Fork Union Military Academy has achieved a national reputation in athletics, usually sending thirty to sixty athletes from our high school and postgraduate teams to NCAA Division I college programs on athletic scholarships each year.
While the past five or ten years has seen a number of new schools and programs sprout up specifically to help postgraduate football and basketball players in particular meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements, no other school can match the length, depth, and breadth of Fork Union Military Academy's athletics program.
No other school has been producing high quality athletes for as many decades as Fork Union has. For example, FUMA had produced at least a dozen NFL first-round draft picks to date. The first was Steve Meilinger, selected with the 8th pick in the first round of 1954 NFL draft.
Unlike other schools, our traditional high school sports programs are as competitive as our postgraduate programs. Fork Union MIlitary Academy has the distinction of having produced two Heisman Trophy winners, Vinny Testaverde and Eddie George. While Testaverde attended FUMA as a postgraduate, Eddie George was a product of our regular high school program, having developed as a FUMA football player since his sophomore year. No other school with a strong postgraduate program can claim an undergraduate program as strong as FUMA's.
A number of other schools can boast an impressive basketball and/or football program, but few can match the level of excellence that Fork Union Military Academy has demonstrated over a wide variety of sports. Not only does FUMA produce college and professional players in football and basketball, but our track program has been the dominant team in state competitions for more than two decades and has produced at least five Olympians. Our swimming and diving program is a top contender in state championships, and we have produced state champion wrestlers. In recent years, we have helped students gain college athletic scholarships in swimming, track, lacrosse, wrestling, golf, soccer, as well as in basketball and football.
Fork Union Military Academy is not merely a one-dimensional athletics program, like some other prep schools where one or two programs dominate while the other sports are barely competitive. At FUMA you will find a culture of excellence and achievement across all sports and at all levels.