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4 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit is super great! The turn out at football and basketball and baseball games are huge!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: since we just got football theres a big emphasis on our equipment which was just rennovated last year. overall good quality if youre looking to work out frequently. we have a great pool to swim in or tan by, great places to run and lots of fields

4 College Senior

Athletics: There are athletes EVERYWHERE. If you are not an athlete, you stand out.

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College Freshman

Athletics: At the moment it's sort of getting there. Like that little train chugging up the steep hill. Stetson only recently got a Football team, so that's going to be big. There are other sports, but I haven't heard much about them.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We just got a football team so the school is really excited about that. Club and Intramural sports are really big especially with the Greeks.


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  • 46th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1005th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicholas Mrozowski
Antioch, Calif. and Sebring, Fla.
Finance/Business Law minor
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Stetson really cares about its athletics, especially basketball. During the season, students can check out games and become involved. But not all sports share the same support. For the most part, only certain sports get attention. Other sports teams—such as crew, tennis, and soccer—receive less funding and support. The good thing about the athletics here, however, is that the teams themselves share a lot of pride. With that pride, there is a good amount of sports to choose from if someone wanted to join or just be a spectator.

As a student, the amount of involvement in athletics is entirely up to you. At times it's difficult to find time to support teams due to classwork, work itself, and any involvement in clubs or Greek life. Occasionally, there will be a big push for games, and the University will manage to pull in thousands of people to the event. But this is a once-a-year event, not an everyday occurrence. In terms of athletic facilities, the fields and courts are well maintained. There is almost always someone on the soccer fields whether they are just tossing a ball around or practicing for a game. The facilities also keep hours that mesh well with students' schedules, which allows them to workout outside of the team practices.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: Pioneer Football League
Basketball: Atlantic Sun Conference
School Colors
Hunter green and white
School Nickname
The Hatters
Men Playing Varsity Sports
118 - 13%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
127 - 11%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Aikido
  • Basketball
  • Croquet
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Lacrosse
  • Mixed martial arts
  • Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Surf
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Athletic Training Center
  • The J. Ollie Edmunds Center
  • Lake Beresford International Rowing Center
  • Mandy Stoll Tennis Center
  • Melching Field at Conrad Park
  • Patricia Wilson Softball Field
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Victoria Hills Golf Club
  • Wilson Athletic Center
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, and softball
Most Overlooked Teams
Crew and tennis
School Spirit
The school spirit at Stetson is mediocre. It's not too strong, but it's not absent. Students are constantly wearing Stetson gear, and there is a decent turnout to the games. There is more school spirit if you're involved in Greek life.
Getting Tickets
It is rather easy to get tickets to Stetson athletic events. For most games, unless it's a special event, tickets are free to students. You can also access tickets easily online, through the Athletics site.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Just walking around on campus is nice. If you stay near the quad, you can see all the lights from the fountain and just relax.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 54 responses

  • 7% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 31% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 61% 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 54 responses

  • 2% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 20% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 30% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 48% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 8% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 53% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 36% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.



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