Champions Club

The Champions Club is the primary fundraising source of the Purdue University Northwest Athletics Department.

Your support enables talented PNW student-athletes to receive a top-tier education while pursuing goals of excellence in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

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PNW athlete Kyleigh Payne celebrates in the snow.

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PNW Athletics competes in NCAA DII Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Our athletic facilities rival some of the best in the Midwest and will continue to develop along with our growing programs.

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John Friend

Athletic Director Emeritus/Consultant/Chief Fundraiser


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Rick Costello

Director of Athletics

(219) 989-2540


PNW runner Christina Shaginaw competing at the GLIAC Outdoor Championships

PNW adds Women’s and Men’s Track and Field

Purdue University Northwest is proud to announce the addition of women’s and men’s track and field programs. PNW Track and Field will compete in both indoor and outdoor seasons and will officially launch in the 2022-23 academic year. The latest sport additions elevate PNW’s sport offering to 17 NCAA Division II teams.

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Fifth Annual Fall Sports Festival Set for September 19

The Purdue University Northwest Athletic Department will host the Fifth Annual Fall Sports Festival at Dowling Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 19.

PNW Pitcher Chad Patrick throws from the mound

Chad Patrick Named All-American

Senior pitcher Chad Patrick has been selected to three All-American teams by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.