Transylvania Pioneers celebrating the national championship

NCAA DIII National Championship

Undefeated: Transylvania Pioneers women’s basketball team ends perfect 33-0 season with NCAA DIII national championship

Taking the “joy in the journey” with them throughout a historic season, the Transylvania women’s basketball team won the school’s first national championship in Dallas, defeating the Christopher Newport University Captains 57-52. The title capped off a history-making season for the Pioneers.

You may know Transylvania for its tradition of academic excellence — but its students also excel in many other areas, including athletics. With 27 different intercollegiate athletic teams, student-athletes make up nearly half of campus. 

And their successes are historic. As the culmination of an undefeated season, the Transylvania women’s basketball team, led by Juli Fulks, D3Hoops co-head coach of the year, won the 2023 national title.