2013). Embry-Riddle's student-athletes have also proven to be very successful in the classroom, as evidenced by the 321 NAIA scholar-athletes and 80 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans since 1990. Embry-Riddle has had 59 of those CoSIDA Academic All-Americans come since 2010, which is the 11th-highest total among NCAA schools across all three divisions.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Track & field†||Track & field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.|
Embry-Riddle finished its NAIA affiliation with 1,058 wins, 15 Sun Conference regular season championships, six Sun Conference Tournament titles, 17 NAIA postseason appearances and 13 World Series trips (third-most all-time).
|1995||Gray, RobertRobert Gray||25||Tigers|
|1996||Thompson, FrankFrank Thompson||40||Dodgers|
|1998||Bridges, DougDoug Bridges||17||Angels|
|2000||Carter, BryanBryan Carter||42||Giants|
|2000||Martin, LukeLuke Martin||34||Twins|
|2000||Murray, BradBrad Murray||27||White Sox|
|2002||Hawkins, KevinKevin Hawkins||35||Indians|
|2005||Holmberg, KennyKenny Holmberg||22||Brewers|
|2005||Ryan, PatrickPatrick Ryan||19||Brewers|
|2007||Otterness, StevenSteven Otterness||29||Reds|
|2007||Letko, BrianBrian Letko||19||Blue Jays|
|2008||Roberts, JordanJordan Roberts||28||Dodgers|
|2009||Goolsby, AustinAustin Goolsby||49||Giants|
|2010||Goolsby, AustinAustin Goolsby||26||Orioles|
|2010||Kountis, JonathanJonathan Kountis||19||Mets|
|2011||Creath, BrandonBrandon Creath||44||Cardinals|
|2012||Kline, BenBen Kline||32||Rays|
|2012||Paulencu, AdamAdam Paulencu||26||Rockies|
|2013||Green, EricEric Green||36||Orioles|
|2014||Knight, DarrylDarryl Knight||14||Mets|
|2014||Poncedeleon, DanielDaniel Poncedeleon||9||Cardinals|
|2015||Grotz, ZacZac Grotz||28||Astros|
|2015||Cyr, TylerTyler Cyr||10||Giants|
The Eagles have won 9 regular season Sun Conference Titles, 11 Sun Conference Tournament Titles, have 17 NAIA Postseason Appearances, with 15 NAIA National Tournament Appearances, and one NAIA National Championship (1999–2000).
The Eagles Men's Tennis team won the 2013 NAIA National Championship.
The Embry-Riddle track and field program began in 2005. The men's program has had three individual national champions, won nine conference titles and finished fifth at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in 2009, while the women's program boasts 13 individual national championships and seven conference titles, as well as fourth-place finishes at both the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in 2012.
The ICI Center, formerly known as University Fieldhouse, has been the home of the Embry-Riddle men's basketball and volleyball Eagles since 1995. The facility was completed in August 1995 with 51,511 gross square feet of space. In addition to serving as host to the basketball and volleyball teams, the ICI Center brings numerous events and assemblies throughout the year.
In December 2000, the athletic department opened the door to a new wing of the facility. The expansion on the north end of the ICI Center brought with it four new team locker rooms on the first floor. The second floor of the new edition is home to state-of-the art office space for the athletic department, giving each coach and administrator their own office as well a reception area, kitchen and meeting room.
The facility earned its current moniker in 2002 when Embry-Riddle dedicated the building in appreciation of a generous contribution to the University by Mori Hosseini, president and CEO of ICI Homes and one of the University's most dedicated alumni. ICI Center seats 1,968 spectators overall, including 600 permanent chair-back seats on its south sideline. The main arena features an Aacer Channel maple floor with two Daktronics LED message center scoreboards. The climate of ICI Center is controlled by an HVAC System served by Thermal "Ice" Storage, providing energy-efficient cooling. In addition to serving as the Eagles' home court and home to the athletic department offices, the facility also houses the Sports Medicine Office and a 3,200 square foot weight room/fitness center.
University Ballpark ushered in a new era for Embry-Riddle baseball in the spring of 2001. The ballpark allowed the Eagles, who racked up many miles traveling to DeLand and Jackie Robinson Ballpark for practices and games, to play their first game on campus. Six years later, University Ballpark received a new look and a new name. The facility, which was upgraded to include bleacher seating for 615 spectators, a press box and an entry way with 16-foot columns, was renamed Sliwa Stadium in recognition of the continued support of the Sliwa Family. During his tenure as Embry-Riddle's third president, Dr. Steven M. Sliwa established a lasting legacy of growth and prosperity that advanced the university's reputation as a world leader in aviation and aerospace education. The ballpark, which was completed in September, 2000, is located behind the ICI Center and is one of the premier baseball facilities at the small college level.
The Ambassador E. William Crotty Tennis Complex opened on April 5, 2004, with a formal dedication ceremony by former ATP Tour tennis pro Tom Gullikson. The tennis complex features nine lighted tennis courts, three sets of bleachers for 50 spectators each, and an electronic scoreboard that can show set scores for six matches simultaneously. The facility has not only gained the attention of the Embry-Riddle campus, but in September 2004 the center earned national recognition as one of 15 facilities claiming the 2004 USTA Facility Awards. The USTA’s Outstanding Facility Awards, now in its 23rd year, encourages higher standards for the construction and/or renovation of public tennis facilities throughout the country.
Embry-Riddle invested in a major upgrade to the soccer complex prior to hosting the 2005 men's soccer national tournament and the results were a tremendously positive impact for the event, as well as both of the Eagle soccer programs. A completely new grandstand increased the seating from 350 to 1,000 with approximately 200 chair-back seats. An adjacent spectator amenities building at the east end of the field houses restrooms, a concession stand, ticket booth and storage area. Embry-Riddle hosted the 2005 and 2006 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship, the 2007 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, and the 2008 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship.
1. Basketball National Championship: The men’s basketball team wins the 2000 NAIA Division II Basketball National Championship
National Champions Embry-Riddle sits atop the Coaches' Poll