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Student Handbook: Athletics / Intramurals / Recreation

The varsity sports program provides all full-time students with opportunities to participate on highly competitive intercollegiate teams in volleyball, field hockey, cross country, golf, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball and swimming and diving. Outdoor track and field will be sponsored starting in 2013-14.  The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Club sports are organized when students show interest in a particular sport for which there is no varsity team. Sponsored clubs have included climbing, cycling, men’s volleyball, dance team, cheerleading, and swimming. Intramurals offer a wide range of physical activities and sports that appeal to all levels of skill. Traditional programs such as basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, and softball are offered, in addition to other innovative programs, such as inner tube water polo and frisbee golf. Recreation programs include aerobic classes, special competitive events, and activity organizations. Emphasis is placed on participation, enjoyment, and wellness.

The Center for Athletics and Wellness was opened in Fall, 2006. It includes a 1500+ seat arena, elevated running/ walking track, 5000 sq. ft. fitness center, two story climbing wall, dance studio, athletic training room and lab, team rooms, game room and many other varied features. This facility provides a complete environment to meet varied athletic, recreation, and fitness needs. A “state-of-the-art” Aquatics Center that opened in Spring, 2011 and provides competitive, fitness and recreation opportunities for the campus community. All students may use these facilities, as well as outdoor tennis courts and fields, when classes are not scheduled in these areas.

 


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