CIA Athletics

  • The Culinary Institute of America Athletics

    CIA is one of the few culinary schools with a top-quality athletics program featuring two co-ed teams. In addition to offering great physical training, CIA sports also give you the opportunity to strengthen leadership and team building skills, time management, and self-discipline.

    Image of a sharpening or honing steel, CIA's athletics team nameOur team name—the Steels (named after the tool used to sharpen knives)—represents the dedication and concentration of CIA student-athletes. As they sharpen their skills on the court or in the field, they also cultivate a strong work ethic, determination, and sense of team pride that serves them well throughout their careers.

  • CIA Mascot Sting

    Meet Sting

    Sting brings energy and enthusiasm to campus events and helps keep our fans sharp as they cheer on our CIA Steels athletes at games. Go Steels! Learn more >