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4 College Senior

Athletics: This past year was an inaugural year for football. It was exciting to see how the campus and community all came together to cheer on our new football team. They may not have been the worst or won a game the entire season but our encouragement helped them along the way.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most of the athletic teams place very well in our division. We're just not a D1or2 school.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Events are generally well attended and fun but its a small Division III school, so its about what you'd expect.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Berry is a very active school, although varsity sports are not that huge on campus we have a lot of school spirit and sporting events are always fun when attended. We have a lot of intermurals that range from very competitive to just for fun! We have a huge Athletic center with a well respected staff.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There are plenty of sports for the college athlete to choose from. With the addition of a football team and new workout facilities, athletes have the potential to thrive in their sport. For the non-athletes who still like to have fun, there are a ton of intramural sports to choose from, including Quidditch.


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  • 75th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 983rd
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chauncey Brown
Middle Grades Education
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Although leadership—not athletics—is the central focus for students, sports do provide a great way to show school pride. Berry's most popular sport is basketball, by far. The Cage Center (where basketball, swimming and diving, and volleyball meets/games are played) is packed most home game nights. Across all sports, the most popular games are versus Shorter University, Berry's rival college. These games draw the biggest crowds and elicit the most school spirit from students. Over the past few years, Berry has added swimming and diving, softball, and lacrosse as on-campus sports teams. These sports are slowly gaining momentum and a presence on campus. Other sports that draw moderate crowds are soccer and baseball. Berry does not have a football team, but the recent switch to NCAA D-III raised suspicion about the likelihood of a team starting. If one is implemented, it will not take place for at least a decade.

Intramural teams are popular, as well. They take place all year long and include sports like soccer, flag football, and five-on-five basketball. Some teams have been established for years, and it is almost seen as an honor to be asked to join one. Some teams, especially flag football, go to the state playoffs every year and rarely disappoint. In addition, sports facilities around campus are well maintained. The most notable, the Cage Center, is a great facility and holds a lot more people than the other two smaller gyms on campus, Richards and Ford. Aside from sporting events, the Cage has a state-of-the-art exercise center, a one-eighth-mile track, and dance rooms for classes like yoga, step aerobics, and Zumba.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
School Colors
Blue and silver
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
133 - 22%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
168 - 13%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Crew
  • Outdoors club
  • Soccer (men's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Basketball
  • Disc golf
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • The Cage Center
  • Ford Field
  • Richards Gym/Tennis Courts
  • South Ford Field
  • Stonebridge Golf Club
  • William R. Bowdoin Field
Most Popular Sports
Basketball is by far the most popular sport at Berry.
Most Overlooked Teams
Golf, soccer, and swimming and diving
School Spirit
Students have a lot of pride on campus. Sporting events are where pride is usually expressed, and even students who aren't as spirited can't help but stand up and cheer in a heated game for the Vikings.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are free to students. The only games you need tickets for are the Berry/Shorter basketball games, which can be picked up at the Information Desk in Krannert Center.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Mountain Campus

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 21% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 68% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 7% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 27 responses

  • 15% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 67% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 11% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 27 responses

  • 56% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 33% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 7% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost no one participates in them.


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