Athletics

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrads
2,648
Tuition
$44,170
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Athletics: I myself to not pay much attention to varsity teams unless a friend is playing, but I am a member of a few athletic clubs.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Skidmore athletics isn't great, but its facilities are surprisingly nice. No one really pays attention to varsity sports but people occasionally go to some games if theres nothing to do on the weekend.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Skidmore is a very artsy school and performances are probably more attended than athletic events. There still are a lot of people who attend sports games and a ton of people partake in club and intramural sports, but it might not be as apparent as at a larger university.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a big part of campus life

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: 2013 NCAA Division II invitation sent to Skidmore College's Women's Soccer Team and Women's Field Hockey Team
2013 Women's Equestrian Team are named National Champions at the IHSA National Horse Show in Harrisburg

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 724th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1263rd
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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Although Skidmore is a Division III/Liberty League school, sports are not very central to campus life. All of the sports teams on campus take their sport very seriously and compete successfully within their leagues. There is some bitterness about the lack of support for Skidmore's sports. There is very little school-wide spirit surrounding sports on campus. 

There is also a fairly large divide between athletes and non-athletes. This can be chalked up to time spent on/with a team and differing interests as well as stigmas put on both athletes and non-athletes. For example, since Skidmore is a Division III school, Skidmore does not give its sports scholarships; every student is there on academic merit. Despite this divide, there are certainly athletes who are friends with non-athletes and vice versa.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
School Colors
Green, white, and yellow
School Nickname
Thoroughbreds
Men Playing Varsity Sports
189 - 19%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
184 - 11%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine skiing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ice hockey (men's and women's)
  • Martial arts
  • Nordic skiing
  • Polo
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Aerobics and fitness area
  • Athletic training room and human-performance laboratory
  • Fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and softball
  • Ingram Park
  • Intramural gym
  • Main gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Saratoga Springs Ice Rink
  • Six-lane indoor pool with separate diving well
  • Van Lennep Riding Center
  • Wachenheim Field
  • Weight room
  • Williamson Sports Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, crew, lacrosse, hockey, riding, soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Golf (though, some would say all teams)
School Spirit
There is not an overwhelming about of school spirit at Skidmore. Games are not extremely well attended.
Getting Tickets
No tickets are required.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Down to Haupt Pond, on North Broadway (the street is lined with beautiful Victorian mansions), on the paths through North Woods

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 29 responses

  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 31% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 59% 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 28 responses

  • 4% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 43% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 14% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 39% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

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

  • 23% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 70% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 7% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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