Athletics

Location
Wooster, OH
Undergrads
2,043
Tuition
$38,290
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Attendance at sporting events could definitely be better, especially for our men's basketball team. We have a general support of our school, but not as much school spirit at games. We do have our new Scot Center, which has really nice workout rooms and a track for both athletes and non-athletes. The lobby is so nice I sometimes even study there!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: People get really into basketball, but that's about it. Most people go to the football games and leave after the band performs at halftime.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's great. I love that they're popular and encourage student involvement but don't dominate campus affairs.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wooster is a D3 school so sports play a small role on campus. Games are attended but not by many. The athletic facilities were just updated in 2012 and they are very nice. Many people do like to get involved in intramurals which is a fun and great way to get involved with the college community.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I love the athletic atmosphere on this campus. Whether its attending a sold out Wooster vs. Wittenberg basketball game, or watching some of our all-American track and field athletes dominate their events, Wooster has a strong sense of support and community. Athletics does not dominate the scene but the students, faculty, staff, and community members LOVE to watch sporting events.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 256th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1098th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hannah Diorio-Toth
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
English
Grad Year
2011
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Students who participate in varsity athletics at Wooster usually don’t find themselves disappointed. Although not all programs are the same, most sports teams feel that because Wooster is a Division III college, they are able to enjoy playing their sport, while still keeping school their main priority. Workouts and training are rigorous, and Wooster athletics is well-respected by other colleges in the conference.

For those students who don’t want to put in the time commitment of a varsity sport, club teams and intramural teams are also a huge part of athletics at Wooster. Intramural sports range from bowling to volleyball, and they get a huge response from students every year. Team members' friends love to come watch the games and enjoy the friendly competition (although the teams take the games very seriously!).

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball: North Coast Athletic Conference
School Colors
Old gold and black
School Nickname
Fighting Scots
Men Playing Varsity Sports
271 - 31%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
190 - 18%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing (men's and women's)
  • Soccer (women's)
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Women's Athletic & Recreation Association (WARA)
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Armington Physical Education Center (PEC)
  • Art Murray Baseball Field
  • Athletic training room
  • Cindy Barr & Carl Dale Fields
  • DJ Hard Tennis Courts
  • Galpin Park Softball Complex
  • John M. Swigart Fitness Center
  • John P. Papp Stadium
  • LC Boles Memorial Golf Course
  • Scot Center
  • Softball complex
  • Timken Gymnasium and Natatorium
Most Popular Sports
As far as varsity sports go, men's basketball is one of the most followed sports at the College of Wooster because it has a winning record and often makes it to the NCAA Division III Championship Finals. Football is also a favorite sport, and students enjoy going to the games and supporting the team. Many students get involved in IM sports such as soccer, basketball, softball, and bowling.
Most Overlooked Teams
Intramural teams and women's sports teams in general
School Spirit
Although students are proud of their peers and love the traditions at Wooster, the College is seriously lacking in school spirit. While students will go to the football games and wear black and gold, you don't see many students supporting the other sports teams. And, if it's raining or cold, they may even be skipping out on that football game, as well. The only time that there is a lot of school spirit is when the men's basketball team plays its rival, Wittenberg.
Getting Tickets
All regular season varsity sports games, except basketball and football, are free to the public and do not require tickets. Students get free admission into all regular season sporting events with student IDs.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Friendship Park, Christmas Run Park, around the campus (it takes maybe 20 minutes to circle the grounds), or Downtown Wooster
Did You Know?
Opening in January 2012, the Scot Center includes four intramural courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball; an NCAA regulation 200-meter running track, indoor long jump, triple jump, and pole vault; a fitness center with a full array of circuit training stations; traditional as well as elliptical running machines, rowing machines, and free weights; batting cages and other equipment for indoor baseball practice; new locker rooms; and new athletic department offices and meeting rooms.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 7% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 64% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 29% 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 74 responses

  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 31% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 24% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 43% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 73 responses

  • 8% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 11% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 64% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 16% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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