Athletics

Location
Huntingdon, PA
Undergrads
1,527
Tuition
$35,780
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Juniata sporting events are fun to go to, but we are not known for having particularly good athletics and the school spirit is a little weak. The football team did pretty well this year and going to the Men's Volleyball games is always a good time with a great view.

4 College Student

Athletics: I like the gym, but the fitness center should open all day on the weekend.

4 College Student

Athletics: I play on the varsity soccer team and it's a blast. You make great friends and have awesome experiences. Juniata sports are very good in their conferences and there's a lot of support at home games.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not many students choose to go to Juniata because of the athletics. We are a Division 3 school, so the focus is mostly academic. However. those involved in sports dedicate a large amount of time to it. The football team had a much better year this year, but volleyball is the biggest sport here. As a member of a varsity sport, I know that coaches understand that school comes first and their sport will always come second. They really want to see their athletes be great students in order to be great athletes. Most of the students will support the volleyball games and basketball games. There were a lot more alumni at the football games, however. Fan support all depends on the sport. The facilities are very nice though, for our tiny school.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic events are free to get into for students and it is a fun activity to do with friends rather than spend money. There are two gyms open for anyone and the weight room is also open to any student. The only intramural sports offered here are soccer and basketball, so in that aspect the variety is not the best.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 319th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 895th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Athletic teams at Juniata are supported with general goodwill—if not always attendance—from most of the students. Many teams have small but loyal followings. A good portion of Juniata students are athletic, whether they’re on a varsity or IM team or just head to the gym to work out. While many of the teams have their steadfast fans, none of the sports evoke a particularly communal diehard atmosphere, except perhaps the celebrated volleyball teams. Their pedestals are deserved—the women’s team always impresses.

Varsity teams do tend to bond together; many get houses or apartments, and actually, the athletic teams are probably the closest thing Juniata has to Greek life. This causes some students to complain that the teams are cliquey. Athletics tend to be met with the same general, amiable, and occasionally impassioned support as everything else at Juniata, whether someone’s playing basketball for fun or a talented team is strutting its stuff on the court.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Centennial Conference
Basketball: Landmark Conference
School Colors
Old gold and Yale blue
School Nickname
Juniata Eagle
Men Playing Varsity Sports
188 - 30%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
133 - 16%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Indoor field hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Ministry of games
  • Modern kempo
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Soccer
  • Social dancing
  • Step team
  • Swimming (men's and women's)
  • Table tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Survival of the fittest
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Binder Natatorium
  • Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center
  • Knox Stadium
  • Langdon-Goodale Field
  • Memorial Gymnasium
  • Oller Track
  • Raffensberger Tennis Courts
  • Sam and Martha Brumbaugh Fitness Center
  • West End Field
  • Winton Hill Fields
Most Popular Sports
Volleyball, volleyball, volleyball. Both the men's and women's teams have been national champions. It's the sport at Juniata. However, basketball also has a good following, as does football, despite its underdog status. Rugby always has a presence on campus, as a result of both its dedicated players and parties.
Most Overlooked Teams
The intramural teams often complain about finding a place and time to practice, as their schedules often conflict with those of the varsity teams.
School Spirit
Juniata students tend to be generally supportive and enthusiastic, but rarely are they rabid. It's true that some could care less about being very peppy, and many older students worry that some of the College's beloved traditions may be dying away before their eyes, all from a lack of caring. At the same time, if a team like oh, say, women's volleyball, is on the verge of making history, you'll find nary a student that will turn a cold shoulder to their success—on the contrary, students will pack the gym to honor their achievements and give them support. Most students are proud of Juniata, whether it's because of its academics or just the friendships, independence, and good vibes they've found from nearly everyone there. A physical testament to the comfortable communal spirit on campus is seeing Juniata attire everywhere, especially sweatshirts—the casual style of choice for many.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are beyond easy to get. For many events, they're neither offered nor necessary; you can get in with your student ID or just walk through the door. Just make sure to check with the info desk or ask around if it's a big game; there can be a small charge for larger athletic events, such as post-season volleyball games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Head to the cliffs or to the Peace Chapel.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 33 responses

  • 6% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 33% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 61% 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.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 31% 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.
  • 34% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 70% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 30% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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