The Kutztown Golden Bears are the sports teams that represent Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. The university sports eight men's and 13 women's intercollegiate sports. The university provides a large array of intramural and club sports programs for the student body. Leagues and tournaments are organized by the Recreational Services department every semester and range from badminton tournaments to rock climbing competitions. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Famous former athletes from Kutztown include football stars Andre Reed, John Mobley, Bruce Harper and Doug Dennison and baseball standout Ryan Vogelsong. Kutztown is very proud of its athletic success and in 2006 won the Dixon Trophy, which is awarded to the PSAC school with the best overall athletic program that year. Kutztown became the fifth league school to win the coveted award after placing second in the rankings in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years.
In 2007-08, Kutztown University added Women's Lacrosse and Women's Bowling to the list of varsity sports that KU offers.