Tradition of Excellence
Durham Academy has a proud tradition of success in athletics. Each year, 20 varsity teams compete for North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) state championships. State championships in the last decade include girls track, boys cross country, girls lacrosse, field hockey and boys golf. Durham Academy has won more than 20 Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC) championships in the last four years, and in the 2015-2016 school year, 18 athletes earned NCISAA All-State recognition and 51 athletes received TISAC All-Conference honors. Three DA athletes were named high school All-Americans in the 2015-2016 school year. DA annually finishes in the top 8 among 3A schools for the Wells Fargo Cup, an award presented each year for the top overall athletic program in the NCISAA, based on conference championships and NCISAA tournament bids and wins.
More than a dozen Durham Academy alumni are currently playing competitive college athletics at the NCAA Division I, II or III level in men’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, swimming, tennis, golf, baseball, men’s and women’s cross country and track. The opportunity for athletes to continue competing beyond high school is enhanced by the quality competition in the TISAC and the NCISAA, and by the high academic standards that our students must reach. Durham Academy students are considered hard workers, well-coached and highly motivated by college coaches.