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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being an athlete myself, i greatly enjoy participating in sports. The training facilities are not the best ever, but they get the job done.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic events that take place on campus are a part of student life but it is no where near what a Division 1 campus would consist of. We are all proud to be Albion College Britons and support each other by going to games! Our athletic programs are on the rise and championships are within reach for every program.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Being an athlete myself, I would say Sprankel-Sprandle Stadium is the nicest in the MIAA. On top of that there are 3 full soccer fields, a full eight lane track,a baseball diamond and softball diamond. There is an indoor tennis centre and I believe four outdoor tennis courts. The Dow has a four lane track and three divisible multi-sport courts. The Dow also has two squash courts, a medium sized weight room, pool and the cardio fishbowl. The fishbowl has many treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and steppers. Being on the K-Zoo river Albion has kayaks and canoes available to students. Albion is also nationally known for their equestrian program. There is a full stable and riding centre just a mile north of the school. Albion is also privileged with a great Athletic Training program and centre where you can go in for PT or injuries. When it comes to school spirit I would say there is a great portion of the student body who will go to the sports games. If you are not into intercollegiate sports, there are also IM sports that run throughout the year ranging from flag football to wally-ball. Many of the intercollegiate sport teams are rebuilding, headed with great coaches. GO BRITS!

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2 College Junior

Athletics: There's an equal number of sports involvement as there isn't. Greek life is way bigger of a deal than sporting events by far.


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  • 876th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 910th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jill Hindenach
Washington, DC
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Albion may only be a Division III school, but a large number of students come to Albion because they want to play sports. With a wide variety of teams, almost everyone has an opportunity to compete. There are 18 varsity sports offered and plenty of intramural sports available for those who want to participate. Spectators are sometimes few and far between, but those who do attend have some serious Briton pride.

Albion's athletic facilities seem to improve every year. Name a sport, and Albion has a field, diamond, track, court, or stadium for it, with a canoeing facility on top of it all. If you're an athlete, you'll feel right at home in the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The building includes a pool, four tennis courts, a basketball court, a track, a weight room, and a plethora of cardio machines scattered about—all indoors. The most recent pride and joy of the Albion College Athletics Department is the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center, spanning on 340 acres of the College's land. Albion is the only private college in Michigan with an equestrian center on campus. There is not only an equestrian team that competes but also an equestrian club for those who just love horses.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Basketball: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
280 - 37%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
176 - 22%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Canoe (coed)
  • Cheerleading (coed)
  • Equestrian
  • Hockey
  • Karate
  • Ski and snowboard
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wallyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Alumni Field
  • Bernard T. Lomas Fieldhouse
  • Cross Country Home Course
  • Dean Aquatic Center
  • Dempsey Field
  • The Dow Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Elkin Isaac Track
  • Frank Joranko Field
  • Kresge Gymnasium
  • Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center
  • Outdoor Tennis Facility
  • Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium
  • Ungrodt Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball (men's and women's) and football
Most Overlooked Teams
Cross country, swimming and diving, and track and field
School Spirit
At Albion, it sometimes seems like students are prouder of what fraternity or sorority they belong to than the school itself. Greek apparel is everywhere on campus, which makes sense as about half of the campus goes Greek. Greek Week seems to be what really gets the campus excited—although Homecoming Weekend is also a big deal on campus. Alumni return for both of these, and the campus seems much livelier during these times. No one is ashamed to go to Albion. It is a good school with a good reputation, and that sums it up.
Getting Tickets
Albion College athletic events are open to the public. Admission is charged only for football and men's basketball games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Nature Center or Victory Park

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 31% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 62% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 8% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 60% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 30% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 10 responses

  • 10% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 40% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 50% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
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