Becoming an Albion Briton could be one of the best decisions you will ever make. You'll join teams that match up against some of the top small-college athletic programs in the nation. Off the field, you'll be challenged by classmates who typically come from the top quarter of their high school graduating classes. You'll have every opportunity to prove yourself in competition, to show what you can do. If your goal is to excel in academics and athletics, Albion offers a "win-win" situation for you.
Albion College is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assocation and NCAA Division III. The equestrian hunt seat team is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
The Britons produced highlights during the 2012-2013 academic year, including:
Led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Briton student-athletes logged more than 2,300 hours of community service. The work was validated in the spring when the Rotary Club of Albion presented the Jessie Longhurst Service Award to SAAC.
C.J. Carroll was named the MIAA's Football Defensive Most Valuable Player. He was also voted to the Capital One Academic All-America second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The Briton football program has won more league championships (34) and made more NCAA postseason appearances (9) than any other Division III school in Michigan. Albion claimed the 1994 NCAA Division III football national championship
The men's cross country team was represented by Paul Lewis and Matt Melvin at the NCAA Division III Championships. The two men and Amanda Weaver from the women's team achieved all-region distinction. Weaver also achieved All-Academic distinction from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The men's and women's cross country teams gained All-Academic Team awards from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The men's and women's swimming & diving teams, under the direction of first-year coach Jake Taber, broke school records in 18 events and four swimmers gained all-MIAA status as event champions. Brian Fiorillo, the MIAA's Men's Swimming MVP, achieved honorable mention All-America status in the sprint freestyle events.
Mike Schypinski was selected as the MIAA's Most Valuable Pitcher in baseball.
Kristin Nelson was selected as the MIAA's Most Valuable Field Performer in women's track & field after winning league titles in the long jump and triple jump. Nelson was joined on the all-MIAA team by Amanda Weaver, the league champion in the 10,000-meter run.
The men's track & field program has won 32 conference championships and achieved All-Academic distinction from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the past six years.
The equestrian hunt seat team was champion of its region and qualified for the IHSA Zone Championships for the first time.