Lakeland, FL
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4 College Senior

Athletics: I don't personally watch or participate in sports, but I know that a majority of my colleges teams are nationally ranked and I always see them practicing any time I pass any type of playing field, be it outside or on the basketball court.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Involvement during intramural sports is great, 70% of the school gets involved.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students are very involved in the Athletics program at Florida Southern, they volunteer to help with the events. Fans attend almost every game that they can, besides the far away games.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not into sports. I know that we have a fantastic water ski team and the swimmers are really good.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: My college is located in a small town in South Florida that is not very sport-oriented. Major sports would be basketball, swimming, and waterskiing. Some events are hard to get to as most, if not all, events are off-campus somewhere.


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  • 64th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 469th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Ferguson
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Team spirit is high throughout the campus. Every team is well respected, though some are definitely more popular than others. FSC sports attire is worn by at least a couple of people in each class. Without a football team, however, there is not a crazy fervor running through the school on Fridays in the fall. This may be a letdown for major football fans, but with so many other sports teams to root for, there is no lack of sports enthusiasm. Intramural teams are very popular, especially among the Greek community. Games are normally somewhat competitive, but with an overall good nature. There is a variety of sports to choose from, for every level of physical activity. Some examples are basketball, ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and even rock-paper-scissors. There really is something for everyone.

The athletic facilities are very clean and well maintained, whether indoor or outdoor. The wellness center contains the basketball courts, a side room for various classes, and a workout center. The classes are free for students and vary from semester to semester. Classes include Zumba, ab attack, yoga, fitastic, and Pilates. The workout center has a variety of exercise equipment. The center is well-used by students, but almost never very busy, so students have a good chance to be able to use the equipment whenever they want. It is not an intimidating atmosphere, either. The wellness center also provides wellness screenings, a free service that measures a student's physical fitness and suggests healthier meal plans and workout schedules based on the student's fitness goals.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Sunshine State Conference
School Colors
Scarlet and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
177 - 22%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
128 - 11%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Cardboard regatta
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Intertube water polo
  • Rock-paper-scissors
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tailgate triathlon
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (indoor and sand)
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Barnett Field
  • Henley Field
  • Intramural fields
  • Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center
  • Rogers Field
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Golf, lacrosse, softball
School Spirit
School spirit is big at the games, with a large number of people in the stands. However, sporting events are big when they are taking place; there isn't as much spirit before or after the games.
Getting Tickets
Tickets for students are free.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Lake Hollingsworth is right next to the campus and has a great path for walking, running, or biking.
Did You Know?
Florida Southern has 26 NCAA Division II National Championships.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 39 responses

  • 5% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 21% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 67% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 8% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 38 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 8% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 34% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 58% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 5% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 28% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 67% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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