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College Sophomore

Athletics: As a student not directly involved with athletics I cannot provide an adequate review of our sports and athletic facilities.In personal experience, non-athletes do not hear much about campus sports unless they actively seek information on the topic.

I will offer for the non-sports inclined that the Holmes Center does offer free classes (yoga, Zumba and sometimes Bollywood dancing).

College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not terribly familiar with athletics on campus. Though, compared to other local colleges, such as BC and BU, the athletics seems less important on this campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody goes to sporting events. The facilities are used by other COF students, but they are good facilities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletics at school but many students participate in a sport.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of people partake in sports, but it's not a huge part of student life


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1255th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1306th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Krista Evans
Florence, AL
Political Science/International Relations
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The Simmons Sharks athletic program circles intense seasons of basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, swimming and diving, field hockey, crew, and lacrosse. Many players hold spots on multiple teams while still balancing their academics. The idea that student athletes are students first is highly stressed. Unfortunately, while the teams have been successful in their divisions, there is still little attendance at games, although Simmons teams are slowly beginning to get more recognition. The College belongs to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and is affiliated with the Massachusetts Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW). Though competing in Division III, the Simmons Sharks play hard, which is slowly helping them become more well-known.


In order to maintain student health, the College offers the Lifelong Exercise and Activities Program (LEAP), which offers classes for students without the stress of competition, while still encouraging an active lifestyle. For a small fee, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty can register for ballet, yoga, spinning, or core-conditioning classes. Also, as part of the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium, Simmons offers intercollegiate intramural sports. This partnership offers a chance to meet students from Wentworth, Wheelock, Emmanuel, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts. Oh, and do not be surprised if you see Wentworth or Harvard Medical School boys working out in the weight room, running around the track, or playing a pickup game of basketball. They also have access to the Simmons gym, and the girls do not seem to mind—at all.


Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Great Northeast Athletic Conference
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
150 - 7%
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball  
Club Sports
Cross country
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Bracket Busters Challenge
  • Corn toss
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Great Race Boston
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Turkey trot
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Whiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
William J. Holmes Sports and Fitness Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, softball, field hockey, soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Tennis, crew, volleyball, swimming and diving
School Spirit
Apathy is a feeling on campus many students are guilty of, but it is those same students who are involved in many activities. As the years pass, sporting events are gaining more attendance.
Getting Tickets
The only tickets that are difficult to get are to Red Sox games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Charles, down Newbury, in the Commons

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 28 responses

  • 11% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 39% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 50% 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 31 responses

  • 13% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 55% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 16% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 16% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 50% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 30% 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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