Athletics

Location
Danville, KY
Undergrads
1,343
Tuition
$35,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Senior

Athletics: We're D3, so obviously sports aren't huge, but we have great facilities even for non-athletes.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are a whole lot of fun and add a lot to the social aspect of Centre. Intramurals might be more fun if there was a way for people to get in touch with team captains as opposed to having to make their own team.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not super into athletics myself but I constantly see posters up in our dineing hall about comeing to support a particular team.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not play a sport the games are very enjoyable and I do go to the games and support my athletic classmates. People wear Centre colors, black and yellow, and my go as far as to painting the colors on a face.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We Love the Teams, but Only When They Make the Championships – We're a Division III school. The majority of us here aren't here to throw a ball. We're here for a first rate education. That's not to say we don't support our teams, but the regular season has low attendance. That being said, the fans who attend regular season games are very hardcore.

That being said, when our teams get towards the end of their seasons and they've had a winning season...we show up in droves. And we love the hell out of those athletes whether they win or lose. So we aren't a rain or shine school, but we may not show up on overcast days that are kind of chilly.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 458th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 712nd
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Aaron Edwards
Hometown
Henderson, KY
Major
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Athletes will tell you that participating in a varsity sport at Centre was one of the best choices during their college careers, but non-athletes may barely notice that athletics at Centre exist. Centre is NCAA Division III, in a small conference, and that not only fosters an academics-first mentality, but also improves your chance of making the team. Some teams are easier to join than others, but almost anyone with some natural ability or determination can play a sport at Centre. The drawback is that the only people who attend home games are members of the Centre community, like your mom.

In short, varsity athletics are taken seriously by the athletes who participate in them, while other students view the games as more of a social event. Athletes also manage to have the goofy fun that bigger schools sometimes leave out in the fierce competition. The most popular sports to watch are soccer and football; however, field hockey and baseball games can also draw large crowds. Intramural sports are popular for non- or off-season athletes, and girls IM football draws crowds that rival some varsity games. The club sports boast huge memberships, and pick-up games of Frisbee, kickball, or sledding are popular. The seasonal Centre-wide IM competitions are huge, and watching the dodgeball tournament is big fun.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
School Colors
Gold and white
School Nickname
The Colonel
Men Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 34%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
174 - 26%
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
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Intramurals
  • 3-on-3 basketball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis doubles
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Alumni Gymnasium
  • Baseball Field
  • Boles Natatorium
  • Bowman Gymnasium
  • Buck Fitness Center
  • Cheek Field & Farris Stadium
  • Danville Country Club
  • Field Hockey Field
  • Millenium Park
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Rec. Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Sutcliffe Athletic Center
  • Tennis Facilities
Most Popular Sports
For overall attendance, football and soccer are the most popular, but students love IM sports and a good pickup game of kickball. Croquet in the quad is also popular, and when it gets warm outside, Slip `N' Slides also appear.
Most Overlooked Teams
The swim team was recently nationally ranked as one of the most overlooked teams in the nation after their performance in the conference championship.
School Spirit
Centre students are proud of their school, and the boys have been known to get rowdy at sporting events by painting themselves, making signs, and yelling snobby things at other teams, like "that's alright, that's okay, you're going to work for us one day." Girls tend to be subtler in their cheering, but the Go-Centre-Go spirit is definitely present.
Getting Tickets
There is no need to get tickets to attend a sporting event, just show up before the game starts with your student ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Danville Cemetery and back to campus

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 44% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 44% 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 9 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 33% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 33% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 33% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 100% 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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