Athletics

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Undergrads
2,496
Tuition
$23,070
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Athletics: There is a wide variety of sports on campus, but for someone like me thats an off campus student I do not pertain in sports activities.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There are not sports located on the Greenville Metro campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Only the chess team is really big, otherwise it's a mostly creative school so sports are not a big priority.

2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: This is not an athletics school. We are focused on communications, arts, sciences, and business.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I won't be taking part in sports or other activities due to attending an extension location.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1254th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1267th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jamie Pope
Hometown
Saint Louis, MO
Major
Poltical Science / English / German (minor)
Grad Year
2014
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Sports and athletics are not incredibly popular concepts at Webster. If any interest lies in sports, it is with the nontraditional or intramural gaming events like the Quidditch team or the other intramural sports held every fall semester. There are other options besides just athletics and sporting events that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Fencing, swimming, tennis, and even Zumba classes are offered for both fall and spring semesters, each worth one class credit per class. These tend to be more popular, while still being uncompetitive and for class credit.

Those within the athletic department treat their sport like a second job, with early-morning warm-ups and continuous training throughout the season. Sporting events held in Grant Gymnasium do get some recognition, but certainly not to the extent of neighboring campuses. The department occupies the lower level of the University Center and reflects the negligent attitude the campus has about sports. The fitness center, athletic equipment, and the training room all need upgrading, and the athletic departments are split into two different offices: one on the lower level and the other amongst the first-year experience offices. The department is only able to host basketball and volleyball games on campus, due to the lack of a field for outdoor sports; for example, the soccer park is a 10-minute drive from campus. Support for the athletic department has grown since team membership has increased, but it still isn't gaining the attention that other departments have.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: St. Louis Intercollegiate Ath Conf
School Colors
Navy, gold, and white
School Nickname
Gorlok
Men Playing Varsity Sports
100 - 9%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
97 - 7%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Danceline
  • Humans versus Zombies (HvZ)
  • Paintball
  • Quidditch
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • AB Soccer Park
  • Blackburn Park
  • GCS Ballpark
  • Grant Gymnasium
  • Sunset Country Club
  • Webster Groves Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Soccer and volleyball
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, softball, and tennis
School Spirit
Students cheer on the Gorlok mascot whenever they get the chance. But as far as athletics go, this is not where the school spirit dwells. Instead, it is focused on either the Gorlok or the school itself. Students would rather cheer on Webster University as a whole in other competitions than just athletic ones.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are obtained at the door of the Grant Gym. Webster students get in for free, provided they have their Webster student ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
After class, you can take a short walk around the shopping center just minutes from the campus. Various restaurants and shops are a great place to stroll and window shop while getting some exercise. There are also steppers, treadmills, and other fitness equipment to use in the fitness center, located on the lower level of the University Center.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 55 responses

  • 29% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 29% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 35% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 58 responses

  • 14% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 53% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 9% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 24% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 58 responses

  • 24% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 59% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 17% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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