Athletics

Location
Winchester, VA
Undergrads
1,837
Tuition
$28,800
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: They are good, facilities open to all

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: We're a D3 school, but the students support the athletes.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Division III school..sports aren't in favor at SU.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: I am at a satellite campus so there aren't any sports teams or facilities located at this site. However the main campus has plenty!

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team isn't all that good, so if your looking for a big sports university/college, Shenandoah isn'y for you.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 565th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1226th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Basile
Hometown
Aberdeen, Maryland
Major
Biology/Pre-Med
Grad Year
2014
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The sports programs are well respected at SU. Many students on the football and baseball teams are recruits, with one of the most popular teams being baseball. Many students attend sporting events when they are not busy with schoolwork. The times of the sporting events really help get students to the games because they are usually held at night. The basketball and football games have the most school spirit, but the intramural sports clubs are also very lively and exciting.

Most students who just want to play sports for fun and not for competitiveness sign up for intramural teams. While the intramural teams are very exciting, they can sometimes get very violent and intense. The athletic facilities are always accessible during normal work hours. They are all generally quite clean, except for the occasional days when you have sweaty towels on the floor. All in all, the main athletic department building is always full of life and energy.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Basketball: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
School Colors
Red and blue
School Nickname
Hornets
Men Playing Varsity Sports
283 - 38%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
127 - 12%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Intramurals
  • Bowling
  • Flag football
  • Frisbee golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Spring Field at Shentel Stadium
  • Tennis courts
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, football, soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Field hockey, tennis, track
School Spirit
Many students will have huge get-togethers before games, including activities like grilling. Also, many students will paint their faces and dress themselves in nothing but SU school colors.
Getting Tickets
Tickets for games are very easy to obtain. Students get free admission to all sports games and to concerts, theaters, games, and other forms of entertainment. There is never a long line because all a student has to do is flash his or her student ID in order to enter. This comes at a great advantage, so students don't have to wait in line at the ticket desk.
Best Place to Take a Walk
All of Shenandoah University's campus is a park! There are trails everywhere along with nice scenery. A good place for walks is around the big lake that features a trail. There are plenty of ducklings and paths in that area, too.
Did You Know?
The Midnight Blue Crew is a club that stimulates pride and spirit at SU sporting events.

Student Polls

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

  • 15% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 46% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 36% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 39 responses

  • 5% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 46% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 38% 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 38 responses

  • 5% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 50% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 45% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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