Athletics

Location
Troy, NY
Undergrads
1,461
Tuition
$28,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletes are treated as family.

College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the sports.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We had a lot of school spirit when it came to athletics. Being such a small school, our teams didn't win too many games, but they were always fun to watch.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: (Russell Sage) Most games and practices are done off campus. The fitness center is good for all kinds of students. There's no intimidation factor.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Team Work – The support that is given to our schools teams help them to perform at the best of their ability.The students attend most games if available at the time that the game is scheduled for our teams. The women and man on the teams train hard to perform their best to keep up our schools high ratings.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1152nd
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1282nd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Leah Foley
Hometown
Troy, New York
Major
Nutrition Science
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The sports program is well respected, but it's not as popular since the College is small. Students appreciate the time and effort it takes to keep grades in good academic standing while playing a college-level sport. There is a general feeling of school spirit, but it's different from sporting event school spirit. Students take pride in attending Sage, and they want to support their school the best they can. Oftentimes, students will wear school colors to sporting events and even make signs to cheer on the team. Overall, though, not many students attend sporting events because the events are often played off campus at different colleges or areas. For example, Sage has a practice tennis court and soccer field, but they are not considered to be the home game court or field. Sports teams actually have to travel to Frear Park or the University of Albany in order to play their games.

Intramural teams are a way that students can stay active, have fun, and not be committed to a sport every day like the other sports teams. On intramural teams, it is OK if students have other obligations before the team, which is not the case on a non-intramural team. The athletic facilities are accessible to all Sage students and are very clean. The facilities are also up-to-date, and the workout area has mostly new or fairly used equipment. This is where most students go to exercise because they enjoy the cleanliness and variety of equipment in the gym.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Skyline Conference
School Colors
Forest green and white
School Nickname
Gators
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
39 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Ice hockey
  • Running
  • Skiing
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Soccer, indoor
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Albany Academy for Boys and Girls
  • Doris B. Robison Athletic Center
  • Jeanne H. Neff Athletic Center
  • Kahl Campus Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, soccer, tennis
Most Overlooked Teams
Lacrosse, swimming, track
School Spirit
Students show their school spirit every day, whether they are on or off campus, by wearing the College's apparel and showing up to sporting events. Although many students do not attend sporting events because they are not played on campus, students still take the time to host school spirit events in order to recognize all sports teams. Students get very excited over school spirit events but are more apathetic towards games. For example, many enthusiastic students did attend the women's pink soccer game for breast cancer awareness, but that is usually the only game that students will attend during the season. Sports teams are not a big aspect of students' lives, which has to do with the fact that Sage is an all-female, private school, so most students are focused on their academics instead of sports.
Getting Tickets
Most of the regular season games have free admission because the campus is small and sports are not one of its major attractions. Sometimes, students will receive cards in which for every school event that they attend, a gator symbol will be marked off since the school mascot is a gator. Once all of the gators have been marked off, there is a chance for students to win a prize such as an iPod if they turn the card into student services or residence life. There are never lines at sporting events, so it isn't necessary to show up early.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Students and locals like to hang out in Sage Park, which is located right in front of the College; they also like to go to Frear Park, which is the closest park to campus. Frear Park is the best place to take a walk, but there are many things to do there besides walking, as it has a golf course, a little diner, tennis courts, and trails.
Did You Know?
All of the athletic teams from Sage of Albany are combined with Russell Sage, even though they are two different colleges. Athletics are considered to be a team effort, so students get to meet more people and there is a greater variety of players this way.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 22 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 59% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 32% 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 19 responses

  • 21% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 47% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 21% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 11% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 21% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 58% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 21% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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