col·le·giate | \kə-ˈlē-jət, -jē-ət\

Definition of collegiate 

1 : of or relating to a collegiate church a collegiate pastor

2 : of, relating to, or comprising a college collegiate campuses collegiate mascots

4 : designed for or characteristic of college students collegiate athletics collegiate organizations collegiate student housing

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UConn, and the University of Oregon, are the only two schools to land pitchers on the collegiate national team in each of the past four years. Shawn Mcfarland,, "UConn's Mason Feole Brings 'Full-Speed' Mentality To USA Baseball," 5 July 2018 Torkelson, who will play for the USA Baseball collegiate team this summer, is a semifinalist for two national Player of the Year awards. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU's Spencer Torkelson named Pac-12 baseball Freshman of the Year," 31 May 2018 Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel There are just 23 women’s collegiate triathlon teams across the entire NCAA and one of them is right in downtown Milwaukee at a small college with a student body of 2,800. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MSOE ready to blaze a trail in women's triathlon," 30 Apr. 2018 The mentoring sessions were designed to help 22 professional and six collegiate teams practice and perfect their pitches. Julie Washington,, "Mentoring sessions open first day of Medical Capital Innovation Competition in Cleveland (photos)," 23 Apr. 2018 The 33-year-old former collegiate athlete brings a wealth of knowledge about health and physical fitness education to her new role. Houston Chronicle, "Parkway Place names new wellness director," 15 June 2018 Under the law, people in New Jersey can bet on professional and collegiate athletic events — but not any games involving New Jersey colleges or taking place at colleges in the state. Justine Mcdaniel,, "Sports betting to open Thursday morning in Jersey," 13 June 2018 Among other rules, professional and collegiate sports are fair game for betting, as are Olympic sports. Bob Warren,, "Sports, yes. Elections, no. Mississippi unveils sports betting rules: report," 17 May 2018 Whoop's been charging professional and collegiate sports teams anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per player for access to the company's in-depth stats tracking, and the company boasts NFL and NBA teams as clients. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Here's One Way to Keep Wearables on Wrists: Subscriptions," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of collegiate

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for collegiate

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin collegiatus, from Latin collegium

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English Language Learners Definition of collegiate

: of or relating to a college or its students


col·le·giate | \kə-ˈlē-jət \

Kids Definition of collegiate

1 : having to do with a college collegiate studies

2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of college students collegiate humor

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