Preparing more than 500 student athletes for success on the field and in the classroom, and for the challenges of life after college.

TU football player

The RISE Campaign support of Tiger Athletics funds program enhancements such as nutrition, facilities and recruiting and fuels TU’s ability to compete at a national level. Thanks to Tiger Nation, our more than 500 student athletes thrive both on the field and academically—TU’s graduation success rate is the highest among all Division I University System of Maryland Schools.

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Stories that Inspire

“I thought that it was the right time to make a substantial commitment to TU’s future and hope it inspires others to support the TU. My goal is that a fellow alum will quickly follow my gift with an even larger gift.”

Fran Soistman, Jr. ’79, ’15 (Hon)

A chance encounter reconnected Tom Beyard ‘77 with TU, resulting in $1M gift.

Tom Beyard

“I think it’s incredible that people are willing to share with us and with our program. And the new turf field makes me want to perform at a level that our donors are proud of.”

Camryn Anderson

“Financial support is huge. Traveling the country, flying to places like Colorado to compete at the University of Denver and U Mass and Duke—they are HUGE schools. It’s hard and it's expensive.”

Koby Smith

“It’s just part of giving back—because of the success in life I have enjoyed. We are proud to do it.”

John Schuerholz ’62 ‘07 and Karen Schuerholz

Fran Soistman standing with the RISE shape
Tom Beyard with the RISE shape
Camryn Anderson with RISE shape
Koby Smith holding lacrosse stick
John and Karen Schuerholz with the RISE shape
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