West Point, NY
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is king, although the team sucks.

2 College Senior

Athletics: The NCAA athletes have some of the best facilities. The rest of us however are put by the way side with a single, small weight room for 2000 non-NCAA cadets. IM sports are mandatory by the way. And you won't get to play a sport you enjoy until you're a junior though. The freshmen and sophomores are forced to play the sports nobody else wants.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Football team hasn't beat Navy in 12 years... and that's the only team anyone cares about

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: D1 teams exist but very few are any good and win often.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone at West Point is an athlete, so there are endless varsity, club, and intramural opportunities, with the coaching and facilities to allow for athletic success. Being a varsity athlete at the Academy is a great experience with so many connections and chances to improve and compete.


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  • 184th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 190th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ryan Peckyno
Bradford, Pa.
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Everyone at West Point participates in numerous varsity or intramural sports. There are several courses that are required, such as boxing, wrestling, combatives, swimming, gymnastics, as well as a lifetime sport. Intramurals and pick-up games are huge at West Point. Since so many of the cadets were athletes in high school, it is really easy to play just about any sport that you are interested in playing. It's also really easy to pick up a new sport because there are so many people who are willing and able to teach you. It really is an ideal situation for anyone interested in having fun and keeping fit.

For cadets who are not varsity athletes, there is an intramural program in place that allows them to hone both their athletic skills and their leadership talents. The majority of cadets cherishes the opportunity to blow off steam and loves having the opportunity to learn new things. It allows all students the opportunity to remain active without forcing them to commit major amounts of time to being on a collegiate sports team. There are, of course, actual athletes at West Point. They compete on the national level and consistently draw crowds and praise. The Army-Navy football game has become one of the most highlighted games in the country.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I
Athletic Conferences
Football: Division I-A Independents
Basketball: Patriot League
School Colors
Black, gold, and gray
School Nickname
Army Black Knights
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 30%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 30%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle (coed)
  • Soccer
  • Sprint football
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track (indoor and outdoor)
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Rifle (Coed)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Boxing
  • Climbing
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Judo
  • Lacrosse (women's)
  • Marathon
  • Orienteering
  • Paintball
  • Pistol
  • Powerlifting
  • Rugby
  • Team handball (men'sĀ and women's)
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Court Soccer
  • Cross country
  • Flickerball
  • Football
  • Orienteering
  • Racquetball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Team handball
  • Wallyball
  • Wrestling
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Arvin Gymnasium
  • Athletic Training Room
  • Christl Arena
  • Clinton Field
  • Crandall Pool
  • Foley Center
  • Gillis Field House
  • Gross Center
  • Groves Golf Training Facility
  • Hoffman Press Box
  • Holleder Center
  • Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field
  • Kimsey Athletic Center
  • Lichtenberg Tennis Center
  • Malek Courts
  • Michie Stadium
  • O'Meara, Malek, Dawkins, Class of 1959 Strength Development Center
  • Randall Hall
  • Shea Stadium
  • Softball Complex
  • Tate Rink
  • Tronsrue Marksmanship Center
  • Truxtun Lacrosse Center
  • West Point Golf Course
Most Popular Sports
Football, hockey, basketball, wrestling
Most Overlooked Teams
Gymnastics and swimming
School Spirit
Through a combination of shared hardships, shared competition, and what cadets like to call "mandatory fun," the student body learns to compete and work with one another to achieve a common goal. They also realize the synergy of working together. The end result is that, if you take into consideration the fact that there are only 4,175 cadets at West Point, you can start to see why what this small number of people manage to accomplish is almost unfathomable.
Getting Tickets
Call (877) TIX-ARMY
Best Place to Take a Walk
The numerous trails around Trophy Point
Did You Know?
  • Normally, you compete twice a week in intramurals. This program gives cadets an opportunity to build leadership, strength, coordination, and endurance. You also get a chance to blow off steam and have a little fun.
  • Every athletic facility you can think of is available for your use at West Point.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 33% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 8% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 58% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 0% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 50% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 50% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 29% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 57% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 14% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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