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3 College Junior

Athletics: Certain teams don't take their sports seriously but the rest are very dedicated. the basketball team has the most support.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is always high for the sports.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a D3 school. Our sports are pretty much all club sports that travel. It is fun to go to events though. People don't come here for the sports they come for the education, sports is a fun thing for anyone to do.

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.

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  • 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
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
  • 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
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 24 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 67% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 21% 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 24 responses

  • 21% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 42% 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.
  • 8% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

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

  • 8% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 72% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 20% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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