The University of Mobile intercollegiate athletic program began in 1985 and since that time has won eight national championships. The first of those championships came from the men's tennis team in 1993 followed by the women's tennis team in 1994. The men's golf team won their first national title in spring of 1997, the same year the women's soccer team won their first title in the fall of 1997. The men's tennis team, the only UM team to win two national titles, won their second title in 1997 and the women's golf team won their first championship in 1998. The men's soccer team won its first and only national championship in the fall of 2002 and the women's softball team has followed suit and won the 2006 NAIA National Championship.
Dr. Bill Elder was hired as the University of Mobile's first Athletic Director in 1985 with the goal to begin and develop a strong, well-balanced athletic program. Glancing at the many accomplishments garnered by the various athletic teams and its members verifies that the program has come a long way in a very short time. The program has expanded from 14 athletes in just two sports in 1986 to over 200 athletes in 13 current sports in 2012. Currently, the University of Mobile competes in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, fast-pitch softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country and volleyball
The men's soccer team won its first national championship in 2002 and advanced to the Round of 4 in 2010 and 2012, the softball team finished as national runner-up at the NAIA national tournament in 2003 and 2008, baseball won its first regional championship and qualifying for its first ever College World Series in 2001, the 1998 women's soccer team finished as a runner-up in the national tournament one year after winning it all in 1997, and the volleyball team has made three straight trips to the NAIA National Tournament. The men's basketball program lost a nail biter in the national championship game in 1999 and returned to the NAIA Final Four in 2004. The men's golf team finished in seventh place at the NAIA national tournament in 2000 and had the individual champion, David Tuyo, while the women's golf team placed fourth at the NAIA national tournament in 2000.
In addition, every University of Mobile sport from women's basketball to cross-country, has won a conference championship in their respective sport. Also, the men's and women's cheerleading squad finished in 12th place at their first-ever UCA College Cheerleading National competition in the NCAA Division II competition in 2001.
The Rams are members of the Southern States Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.