As American University’s Black community has grown there has been a large influx of Black men on the campus which has increased traction and motive to create insular and positive organizations and environments for Black men and athletes on campus to congregate and join in brotherhood. The strong sense of Blackness and commradie from freshmen Elijah Stephens [elijahstephens_], graduate students Marvin Bragg Jr. [messymarvv], and Stacky Beckton Jr. [4ep_beck] displays the pride, self-awareness, and rich experiences towards highlighting the embodiment of a Black man’s experience in America and at a PWI, such as American University.
Soccer, or commonly known to the rest of the world as “football”, was voted the #1 most popular sport in the world as of March 2022 by sports browser. With an estimated 3.5 billion fans, which is half the global population, it’s safe to say that the sport has earned its title. While it’s seen mass popularity in most parts of the world, soccer is just beginning to gain prominent notoriety in the U.S.
American University’s mens and women's swim team has a total of 47 players on their Division I roster including: Langston Carter (langstoncarter). Carter, a senior studying public relations with a minor in legal studies, has been a part of the team for all four years of his collegiate career and has been the only Black swimmer on American University’s swim team.