Overall, Wesleyan’s athletics program is not as respected as others within the GSAC (Great South Athletic Conference); yet, as stated on the school website, the athletes are recognized for academic accolades. That does not mean, however, that the College is without school spirit. Win or lose, team members and fans wear their school colors with pride and enjoy the bonding experience that the sports create. Fan support varies in size, depending on the sport. Soccer, volleyball, and basketball have the largest turnout with student attendance because they are the most popular on campus. Two of Wesleyan’s main athletic facilities—Porter Gymnasium and the Mathews Athletic Center (MAC)—are free for students to use. Porter Gymnasium was built in 1928 and houses the athletic department, the Pioneer Lounge, the volleyball/basketball court, and a heated swimming pool. Although the gym has had a few renovations, it is far from being as up-to-date as the Mathews Athletic Center, the location of the school’s main weight room, as well as an aerobics/dance studio. It also serves as a fieldhouse for the soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, and running track.
Students who do not participate in athletics can still be active by taking spinning, yoga, cardio sculpt, Pilates abs, and Zumba classes at the MAC. The MAC and Equestrian Center are the cleanest and most up-to-date facilities, but with better funding for athletics, Porter Gym could undergo some necessary renovations. Wesleyan College places a higher priority on academics, and because the school has Division III athletics, no student receives a scholarship for athletic ability.