Athletics

Location
Decatur, GA
Undergrads
869
Tuition
$33,461
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I play tennis & there's always enough courts

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I actually play soccer for the school but theres never a huge crowd

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a cheerleader and the facilities are great for the sports on campus

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We do not have big sport games. limited sports.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I've not heard that much about the athletics in the three years that I've been here. The people that show up to games are always very supportive, but I've never seen that many people show up.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1229th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1358th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sofia Barrera
Hometown
Atlanta
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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The sports program at Agnes is still developing and growing. Throughout campus, sports are fairly respected, but not adequately paid attention to. When one of the teams makes it to a big game, there is a strong surge of support from the campus community; however, throughout the remainder of the year, sports aren't the student body's top priority. Students do attend sporting events when they're announced, but the biggest issue with sports is a lack of communication between the athletics department and the student body. Games usually aren't announced unless they're of great importance to the team's standing. Intramural sports are pretty popular, especially yoga and Pilates. Agnes offers yoga, beginning tennis, and a running club on campus. Off-campus students can access Jazzercise Decatur Fitness, Snap Fitness Decatur, Decatur Yoga and Pilates, and Wall Crawler Rock Club at discounted rates. 

The Woodruff Physical Activities Building is accessible throughout the week; however, the weight room and pool keep strange hours. The track is always open until dark, which is fairly inconvenient due to the fact that most students only have evenings free to exercise. Overall, the athletic facilities on campus are clean and fairly up-to-date; however, there is equipment that could use replacing and updating, such as the weights in the weight room as well as the treadmills. The track could also use updating. The track and field team is unable to use the track because it isn't "regulation," while the soccer and lacrosse teams aren't able to practice on the field after dark because there are no field lights. All in all, the sports program is still growing at Agnes. Hopefully, in a few years' time, it will see the growth it deserves.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Great South Athletic Conference
School Colors
Purple and white
School Nickname
Scotties
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
73 - 9%
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Intramurals
  • Cheerleading
  • Running
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Byers Tennis Courts
  • Gellerstedt Track and Field
  • Robert W. Woodruff Physical Activities Building
Most Popular Sports
The most popular sports on campus are basketball, soccer, and tennis.
Most Overlooked Teams
Cheerleading, lacrosse, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball are the most overlooked sports on campus. Although the campus has a sports report that comes out every other week, there is rarely news about these particular teams.
School Spirit
Although there are sports on campus, few people other than the athletes tend to pay attention to them. It's not necessarily because students are uninterested in sports; the most common reason for lack of sports enthusiasm is that many students who come to Agnes come strictly for academic and professional reasons. When there is a big game, such as Agnes versus Spellman (rival women's team), the campus will come together to show its support and love for fellow Scotties.
Getting Tickets
Getting a ticket for a sporting event at Agnes is one of the easiest things you can do on campus. Tickets are sold pre-game and at the box office, and the wait for tickets is little to no time at all. If there's a home game, Scotties get in free, while guests can get tickets for as low as $5.
Best Place to Take a Walk
At Agnes, there is an endless possibility of places to walk and roam. Students often walk around the city of Decatur or even take MARTA, so they may stroll Piedmont Park or just enjoy walking the streets of Atlanta. Gellerstedt Track and Field is often open, and students access the field when it is not in team use. One of the most popular options is to just walk around campus. Students, as well as many from the surrounding community, jog or walk dogs around the quad. It also helps that Agnes is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, so if you're in need of some soothing, Agnes's well-kept grounds are sure to feed your need for the aesthetic.
Did You Know?
  • Agnes Scott recruits!
  • Agnes Scott Scotties host a youth sports camp each summer for children from ages 4 to 14. Scotties and their coaches teach children to play baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and tennis.
  • The College's pool offers a host of opportunities for students as well as the Decatur and Atlanta area to learn the benefits of swimming. There are swim lessons, aquatic therapy, "H2Oh Baby" classes, infant survival swim school, and pool birthday parties.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 13% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 84% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 3% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 31 responses

  • 35% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 52% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 6% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 6% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 34 responses

  • 29% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 59% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 12% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
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