Athletics

Location
Alfred, NY
Undergrads
1,884
Tuition
$27,794
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not into watch sports at all so I can't give an accurate description.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics department is a good well team that operates greatly.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a huge amount of fans show up to every game for every sport... except Homecoming games or special occasion stuff like that.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are a lot of sports opportunities, but we don't get a big crowd in sporting events.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The football team/program is a little over-rated and obnoxious, but there are a ton of other sports teams on campus that are really great. The equestrian program has a great facility up the hill, and our sports center on campus just got a big, new addition to it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 781st
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 988th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chagmion Antoine
Hometown
Bronx, N.Y.
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Team sports take on an interesting dimension at Alfred, one that emphasizes the individual. Here, sports seem to be more about participation than competition. Attendance at sporting events varies depending on the day. As the University sees increased and more diverse enrollment, however, team sports are improving. An estimated one in five undergrads takes part in the 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports, and half of students play either intramural or club sports.

The Saxons' varsity sports teams compete as members of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, which competes against Elmira College, Hartwick College, Ithaca College, Nazareth College, Stevens Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, and Utica College. The men's swim team often blows away other teams in division championships, and the ski and equestrian programs are nationally ranked. The soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and softball teams usually advance to the NCAA Division III championships, and then, well, getting there is half the battle!

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Empire Eight
Basketball: Empire Eight
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Saxons
Men Playing Varsity Sports
330 - 36%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
199 - 22%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball (men's)
  • Biking
  • Boxing
  • Cheerleading
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey (women's)
  • Hockey
  • Outdoor club
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's)
  • Yoga
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center
  • Jericho Hill Fields
  • McLane Center
  • Merrill Field
  • Swain Ski and Snowboard Center
  • Tennis courts
  • Tucker Field
Most Popular Sports
Football is by far the most supported sport on campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
The club baseball team has been trying to go varsity for a few years, but has so far been unable to get the money from the University.
Best Place to Take a Walk
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Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 26 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 38% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 50% 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.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 26 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 46% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 38% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 15% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 63% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 30% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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