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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Little to no students attend sporting events

2 College Freshman

Athletics: There's not much school spirit, and we don't go to games because we find other things more fun.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not that many people go to sporting events.

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College Freshman

Athletics: I don't tend to follow the athletics at school. I know our teams all do really well (with the exception of football).

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The only sport that gets any attention is our crappy football team. The gym on campus is small, overcrowded, and not very clean. I rarely workout in there and usually avoid it in general. Another big downfall of on-campus life.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 947th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1239th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juliette Witous
Sonoma, CA
Grad Year
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A large percentage of the University’s population is involved in some kind of sport, whether it's varsity, club, or intramural. There are also physical education classes, such as advanced conditioning, aerobics, yoga, dance, and speed walking. A recent addition to varsity athletics has been the Logger Nation Fan Club that works to bring students together to support one another in athletic endeavors. Logger Nation promotes participation and awareness of varsity athletics. Perhaps in the future its borders will broaden to other recreational sports teams as well.

The University believes that participating in athletics is part of the educational experience of becoming a well-rounded student. The coaches for the most part are extremely talented and aim to teach athletes much more than just skills for the game. They work to teach lifelong lessons of community, bonding, and understanding. Education always comes first in athletics, as coaches realize how rigorous courses are and do their best to work with schedule conflicts. On the reverse, most teachers are very accepting and supportive of varsity sports and will not contest to leaving early or missing class for games.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Northwest Conference
Basketball: Northwest Conference
School Colors
Maroon and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
209 - 20%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
156 - 10%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Ice hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse (men's)
  • Longboarding
  • Ping-pong
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Pickleball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (court and sand)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Baseball Field
  • Commencement Bay Rowing Club Boathouse
  • East Athletic Field
  • Fitness Center
  • Lower Baker Field
  • Memorial Fieldhouse - Pamplin Sports Center
  • Peyton Field at Baker Stadium
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Softball Field
  • Tennis Pavilion
  • Wallace Pool
  • Warner Gymnasium
Most Popular Sports
The Arboretum, Point Defiance
School Spirit
While students here may not be bustling with school spirit in the form of athletic cheers and clothing, people are very proud of University of Puget Sound. Almost everybody has a high degree of respect for the institution overall, but real appreciation and loyalty is seen within departments, teams, and other clubs or social groups.
Getting Tickets
Most sporting events do not require tickets. When they do, they can be purchased at the gate.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Arboretum, Point Defiance, Waterfront

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 21% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 71% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 9% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 50% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 37% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 13% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 35 responses

  • 43% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 23% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 31% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
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