Athletics

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
971
Tuition
$30,150
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our athletic teams are well supported and announced by the campus. Games are interesting and the teams are close.

3 College Junior

Athletics: People mostly attend the soccer games and basketball games. We do not have football, so basketball is our main sport.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We aren't a sports university but many student play sports

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Fan support is pretty low. Sports are not the focus of the school at all. Lacrosse is really the only sport anyone gets excited about.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Oglethorpe is pretty bad. Most people are not even aware of Homecoming because there is little emphasis on it. I attended the Homecoming dance ( not even properly dressed…again its not a big deal at my school) and there were all of 50 people in the ballroom. I had never seen anything like this before. It was such a lack of school spirit. At basketball games, some people show up. I would say roughly 50-100. This number is made up of mainly staff and faculty, but I try to show my support with some friends. There is no football team, and the baseball team has the worst average in the district. Its pretty funny. We have great facilities on campus however that are open the all students and staff members. New renovations have just taken place on school gym which is used fairly regularly. I wish there was more school emphasis on sports but I guess thats a downside of attending a liberal arts school.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1104th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1284th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Athletics are not the primary focus of Oglethorpe, but they are by no means negligible. Students will root for their teams at both home and away games, and they are joined by Oglethorpe's unique school mascot, Petey the Petrel. There are many sports available to join, ranging from baseball to volleyball to tennis. If a student has an idea for a new sports team to create, he/she can try and gather support for the idea and then bring it to our student government organization, OSA, for clearance; a muggle quidditch team was recently created this way.

Oglethorpe's first varsity team was basketball, established in 1916. Today, the athletic facilities are "pretty average," but school spirit is very visible. Even though Oglethorpe is a Division III school, students don't seem to care; they enjoy the games anyway. Oglethorpe offers chances for both the athletically talented and the athletically interested; if a student wants to play something, there's usually a way for him or her to find a team.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
School Colors
Black and gold
School Nickname
Stormy Petrel
Men Playing Varsity Sports
159 - 41%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
88 - 15%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance team
  • Karate
  • Urban step dancing
Intramurals
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Dodgeball
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Dorough Field House
  • Hermance Stadium
  • Steve Schmidt Sport and Recreation Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Tennis and golf are said to be "overlooked" by many students. Oddly enough, the golf team is considered one of the nation's best.
School Spirit
School spirit at the games is loud and intense, but the days leading up to the games aren't so crazy. Students care about the teams and are supportive fans, but not many go the extra mile to show said support.
Getting Tickets
Tickets aren't expensive, though the wait for tickets depends on the game being played; regardless, it usually doesn't take long.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Anywhere around campus is good for walking. There are several paths that lead to class through the woods, and there are others that bypass the woods entirely. The paths aren't very long, but they connect, so walking them all leads to a nice and enjoyable exercise.
Did You Know?
Oglethorpe's mascot, the Stormy Petrel, is tiny yet tenacious. It is the only known bird to fly into a hurricane, and it has been voted the second most unique mascot of all time by ESPN's David Lloyd. Petey the Petrel is a primary symbol of Oglethorpe and the Oglethorpe spirit.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 21 responses

  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 67% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 24% 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 21 responses

  • 24% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 38% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 29% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 10% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 9% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 73% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 18% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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