Phi Delta Theta has had unparralled success in the area of sports. Known for their competetive spirit, Phis have excelled in virtually every major sport. Hundreds of Phis have competed in sports ranging from Baseball to Sailing. Sports has been so greatly impacted by Phis, that it's difficult to imagine the athletic world without certain traditions and characteristics that are common today; traditions such as retiring jersey numbers and the advent of modern sports journalism were started by Phis. As a testimony to their excellence, members of Phi Delta Theta have earned Gold Medals at the Olympics, been enshrined in the Baseball, Basketball, Canadian Football and National League Football Halls of Fame. Phis have also had the honor of having several prestigious awards named after them.