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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really care for sports, but I have stopped in the gym and it is fantastic.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Standard options for a college/ university. It is a very welcoming environment however some sports tend to only associate amongst themselves

4 College Senior

Athletics: Our teams aren't the best, but students do care about them. Most people have friends on one of the teams so each team tends to have at least a small fan group. The school newspaper also publishes articles on most or all of the sports every week. There isn't a ton of school spirit, but like I said, the students do care about our teams.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Almost all males I know is in some sport (mostly football), but of course, even though sport's important, education comes first. As for the females, it is more of half and half.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Great success, not must student support.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 733rd
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1081st
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alexandra Sossi
Hometown
Peters Township, PA
Major
English
Grad Year
2013
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There is a huge percentage of the student population that is involved in some kind of sports team. While the involvement in sports is great, the number of people on some of the teams can get a bit ridiculous. For example, the football team is enormous, and unless you are a terrific player, you will most likely be sitting on the sidelines for your first few years here. While W&J has all of the most common sports like baseball, wrestling, and swimming, there is also a whole range of interesting sports that many students have never seen before coming to college. Although many freshmen may have never seen, for example, a rugby game before coming to W&J, the coaches welcome them to join and are happy to teach them the rules of the game.

Even the students who are not involved in sports usually attend games with their friends, and the Wellness Center is always filled with students working out. This gym, along with the Henry Memorial Gym, is very clean and well maintained and has long hours allowing students to come whenever they have time in their schedule. The intramural sports on campus are also very popular, as are random pickup games that happen throughout the year, and the lawn outside of Olin always gets torn up after games of ultimate Frisbee or flag football.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Presidents' Athletic Conference
Basketball: Presidents' Athletic Conference
School Colors
Red and black
School Nickname
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Together, they're called the Presidents.
Men Playing Varsity Sports
324 - 45%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
199 - 29%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance team
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Figure skating
  • Hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Outdoors
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Soccer (men's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Zumba
Intramurals
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Billiards
  • Bocce
  • Cornhole
  • Darts
  • Dodgeball (coed)
  • Flag football (men's and coed)
  • Kickball (coed)
  • Racquetball (men's and women's)
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball (coed)
  • Street hockey (men's)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis (men's and women's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (coed)
  • Volleyball (coed)
  • Wallyball (coed)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Brooks Park
  • Cameron Stadium
  • Henry Memorial Center
  • Henry Memorial Natatorium
  • Janet L. Swanson Tennis Courts
  • Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium
  • Swanson Wellness Center
Most Popular Sports
The football and baseball games are the most well-followed sporting events and can draw the largest crowds.
Most Overlooked Teams
Most of the sports involving the swimming pool seem to be the most overlooked: swimming, diving, and water polo.
School Spirit
Most students at W&J will go to sporting events that their friends are playing in, but otherwise most people will not go. Since it is a small school, though, there are a lot of people who know people on the teams and want to support them, so the games are fairly well attended.
Getting Tickets
Tickets for all sporting events are free to students, but for many you don't even need a ticket to get in.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The track at Cameron Stadium or the indoor track in the Wellness Center are both places where students can take a walk. When students want take a more scenic walk, however, Washington Park or around town are the more popular options.
Did You Know?
In 2006, Men's Fitness magazine ranked W&J as the 14th "Fittest Colleges in America."

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 73% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 21% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 33 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 21% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 67% 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 32 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 47% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 31% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 22% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

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