College of Saint Mary Flames boasts a rich tradition of intercollegiate athletics as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), currently sponsoring eleven athletic teams. CSM student-athletes compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in nine sports: Basketball, Competitive Dance, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Volleyball. The Swimming program competes in the Liberal Arts Championship, while also being a NAIA national championship qualifying program. The Bowling program is sanctioned through the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). The Flames Athletics program is supported by community partners, parents, friends and other local stakeholders. All current students may attend CSM home games free of charge with a valid student ID. CSM is a Five-Star Gold Status member institution for the NAIA Champions of Character program which is an educational outreach initiative emphasizing the core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.