Athletics

Location
Elizabeth City, NC
Undergrads
2,509
Tuition (in-state)
$14,868 ($4,150)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Actually I was very surprised at how much school spirit there is. It seems that clubs such as Pep Squad and the band are the talk of the campus. I have realized that when it comes to colleges and universities in the south, the band is more important than the sports. This past year was not the best for our Football team but hopefully it'll be better this year. The basketball team did good overall. Although there is much school spirit, they are working on even more student involvement. There are always opportunities when they are trying to encourage students to be involved. The facilities in my opinion could use a lot of help, such as the fields and football arena. There is usually many people at the games especially football. Although there are problems, the school is working to fix them, like any other school. I have realized many of the students that are saying bad things about it, are those that are currently not involved in any activities.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: They lost almost everything in every sport your not know there.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Those students who like sports go to the games. Basket ball and Football are the sports that receive the most attendance. School spirit is always present at all games no matter the attendance rate. Athletic aren't bad, they're good, bu they could be better.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at school are decent. As far as team wise we aren't the best in the outcome of games. The facilities could be a lot better. The football field almost reminds me of a high school stadium compared to other college stadiums. The school could do a lot better when it comes to practice areas.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at this school is great. Everyone is involved with at least one sport

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 136th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 800th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Valerie Edwards
Hometown
Whiteville
Major
Aviation Science
Grad Year
2013
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Elizabeth City State University takes pride in everything students do, from academics to athletics. Students rage in the audience with chants, school colors, face paintings, and cheers to the athletes on the field or court. The University's athletic department is well-respected, and many faculty and staff dedicate their time to ensure wonderful and eventful seasons for both the audience and the athletes. Parents and other family members come from all over the United States just to see their son/daughter play in a game.

During the regular season, the stands are usually packed, but during Homecoming, seat availability is even scarcer. Athletes are well-respected at the University, and they have to meet certain requirements academically in order to play in a game. Coaches are helpful by providing their athletes with a study hall session, and strict by requiring them to be at every practice—morning, evening, night, and weekends. Every game brings on new excitement, pumping up the audience to cheer the team on toward victory. Even when the team loses, the crowd's emotion for the athletes can be felt throughout the stadium or gym. Not matter the type of sport, spectators get invested. Intramurals are very popular for students who don't want to play at a collegiate level. Amazingly, almost the same number of students attend intramural games as they do the collegiate games, and that is a huge number for both intramural and varsity sports.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Basketball: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
School Colors
Royal blue and white
School Nickname
Vikings
Men Playing Varsity Sports
146 - 12%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
54 - 3%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Pep squad
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Flag football
  • Powder puff football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • R. L. Vaughn Center
  • Roebuck Stadium
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, football, and volleyball are the most popular sports on campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, softball, and tennis are the most overlooked teams.
School Spirit
Students get super excited about every game. The pep squad is always coming up with new ideas and chants to boost the crowd and athletes. Many students show school spirit by painting their faces and wearing school colors. Others bring different items (such as newspapers) to show their disinterest when the other teams' players are being introduced.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are usually easy to get for parents and visitors. Students get into games for free, as long as they have their student ID. Sometimes, there can be long lines, depending on how fast the cashiers can get people through the door, and it also depends on who ECSU is playing.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Waterfront Park is the most prestigious area to take a nice, peaceful walk. Many students can be found walking near the Waterfront during early mornings and late in the evenings.

Student Polls

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

  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 52% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 41% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 21% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 50% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 29% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 20% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 60% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 20% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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